Cloud Computing

IBM and Cisco Team on Cognitive and Edge Analytics

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), billions of interconnected devices and sensors are gathering vast amounts of real-time data about the world in which we live. In fact, according to experts, IoT is set to become the single greatest source of data on the planet. The question now is, how does businesses gain insight […]

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Enabling Smarter Payments with Cloud

As consumers embrace new technologies, they expect a great user experience and security features that are second-to-none. From a payments perspective, we at Interac have seen massive shifts in consumer behavior that reflect the adoption of new, secure technologies. For example, since we began our migration to chip card technology in 2009, we have seen […]

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How Cognitive Computing Can Drive Sustainability

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), billions of interconnected devices and sensors are gathering vast amounts of real-time data about the world in which we live. In fact, according to experts, IoT is set to become the single greatest source of data on the planet. The question now is, how does businesses gain insight […]

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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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Unlocking the Full Value of Business Resiliency in the Enterprise

The one sure thing about Mother Nature is its unpredictable, even fierce disposition. A scan of recent news provides the evidence. Tornadoes, heavy rains and hail have dealt significant destruction to the Midwestern United States, causing great personal and economic damage. In Europe, a new study shows that certain areas of the continent will face […]

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Retail’s Store of the Future Will Run on Cloud

While e-commerce has attracted customers with a broader selection of products, lower prices and convenience, the importance of stores and store associates cannot be undervalued – especially when 85 percent of consumers still prefer to shop at physical stores. In-store innovations—such as technology enabled associates, location based services including display specific offers, digital content such […]

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The Dawn of Quantum Computing is Upon Us

In 1981, at a conference co-organized by MIT and IBM, the famously brilliant and irreverent physicist Richard Feynman urged the world to build a quantum computer. He said “Nature isn’t classical, dammit, and if you want to make a simulation of nature, you’d better make it quantum mechanical, and by golly it’s a wonderful problem, […]

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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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Propelling Online Video Forward, Fast

The online video revolution is rolling on, unabated and gaining momentum. Spurred by advances in streaming platforms, large file transfer and storage technologies, cloud-based video continues to disrupt the media & entertainment industry, while driving powerful new communications capabilities throughout the business world. These advances have led to an inflection point in the media & […]

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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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