For the past two years, IBM has hosted the popular Open Tech summits to kickoff major events such as Pulse, Impact and Innovate. We’re pleased to announce that we will continue that tradition at InterConnect, IBM’s new cloud, mobile and big data conference, Sunday, Feb. 22 from 4-6 p.m. We will feature IBM and guest speakers who are […]
In the 2013 IBM Annual Report, IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty talked about the shifts that she sees occurring in industries: “Competitive advantage will be created through data and analytics, business models will be shaped by cloud, and individual engagement will be powered by mobile and social technologies. Therefore, IBM is […]
Co-authored by Javier Barabas In the early days of centralized computing when mainframe was the king, systems were limited in their communication abilities. Over time, systems and paradigms evolved and intermediate processing was required to minimize the constraints of transaction processing at the central site. Many of today’s commercial applications use traditional back-end concentrators to minimize […]
In a 2014 Association for Finance Professionals (AFP) Risk Survey 45 percent of finance executives reported that corporate earnings were exposed to more uncertainty today compared to three years ago. From uncertain customer demand for products and services to volatile commodities prices and exchange rates, every aspect of business in every geography and industry is […]
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.
By Andrew Popp, IBM Software Group, Business Analytics , BUE, SaaS Market Development 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 […]
In your business, what questions need answers? It’s these very questions—whatever they may be—that drive Watson Analytics, IBM’s latest offering that taps into the service’s formidable cognitive computing power. According to the New York Times, Watson Analytics “is a software service, delivered over the cloud. As its name suggests, Watson Analytics is a result of a collaboration between teams […]
When Nicholas Negroponte started the MIT Media Lab, he told students to focus less on writing papers and more on proving by doing. “Demo, demo, demo!” he said. In agile software development practices, the developers focus on producing demo-able code at the end of every sprint. By following IBM Design Thinking you can go even […]
I often hear business and IT practitioners characterize software as a service (SaaS) as merely a “deployment option” or “delivery model” to consider along with an on-premises software installation. Make no mistake, SaaS applications are indeed accessed through a web browser, require zero capital investment in infrastructure, and are billed through a convenient monthly subscription. But […]
I believe the complexity of the business world demands more clues from data that go beyond mere reporting. While most enterprise software gathers valuable customer data, it often does very little in mining that data for insights. In an increasingly complex world, those insights could be essential for a good decision-making process. Unfortunately, many business […]
I was inspired to write this post after listening to Bill Thirsk, vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) of Marist College, speak at IBM Pulse 2014. His enthusiasm for using information technology to improve education is contagious.
I was inspired to write this post after listening to Bill Thirsk, vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) of Marist College, speak at IBM Pulse 2014. His enthusiasm for using information technology to improve education is contagious. The IBM and Marist partnership, which began in 1978, continues today as Marist embraces […]