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We’re living through the third great revolution in modern business. First came economies of scale, which we harnessed with the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, and the creation of global markets. Second was network effects, seen most obviously in the rise of the Internet and the Web. Third—right now—we are entering the age of data. […]

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Benchmark tests show IBM Cloud is the fastest for AI

A set of benchmark tests published this week found that NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerators on IBM Cloud provided up to 2.8 times better performance than the previous generation. That means organizations looking to create artificial and augmented intelligence applications on the cloud can do so quickly, which is great for deep learning techniques. IBM […]

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CreativeLive teaches millions of students worldwide with cloud video

When Yasmin Abdi discovered her love of photography, she was a Somali refugee in Saudi Arabia with little more than a dream. As Abdi came to realize her passion for capturing powerful images, she searched for ways to learn more about photography but had very limited access to formal education. When she found CreativeLive, Abdi […]

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Overloaded? Digital assistants to the rescue

Data is empowering us like never before. But there’s a flip side to having access to so much valuable data: information overload. That’s when data causes more pain than gain. It looks something like this: It all feels like a bit too much. The catch-22 of “knowledge work” The term “knowledge workers” generally describes anyone […]

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Bringing streaming video to 270 million soccer players

Broadcasting live video of games isn’t just for professional athletes anymore. Thanks to online streaming platform Footters, which has adopted IBM Cloud Video for on-demand video content for soccer players, it’s quite the contrary. The Spanish company aims to connect as many as 24 million soccer — or, as it’s called everywhere but the US, […]

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Cloud-based transcoding system delivers low-latency video

How can thousands of people with different kinds of devices and different network connections watch the same video at the same time? The answer lies in transcoding, the process of converting media files from one format to another. Vantrix Corporation develops media-processing software for cable operators, broadcasters and content owners. The Vantrix Transcoder is a […]

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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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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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Cloud makes high-performance gaming on any device possible

If you want to do gaming right, it can be a very expensive hobby. Every new game that comes out has more demanding hardware specs. Even if you buy a bleeding-edge gaming computer, in six or nine months it will be dated. You’ll be contemplating hardware upgrades or even an entire system upgrade. And Playing […]

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Cloud-based video analytics drive actionable insights

Keeping up with hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of hours of video can be a difficult task for any enterprise, institution or service provider. Beyond just storage, extracting valuable insights from this seemingly unending and rapidly expanding pool of data might seem beyond impossible. Whether videos are generated in marketing campaigns, training videos, […]

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Watson, what should I watch tonight?

The world is consuming an amazing amount of streaming video content. From silly internet videos to binge watching hours of the latest trending show, the average person’s appetite for streaming video content is tremendous. By 2021, the research firm MarketsandMarkets expects the market to reach $70 billion. To compete in this increasingly crowded space, providers must […]

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How streaming video unites direct-sales teams

There’s been a lot of buzz around streaming video’s potential to transform the way that corporate organizations — especially those with teams scattered around the world — communicate, collaborate and sell. But what about companies with a direct-sales model? Is there a role for streaming video to play in helping groups of independent sales representatives improve their […]

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