security

Paving the Road to Self-Sovereign Identity with Blockchain, Open Standards

Imagine a world in which you always have peace of mind that your personal information is safe. Imagine a world in which your information cannot be shared without your clear, explicit consent at the time of the transaction; where you decide who can access what information, when, and for how long. In this world, you […]

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How Cognitive Could Help Companies Respond to Cyber Attacks

The state of cybersecurity is at an inflection point. As the volume and sophistication of threats grow exponentially, security operations teams struggle to stay abreast using traditional approaches. At the same time, many organizations are faced with a lack of security experts with the right skills. These different stresses make it difficult for organizations to […]

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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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How Businesses and Governments Can Capitalize on Blockchain

The emergent technology blockchain has been roiling the technology and financial services industries for months, and, now, people in other industries and government agencies are asking questions about it. I’m convinced that it has the potential to transform not only the way commerce is done but the interplay between governments, businesses and citizens. That’s why […]

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A Critical Role for Hardware in the Era of Cognitive Business

In the last few months, I’ve witnessed the beginning of a sea change in the way people at the forefront of computer science think about the future of our field. Faculty members at universities are showing a keen interest in cognitive systems. And I’m not talking just about algorithms and software. They want to discuss […]

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Reinventing Securities Trading with Blockchain

Unlike some of my colleagues in our banking and financial markets teams, I’m no securities expert, but I’ve learned more about securities trading in the past six months than I ever would have thought possible. That’s because I spend many hours on the phone each week with leaders from securities exchanges and financial services companies […]

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Inside IBM: The Inventors Who Are Creating the Era of Cognitive Computing

How many times have you been raving about a great movie and, suddenly, you draw a blank on the star actor’s name? Don’t worry, it happens to everybody. Well, in the not-too-distant future, when you get hung up, you may get a timely assist from a computer—one smart enough to complete your sentences for you. […]

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IBM’s Cognitive Computing Innovation Surges

IBM’s work in cognitive computing emerged as a major factor among the patents awarded to the company by the US. Patent and Trademark Office. More than 800 of IBM’s 7,355 2015 patents are related to cognitive computing, a 52% increase from the previous year. Last year, IBM announced that it has realigned its entire business […]

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The Rise of Cognitive Business

When the original Watson won on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! in 2011, it was one computer tucked away in a room at IBM Research. Now it’s in our cloud, available anywhere. Back then, Watson consisted of a single software application powered by five core technologies. Today, it includes 28 cognitive services. Each represents a […]

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Ushering in an Era of Bring-Your-Own-Cloud-Apps

By Kevin Skapinetz A few years back, companies began listening to employees who wanted to bring their own devices (BYOD) to work. They established security policies to allow the use of personal devices for accessing company information anytime, anywhere. Not surprisingly, the workforce continues to look outside the corporate walls for new ways to get their jobs done and […]

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