Cognitive

Cognitive business operations in action: Common scenarios

In my previous blog post, I talked about three characteristics that will reshape how people work going forward: the ability for our systems to learn, our ability to interact more directly with our systems—the next user interface (UI) probably won’t be a traditional UI—and the ability of our systems to see patterns and act in […]

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All aboard with IBM Operations Analytics

This blog is definitely going to show my age. A very young me (practically embryonic as it had to have been the mid-80s) watches the original Star Trek series. The set of the USS Enterprise begins to shake, and Scotty, my personal favorite, utters, “Captain, I don’t have the power.“ Later, as the drama builds, […]

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Grocery shopping the cognitive way

Buying groceries. What a drag. You have to think about what your schedule is that week and what the rest of the family is up to. You have to think about what the kids will eat, even though that changes on a daily basis. Have you got friends or a family event coming up this […]

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Make every knowledge worker a rock star with cognitive

In the first part of this series, I described how the way people work has evolved over time and where we stand today. To understand why cognitive holds the key to the future of work, let’s look at three trends unfolding in the marketplace today. Trend 1: The rapid digitization of processes and business operations […]

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Cognitive: The present and the future

In today’s digital era everything is cognitive, down to our personal cellular phones. Smartphones use voice recognition to give us answers to all of our questions in an instant. Take Siri for example. When you ask Siri a question, she goes and finds the answer for you, and in just seconds you have the information […]

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Why cognitive business operations will change how you work

What does it mean for a business to get things done? How does it channel the energy and activities of all its knowledge workers as they work? Fundamentally, any work that needs to be done is identified by defining the needs and scope of a project. We coordinate resources—materials, knowledge and people—and then we do […]

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IBM Operations Analytics Advanced & cognitive insights

IBM Operations Analytics Advanced Insights 1.3.4 is now available. It is a newly bundled offering of our core cognitive capabilities for the IT operations analytics (ITOA) market. With many servers, storage units, network switches and hypervisors underlying today’s business applications, vetting performance slowdowns and potential problems becomes a challenging task without the tools and insights […]

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Cognitive business operations: How to get a jump start

In the cognitive era, today’s digital efforts have become mainstream. 71 percent of executives expect digital activities to grow the top line. 46 percent of digital business investments in 2015 were led by the CEO. 80 percent of all data is dark data–it is unstructured, non-sampled and can’t be used by existing systems. By 2020, […]

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Three practical ways to get started on your cognitive journey

Have you seen some of the IBM commercials on TV lately? If so, you have probably come across a few of the IBM Watson commercials, and learned about how Watson can help you to make decisions or provide advice on issues ranging from review of a medical diagnosis to helping retailers help their customers find […]

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App owners: What’s keeping you up at night?

Application managers are under constant pressure to keep applications and their underlying infrastructure up and running, relevant, connected and responsive. But in a hybrid IT environment, the challenges don’t stop there. There are multiple—and often conflicting—priorities demanding your attention: Support customer demands without overwhelming your resources. Manage data and application growth while preserving service levels. […]

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The nature of cognition

Is cognition used to make people or machines better? Cognition in the context of cognitive computing as a tool has the capability to make people’s lives better. It can simplify the mundane and repetitive activities which are not always the fun part of a job. As a species we are driven to find ways to […]

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Is IBM Netcool irrelevant? Absolutely not.

Competitors say Netcool is irrelevant today. We say NO WAY! IBM Netcool Operations Insight (NOI) provides the proven and secure operations management solution needed for today’s dynamic and changing environments. If you want to improve operational efficiency and agility by up to 90 percent, then Netcool is the right kind of “cool” for you. In […]

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