Putting Watson to work

Watson's success in the Jeopardy! challenge was inspiring and the process of putting Watson to work is now a reality

Transforming Healthcare with IBM Watson on Power

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WellPoint, Inc.: Accelerating healthcare preapproval with IBM Watson on Power® (00:02:42)

With medical information doubling every five years, Wellpoint, Inc. saw an opportunity to apply groundbreaking capabilities of IBM Watson on Power Systems™ in a way that could improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare decisions.

Watch the video. Doctors are adressing Big Data challenges using Watson.

Doctors are Addressing Big Data Challenges Using IBM Watson

IBM, WellPoint, Inc. and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center unveil the first commercially developed Watson-based cognitive computing breakthroughs. These innovations stand alone to help transform the quality and speed of care delivered to patients through individualized, evidence based medicine.

IBM Watson: A System Designed for Answers

Watson is a workload optimized system designed for complex analytics, made possible by integrating massively parallel POWER® processors and DeepQA technology. Read the white paper about Watson’s workload optimized system design. (US)

Watch the video. As businesses put Watson to work for smarter analytics solutions, each new challenge will be different, combining established analytics solutions with new technologies like DeepQA, and domain knowledge contributed by experts in specific industries. Watch the video (00:03:01)

Industry perspectives on Watson

Healthcare (US)
See how a DeepQA system similar to Watson could help transform how doctors and hospitals care for patients.

Finance (US)
A system with capabilities similar to Watson could help transform how the finance industry does business

Customer Services (00:01:02)
Watch as IBM experts explain how an IBM DeepQA system similar to Watson could help transform customer service.

How can you put Watson to work?

Watson demonstrated that even the most complex analytics challenges can be successfully overcome. So, perhaps the most important question is “How can you put Watson to work?”

Watch the video. IBM Watson Solutions Lab – Insider's view to the environment where IBM and its development partners collaborate on new directions in cognitive systems.

Building Watson on commercially available POWER systems helped accelerate businesses putting Watson to work. Watson uses commercially available Power 750 systems, deployed by businesses today to run workload optimized systems for everything from complex analytics to transaction processing. Learn more (US)

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

Operating systems

Power servers deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to select the best applications for your business needs. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximise the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

System software

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers maximum utilisation, availability, and flexibility helping you deliver new advantages in your business.


IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in Power Systems that help you deliver new capabilities and new competitive advantages to your business.

Migrate to Power

Over the last five years thousands of Oracle and HP UNIX clients have migrated to POWER. Learn how Power Systems has helped them improve their business performance, reduce risk, and establish a more secure future.


Companies embracing Smarter Computing are implementing IT infrastructure based on the IBM Power Systems platform that is designed for data, tuned to the task and managed with cloud technologies. With Power Systems, businesses can outpace their competitors by delivering services faster, differentiate their offerings by delivering higher quality services, and turn operational cost into investment opportunity by delivering services with superior economics.

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