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Outthinking limits at InterConnect

As I put my fingers to the keyboard, I wanted to collect my thoughts and impressions of IBM InterConnect 2016 in the still of the morning, before I’m swept up in the excitement of the final day. Inspiration at the conference This year, the conference has been driven by engaging personalities who underline the importance more

Cognitive business operations at InterConnect

I am excited to have the opportunity to talk to our customers and partners about a new area we are evolving on the IBM Smarter Process platform called cognitive business operations. The idea here is that we want to infuse daily business operations with the power of cognitive computing to assist with processes and decisions more

Day 3 at InterConnect 2016 and IT transformation

Wow! I can’t believe that InterConnect 2016 is already more than halfway done. Tuesday was another jam-packed day of amazing content, announcements and expert knowledge from some of the top IT leaders in the world. Practical hybrid clouds that really work The day got off to a great start when Jamie Thomas, General Manager of more

Day 2 at InterConnect 2016 and Systems transformation

Everything about Las Vegas is big. I thought the IBM site in Rochester, Minnesota (where I work) was expansive, but I now think the whole city of Rochester would fit inside the Mandalay Bay Resort or the MGM Grand Hotel. The whole atmosphere of the strip and IBM InterConnect inspires me to #OutthinkLimits! Off to more

Building better hybrid clouds

Hybrid cloud storage, Software-defined computing, Storage...

This week at InterConnect 2016, IBM Cloud Object Storage was announced. IBM Cloud Object Storage will offer three deployment choices for object storage as a service when it is launched. These are being built using Cleversafe technology, a recent IBM acquisition, and will work with on-premises Cleversafe deployments to enable hybrid cloud storage. You read more

The Sherpa and the cognitive insight you need for success

I remember climbing the Great Wall of China–a small portion of it, to be clear–and I remember that I was the only one not being helped by Sherpas. Some of my friends were actually carried by a Sherpa or pushed up the hill, but I wanted to challenge myself. To be honest, I am happy more

Day 1 at InterConnect 2016 and the Open Technology Summit

Wow. What an incredible conference so far! Everywhere I look there are people with IBM InterConnect badges around their necks. I heard that 26,000 attendees will be here this week, and I’m sure every single one of them will be looking at how they can incorporate #OutthinkLimits into their own mindset when they return to more

Is your enterprise ready for the API economy?

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes

Think for a moment about the way we do business today and how that’s changed in recent years. Instead of in-person meetings and phone calls, our interactions happen largely through messages, videos and posts using laptops, smart phones and other mobile devices. The digital world has transformed the way we communicate and get work done, more

Cognitive computing in retail: Myth or reality?

There is no doubt that banking, financial services and telecommunications companies are the leading adopters of information technology (IT). They score high on the IT adoption maturity curve. Healthcare, retail and others are also moving fast to catch up with newer technologies such as cognitive to improve customer experience and business processes. Retail companies are more