Cognitive

Cognitive and ITOA: A new vision

Cognitive systems can understand the world using senses and interaction, reason using hypotheses and arguments and learn using experts and data. That definition sounds both incredible and scary in a SkyNet sense (to use a Terminator reference). When I think about cognitive IT I often imagine a personal digital assistant attached to the computers in […]

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Cognitive roadmap for IT Operations Analytics

During one of my European excursions in 2015, a client asked me to reveal my ten-year vision for IT Operations Analytics (ITOA). Needless to say, it stopped me in my tracks. Generally speaking, I’m armed with a two-year offering roadmap for any client meeting. But ten years? How was I going to claw my way […]

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How cognitive APIs will take big data and your business to the next level

AI and machine learning are hot topics lately, and for good reason. As we continue to produce more data at faster and faster speeds, the ability to extract value from that data becomes increasingly important. Not to mention, data sources now pull from amalgamations of unstructured and structured data, which makes the ability to easily […]

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The rise of shadow IT: Pros and cons

Shadow IT is the proliferation of information technology (IT) that remains largely unknown and unseen by a company’s business IT department, which is concerning from both a security and a management perspective. Gartner is predicting that by 2016 35 percent of IT expenditure will go toward shadow IT, so what is driving this and how […]

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Love, sister…it’s just a swipe away

The Rolling Stones 1969 classic song “Gimme Shelter” was about mood, mavericks and movement away from mayhem.  Rolling Stone magazine said at its release,  “The Stones have never done anything better” and the song has become an anthem to evoke storm clouds and the change that follows.  Perhaps its greatest contribution to culture, though, is […]

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The power of cognitive computing and the Internet of Things

This is the third and final blog in the Digital Transformation in the Cognitive Business Era series where we explore how cognitive systems like IBM Watson are redefining society, business and human interaction in the digital economy by helping people make better decisions. In healthcare and life sciences, tens of millions of Americans currently live […]

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APIs: Building blocks for creating a cognitive business strategy

This is the second post in the Digital Transformation in the Cognitive Business Era series where we will explore how cognitive systems like IBM Watson are redefining society, business and human interaction in the digital economy by helping people make better decisions. The ability to offer computing infrastructure with choice and consistency for cloud services […]

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Emergence of cognitive systems in the post-digital world

Nothing is more difficult to undertake, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its outcome, than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things. For the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old and lukewarm defenders amongst those who may do well under the new. […]

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