big-data

What could you accomplish with quantum computers?

In my previous article, I explained how quantum computers find answers to complex sets of problems that today’s classical (non-quantum) computers are really bad at solving. Quantum computers enable algorithms to complete their analyses in fewer steps than classical computers do. I encourage anyone to learn quantum computing basics by trying quantum computing on IBM […]

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Race for the cure: Mobile devices and cloud storage speed medical research

When the Stanford University School of Medicine launched a cardiovascular study that uses an iPhone app to collect data from subjects and stores information in the cloud, the first question researchers were looking to answer was whether people would use it. The answer was a resounding yes – since its launch on March 9, the […]

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Big data’s new supporter: The Open Data Platform

If you are a technologist like me, you know big data is a big deal—but what is it, and why should we care about it? And how, exactly, do we use it? Big data transforms the way our society processes information and will change the way we think about our world. It allows us to analyze vast amounts of […]

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Basho CEO Wray: Internet of Things offers world of opportunity

Sometimes I feel like a data soothsayer. I’m often asked for my thoughts on how to best take advantage of the opportunities to monetize the Internet of Things (IoT). When I hear this, my mind goes straight to data. The IoT marketplace boasts some pretty hefty figures. I’ve heard it valued at $14 trillion. A […]

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Tennis, anyone? IBM Cloud heads to the Australian Open

This is the story of the third platform built on the technology pillars of cloud, analytics, mobile and social, along with Australian Open tennis. Every year, the Australian Open captivates the hearts of millions of fans with world-class tennis on the court, providing an unforgettable experience for everyone through media and digital channels. It is […]

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Open Tech Summit coming to IBM InterConnect

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 […]

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The next generation of cloud computing

The cloud isn’t just for techies anymore. Understanding what’s next for cloud computing is crucial for businesses at all levels. Managers are responding to the real opportunities that the cloud offers to develop new business models, forge closer ties with customers and tap into the expertise of employees and partners. From a technology that was initially […]

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Is it time to move your analytics to the cloud?

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.

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Is it time to move your analytics to the cloud?

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 […]

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Watson Analytics on IBM Cloud: An interview with Marcus Hearne

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 […]

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How public clouds are empowering data analytics on a large scale

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 […]

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Five ways cloud is enhancing higher education

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.

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