Cognitive

Bringing an app that rewards kindness to life

This is the second part in a series about a group of competitors in the Connect to Cognitive Build contest. Read the first part to find out how the team developed the idea for the HatsOff app. The hard decisions started almost immediately after we hit the submit button. After getting through that first level […]

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The cloud stories you can’t miss at InterConnect

Should you stay home from an event where more than 20,000 representatives from potential customers and partners gathered in one place? Of course not. That’s why you absolutely must join me and my colleagues for IBM InterConnect. There are far too many benefits to name, but if you still need convincing that InterConnect is a […]

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Smarter Cities Challenge aims to make lasting urban improvements

Over the past few years, a lot of cities have made a lot of improvements. Memphis, Tennessee improved response times during health emergencies. Pingtung County, Taiwain implemented a smart microgrid for renewable energy. Syracuse, New York mobilized resources to find more homes for more people. Leaders in those particular cities developed the initial ideas, but […]

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Cloud and cognitive technologies are transforming the future of retail

Though the retail industry is rapidly changing, one fact remains constant: the customer is king. Some 35,000 attendees made their way to the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show” (NRF) at New York’s Javits Center last month for a first-hand look into the future of retail. Talk of digital transformation created buzz on and off the […]

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Watson, what should I watch tonight?

The world is consuming an amazing amount of streaming video content. From silly internet videos to binge watching hours of the latest trending show, the average person’s appetite for streaming video content is tremendous. By 2021, the research firm MarketsandMarkets expects the market to reach $70 billion. To compete in this increasingly crowded space, providers must […]

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Can’t-miss Innovation Talks, only at IBM InterConnect 2017

Are you interested in hot-button issues like cyberbullying, fake news, blockchain and cyberwarfare? Then you can’t afford to miss the all-new Innovation Talks at IBM InterConnect 2017. On March 19 through 23, thousands of the best and brightest in cloud computing will gather in Las Vegas for our annual gathering of innovators, thought leaders, academics […]

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Building the Digital Business will enable Cognitive Insights

The priorities for today’s businesses are around becoming digital and smarter.  And the two play hand-in-hand.  When a company becomes a digital business, they are more agile, nimble and efficient.  But they are also positioned to generate better insights for smarter decision making.  A digital business can apply advanced and cognitive analytics, gaining insights to […]

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5 game-changers coming to cloud in 2017

As 2016 winds down, let’s reflect on some age-old annual traditions. I’m not talking about trimming the tree or grandma’s holiday eggnog. ‘Tis the season for business predictions, when analysts, columnists and your boss tease out the trends destined to impact the way we work. There’s no shortage of opinions on where cloud computing is […]

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The future is all cloud and AI

Digital transformation has become an ongoing process rather than a one-time goal, with market-attuned companies continually on the hunt for the next big technology shift that gives them a competitive advantage. That next big shift is the fusion of artificial intelligence and cloud computing, which promises to be both a source of innovation and a […]

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Business process goes cognitive at IBM World of Watson

At this year’s IBM World of Watson conference, the IBM Process Innovation team captured the excitement of businesses moving into the cognitive era. Through onsite presentations and conversations, attendees shared how cognitive capabilities are transforming business process. The following whiteboard session videos from WoW are a quick, fun and visual way to rediscover key cognitive […]

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Bluemix Local System can help banks ease operational pressures and boost innovation

The banking sector is facing some tough challenges. New entrants into the sector are quickly gaining customers through innovative services and because of increasingly stringent regulations. The urge for greater operational agility in response to new business models and rapidly evolving customer preferences is made even stronger by the market’s disruptor/disrupted scenario. Many banks’ lack […]

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Cognitive for the greater good at the Watson Developer Conference

Three years ago, I decided to learn how to code. A large part of the reason why I decided to embark on a career in tech was to empower myself with the ability to create an application, thereby providing value to society. I was reminded once again why I chose to go down this route […]

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