Explain it to a Martian

Today's industry technologies ... simplified

What is a smart grid?

Written by Rich McKay | April 17, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence, Customer Experience, Energy and Utilities...

Utilities can leverage new data from smart grids to improve their existing grids. Technology such as smart meters, sensors, and analytics will help utilities better understand their grids and provide new value to consumers. ...read more


What are chatbots? And how is AI making them better?

Written by Rich McKay | March 12, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence, Data, Energy and Utilities...

Not all chatbots are created equal. By powering chatbots with AI and linking with different data systems, companies can create technology that efficiently engages customers, freeing their workers to concentrate on higher value interactions. ...read more


What is network function virtualization?

Written by Jordan Teicher | February 21, 2018 | Cloud, Explain it to a Martian

What is network function virtualization? IBM's Steve Teitzel and Charlie Arteaga explain it. ...read more


What is the Internet of Things?

Written by Justine Jablonska | February 9, 2018 | Explain it to a Martian, Government, IoT

IoT is all over the news. But what exactly is it? IBM's Thomas Bauer explains how IoT can help transform industries and improve the lives of citizens. ...read more


What’s a supply chain? And where does AI come in?

Written by Jordan Teicher | November 29, 2017 | Artificial Intelligence, Explain it to a Martian, Supply Chain

What are supply chains, and how AI is making them better? IBM's Mark S. Yourek explains. ...read more


What is the cloud?

Written by Jordan Teicher | October 18, 2017 | Cloud, Explain it to a Martian, Telecommunications

Is the cloud like buying a plane ticket instead of buying a plane? Like your gas or water or electric? Learn what the cloud is and how it can help reinvent networks. ...read more