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Imagine a college senior returning from a barbeque where beer was served. As he is driving, the lights flash behind his car and he is pulled over by the police. Two strikes against the college senior-one, he is young in a college town and two, it is nighttime and he is driving. Automatic checkpoint – and […]

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The picture-perfect solution for German startup pixx.io: SoftLayer technology

When it comes to managing photos and other digital assets, businesses are likely to require more advanced features than consumers, like enterprise-grade security, batch bulk processing and searchability along with the ability to support a vast range of users. Filling this need is pixx.io GmbH, a startup in Bavaria, Germany, that’s developed a professional image […]

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5 bold cloud predictions from IBM Distinguished Engineers

When we talk about the future of cloud computing a year from now—or even five, ten years from now—what will we say? Will the cloud become so ubiquitous it virtually disappears? Will it evolve into something we simply can’t foresee? There’s certainly no shortage of hype around the cloud, but there are also trends that […]

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Polish startup launches cloud-based e-textbook platform

In 2012 when Poland launched its “Digital School” initiative, one goal was to make e-textbooks and other educational resources, such as interactive maps, films, and audiobooks, available to teachers and students in K-12 schools on an online platform. The problem at the time, though, was that publishing houses hadn’t adopted a common e-learning platform or […]

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PLM transforms medical print media into interactive mobile apps with IBM Cloud

Headquartered in Mexico and operating throughout Latin America, PLM built its reputation by publishing popular and useful pharmaceutical reference books used by healthcare professionals as well as the general public. However, with the trend towards mobile technology, the company faced obsolescence. “Our mission is to restore health through knowledge: we bring doctors good content for […]

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Hungarian startup iLex Systems taps SoftLayer private cloud for corporate legal solution

Navigating the corporate legal process can be daunting for even the savviest organizations. Not only does it require coordinating activities between various agencies and an acute understanding of ever-changing regulations and laws, but it can also seem to go on forever. Worse, costs can run sky high. So when Budapest-based startup iLex Systems Zrt. introduced […]

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Smilepass Ltd. speeds and simplifies biometrics delivery in the cloud

Jeremy Rose and a team of seasoned technology entrepreneurs launched SmilePass Ltd. to address the challenges faced by businesses integrating biometric voice and facial recognition capabilities into their applications. On the cusp of releasing the company’s transformative cloud-based offering, Rose fielded questions about the innovative new solution and the high-performance SoftLayer technology powering it. What […]

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RAVInvest uses cloud technology to bring equitable trade, peer mentoring to rural Africa

RAVInvest director Ueli Scheuermeier knows that well-established blueprints and best practices for entrepreneurial projects in rural Africa are rare. “Peer exchange is key in solving problems,” Scheuermeier says. “Someone will face a challenge and ask, ‘Does anyone have a clue about what to do here?’ And someone else will let them know what they’ve tried, […]

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Eight Wire Ltd. simplifies moving and managing data in the cloud

When they’ve got a big vision and have to think about navigating constant change, the last thing tech startup CEOs want to worry about is whether their infrastructure can keep up with their rapid growth. That’s one of the reasons Jason Gleason, CEO at Eight Wire Ltd. chose SoftLayer, an IBM company, to support its […]

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Armakuni taps IBM Cloud to help Comic Relief achieve transaction perfection

Imagine organizing a huge televised donation event like Red Nose Day, where you need to handle hundreds of credit card transactions every second, and it must work perfectly. That’s exactly why the charity organization Comic Relief turned to the folks at Armakuni to ensure that its donation platform would never fail during these critical moments. […]

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Reinventing fashion: The unlikely partnership between IBM and Salesforce at BeSpoke

“We are really going to do this…the two of us are defining the Salesforce-IBM relationship right here…to Dreamforce, to Dreamforce!”  Lindsey Irvine and I clinked our coffee cups during what hardly resembled my tearful going-away coffee.  Maybe one door was closing for me at Salesforce just as another was opening at IBM but, I attest […]

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Cloud-based community offers hope, advocacy for blood cancer patients in Brazil

In Brazil, approximately 50,000 new cases of blood cancer arise each year. “No one is ever prepared to receive such a diagnosis,” says Merula Steagall, founder and president of the Brazilian Lymphoma and Leukemia Society (ABRALE). Cloud technology and social media capabilities provided Steagall with an effective toolset for supporting the newly diagnosed. “Our goal […]

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