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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Why Smart Companies Support Working Moms

By Colleen Arnold I’m a mother of two and have a husband with a demanding job. I also have outside interests and hobbies, and work as a Senior Vice President at IBM.  It’s not always easy to balance it all but I feel fortunate to work at a company that values the unique capabilities and contributions of […]

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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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At the US OPEN: A New Kind of Social Sharing Enabled by IBM

By Nirmit Desai Sharing photos, videos and one-liners on Instagram and Twitter was a major part of the fun of last week’s MTV’s Video Music Awards. Pop stars traded gibes and images faster than VMA host Miley Cyrus changed outfits–and fans watching from around the globe joined in. But that kind of willy-nilly sharing isn’t […]

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Taking the New Era of Computing to Healthcare

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 of one of […]

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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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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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