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Governments Must Secure and Exploit the World’s Newest Natural Resource

Data. It’s a small word, but carries huge risks and rewards for today’s government leaders. The insidious threats from cyberterrorism are a real and ever-present danger.  Virtually every few weeks, we now hear about a new ransomware threat with a scary name – WannaCry, Petya … who knows what’s next?  What about the data breaches […]

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Cloud for Caseworkers

Few careers are as demanding as those of social services caseworkers. There are inherent risks in dealing with people in crisis and caseworkers know that if they fail to uncover those risk factors, their clients may face serious consequences. Every day, dedicated caseworkers strive to assist their clients in getting the services and support they […]

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A Perspective on Government in the Cognitive Era

Dr. Julia Glidden, General Manager, Global Government Industry at IBM, had an opportunity to sit down with David Bicknell, editor of Government Computing to discuss the era of cognitive computing and the digital transformation that is taking hold in government agencies around the globe. Dr. Glidden describes the intersection between digital transformation and cognitive computing […]

Building the Cognitive Campus

Imagine you could have systems capable of understanding all your data, put it into context, and constantly learn and interact in a natural way. The cognitive future of education is already here, offering new methods and solutions that transform teaching and learning experiences, help graduates meet the skills and needs that are shaping industries and […]

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Building Long-Term Career Viability in an AI-World: A C-Suite Q&A with Bryn Mawr College’s Associate Dean Katie Krimmel

Preface:  Between 2000 and 2010, of the approximate 5.6m lost US manufacturing jobs, 85 per cent of these losses were attributable to technological change — largely automation.[1] With one forecast stating that robots could replace 800 million jobs by 2030[2], Dr. Krimmel shares her top three recommendations to build a sustainable career in an AI […]

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From Just Another AI Pilot to Scaled Production: The Missing Links to Convert Ideas to Economic Value for Fortune 500 Companies

While 81% of Fortune 500 CEOs have recently cited artificial intelligence and machine learning as either very important or extremely important to their company’s future, up from just 54% in 2016*; many well-intended AI pilots continue to struggle with scaling and securing C-Suite business outcomes. In this Q&A, HBS Professor Prithwiraj Choudhury explains two crucial […]

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Humanizing the tolling industry!

Have you noticed that tolling solutions are not evolving? Once a tolling solution is put into an operation, it is hardly improved during the following years. Governments have been transforming from eGovernment via Digital Government to Cognitive Government. But tolling solutions? Even a new mobile app supporting a tolling operation would make an industry news […]

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Fear Factor: AI for Cybersecurity?

We asked federal IT managers how they felt about using AI technology to boost their agencies’ cybersecurity. And while the Federal AI IQ Test results revealed that the vast majority agreed that cybersecurity presents the biggest opportunity for AI in the federal government, only 20% of them are “very comfortable” implementing it today. So what […]

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Innovation avenue to cognitive cities

Imagine a city that is personalized, seamless, and citizen-driven. An innovation is paving the road for this vision. And this innovation is already all around us. A new mobile app allowing citizens to report new graffiti or broken street lights. An e-voting solution making voting for city council more convenient and secured. A blockchain solution […]

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Convergence of Blockchain and Cybersecurity

This is part II of a series. Part I of this blog, “Blockchain Security Assurance,” can be found here. Blockchain technology offers profound opportunities in a myriad of domains, across self-sovereign digital identities, financial services, enterprise asset protection, supply chain risk management, and healthcare IT transformation. Because blockchain technology offers exciting prospects for developing blockchain-based […]

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Is blockchain secure?

For public- and private-sector blockchain initiatives, blockchain technology must contend with technological, governance and regulatory challenges. For all its business transformational values, immutability, distributed transactions, cryptography, provenance, etc., pertinent issues around governance, advocacy, SmartContracts development, and securing blockchain applications at the edges still must be resolved for blockchain to garner mainstream adoption. Part I of […]

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IBM enhances its proprietary Agile courses with ICAgile certifications

Agile principles are vital to driving tangible government value and user-centric outcomes What’s “agility,” and why “Agile?” IBM defines “agility” as the ability of an organization to rapidly, efficiently and structurally adapt to the changing business environments in both internal and external markets. Because government organizations are affected by an ever-increasing number of factors that […]

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month calls attention to the widening new collar skills gap

We live in an era in which cyberattacks are increasing in speed and scale, and their effects are growing in severity, range and cost. The fear, uncertainty and real-life implications of these breaches are felt at the individual level – and, like all things of scale, there are macro-level impacts as well. It is estimated […]

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State Priorities

I just returned from the Annual meeting of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) in Austin, Texas. With 46 state governments represented and over 650 technology professionals in attendance, NASCIO continues to maintain its status as the premier conference for access to state CIOs. Through our membership, NASCIO provides the IBM Government […]

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Three government agencies you should be emulating

How agencies are successfully sharing information and creating new service delivery models Perspectives on the 12th Annual Stewards of Change Symposium Imagine an era where care providers have complete and actionable information at their fingertips. That time has come. Today, HHS agencies understand that improving the management and outcomes of complex persons requires a holistic […]

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