Everledger’s Pioneering Blockchain Work for Diamonds

Businesses are constantly faced with pressures to meet consumer demands and yet delicately balance their business objectives. One of the major shifts is the increasing consumer demand to know more about what they purchase. Within the diamond industry, consumers are seeking more information on their stones and the assurance of authenticity. There has been a […]

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How IBM’s Biggest Business Unit Got Agile

Transformation in today’s business is rarely easy. But when changes must be made within an organization of well over 100,000 employees, it can be downright hard. That’s exactly where IBM’s Global Technology Services (GTS) unit found itself two years ago. With a rapidly expanding global ecosystem and mounting IT complexity, the unit needed a new, […]

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Accessibility: The Intersection of Innovation and Inclusion

On this seventh Global Accessibility Awareness Day, let’s talk, think and learn about digital accessibility, inclusion and people with disabilities. As a researcher, I enjoy technology, especially when it comes to helping people with disabilities. Over the years, our team has invented and developed many new technologies that enable accessibility. I would like to share […]

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First IBM “Q Hub” in Asia to Spur the Quantum Ecosystem

IBM built the first vacuum tube “supercomputer” in 1944, the Mark I. The first digital mainframe, the IBM 1401, came along 15 years later in 1959. The IBM 360 mainframe made history when it was released in 1964 but it would be another 17 years before the PC arrived – a computer that people could […]

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Foreign Aid Enters a New Age of Accountability

“I don’t know why you’d bother giving money to help people overseas, it’s just wasted and taken by corrupt dictators.” I must have heard this comment-masquerading-as-a-questions hundreds of times as I’ve spoken to audiences about the opportunities and challenges of ending extreme poverty by 2030. As a co-founder of Global Citizen, I spend much of […]

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Refining the Expanding Role of Hybrid Cloud

Successful enterprises innovate. They listen, learn and experiment, and after doing so, they either lead or adapt. Or, for those who do not, they risk failure. Possibly nowhere is this more evident than in cloud computing, an environment driven by user demand and innovation. Today the innovation focuses squarely on accelerating the creation and deployment […]

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IBM Acquires Armanta to Help Financial Services Firms Meet Regulatory, Business Demands

As industry pressures continue to grow, financial services companies are seeking to accelerate their ability to meet increasing regulatory requirements and other business demands, such as CECL, FRTB, traded credit risk, ALM and liquidity, portfolio management and more. That’s why today, IBM is announcing its acquisition of Armanta, Inc. (Armanta), a provider of aggregation and […]

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Cracking the Internal Health Code with Deep Learning

The endoscope and colonoscope were first developed in 1880s to look inside the body. Specialists use their expertise and experience to examine the medical images. But sometimes, human error and backend issues can result in misdiagnosis. Population increase and more cases of internal diseases are overloading the medical industry in many major cities in the […]

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Global Diamond & Jewelry Market Tracks Authenticity with IBM Blockchain

The National Retail Federation estimated last year that consumers planned to spend $4.3 billion on jewelry for Valentine’s Day. But before they swipe their credit cards, shoppers almost always care more about the authenticity and value of a product over price alone. Tracking the provenance and origins of valuable goods, like jewelry, is not only […]

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How An Accidental Discovery Led to a New, Highly Recyclable Plastic

Sunday marked the 48th annual celebration of Earth Day, the global event that celebrates the importance of environmental protection. This year, the Earth Day Network’s focus is to, “fundamentally changing human attitude and behavior about plastics and catalyzing a significant reduction in plastic pollution.” IBM, Polymer Chemist, Jamie Garcia, is doing more than her fair share […]

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Embracing Hybrid Cloud, AI for the Modern App Revolution

When I founded Five9 Vietnam Corp., in 2010 we had, what seemed to be a simple mission: to serve businesses across the country with superior, affordable IT services. We provided software development and offered cloud services. The more we worked with clients, the more we realized that what they really wanted was help with their […]

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Breaking Down Forecasting: The Power of Bias

When I first started my career, I was a demand planner for a large consumer products company. I had all these fancy algorithms (in Lotus 123, mind you) back when Excel was in its infancy, and before a lot of companies were leveraging big systems like JDA and SAP and Oracle. On the first Monday […]

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