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Since beginning work with clients and partners around cloud computing in 2007, IBM has been focused squarely on marking the model viable for enterprise and government clients -- clients that cannot compromise on security, compliance and availability. IBM's strategy for cloud is clear: We will build clouds for enterprise clients. We will provide cloud services where there are gaps we can fill. And we will collaborate with clients to create new opportunities to reach more of the market or extend their services leveraging cloud delivery.
For the first time, IBM will make its Watson technology available as a development platform in the cloud, for a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson's cognitive computing intelligence. The move aims to spur innovation and fuel a new ecosystem of entrepreneurial software application providers – ranging from start-ups and emerging, venture capital backed businesses to established players. Together with IBM, these partners share a vision for creating a new class of cognitive applications that transform how businesses and consumers make decisions.
IBM is actively expanding its operations across Africa as part of the company's continued geographic expansion initiative of an increase its presence in key growth markets and support its global growth strategy.
IBM's Research and Development labs, comprised of some of the world’s leading minds, are pushing the boundaries of science, technology and business to make the world work better. As the world gets smarter and IBM clients need to innovate rapidly, IBM’s technologists and scientists are advancing existing IBM products and services, while simultaneously pursuing the future.
Information On Demand 2013 (IOD) will host more than 11,000 attendees including clients, business partners and industry experts. The conference will bring together experts and peers to explore how big data and analytics are changing the way organizations do business.
Figuring prominently in IBM's philanthropic portfolio is the support given to the education community, from kindergarten all the way through college, as well as to not-for-profits involved that support non-traditional students. To that end, IBM supports improved career and technical education, particularly for the topics of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), subjects that contribute to societal improvement and economic development.
The growing prevalence of chronic diseases and aging populations around the globe are placing a heavy burden on health systems. It’s no wonder that healthcare costs continue to rise rapidly and relentlessly worldwide. Increasingly healthcare is turning to digital information and electronic resources to enable greater access to care, to improve quality and reduce costs.
Mobile computing is at a turning point. This is now the second wave of the mobile revolution: the business of mobile. Just as the Internet transformed industries like banking, travel and healthcare – so too will mobile. In fact, over the next three to five years, the most cutting edge advances in mobile will not be in device itself, but instead what is done with it.
IBM today announced the zEnterprise mainframe server and a new systems design that allows workloads on mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers to share resources and be managed as a single, virtualized system. The new mainframe is also the most powerful and energy-efficient mainframe ever. The new systems design combines IBM's new zEnterprise mainframe server with new technology--the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager--that enable it to manage workloads running across System z, and select POWER7 and System x servers. The new technology is the result of an investment of more than $1.5 billion in IBM research and development as well as more than three years of collaboration with some of IBM's top clients around the world.
Technology is transforming the fan experience at the 2013 US Open tennis tournament. For over 20 years, IBM and the United States Tennis Association have collaborated to connect fans -- no matter where they are located -- to every serve, volley and point during the event. The immersive and interactive digital US Open experience is enabled by a combination of IBM analytics, cloud computing, mobile and social technologies that go beyond basic scores and stats to provide real-time insights into the action on the courts.
Social Business is a smarter approach to the “people-centric” processes of business. Social Business means connecting networks of customers, partners, and employees, using analytics to derive insights from those connections, and using those insights to improve business functions. It's an organization that uses social networking tools fluently to communicate with people inside and outside the company. It's a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. Becoming a Social Business can help an organization deepen customer relationships, generate new ideas faster, identify expertise and enable a more effective workforce.
Each day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data from a variety of sources -- from climate information, to posts on social media sites, and purchase transaction records to medical images. This data is Big Data and has become a big deal. At IBM we believe that Big Data and analytics is a catalyst to help clients become more competitive and grow their business. IBM is helping clients harness Big Data to gather insights and act on the insights to transform their business.
IBM is helping utilities add a layer of digital intelligence to their grids. These smart grids use sensors, meters, digital controls and analytic tools to automate, monitor and control the two-way flow of energy across operations—from power plant to plug. A power company can optimize grid performance, prevent outages, restore outages faster and allow consumers to manage energy usage right down to the individual networked appliance.
More than half of the people on Earth live in cities, and urban populations are projected to double by mid-century. IBM is helping cities around the world tackle serious urban issues and improve the quality of life of their citizens.
Unimaginable complexity, combined with a lack of resources has created a situation in corporate IT globally where $2.5 Trillion – 70% of the global IT budget – is spent just making sure the status quo works. As a result, 1 in 5 projects never see the light of day and there is a backlog in IT of more than 18 months.
Water is a critical resource. Countries, cities, companies, utilities, farmers and people are wrestling with how to manage and make the most of it. The issues around water can be better understood and managed by collecting and analyzing of data. IBM is applying its expertise in smart systems and data analysis to help companies and governments effectively deal with these issues.
IBM announced a series of advanced solutions, market studies and transformation projects that demonstrate how its solutions and services are revealing profound insights to help businesses connect with customers, accelerate the supply chain and increase profits. Headlined by the debut of the first consumer-facing Watson offering for Smarter Commerce, IBM is showcasing how leading-edge executives are deploying big data analytics delivered through cloud-based solutions on mobile devices to stay one step ahead of changing market expectations in fiercely competitive industries.
More than 4,500 clients and partners will attend IBM's Edge 2013 storage and optimized IT solutions conference in Las Vegas. During the conference, IBM will announce new Flash storage, PureSystems and Power Systems offerings that enhance Big Data and cloud capabilities.
Software is reshaping our world economy with everyone and everything becoming more connected. As a result, software development is increasingly the driver for business innovation. Mobile, cloud, big data, collaboration and intelligent connected systems are the top technology trends impacting organizations. DevOps is the key to helping businesses unlock the potential of these technologies to drive growth and innovation. DevOps is an enterprise wide capability for continuous software delivery that enables organizations to quickly seize market opportunities and reduce the time to deliver on customer feedback.
A bus, train or car to work. A bike to school. A plane for a business trip. Even if you don't leave your home, your life is still influenced by the transportation industry: virtually every tangible good – food, clothing, medicine, vehicles and computers – has been transported into your world from somewhere else. IBM has a long history in transportation and works with some of the most advanced operators of transportation networks around the world, from municipal governments to railway operators to airlines.