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Big data and cloud go together like strawberries and chocolate

For me, strawberries and chocolate are foods that are good by themselves or together (my apologies to those who have food allergies and can’t enjoy them!). They complement each other in a wonderful way, and I think the same is true of big data and cloud. It is undeniable that there has been a large […]

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What’s new with IBM Watson in the cloud?

There has been a lot of talk about the cloud and very little about IBM Watson, though it is of equal importance in terms of technological advancement. In the first part of this series, I will elaborate on IBM Watson before looking at how these two technologies are a perfect fit for one another. Some […]

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Five ways the healthcare industry benefits from cloud computing

While many industries benefit from the cloud, it has been especially the case for the healthcare industry, resulting in improved outcomes. Let’s take a look at some of the areas that are bringing significant benefits to the industry. Data analytics: The exploitation of data by applying analytical methods such as statistics, predictive and quantitative models […]

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Five ways the healthcare industry benefits from cloud computing

While many industries benefit from the cloud, it has been especially the case for the healthcare industry, resulting in improved outcomes. Let’s take a look at some of the areas that are bringing significant benefits to the industry. Data analytics: The exploitation of data by applying analytical methods such as statistics, predictive and quantitative models […]

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Four benefits of IBM System z mainframes for software as a service

IBM System z mainframes are a pioneer in innovation technologies used by cloud, such as centralized resource pools, virtualization and the ability to support isolated multitenant environments. Service providers have been adopting the mainframe to deliver cloud infrastructure (infrastructure as a service, or IaaS) for their customers and to support software as a service (SaaS) […]

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What is Hadoop, and how does it relate to cloud?

With all the recent buzz around Hadoop, you may be asking, “What is Hadoop and what does it have to do with cloud?” Before I answer this, we should discuss big data. Big data: More than just analytics Analytics provides an approach to decision making through the application of statistics, programming and research to discern patterns […]

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What is Hadoop, and how does it relate to cloud?

With all the recent buzz around Hadoop, you may be asking, “What is Hadoop and what does it have to do with cloud?” Before I answer this, we should discuss big data. Big data: More than just analytics Analytics provides an approach to decision making through the application of statistics, programming and research to discern patterns […]

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Cloud computing empowers mobile, social, big data

My friend, Thomas, recently asked me: “What kind of work do you do with cloud, and how does it make the world a better place?” Wow, what a question! Should it be part of my professional goal to make the world a better place? This was an interesting idea, especially since IBM aims to “build […]

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Cloud computing empowers mobile, social, big data

My friend, Thomas, recently asked me: “What kind of work do you do with cloud, and how does it make the world a better place?” Wow, what a question! Should it be part of my professional goal to make the world a better place? This was an interesting idea, especially since IBM aims to “build […]

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Cloud computing and big data: An ideal combination

On average, 2.5 billion gigabytes of data is created daily—and it has to live somewhere.

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Cloud computing and big data: An ideal combination

Since its inception, information technology has been exclusively available for technology companies, large organizations, government and educational institutions. That was until the emergence of cloud computing in a process many call the “democratization” of information technology.

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What’s new for IBM Cloud at the 2014 Australian Open?

A tour of the latest offerings from IBM Cloud for the 2014 Australian Open.

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