Industry

Cloud-based genomics means fast, secure and affordable analytics

The big bottleneck for research centers and clinical labs doing genomic analysis no longer comes from the sequencing itself, but the data analysis. That’s why labs turn to Bluebee’s cloud-based genomics solution that flexibly and accurately supports scientific projects and patient diagnoses. Customers can analyze sequenced DNA or RNA data coming from any type of […]

3 types of companies harnessing the power of cloud

What if you could redefine your competitive position by enhancing your products or services?  What if you had access to unlimited computing resources to scale your business? What if you could invent a new customer need and own a new market? Cloud is the enabler that makes these scenarios possible. Five years ago, only a […]

The cloud stories you can’t miss at InterConnect

Should you stay home from an event where more than 20,000 representatives from potential customers and partners gathered in one place? Of course not. That’s why you absolutely must join me and my colleagues for IBM InterConnect. There are far too many benefits to name, but if you still need convincing that InterConnect is a […]

3 strategies to ready your organization for cloud-based innovation

After years of heeding warnings about being disrupted, giant corporations are now behaving like startups. At Allstate, for instance, projects that used to take a year are now turned around in a week. The cloud is driving this agile approach from the inside and the outside. Internally, cloud technologies have made it possible to try […]

3 key ways streaming video helps with delivering tough corporate news

Whether it’s a lower-than-expected earnings period or layoffs, every company has to find a way to announce bad news. Historically, the news was delivered with a memo or in an in-person meeting, but these no longer suffice as workforces become increasingly distributed. Fortunately, the introduction of streaming video technology has upended how businesses communicate changes to large numbers of workers for the […]

IBM and VMware extend their partnership to IBM Business Partners

At IBM InterConnect 2016, IBM and VMware announced a strategic partnership to accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption. Since then, the two companies have jointly provided additional services and solutions for clients to optimize, integrate and extend their VMware environments to the cloud with ease and speed. This initiative has grown to include more than 1,000 […]

Bluemix powers productivity for IBM Business Partners

What do data discovery, call center productivity and genomic data analytics have in common? Though they’re functions of wildly different industries and businesses, they’re all areas in which IBM Business Partners have put Bluemix to use, driving digital transformation. IBM launched Bluemix for its business partners channel in September 2015, and by the last quarter […]

Taking the Canadian insurance industry digital

The world is growing more digital by the hour. Studies show that the demographics of people who use the Internet are shifting dramatically. Traditionally, consumers bought home and auto insurance from brokers who worked behind desks and manned phones in brick-and-mortar offices. Twenty years ago, four of five people who bought life insurance used a […]

Cloud and cognitive technologies are transforming the future of retail

Though the retail industry is rapidly changing, one fact remains constant: the customer is king. Some 35,000 attendees made their way to the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show” (NRF) at New York’s Javits Center last month for a first-hand look into the future of retail. Talk of digital transformation created buzz on and off the […]

Watson makes building management as a service possible

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting represent the largest energy costs for businesses and are prime targets for suppliers of Smart Building systems. Vendors claim that understanding detailed energy usage patterns while being able to control and manage consumption based on that information will quickly deliver bottom line results. Building management as a service PhotonStar, […]

How to accelerate digital transformation in the banking industry

Like many other businesses, banks are increasingly adopting digital transformation. Why? They want to provide compelling customer engagement, retain all their customers and fend off defections to competitors. Now more than ever, it’s important that banks provide a differentiated, tailored experience that draws customers in, both online and in-person. Banks are finding ways to deliver […]

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa breaks new ground in France with blockchain

With blockchain, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa saw an opportunity to make application processes easier for customers and staff by creating a single, cross-business know-your-customer (KYC) platform. The bank’s numerous divisions had no way of sharing KYC documents. If a customer provided a passport or other identification to open a new life insurance policy with Crédit Mutuel […]