Think 2019: Come together and think

Author: Amanda Johnston-Pell, IBM Chief Marketing Officer A/NZ After 13+ hours in the air, catching a glimpse of San Francisco through my aeroplane window was an exhilarating way to kick off Think 2019. It’s hard to succumb to jetlag when you know you are going to spend the next four days at a conference with […]

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Data is the world’s new natural resource

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand Last  Friday I joined a BusinessNZ audience and had the privilege to introduce the Prime Minister as she made her first major speech of the year. Having attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, the challenges facing economies around the world were clearly top of mind. Many […]

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The state of the Telco Industry

The following article was first published on the Bluewolf blog, an IBM Company. There are three major network-related trends from which telcos are emerging as enterprise digital service providers: cloud-based on-demand service delivery is complementing on-premises IT systems; programmable network infrastructure for supporting specific use-case scenarios is complementing passive networks, and data-driven network systems of […]

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Fractals – a way to see infinity

Edited by: Anne Nicholson, Brand and Content A/NZ 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 […]

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So your personal information has been hacked. What now?

Author: Chris Hockings CTO & Master Inventor, IBM Security So you’ve checked what your friends are up to on Facebook, ordered a new outfit online and just opened an email to find an urgent alert from your favourite charity. The email says your name, address and other sensitive information may have been compromised due to […]

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Cybersecurity today for the quantum era of tomorrow

Author: Chris Hockings, CTO IBM Security, Australia and New Zealand Just as quantum computing promises to deliver revolutionary growth in computing power, it also holds the potential for massive advancements in cybersecurity, helping detect and deflect attacks before they cause harm. But quantum computing may also create new vulnerabilities – for example, if malicious actors […]

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Using AI to address the cybersecurity skill shortage

Author – John Martin, IBM New Zealand security practice leader Humans are the weak link when it comes to cybersecurity – over 90% of security incidents are attributable to human error. This is when people do things like click on a bad link, open an attachment which is laden with malware or fail to change […]

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Blockchain’s potential to transform transactions

Author: Rupert Colchester, Head of Blockchain, IBM Australia and New Zealand At the heart of it, every business activity comes down to one thing – exchanging value. It could be a producer shipping goods to a customer, a customer transferring money in return, business partners exchanging data or a supplier delivering services. Each of these […]

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Transforming the curriculum for the technological age

Instead of focusing on the ‘piece of paper’ at the end, our education system should be geared to produce the skills needed by industry. By Meriana Johnsen. This article originally apeared in Education Central. The technology sector is New Zealand’s third biggest exporter and fastest growing industry with companies crying out for IT graduates. IBM […]

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Business visionaries take to the clouds

Author: Malte Dieckelmann, Vice President IBM Cloud – ANZ IBM Global Markets – Cloud Sales Savvy companies see cloud as a platform for exploiting a variety of emerging technologies – artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and predictive analytics – to develop state-of-the-art solutions to transform their businesses and their […]

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The top 5 takeaways from the Industrial IoT World conference

Author: Lauren Longhi, Event Manager – Industrial Market From October 29-30, companies from across industries gathered in the US for the Industrial IoT World conference to accelerate their projects “from inspiration to implementation.” As a leader in the IoT space, IBM was invited to share its expertise. I joined IBM five months ago and was […]

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With AI-powered translation, industries look to speak every customer’s language

Author: Jordan Teicher, Content Producer, IBM Industries and and Joseph Rakowski   When Aussie, Danny May’s passport was stolen during a business trip to China, he had to think quickly to try to recover it. So he downloaded a translation app on his phone, searched for some Chinese phrases that might help explain his situation, […]

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