The year 2016 will be exciting in terms of applied technologies. We see a lot of technologies maturing and moving from lab exercises to real-world business technologies that solve real-life customer problems – especially in the areas of digital transformation, API, cloud, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, we see the following […]
When is a mall no longer a mall? When it becomes a gathering of disruptive technology, a destination for pop-up shops and a bridge for the customer’s physical and digital shopping experience. Westfield Centre in San Francisco is the retailing flagship, radically personalizing shopping and reinventing the in-store and digital customer experience using beacons, sensors, […]
In Manhattan’s fast-paced, competitive marketplace, Fabler Studio provides video postproduction services to leading agencies and brands who strive to differentiate themselves with award-winning commercial content. When Fabler Studio managing director Nathan Byrne heard about facial imaging technology for capturing emotional responses to video content, he immediately considered its applications for his clients. “We’re a new […]
This is the second post in the Digital Transformation in the Cognitive Business Era series where we will explore how cognitive systems like IBM Watson are redefining society, business and human interaction in the digital economy by helping people make better decisions. The ability to offer computing infrastructure with choice and consistency for cloud services […]
Nothing is more difficult to undertake, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its outcome, than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things. For the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old and lukewarm defenders amongst those who may do well under the new. […]
The term “cloud robotics,” is relatively new, having been coined in 2010 by James Kuffner while at Carnegie Mellon. Five years later, cloud robots exist mainly in the lab. But it’s the combination of cloud and robotics that will eventually enable self-driving cars. And industries as varied as healthcare, transportation, and emergency response are looking […]
My region (Middle East and Africa) is one of the most diverse in the world. Economically, it features some of the poorest countries—and some of the richest. It spans two hemispheres, from the tip of South Africa to the northernmost borders of Turkey, and it boasts a linguistic diversity that, by some estimates, covers over 3,000 languages.
Nothing stays the same for long today—particularly in technology. If even six years ago I had predicted that you’d have a device in your hand that could look up basically any fact in the world instantly, host video conversations and help boost your work productivity—and that you’d be able to do all this from the bus on the way to work—you wouldn’t have believed me.
IBM chief executive Virginia Rometty appeared on CNBC's Squawk on the Street today, where she discussed a range of topics, including the company's push to the cloud.
Cloud computing has been credited with increasing competitiveness through cost reduction, greater flexibility, elasticity and optimal resource utilization. Here are a few situations where cloud computing is used to enhance the ability to achieve business goals. 1. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) When it comes to IaaS, using an […]
I was recently asked to share my vision for the future of the cloud. As I considered this question, it dawned upon me that the innovations and advances I most wanted cloud to be associated with, that I was most likely to exult and cheer for, would be the ones where cloud computing was directly […]