Blockchain: Securing the Financial Systems of the Future

Eighty years ago, IBM helped the United States government create the Social Security system, which, at the time, was the most complex financial system ever developed. Today, as financial transactions become increasingly digital and networked, government and industry must once again combine forces to make the financial systems of the future more efficient, effective and […]

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Harnessing Technology to Level the Educational Playing Field

As I write and email this from my laptop, my smartphone rests next to it. I could choose to use a tablet. I am on an airplane and all are working. These are technological advances unimaginable not so very long ago. The wow factor surrounding these devices reasserts itself with each new product that is […]

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Tapping Technology to Take on Veterans’ Brain Injuries

I’m sensitive to the sacrifices made by wounded warriors because members of my family have served in practically every war the United States has fought going back to colonial times. My father was a P-38 fighter-bomber pilot over Europe in 1944 and suffered a serious brain trauma when one of the bombs from his plane […]

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IBM Health Corps: New Ideas for Solving the World’s Health Problems

Zithulele Hospital is a medical marvel. It provides quality acute and primary care for a community of 130,000 people scattered across part of the rural Eastern Cape of South Africa with just 146 beds and 13 fulltime doctors. Zithulele’s situation illustrates one of the major public health challenges in the world today: there aren’t enough […]

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Empowering Developers with Self-Service AI

We are witness to the most important and exciting technology shift in more than a generation – the dawn of the cognitive computing era. Cognitive systems, which are most fully realized in IBM’s Watson, can ingest and learn from a wide variety of data, reason over it, and then interact with people in ways that […]

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It’s Time to Catch Up and Deliver Customers the Shopping Experience They Want

The trend of “uberization” or industry disruption, a dominant concern of the C-suite this year, has extended beyond the corner office into what customers’ expect of their brick and click shopping experience. A new IBM study finds retailers’ strategies to innovate and meet those expectations are not keeping pace. The IBM 2016 Customer Experience Index […]

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