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Q and A with Tara Astigarraga, IBM Master Inventor is recipient of AISES Technical Excellence Award

Earlier this month the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) announced the recipients of the 2016 AISES Professional of the Year Awards. Among those being honored was IBM Master Inventor Tara Astigarraga who received the Technical Excellence award for her contributions to science, engineering and technology. As an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation […]

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60 of Kenya’s Top Talent Students Visit IBM’s Africa Lab

60 students visited IBM Research as part of Kenya’s Presidential Digital Talent Program. When the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Kenya’s Information Communications & Technology (ICTA) contacted IBM’s Kenyan research lab three weeks ago IBM scientist Daby Sow was both excited and nervous. “The Minister wants to increase IBM’s presence in the community of Nairobi, particularly […]

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Ryerson looks to expand collaborations in Africa with IBM

Several weeks ago IBM officially switched on the “open for business” sign at its research lab in Johannesburg, South Africa with a grand opening event. More than 150 guests were treated to a tour of the lab which included demos showing how IBM scientists are using cognitive computing, the Internet of Things and Big Data to support […]

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Watson defining this era’s fashion zeitgeist

Fashion is a multi-billion-dollar industry with social and economic implications, worldwide. And this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) was an opportunity for IBM Research to showcase how cognitive technology can transform how fashion designers engage and connect with their customers. This is the third year IBM has partnered with City of Melbourne for MSFW […]

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Predicting disk failures for reliable clouds

When IT equipment in data centers fail, valuable information and economic resources are at stake. Downtimes in data centers are notoriously expensive. According to the Emerson Network Power Study, nearly $9,000 US are lost for every minute a data center is missing in action. Four scientists at IBM Research – Zurich have devised an algorithm […]

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IBM scientists develop transparent cloud tiering

IBM empowers software-defined storage to manage unstructured data for cloud, big data, analytics, objects and more The Internet of Things — the digitalization of our environment — contributes to an ever-growing need for corporations and organizations to create, analyze, and store more data than ever before. And for this trend, there is no end in […]

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Researchers celebrate 20th anniversary of IBM’s invention of Spin Torque MRAM by demonstrating scalability for the next decade

“A new mechanism is proposed for exciting the magnetic state of a ferromagnet.” Twenty years ago, these words were written by IBM scientist John Slonczewski in his seminal paper entitled “Current-driven excitation of magnetic multilayers” in the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. Today, they are helping scientists overcome several technical hurdles in the development […]

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Microservices get amalgam8ed

Your favorite websites, the ones that stream movies or sell books, are all made of multiple microservices. These microservices – the homepage, the shopping cart, and the customer reviews, just to name three examples – need constant monitoring, maintenance and updates. While cloud native principles (rules for apps built in the cloud) allow developers to […]

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Special Issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development: Managed Cloud Services

Cloud computing involves the delivery of on-demand computing resources, from applications to data centers, using the Internet. The field of managed cloud services brings together expertise and automation to manage end users’ compute, storage, and network resources. Such services also can help in the management of runtime components, operating systems, and middleware, as well as […]

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IBM scientists bring trust and reliability to the cloud with advanced cryptography in EU project

  Interview by Katherina Eleftheriou “Connected ‘things’ – everything from hospital beds, train tracks, cars, buildings and more – are generating massive amounts of data that can be analyzed to provide quick, actionable insights. But before this can happen the data needs to be collected in the cloud where advanced algorithms can detect patterns to […]

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