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Intelligent services for elevators and escalators built with IBM Watson

If elevators and escalators do not work properly, it has a significant impact on the way cities function. People may not get to work in their office buildings. They may even end up with having difficulty getting home. At KONE, we help people move in and between buildings as smoothly and safely as possible. Globally, […]

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With cloud, 1–800-FLOWERS.COM is no late bloomer in online retail

Since taking its business online in 1994, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. has become one of the world’s premier internet retailers. By acquiring leading brands in gourmet foods, confections, and gifts, the company expanded its product portfolio well beyond flowers and plants. However, each new addition to the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM brand family meant bringing another organization’s order management tools […]

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Cloud-based managed firewall protects children using IBM Analytics

Many parents wouldn’t dream of letting their young children use an internet-connected device without some type of filter. It’s important to protect young web searchers from arriving at undesirable websites. An innocent enough search term could be a double entendre, leading impressionable minds to things better left unseen. One approach for parents is to install […]

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Bernhardt Furniture personalizes buyer experiences with a cloud-based virtual showroom

Twice a year, Bernhardt Furniture Company participates in the High Point Market, the furniture industry’s equivalent of fashion week where 2,800 wholesale buyers representing a slew of retailers browse the latest in furniture design and decide what they’ll put in their stores. The stakes are high for the 127-year-old family-owned company: the decisions that buyers […]

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Sonian’s bet on cloud pays big

When Sonian launched its cloud-based email archiving solution in 2007, the company was ahead of the curve. “Our founders took a bet that cloud was going to be the future for how enterprises store and retrieve information,” says Derek Peplau, Sonian vice president of marketing. “We like to think that we were cloud before it […]

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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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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 receipt management enhances mobile banking

How many times have you looked at your bank statement, noticed a line item like “WITHDRAW / POS 0217 2013 975246 MARSHALLS #1199” and racked your brain trying to figure out what you bought? You likely had to dig through your wallet for the paper receipt (if you even kept it) or rummage through your […]

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Cognitive computing and analytics come to mobile solutions for employees

The Drum caught up with Gareth Mackown, partner and European mobile leader at IBM Global Business Services, at the Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona to ask him about how mobile solutions are becoming more vital for not only an enterprise’s customers, but also employees. “Today, organizations are really being defined by the experiences […]

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