Matthew Wilson

Cloud sets successful mobile initiatives apart

Executives expect a lot from mobile initiatives. According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, 77 percent of executives are planning at least five mobile initiatives over the next year, and 62 percent expect those initiatives to pay off within 12 months or less. That’s not always how things pan out. About two-thirds of […]

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IBM opens a cloud-powered pop-up studio in London

According to Andrew Fitzgerald, cloud marketing leader for IBM U.K. and Ireland, the idea to open a pop-up Cognitive Studio in the Old Street underground tube station in London was “an experiment.” “We wanted to find a new way of inspiring and engaging with customers, developers, businesses and the general public by demonstrating exactly what […]

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Bringing secure blockchain services to the cloud

Blockchain has a number of different uses, but some users are hesitant to dive in because of security concerns. In some cases, the decentralized control of the system—a permissionless database with an ever-growing list of data records—could leave back doors open for unauthorized access. IBM is looking to alleviate those concerns with a new, cloud-based […]

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IBM reports strong growth in cloud

Cloud is growing. More and more studies and reports prove it as the months tick by. For more proof of cloud’s rapid rise, look no further than the cloud-related revenue numbers released this week in the second-quarter earnings from IBM. Cloud revenue increased by 30 percent over the second quarter of the previous year, for […]

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IDC: Cloud infrastructure spending will top $37 billion in 2016

By the end of this year, spending on IT infrastructure products to be deployed in cloud environments will be $37.1 billion, International Data Corporation predicts. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, released this month, enterprise spending on cloud will increase about 15 percent over last year. Public cloud infrastructure makes up the […]

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How a blind runner traversed 100 miles of desert with the help of Bluemix

In April, blind ultramarathon runner Simon Wheatcroft ran the Boston Marathon, using an app developed by the EMEA Bluemix team to keep him on track. But that was just the beginning. Several weeks later, Wheatcroft took on the challenge of a 150-plus-mile run across the Namib desert. The extreme heat forced Wheatcroft to stop about […]

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IBM MobileFirst platform adds cloud option

Mobile development increasingly becoming the norm for businesses. According an IBM Institute for Business Value study, 77 percent of executives plan to undertake at least five enterprise mobile initiatives over the next year. As more and more enterprises take advantage of cloud computing, it only makes sense that mobile development and cloud technology should work […]

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How cloud drives innovation across European industries

Cloud computing is more than a trend. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), “more than 70 percent of western European IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by 2017.” And that’s just one statistic that shows how quickly hybrid cloud and cloud-based platforms are becoming must-haves for businesses. Here are a few more: Cloud […]

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Hybrid cloud powers fan engagement at Wimbledon

Qualifying for the Wimbledon tennis tournament started June 20, and fans are going to get more up-to-date information about what’s happening on the court than ever before thanks to IBM hybrid cloud technology. For example, the new Cognitive Command Center will take in social media conversations from around the globe to determine the most popular […]

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Cloud-based Data Science Experience to accelerate production

In an announcement that coincided with the Spark Summit in San Francisco, IBM unveiled a new Data Science Experience integrated development environment last week. The cloud-based environment uses what IBM Analytics Product Development VP Rob Thomas calls the “analytics operating system” of Apache Spark to help data scientists collaborate with one another to ultimately get […]

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Payments firm FleetCor moves infrastructure to IBM Cloud

If you aren’t familiar with specialized payments company FleetCor, here are the details: it powers about 1.9 billion financial transactions per year and expects to exceed $1.7 billion in sales in fiscal 2016. The company has just announced that it will move its infrastructure to IBM Cloud. FleetCor provides payment cards for business expenses such […]

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Memory breakthrough may speed up apps, smartphones

The amount of data being generated on a daily basis is growing exponentially. It’s got to be stored somewhere, and there are increasing concerns that storage technology eventually won’t be able to keep up. Or at least it won’t without innovation. Last week, IBM announced a major advance in phase-change memory (PCM) that could help […]

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