What would you ask IBM Watson?

I’m sure you have heard about IBM Watson, the computer system capable of understanding human language to the degree it was able to beat champions in the TV game show Jeopardy! But that’s so 2011. Since then, Watson’s capability to provide confidence-rated responses with visibility into the supporting evidence has been put to work in […]

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Bitcoin: The money that came from the cloud

So far, Bitcoin, a digital currency and payment network, seems to be a success story in the virtual money arena. Why? From my personal point of view, it has to do with a general trend towards trusting distributed, collaborative and transparent communities more than centralized organizations—a movement well-represented by cloud services users and open source […]

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Business process outsourcing: Welcome to cloudshore

If an activity has well-defined inputs, outputs and service level agreements (SLAs), it can be done in the cloud. This way, even individuals are competing with traditional outsourcing companies to provide the services.

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Can the cloud enable an Orwellian nightmare?

Should we stop using cloud services for fear our own information will be used against us?

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Cloud for big data and big data from cloud

Big data doesn’t just mean a lot of data.

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Pattern-powered cloudlets (Part 2)

How application providers can take advantage of virtual application patterns to make sure their services can reach cloudlet users.

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Pattern-powered cloudlets (Part 1)

Edgar describes what a cloudlet is and some use cases.

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Business applications as a service: The do and don’t lists

Here are some do's and dont's for you to consider before you start offering your business application as a service.

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