Innovation

How Services Integration Helps Europeans Advance in a Multivendor World

A rising trend in Europe has businesses and government agencies flocking to new ‘services’ integration solutions rather than traditional ‘systems’ integration to better manage increasingly diverse workloads and platforms. Such solutions are bringing order to the modern multivendor IT environment, helping organizations consolidate IT management more efficiently, and providing greater visibility across discrete servers, networks, […]

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Study: Incumbent Companies to Lead New Digital Disruption

For the first time since the rise of the Internet, the epicenter of global market disruption has shifted. Up until very recently, the conventional wisdom has been that big, mature companies were on the defensive and at risk of being disrupted – and supplanted – by startups and digital challengers. Of course, there was some […]

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Minding the Tech Gap for Women

We live in an age when technology is transforming every facet of our society. In addition to innovations and inventions that are fundamentally changing lives and spawning new business, tech is also creating entirely new careers in areas such as security, blockchain, AI and health care. But while tech opportunities abound in our global economy, […]

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How a Small Organization Teamed with IBM for Made-in-Canada Innovation

It goes without saying: starting a business is tough, but growing a business is even harder. A recent Harvard study states that 75 percent of venture-backed startups fail. Industry Canada estimates that 85 percent of Canadian businesses that enter the marketplace will reach one full year, while 70 percent will make it to two years and […]

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5 nanometer transistors inching their way into chips

Announced at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference in Kyoto this week, IBM and our research alliance partners, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung built a new type of transistor for chips at the 5 nanometer (nm) node. To achieve this feat, the architecture – how the elements of a chip are arranged and the […]

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A New Generation of Networking Is Upon Us

For decades, organizations have relied on the underlying network to link systems and facilitate the transfer of information. The network’s role as an agent for IT is without question, with virtually every job, transaction and operation depending on it. But today it is the network’s role as an agent for business innovation that is far […]

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The Innovative Impact of IBM Fellows

Having been appointed an IBM Fellow in 1992, I have a long perspective on the program, and immense respect for what it allows one to accomplish. What makes the IBM Fellow program perhaps most exceptional is that it was launched in 1963, by T.J. Watson Jr. This was an era where large corporations traditionally handled […]

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Jerrier A. Haddad: An Appreciation

Many college students hold part-time jobs. Jerry Haddad took a job at IBM while a student at Cornell – and embarked upon a 38-year career in which he helped lead IBM into the computer age. Haddad, one of IBM’s titans of technology, died on March 31, 2017 at the age of 94. The child of […]

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Study: As ‘Uber Syndrome’ Wanes, CxOs Refocus on Traditional Targets

Two years ago, a new phenomenon was dominating the minds of CxOs all over the world. One executive from the U.S. transportation industry described it succinctly as: “the ‘Uber Syndrome’ — when a competitor with a completely different business model enters your industry and flattens you.” Indeed, many business leaders expressed the same fear, that […]

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Blockchain: It Really is a Big Deal

By Arvind Krishna Over the past two decades, the Internet, cloud computing and related technologies have revolutionized many aspects of business and society. These advances have made individuals and organizations more productive, and they have enriched many people’s lives. Yet the basic mechanics of how people and organizations forge agreements with one another and execute […]

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Taking the New Era of Computing to Healthcare

By Michael Rhodin When biomedical companies develop and test new products, they are required by law to employ management systems that prove that everything they do follows the rules concerning safety, quality and privacy. That includes the computers and software they use. Because of the strict requirements, these industries have found it difficult to take advantage […]

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Using Data Analytics to Speed Up Clinical Drug Trials

By Lars-Olof Eriksson I have been involved in clinical drug development for over 35 years and it’s gratifying for me to see the progress that has been made to help people who are stricken with various diseases to live longer and healthier lives. For me, this is personal. Two of my children have Type I […]

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