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5 retailers using cloud to improve services

Retailers are increasingly looking to cloud computing to meet needs both new and old. Customers expect more from their shopping experiences, and that’s especially true in the busy holiday shopping season. The numbers prove that cloud is a growing part of retail. According to a Markets and Markets study, the retail cloud market is expected […]

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Cloud analytics need a trusted data lake

It’s undeniable that digital transformation is impacting nearly every business. The world is literally transforming around us, and access to information and data, which once was limited to a privileged few, is now mandatory for all. This access to information and data has fundamentally changed the expectations of users, both as consumers and in business. […]

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Accelerate efficiency with robotic process automation

Are you looking at streamlining and automating tasks across your organization? Is optimizing the human-bot mix important in your process? Are you exploring how you can incorporate robotic process automation (RPA) into your digital transformation strategy? If so, we’ve got the information you need to guide your organization on its digital transformation journey. Robotic Process […]

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5 key success factors for cloud implementation

The journey to the cloud is different for every organization. Some organizations start with a very well thought out strategy, while other organizations may be responding to a request from the business, or to a report by industry analysts such as Gartner or Forrester. A study from the IBM Center for Applied Insights found that […]

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IBM Cloud revenue jumps 20 percent in third quarter

Cloud now represents 20 percent of total IBM revenue, according to third-quarter earnings results released this week. In the quarter, revenue from as-a-service offerings was up 25 percent year-over-year. Total cloud revenue jumped 20 percent over the third quarter of 2016, and over the trailing 12 months, was up by 25 percent, with a total […]

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Going bananas for the Hybrid Cloud Express shipping solution on IBM Cloud

Agencia Marítima Turbaduana S.A.S., or Turbaduana for short, is the shipping agent for 100 percent of the bananas that leave Colombia. Approximately 20 percent of these bananas arrive in the United States and the rest go to Europe. Turbaduana works with well-known brands, and chances are if you’re American or European and eaten a Colombian […]

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Industry-first insurance platform built on cloud looks to improve process and economics

IBM works with 95 percent of the world’s top insurers, so it makes sense that the company teamed with MetLife and Majesco to build a new, industry-first insurance platform built on IBM Cloud. The new platform seeks to foster new product development, underwriting and benefits delivery by improving insurers’ processes and economics by reducing IT […]

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Translation as a service bolsters customer service via IBM Bluemix platform

Let’s say the owner of a small hotel in France wants to attract international tourists from China. The hotelier must translate the hotel’s website and reservation system, which seems like a difficult and time-consuming project. The hotelier might send content to a translation agency via email. It could take two or three weeks for the […]

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Walgreens taps retail analytics on IBM Cloud to improve efficiency

Walgreens is set to deploy IBM retail analytics in 8,100 US locations to improve efficiency of field service support. “The amount of data a company like Walgreens amasses is simply too large for any human, or team of humans, to manage in real time,” notes CIO Dive, so the retail chain is looking to IBM […]

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Cloud and cognitive are revolutionizing financial technology

What if cognitive technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, could personalize your investing experience? What if an investment scenario offered a simple but complete picture of how to reduce risk while achieving higher returns? Could games, or more precisely “gamification,” help you achieve critical investments insights that offer the promise of long-lasting value? […]

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How two companies reinvented themselves with SAP S/4HANA and managed IBM Cloud

SAP data and applications are mission-critical assets that impact operations across an entire enterprise. With that in mind, leaders count on SAP architects and developers to discover new ways to derive value from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) environments as they migrate to S/4HANA. At the SAP TechEd conference later this month, I’ll share in-depth […]

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Innovations and momentum from IBM and VMware accelerate enterprise cloud adoption

In my previous post, I discussed the evolving enterprise cloud landscape and how the conversation in IT departments has shifted from “why cloud” to “which cloud.” There’s no question that businesses want secure and simple access to cloud-native services such as AI, data and analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and a serverless infrastructure. And they […]

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