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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Making the Internet of Things Ready for Business

By Pat Toole In the next few years, hundreds of billions of objects will be connected to the world’s information technology systems via the Internet of Things. That includes everything from the sensors on electricity grids and factory equipment to the fitness monitors we wear on our wrists and food items in the grocery store. […]

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How Combining Social and Supply Chain Led to ‘Exceptional Management’

By Saul Haro Sometimes the missing pieces of a puzzle can be right in front of you. That’s how it was for me and my colleagues a few years ago. We were working in the supply chain and import/export group of a major automotive parts manufacturer and tasked with making sure operations moved smoothly. It […]

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How Cloud and Data are Speeding Up Weather Forecasting

The Weather Company delivers, on average, 15 billion weather forecasts to consumers and businesses every day. That’s an increase of more than 25-fold in the past five years, says Mark Gildersleeve, president of the business division of The Weather Company, which also owns the Weather Channel. The Weather Company is partnering with IBM to deliver […]

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Data & Analytics Take Center Court at US Open 2015

It’s that time of year again: the US Open begins today in Queens, and tennis fans — and New York City — may be buzzing even more than in years past. This year is Serena Williams’ year to write history. She’s going for a calendar year Grand Slam and her 22nd Grand Slam title, which […]

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Word Analysis Proves Effective Pre-Psychosis Diagnosis

Patterns are everywhere. Benoit Mandelbrot found them in nature, and gave us fractals. And now computer systems and algorithms find them in data, like how Watson teases out relevant information in just about anything. Machines can even find patterns in speech to accurately predict psychosis onset in high-risk youths, as colleagues and I explain in […]

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Using Data in the Fight Against Diabetes in Mexico

Almost a sixth of the adult population in Mexico suffers from diabetes and that number is only expected to grow. The diabetes epidemic in Mexico holds massive implications. It profoundly impacts the health of individual Mexicans and negatively affects the country’s socioeconomic development. The Mexican government is working hard to not only combat the diabetes, […]

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A Letter to Our Clients About Government Access to Data

To Our Clients: For decades, clients around the world have trusted IBM with their data. We believe we have earned that trust. In view of the wide range of proposed government regulations around the world related to the handling and treatment of data, clients have asked us questions about their data – how best to […]

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