Open Technology Summit focuses on contributors

The Open Technology Summit, now in its fifth year, has become an annual state of the union for the established and budding open source projects that IBM supports. The conclusion drawn at Sunday’s OTS during IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas is that the state of open tech is strong and getting stronger. The event brought […]

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Taking cognitive to the next level in gaming, fintech and Kubernetes

Imagine you’re playing a video game, but instead of getting frustrated by waiting while the game catches up with you, it keeps pace. It learns your behaviors and suggests weapons that you want, or tips that you need (because you can’t get past that type of puzzle without a cheat). It’s like playing with your […]

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Bluemix, Watson and bot mania: The cognitive era plays hard at SXSW 

The IBM activation this past week in downtown Austin earned it the number three slot in AdWeek’s compilation of the top eight topics that had attendees buzzing at South by Southwest. No wonder. IBM at SXSW 2017 enticed developers to the golden age of cognitive by amping up its Bluemix services offerings, specifically around the […]

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Now’s the time for a multi-cloud strategy

After recent outages from major cloud providers affected thousands of businesses in the US, many CIOs and CTOs are thinking hard about their cloud strategies. Specifically, they’re looking at the risks of having one service provider across their entire cloud environment, which includes the vulnerabilities of internal, on-premises systems. This is very similar to the […]

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A new tool to manage multicloud with speed and control

In this post, we’ll cover the most critical steps to adopting a multicloud strategy. But first, some exciting news:  We will be announcing the IBM Cloud Automation Manager at InterConnect 2017. IBM Cloud Automation Manager will be released in March 17, 2017. Companies can use CAM to manage their multicloud environment through a single dashboard. […]

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Intelligent services for elevators and escalators built with IBM Watson

If elevators and escalators do not work properly, it has a significant impact on the way cities function. People may not get to work in their office buildings. They may even end up with having difficulty getting home. At KONE, we help people move in and between buildings as smoothly and safely as possible. Globally, […]

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Detours on the way to microservices

In 2008, I first heard Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix describe microservices as “fine-grained service oriented architecture.” I’d spent the previous six years wrestling with the more brutish, coarse-grained service-oriented architecture, its standards and so-called “best practices.” I knew then that unlike web-scale offerings such as Netflix, the road to microservices adoption by companies would have […]

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How organizations are measuring cloud success

Cloud adoption has entered the mainstream. Organizations are embracing cloud to drive enterprise-wide innovation that improves customer relationships while delivering operational efficiencies. But how are they measuring the success of their cloud initiatives? What criteria are they using to decide which workloads should move to the cloud? How are they using return on investment (ROI)?  […]

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3 keys to unlocking unstoppable process transformation

In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, business depends on continual innovation. As customers’ expectations continue to grow, delivering a stellar customer experience is more important than ever before. Eliminating process inefficiencies and increasing productivity and innovation are critical to success. To accomplish customer-driven innovation, businesses need a process transformation strategy that includes three key factors: […]

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Cognitive app eases the discomfort of measuring pain

As healthcare costs continue to rise, governments, healthcare providers and insurers must find more efficient ways to maintain quality and improve outcomes for patients. They’re moving away from traditional reliance on acute and primary care delivered by specialist physicians at hospitals and clinics toward a model in which patients and their families manage their conditions […]

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Take the InterConnect celebrity challenge

As I mentioned in my last blog, I’m the person you want to talk to if you’re looking for the inside scoop on finding fun at InterConnect. I’ve already shared where you can find beer, enjoy some video games and even hang out with Wayne Brady. Now, I want to give you the inside scoop […]

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11 ways to go cloud native with microservices and containers at InterConnect 2017

Think of a microservice within a cloud native application as similar to a Linux process: it’s designed to do one thing very well, runs only when and as long as needed, and often combines with others to work together on data. Since microservices run in containers, how a cloud platform manages relationships and resources among containers […]

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