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IBM Targets Predictive Analytics at Hiring, Retention

Aug 6, 2014 |

As it builds more data analytics into its cloud infrastructure, IBM is trying to leverage predictive analytics as a new recruitment tool to help companies find and attract top talent. IBM said it is now offering a talent consulting practice to allow companies to use predictive analytics and “workforce science” to identify the best candidates as part of a “Smarter Workforce” initiative. The cloud and computing giant claims 25 years of experience with workforce science, which it defines as a Read more…

Military Insurer USAA Embraces IBM’s Watson

Jul 24, 2014 |

IBM said this week it is expanding commercialization of its Watson cognitive computing technology through a deal with military financial services provider USAA that will result in what IBM said will be Watson’s first commercial application. The partnership calls for USAA to offer an app called “Watson Engagement Advisor” as part of a pilot program to help veterans transition back to civilian life. The app is designed to advise USAA members on their separation from the military based on Watson’s Read more…

As Pollution Worsens, China Turns to Big Data

Jul 8, 2014 |

You’ve got to see, smell, feel Beijing’s smog to believe it. Looking out a high window of a tall building, the air is opaque. Despite rules against them, vendors cook and sell food on side streets using charcoal grills. Prevailing winds from the Gobi Desert distribute dust throughout the sprawling capital. The desert dust along with particulates from high-sulfur coal burned in the city’s power plants prompt car owners to brush off their vehicles the way we might clear snow Read more…

IBM Makes A $1-Billion Bet To Make Watson A Business

Jan 9, 2014 |

For the past two years, since its Watson question-answer system went on the Jeopardy! game show and beat the two best humans at this game, an IBM team with a few hundred people centered in Austin, Texas, has been working on ways to commercialize Watson and put it to work. With the launch of the Watson Group inside of IBM today in New York, Watson is entering its third phase, where IBM is investing $1 billion over several years to extend the technologies underpinning Watson and get them into mainstream products and services.

IBM Takes BLU In-Memory Database to the Cloud

Nov 5, 2013 |

IBM this week rolled out a cloud-based version of its BLU in-memory database that’s designed to provide users with a low-cost options for data warehousing and BI. The company also unveiled a host of other big data analytics and cognitive computing offerings–and made some big Hadoop performance claims–at its annual Information OnDemand shindig in Las Vegas.

IBM Hits the Throttle on Big Data Discovery With New Lab

Oct 10, 2013 |

Aiming to hasten the pace of discovery for its clients, IBM today announced the launch of its newest big data proving ground. Designated the “Accelerated Discovery Lab,” the new venture aims to leverage IBM’s significant computing capabilities to help clients open the throttle on their big data discovery processes.

IBM to Rain $1 Billion into Linux and Open Source for Big Data

Sep 18, 2013 |

Citing the desire to help clients capitalize on big data and cloud computing, IBM announced this week at LinuxCon its intention to shovel another $1 billion (USD) over the next four or five years into new Linux and open source technologies for the company’s Power Systems servers.

IBM Ships Hadoop Appliance for the Big-Skills Challenged

Sep 10, 2013 |

One of the side effects of the massive run-up in Hadoop deployments is the creation of a big skills shortage. IBM claims to have addressed part of that shortage with the general availability of an all-in-one Hadoop appliance that will relieve users of some of the burdens of deploying, programming, and managing a Hadoop environment.

IBM Helps Make Buildings More Efficient, Thanks to Data

Sep 4, 2013 |

Maintaining buildings and other assets can eat up a large chunk of an organization’s operating budget. But by properly instrumenting a building and paying close attention to the data it generates, organizations can those costs, and get better at predicting potential failures too.

Rebuilding the Data Center One Block At A Time

Aug 19, 2013 |

With the advent of mobile, social business and big data & analytics workloads, there has been a seismic shift in usage patterns and the way they are handled. Though Cloud successfully separates the tight connection between physical hardware and software, it does not completely address how workloads are managed and deployed. The new environment looks very different…