Outthinking CyberThreats with Cognitive Technology

CyberSecurity has emerged as a top priority to all organizations – both in the public and private sector.  It is estimated that there are over 200,000 daily cyberattacks, corresponding to a 40% annual increase in the number of detected security incidents. The rapid increase in the number of globally connected devices is not expected to […]

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Cognitive Computing: Transforming Security in Cyberspace

As the world’s technology continues to rapidly advance over time, it’s clear that the reliance upon cyberspace will increase as well.  This has given rise to progressively complex cyber threats across the information processing realm – becoming increasingly more serious and frequent to every industry (40% increase in reported data breaches and incidents)  – and […]

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Big Data, Watson, and Cognitive Computing: Improving Education and Regional Competitiveness

In the United States during 2013, nearly 20% of high school seniors did not graduate – stressing the ability of regions looking to thrive and prosper via an Economic Vitality agenda.  As we have seen, societies with world class education systems produce highly skilled workforces and become attractive places for businesses looking to thrive – […]

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Government in the Cognitive Era: Improving Tax Administration and Driving Economic Vitality

It’s a common challenge confronting governments across the world: dealing with constrained budgets…and at the same time, facing increasing citizen expectations and demand for services — unfortunately, tax revenues are not keeping pace to support this economic climate. Contributing to this situation is the perpetual gap between taxes owed the government and those actually collected […]

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Economic Vitality: Thriving in the 4th Industrial Revolution

We are in the midst of a technology revolution that has never before been seen in our history – the 4th Industrial Revolution.  The volume of data being produced (2.5 Billion GB daily), collected and stored is accelerating at a pace that it is overwhelming to most organizations.  At the same time, breakthrough technological advancements […]

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Data Driven Government – Unlocking Insights and Value for Citizens

Governments suffer from an excess of data – most of which is rarely used after being collected and stored. The amount of data generated on a daily basis (over 2.5 Billion GB) is staggering – and a vast majority of it (80 percent or more) is not structured. The potential value of data has always […]

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Transforming Economic Development Strategies with Watson, Cognitive, and More

Cities, regions and nations are increasingly in competition with one another to attract citizens and business in order to drive sustainable economic growth – and this dynamic has intensified since the Global Economic Crisis. With the changing demographics of cities (population growth, urbanization, etc.), coupled with a constrained funding environment, more and more governments have […]

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Analytics and Watson: Core to Government Transformational Efforts

The challenge is well known:  government budgets continue to be limited, declining revenues are not keeping pace, and the taxpaying population is requiring an increasing amount of services.  Many governments do not see funding returning to pre-Global Economic Crisis levels – and conventional approaches to address the imbalance between revenue and spending (program reductions, increasing […]

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Watson – A Game Changer for Government

As we have observed over the past few years, the amount of data being generated in the world is so daunting that it’s increasingly unmanageable for most organizations – – as evidenced by the fact that typical organizations only use 12 percent of their data — leaving a wealth of untapped information to be leveraged […]

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Government Transformations – Delivering Real Value

Entering 2015, it’s clear that governments continue to be under pressure to provide citizen services in a more effective manner.  Many governments have still not seen revenues return to pre-recessionary levels – often a primary source of concern for these leaders.  Compounding this challenge is the fact that the demand for citizen services continues to […]

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Analytics Talent – Key to Smarter Economic Development

Today, the amount of data that is being captured and stored doubles every 18 months, creating an opportunity to leverage analytics, discover new insights and achieve improved outcomes.  However, many organizations find that the biggest barrier to analytics adoption is the overwhelming amount of data being produced.  The issue is not about the ability to […]

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