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HeartBit looks to make workouts safer with a wearable built in the cloud

Everyone’s path to fitness is different, and the more you know about how your body responds to activity, the sooner you can reach your targets safely. With running and other cardio exercise rising in popularity, fitness enthusiasts are rushing to get more insight into their progress. As a result, the wearable technology market is booming. […]

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Data science helps Norway’s fish farmers keep salmon populations healthy

Aquaculture is one of Norway’s most important industries. Our fish farms produce 65 percent of the world’s supply of Atlantic salmon and employ thousands of people in coastal communities. At the Seafood Innovation Cluster, our mission is to help the industry grow and flourish while ensuring that fish stocks are managed responsibly, thereby protecting Norway’s […]

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Comtelsat helps politicians keep broadcasts timely with IBM Aspera

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism concluded that for half a century, traditional television news has been the most widely used, most important and most shared source of news in most countries. That is not going to change overnight, but audiences are increasingly moving away from traditional television and towards digital platforms, such as […]

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Constance Hotels, Resorts and Golf connects islands of data using IBM Cloud

As the poet John Donne once wrote, “No man is an island.” To understand an individual, you must understand them in the wider context of their relationships. The same is true of data. What you can learn from a single source of data in isolation is limited. When you combine that data with other data […]

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In the news: IBM, FOX Sports and the FIFA World Cup

Covering the FIFA World Cup has been a massive undertaking for FOX Sports. Between the first match on 14 June and the finals this past Sunday, 15 July, the network has broadcast all 64 matches on its FOX and FOX Sports 1 channels. To accomplish that feat, FOX Sports used IBM Aspera technology to move […]

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FOX Sports revolutionizes FIFA World Cup streaming with Aspera

The FIFA World Cup is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. As the English-language broadcaster for the event, FOX Sports is taking on the single largest production of its 20-year history. The 2018 coverage includes 320 hours of total original broadcast content, including broadcasts of all 64 matches on its FOX […]

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Global Omnium provides water to citizens at lower cost

Everyone relies on fresh, clean water to drink, wash and cook. However, many people take their water supply for granted, and certainly don’t think about the long journey necessary to convert rainfall from far away into safe drinking water piped into homes. Global Omnium, a large water provider based in Spain, aimed to deliver a […]

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Feeding the planet as the climate changes with rapid analytics on IBM Cloud

The latest climate research indicates that the planet might be warming at an even faster rate than previously thought. As extreme weather events such as droughts become more common, it’s becoming more difficult and costly for farmers to irrigate their fields, making crop failures more likely. The current world population of 7.3 billion is expected […]

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Data management and Kubernetes come together in IBM Cloud Private for Data

In addition to the short-term benefits of IBM Cloud Private for Data — a data management platform built on Kubernetes with support for Db2, MongoDB and Postgres databases — General Manager for IBM Analytics pointed to the long-term effects in an article at Container Journal this week. As IT organizations continue to take advantage of […]

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The best technology grows and innovates over time

In 1993, as grunge and alternative music picked up momentum, the first beanie babies were released and Jurassic Park dominated the box office, computing was making big strides, too. The World Wide Web was born at CERN and Intel released the first Pentium microprocessor. IBM also released the world’s flagship enterprise messaging technology: MQ. Messaging […]

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Why data is the key to IBM being “the enterprise cloud”

In a recent interview with CloudTech, John Considine, IBM general manager of cloud infrastructure services, made the IBM view of cloud abundantly clear. “Here’s the trick: for us, we are the enterprise cloud,” he said. Data is a cornerstone of that way of thinking, Considine said: “One of our theories leading into the cloud, for […]

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Does your data deserve a private cloud?

Your business and your data are unique. For that reason, your enterprise architecture must also be tailored to fit the exact needs of your business. When data is involved, you want choices, not tradeoffs. More importantly, you want your solutions to build upon and complement one another. For most companies, the variety of data sources […]

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