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For a better cloud strategy, look to data

Enterprise cloud strategy is undergoing revolutionary changes. While initial deployments focused largely on back-office support functions and migrating workloads to off-site infrastructure, the modern cloud has become a go-to solution for top-tier workloads and forward-looking initiatives, such as mobile data and the Internet of Things (IoT). While most people have traditionally viewed the cloud as […]

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How to remove the top 3 barriers to AI adoption in business automation

Many businesses are looking to automation to increase productivity, save costs and improve customer and employee experiences. For example, imagine a large insurance company that processes millions of claims a year. Around 60 percent of its claims are automatically processed, but it’d like to automate 85 percent of claims and reduce error rates, reduce costs […]

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Cloud analytics need a trusted data lake

It’s undeniable that digital transformation is impacting nearly every business. The world is literally transforming around us, and access to information and data, which once was limited to a privileged few, is now mandatory for all. This access to information and data has fundamentally changed the expectations of users, both as consumers and in business. […]

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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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Watson makes building management as a service possible

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting represent the largest energy costs for businesses and are prime targets for suppliers of Smart Building systems. Vendors claim that understanding detailed energy usage patterns while being able to control and manage consumption based on that information will quickly deliver bottom line results. Building management as a service PhotonStar, […]

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Cognitive computing assistant is a marketer’s new best friend

Fortune 1000 companies and other large enterprises manage data about website performance, customer relationship management and marketing automation platforms, just to name a few sources. They may also have data from e-commerce, point-of-sale, loyalty or guest systems, as well as reports and presentations: marketing plans, strategic plans, audience personas and research, media plans, and so […]

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Meet 3 contenders in the Connect to Cloud Cognitive Build initiative

Thomas J. Watson said, “I believe the real difference between success and failure in a corporation can be very often traced to the question of how well the organization brings out the great energies and talents of its people.” When you look at companies today — big or small, anywhere in the world — one […]

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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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Project Intu: Bringing cognitive and IoT together

A new, experimental program from IBM enables developers to imbue Internet of Things (IoT) systems — robots, drones, avatars and other devices — with the cognitive know-how of Watson. Called Project Intu, the program makes it so that developers don’t have to program each individual movement and response of an IoT system. Project Intu provides […]

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Dynamic advertising gets the cognitive treatment

Brands are spending more on native advertising than ever before — a lot more — to create targeted, minimally invasive online advertising experiences for consumers. Business Insider Intelligence reports that native advertising, which assumes the look and feel of content that surrounds it, is the fastest-growing digital advertising category. The same report also projects that spending on native advertising […]

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IBM wins Frost & Sullivan 2016 Cloud Company of the Year award

Market research firm Frost & Sullivan has conferred its 2016 Cloud Company of the Year award to IBM, citing hybrid integration and affordability as major factors. Lynda Stadtmueller, Vice President of Cloud Services for Stratecast/Frost & Sullivan, explained the choice of the IBM Cloud platform because it “supports the concept of ‘hybrid integration’ — that […]

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Cognitive capabilities revolutionize business operations

External forces make today’s business world increasingly challenging. On the one hand, due to a continuing global financial crisis, businesses must deal with pressure to reduce costs while increasing visibility and control. They also must abide by new, stringent regulatory compliance rules. On the other hand, client expectations are changing radically. The high-touch, expert-driven models […]

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