Can a bot named Sam help citizen scientists save our seas?

A custom data platform and AI tools help UNEP plumb the depths of global water pollution By Jennifer C. Clemente With his furrowed brow and direct gaze, Sam pauses thoughtfully before answering a seemingly innocent question: “Why do you care about marine litter?” “Good question. I care because the people who created me, the men and […]

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Australian tech sector teams up to launch Skill Finder

Author: Katrina Troughton, Managing Director, Australia/New Zealand IBM Global Markets I’m thrilled to join with other leading Australian technology companies to launch Skill Finder – a new free micro-skills marketplace available to all Australians to help them upskill and reskill to bridge the digital and cyber skills gap. IBM is deeply committed to helping develop New […]

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Designing Intelligent Workflows inside IBM Garage

Author: Kim Bartkowski, Design Principal, iX, Global Business Services, IBM A/NZ In my last post, I introduced a new blueprint framework our teams in the IBM Garage are using to create Cognitive Enterprises using AI. In this article, I will be talking about a new design practice and complimentary artefact to a Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint […]

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Aussie teams make the finals of Call for Code 2020

Author: Rahul Soans, Developer Marketing Manager, IBM Australia When the finalists of the 2020 Call for Code were announced, I was thrilled to see two Aussie teams make the cut. A journey that kicked-off in February is now reaching its zenith. IBM’s tech for good initiative Call for Code (in partnership with David Clarke Cause […]

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COVID-19 forces banks into digital rethink

The coronavirus is accelerating the trend to digitisation and the use of artificial intelligence in financial services, further adding to the urgency created by emerging banking products like buy now pay later providers (BNPL) and neobanks looking to eat into the market share of major banks. However experts suggest that with their vast stores of […]

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Thriving while working remotely

Authors: Dipesh Pala, Agile Capability Leader, Asia Pacific, Global Business Services and Cobus Beetge, Agile Coach, Global Business Services  This year has brought sudden, large scale adoption of remote working. Although this was met with the rapid uptake of collaboration tools, in the long-term, companies will need to build a culture of trust, respect and empathy […]

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Let’s rethink how the world works: Embracing opportunity in a post-COVID-19 world

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand Lockdown and COVID-19 have shown us all how rapidly things can change.  Within a few days, New Zealanders had to transform the way we work, study and shop. We moved to doing a lot more things online. One colleague’s 90-year-old mother-in-law learned how to do an online […]

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Fractals – a way to see infinity

Ever wonder why a river, looks like a tree, looks like a leaf? IBMer Benoit Mandelbrot did. His quirky way of looking at the world led to the discovery of fractal geometry. Fractals have made it possible to mathematically explore the kinds of rough irregularities that exist in nature. Clouds are not perfect spheres, mountains […]

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Newly discovered genetic risk factors could improve celiac disease detection

Author: Benjamin Goudey, Research Scientist, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM Research  About 1% of the Australian population need to abstain from gluten due to a condition called celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that inflames the small intestine when gluten is consumed. While around 1% of people in Western countries have celiac disease, up to 70% […]

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Why sustainable enterprises are the businesses of the future

Author: Neil Cherry, Senior Partner, Cognitive Enterprise Lead, IBM Services Sustainability. It’s the topic dominating conversations in boardrooms everywhere – as it should be. No longer is it seen as just a checkbox item relegated to a corporate social responsibility committee. More sustainable enterprises are emerging as businesses finally realise just how important it is […]

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The new way to scale your AIX and IBM i workloads into the cloud

Author: Matthew Goes, Server Business & Strategy Manager, IBM A/NZ If you’ve been wanting to expand your Power Systems IT resources and reach into cloud, there’s now an easy way to do so. We’re pleased to announce that from 31st of August, you can provision IBM Power Virtual Servers with your choice of Linux, AIX […]

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Bank guarantees: Jumping from paper to blockchain

Author: Nigel Dobson, Banking Services Lead at the Australia New Zealand Banking Group and Chairman of Lygon 1B. There is a genuine need to digitise the archaic process by which tenants, banks and landlords negotiate bank guarantees. When a retailer wants to lease a property to open a store, the landlord requires a bank guarantee […]

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