Matthew Wilson

In the news: IBM Cloud Private

This month, IBM launched IBM Cloud Private, a scalable cloud platform built on open source frameworks and that runs on users’ own infrastructure. IBM Fellow Bala Rajaraman described it as a way to “use your heritage to your advantage.” But he’s not the only one talking about what IBM Cloud Private can do. Numerous print […]

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New data center solutions help simplify public cloud migration and speed private cloud deployment

Among the bevy of new, modernized data center solutions unveiled by IBM this week are two designed to help organizations deploy public clouds more quickly and migrate data to and from the IBM Public Cloud with greater ease. Spectrum Virtualize not only enables simplified migration to the public cloud, it also helps with disaster recovery. […]

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IBM Cloud revenue jumps 20 percent in third quarter

Cloud now represents 20 percent of total IBM revenue, according to third-quarter earnings results released this week. In the quarter, revenue from as-a-service offerings was up 25 percent year-over-year. Total cloud revenue jumped 20 percent over the third quarter of 2016, and over the trailing 12 months, was up by 25 percent, with a total […]

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Industry-first insurance platform built on cloud looks to improve process and economics

IBM works with 95 percent of the world’s top insurers, so it makes sense that the company teamed with MetLife and Majesco to build a new, industry-first insurance platform built on IBM Cloud. The new platform seeks to foster new product development, underwriting and benefits delivery by improving insurers’ processes and economics by reducing IT […]

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Walgreens taps retail analytics on IBM Cloud to improve efficiency

Walgreens is set to deploy IBM retail analytics in 8,100 US locations to improve efficiency of field service support. “The amount of data a company like Walgreens amasses is simply too large for any human, or team of humans, to manage in real time,” notes CIO Dive, so the retail chain is looking to IBM […]

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US Army Logistics extends cloud contract and adds Watson

The US Army’s Logistics Support Activity has extended a cloud computing agreement with IBM first inked in 2012 for an additional three years. The new $135 million contract will include Watson capabilities in addition to they cloud services and software the Army was already using. “We’re moving beyond infrastructure as a service and embracing both […]

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Retailers and producers turn to IBM Blockchain to improve food safety

According to the World Health Organization, around 420,000 people die each year because of food contaminated by bacteria, chemicals, viruses parasites and toxins. With more information and increased capacity monitor food safety, those deaths could be prevented. That’s the idea behind a collaboration between a group of 10 food producers and retailers — Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden […]

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The Weather Company teams with Twitter to stream eclipse across US

The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the United States was 8 June 1918. That makes the one that’s taking place Monday, 21 August, a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. The Weather Channel’s digital properties and Twitter are going to make the most of it. “This eclipse is a once-in-a-hundred-year event, and we’re going to party like […]

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Codify Academy ups enrollment with Watson-powered cognitive chatbot

Codify Academy, a San Francisco-based startup focused on developer education, has tapped a cognitive chatbot named Bobbot, which uses IBM Cloud with Watson technology, to increase enrollment and improve student experiences. Bobbot uses IBM Watson Conversation Service to answer prospective and current students’ questions in natural language. According to Codify Academy, the cognitive chatbot’s interactions […]

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Italian airport operator SEA announces 7-year agreement to use IBM Cloud

SEA (Societã Esercizi Aeroportuali), the company that manages the Milan Linate and Malpensa airports in Italy, has announced a seven-year agreement to use a hybrid IT environment that integrates with IBM Cloud. The agreement includes data center and hosting services, systems and storage managed services, and help desk and security management. It’s expected to generate […]

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Watson Analytics help Southern Connecticut State University improve student success

What are the determining factors of student success? Southern Connecticut State University turned to IBM Watson Analytics Professional to find out what really is most important for keeping students on the path to graduation. A 10-year data analysis found that campus experiences played the biggest role in whether students remained at a university, transferred elsewhere […]

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IBM Cloud as-a-service revenue up by 32 percent

In its second-quarter earnings released Tuesday, IBM posted yet another strong quarter for cloud, with 15 percent growth year over year and a total of $3.9 billion in revenue in the quarter ($15.1 billion over the past 12 months). Particularly strong was IBM as-a-service offerings, which saw a 32 percent year-over-year boost and an annual […]

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