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By Jen Clark and Rob High on March 14, 2018

Cheat sheet: What is Edge Computing?

Welcome, cheat sheet fans, to the latest chapter in our IoT-elucidating journey. Today, we tackle Edge Computing – the data-processing wonder that lives between application and cloud. Vital statistics Name: Edge Computing Also known as: Fog Computing IBM product: IBM Edge Solution Super power: Exploits available compute facilities on edge devices to distribute Cloud-based services – both reducing network […]

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By Laura Langendorf on January 8, 2018

5 smart reasons to find us at CES

What better way to start of 2018 than with this year’s CES. For the past 50 years, it’s been a proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies. This year, major expectations center around smart cars and (our favorite) the Internet of Things. Of note is the keynote by Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who will share Ford’s […]

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By Jen Clark on December 14, 2017

Cheat sheet: What has blockchain to do with the IoT?

Welcome to this week’s cheat sheet, your guide to the murky mysteries of IoT-related technologies. Our last installment explored the basics of blockchain: a digital ledger where transactions and contracts can be securely recorded and distributed. But what has blockchain to do with the IoT, and how does one help the other? Let’s find out. […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 12, 2017

Cognitive solutions and surviving the crew change

Easing workforce transitions Managing human resources—the most valuable asset of all—comes with its own special set of challenges and solutions. Long-term employees, for example, are continually edging toward retirement, which can mean a loss of knowledge and skills—and the expense of training new employees. This transition from an aging workforce to a younger workforce—often referred […]

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By Lynne Slowey and Demetre Quartey on May 10, 2017

Watson predicts the winners: Eurovision 2017

Yodeling rappers, dancing gorillas, a horse on a step ladder, excessive key changes – that’s right ladies and gentlemen, Eurovision 2017 is here, and this Saturday we’ll see who shines and sings to steal the show. I’ll admit I’m writing this post as an excuse to spend work time watching the rehearsals and reading up […]

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By Thorsten Schroeer on May 9, 2017

Cognitive computing: Hello Watson on the shop floor

Cognitive systems are fundamentally different Cognitive computing refers to systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose and interact with humans naturally. Rather than being explicitly programmed, they learn and reason from their interactions with us and from their experiences with their environment. They are made possible by advances in a number of scientific fields […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 27, 2017

Cognitive energy with Woodside

Woodside, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, is scaling the knowledge of engineers working in control rooms 70 miles offshore. Recognized globally for their success in oil exploration, development, production and supply, this 62-year-old organization has been breaking ground for years, and not just with their drilling rigs. The strategy behind Woodside’s success is in […]

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By Ryan Boyles on April 26, 2017

Designing for success: Start with who, not what

In between the many different discussions going on in and around the IBM Booth this week at Hannover Messe, I caught up with Marcel Baron, from the IBM Global Electronics Center of Competency.  Marcel is a Senior Managing Consultant focused on Digital Strategy and Design Interactive Experience. It is Marcel who designed several of the […]

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By Anna O'Brien on April 24, 2017

Did you know IBM does Aviation Maintenance?

If you are really being honest, you will answer that question in the negative. But, IBM does maintenance/enterprise asset management, Maximo for Aviation is built on the highest rated maintenance/EAM platform in the world – Maximo. “Maximo solutions are well proven in the industry, as they have had the leading overall market share in their […]

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By Scott Stockwell on April 19, 2017

Check in to new cognitive hotel rooms and check out connected experiences

Remember the last time you stayed in a hotel? Did you remember what time the restaurant opened for breakfast? Were you able to work the thermostat for the air conditioning? And after that long-haul flight when you woke up at silly o’clock, did you struggle to find the switch for the bedside lamp and turn […]

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By Scott Stockwell on March 22, 2017

InterConnect: Mythbusters – how Watson works

Have you ever wondered how Watson, IBM’s AI works? Attendees at IBM’s InterConnect 2017 were able to find out from Rob High Jr. IBM Fellow, VP, CTO Watson, IBM Academy of Technology. Rob kicked off by defining the characteristics of what IBM sees as AI before busting a myth or four. Cognitive systems understand human […]

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By Hannah Merry on March 21, 2017

Watson standing strong to beat cyber bullying

Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee, Wayne Brady has a strong message for online bullies, “I don’t want you as my fan.” And to millions of fellow cyberbullying victims – many of them adolescents – he says, “be yourself, no matter what anyone else says, be strong.” Brady gets bullied too When I was first […]

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