IBM Design Thinking: A Framework To Help Teams Continuously Understand and Deliver

Two years ago, after IBM executives decided to build a new application development platform for cloud computing, we tore up our old product development playbook. In its place, we developed a new approach: IBM Design Thinking. Following this new framework, IBM’s designers, developers, marketers and others combined forces to create Bluemix, which reimagines the cloud […]

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The Future of Retail is Consumer-Connected and Cognitive

The retail business model is being disrupted and the industry knows it. In a recent study, 58 percent of retailers agree that businesses focused only on brick-and-mortar stores will not survive past the near future, and 72 percent of respondents stated that they believe one or more prominent merchants will disappear in the next one-to-three […]

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Analytics-based Insights from Experimental Retail Lab in Shanghai

This week at the National Retail Federation’s annual “Big Show,” thousands of retailers are coming together to meet with and learn from their peers. Much of the conversation will focus on the future of this industry, which has already shifted so dramatically in the recent decade as technology has changed both business models and consumer […]

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How Mobile Apps Are Improving Government Engagement

More than 90 percent of American adults own a cell phone, most of which are smartphones. On average, we have about 40 mobile apps on our phones, helping us search for things like where to eat and shop, or what the day’s forecast will bring. Government agencies are getting in the game too. Want to know […]

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How Watson & Bluemix Helped Bring Our Ad Targeting Idea to Life

How crazy is it that a simple thought or thread of a conversation can develop enough momentum to change your life? We are a group of four friends and by profession, we are software developers. We have been working in the services industry for the past five years and programming has been our passion. A couple […]

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The Next Grand Challenge: Computers That Converse Like People

Computer scientists have long dreamed of creating machines that can carry on free-wheeling conversations with people. So far, in spite of tremendous efforts in the field of speech recognition, natural language processing and other facets of artificial intelligence, even the most loquacious computers and smartphones are not yet great conversationalists. But that may change in […]

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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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3 Ways to Embrace the Internet of Things in Your Business

As the Internet of Things (IoT) surrounds us – and the cost of embedding intelligence and connectivity gets cheaper – companies are now focusing on how to successfully compete in the IoT. The IoT is moving beyond selling connected, intelligent products. In fact, it is more than selling services. It is now expanding to deliver […]

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Revving Up the Driving Experience with Cognitive Computing

Within 10 years, a majority of the cars produced in the world will be connected to the Internet and many of them will be capable of driving themselves—ushering in a revolution in how we drive, maintain and insure our cars. The auto industry showed glimpses of the future at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show and […]

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Unlocking the True Value of Data for Government

Technology is increasingly becoming more personal, and we’re benefiting in a variety of ways. We have devices at our fingertips to help manage and customize every stage of our days. Many of us are also using devices to track and analyze our steps, our health and our food intake. Now, imagine if we can apply […]

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Pairing Cognitive Technologies with Sensors for Better Fitness and Health

How do we replace bad habits with good ones? In my view, it doesn’t help much for family members or physicians or politicians to try to bully or shame or regulate us into eating better or exercising more. As a doctor, I believe most people respond best to a smart, timely, and personalized “nudge” in […]

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