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Chile’s largest stock exchange teams with IBM for blockchain solution

The Santiago Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in Chile, has partnered with IBM to build a blockchain-based securities lending solution intended to speed up back-office processes by 40 percent. “We spend two-to-three days after trading signing contracts, adding the assets, and the intermediary needs to create the collateral, all of that will now be […]

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How businesses can get the cognitive edge

The buzz in the computing industry is all about cognitive. My clients are at various stages of understanding its implications. They want to know what cognitive truly is and how it solves real business challenges. So what is cognitive?  As many observers have noted, it’s not a specific product. Instead, it’s an era that includes multiple […]

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CurrentCare offers the benefits of assisted living at home with Watson IoT

Forget cameras, microphones, and wearable devices. There’s a better way to monitor the well-being of loved ones who might need assistance. Instead of intruding on their privacy, their houses can check that they’re all right using passive sensors. Inspired by a number of energy monitoring projects, including one to reduce energy poverty for residents in […]

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Cloud-based transcoding system delivers low-latency video

How can thousands of people with different kinds of devices and different network connections watch the same video at the same time? The answer lies in transcoding, the process of converting media files from one format to another. Vantrix Corporation develops media-processing software for cable operators, broadcasters and content owners. The Vantrix Transcoder is a […]

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Creating connections with the HatsOff mobile app

This is the third 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 and the second part about design. Our app that rewards kindness, #Hatsoff, is on the verge of becoming […]

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While storage is on your mind, considerations to protect against outages

Let’s admit it: Storage is not the sexiest thing to talk about. But when it’s gone or unavailable, people notice, whether it’s your customers, employees or constituents. If you can’t get to your data, nothing else in your system matters. When it comes to storage of images, audio, video or other unstructured content,  organizations need […]

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Why would a cloud expert be interested in a new DevOps tool?

I have been working on cloud infrastructures since before the hype over cloud computing. I have watched as the cloud matured from just being a way to get cheap Linux instances into a set of services that are literally changing the way we deliver IT forever. I have also witnessed the challenges enterprises face when […]

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