How to combine cognitive and rule-based decision management

Jean-Christophe Jardinier, BLogic Software, co-authored this post. Businesses selling through digital channels have a critical balance to achieve. They must minimize the cost of selling while also maximizing the likelihood of success every time they offer a product or service to a customer. Cognitive capabilities can help slash cost. Tools such as cognitive chatbots can […]

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Announcing IBM Cloud Product Insights for hybrid cloud

Stressful. Frustrating. Unpleasant. That’s the trio of adjectives that surface when I think about relocation. Having recently moved from one house to another, those sentiments remain fresh in my memory. The litany of unpacked boxes still lining my garage are constant reminders. And until the final coffee mug, picture and trinket are placed in their […]

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Why true cloud adoption is increasingly important

Recently, I have noticed that the subject of cloud conversations I have with clients has shifted. They are moving away from asking “How do I start with cloud?” and focusing more on this request: “We have cloud; help us adopt and make full use of it.” Cloud adoption is important and can be easily overlooked. […]

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Self-monitoring machines define the new industrial era

Cognitive and cloud technologies have made a new industrial era possible. The Schaeffler Group uses big-data analytics to turn data into valuable insights that help us increase operational efficiency and develop innovative services. Using the IoT data from sensors, we can react more quickly, make better decisions and understand more about how to optimize product […]

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Hit the IT operations trail at InterConnect 2017

IT operations is at the heart of every company’s digital transformation journey, whether you need to drive a better client experience—or just keep the lights on. IDC analysts predict by the end 2017, more than 70 percent of the Global 500 will have dedicated digital transformation and or innovation teams. And did you know the […]

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Service management in the age of hybrid cloud

Disruption has become as commonplace in business as the number of taxis and hotels that once defined urban travel. Then came Uber and Airbnb, innovative, digitally-driven companies at the vanguard of the new sharing economy. The evidence that top companies believe their business will be significantly disrupted in the next three years is everywhere. Clearly, […]

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SAP on the cloud: What to look for in a provider

I often meet with and advise CTOs and CIOs running big IT operations, many of whom use SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Quite justifiably, they rely on them as the systems of record and engagement. However, these decision makers are facing the reality of ERPs: the total cost of ownership of such systems, complex […]

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Application performance blues? Dear Cloudie can help

Interested in adopting application performance monitoring? Let’s take a look at how you can embrace automation in the style of one of my favorite things to read: a classic, therapeutic newspaper advice column. Dear Cloudie, It was a beautiful spring Sunday with great weather outside. But it was ruined once again with an alert. My […]

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5 IBM professional certifications to know

It’s one thing to know; it’s another to be certified. The IBM Professional Certification Program provides industry-recognized credentials focused on IBM technology and solutions relevant to IBM customers, business partners and employees. These credentials help demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to excel in a given area of information technology. Certification from IBM is available […]

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6 Java developer highlights at InterConnect 2017

Java developers, listen up. By now, you may have heard about the sessions, labs, roundtables, activities and events being offered at IBM InterConnect 2017. With more than 2,000 sessions and 200 labs to choose from, it can be a daunting task to create your agenda for the conference. Luckily, we’ve done some of the work […]

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3 statistics that prove enterprise video is on the rise

The landscape of video content is changing, and not just at home. New viewing patterns have created a dramatic shift in the media world as consumers move to cloud-based streaming video to watch their favorite shows on laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Companies have taken note and are ramping up their use of streaming video […]

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Creating connections with the HatsOff mobile app

This is the third part in a series about a group of competitors in the Connect to Cognitive Build contest. Read the first part to find out how the team developed the idea for the HatsOff app and the second part about design. Our app that rewards kindness, #Hatsoff, is on the verge of becoming […]

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