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Philippines-based UnionBank chooses IBM Cloud to develop new apps

UnionBank, a technology-savvy bank based in the Philippines, announced this week that it will use the IBM Bluemix platform to develop new customer-facing apps. The bank is looking to provide customers with a richer menu of services by embracing APIs, and it will use IBM API Connect to make that happen. The IBM Cloud-based service […]

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Comcast Business offers up IBM Cloud dedicated links

Comcast Business has partnered with IBM to offer its customers a direct, dedicated network link to IBM Cloud and its global network of 50 data centers in 19 countries. Using those direct links, customers will be able to access the network at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second. The partnership gives enterprise customers […]

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IBM Machine Learning comes to private cloud

Billions of transactions in banking, transportation, retail, insurance and other industries take place in the private cloud every day. For many enterprises, the z System mainframe is the home for all that data. For data scientists, it can be hard to keep up with all that activity and those vast swaths of data. So IBM […]

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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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H&R Block teams with IBM for cloud-based Watson tax services

If you watched Sunday’s big game, you may have caught H&R Block’s new ad that highlights an initiative to use cloud-based IBM Watson services to help customers make sense of the time-consuming and often confusing process of filing their taxes. The first phase of the two companies’ collaboration involves training Watson to knowledgeably answer the […]

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US Army taps IBM for $62 million private cloud data center

For the United States Army, security is a top concern. It’s a big reason why it chose IBM to build out and manage a private cloud data center at its Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. The contract for the data center would be worth $62 million over five years, if the Army exercises all its […]

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Cloud-based Project DataWorks aims to make data accessible, organized

Increasingly, data is a form of currency in business. Not just the data itself, but the ability to find just the right piece of information at just the right time. As organizations amass more and more data reaching into petabyte sizes, it can sometimes become diffuse, which can make it hard for someone to quickly […]

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