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IBM Launches Watson Analytics Pro

IBM introduced Watson Analytics Professional, a new edition that gives users more business-centric capabilities, such as a collaboration function that lets multiple people work simultaneously in a single Watson Analytics dataset.  Also, the new edition supports IBM dbDash, IBM DB2 databases, Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API connectors for SQL databases, IBM SQL Database for Bluemix and report data from IBM Cognos ... Read More »

IBM White Paper: Battling Fraud at the Root Cause

In the 2014 IBM Chief Information Security Officer assessment, nearly 60 percent of security leaders interviewed felt that “the sophistication of attackers was out stripping the sophistication of their organization’s defenses.” It’s no wonder.  Analysis of attacks over the years have shown that cybercriminals are studying their prey closely—understanding the security solutions, policies and procedures each bank implements—and devising successful ... Read More »

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI Enhancing Watson’s Deep Learning Capabilities

IBM announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a leading provider of scalable cognitive computing application program interface (API) services and deep learning technology. The acquisition will accelerate IBM’s development of next generation cognitive computing applications.  The acquisition also significantly expands the Watson ecosystem, welcoming 40,000 developers that have innovated on the AlchemyAPI platform to the IBM Watson developer community. Financial terms of the deal were ... Read More »

IBM Launches B2B E-commerce Software

IBM Corp. is launching IBM B2B Commerce, an e-commerce software platform designed to offer both ease of online shopping and features like personalized web pages with products priced according to a customer’s contract terms. The new B2B e-commerce software, which operates on the same technology that runs IBM’s widely used WebSphere Commerce e-commerce software, is part of IBM’s broader suite of ... Read More »

Powerful Analytics for Everyone: IBM Introduces Watson Analytics

Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses.  According to analysts, only a small fraction of business people use powerful analytics tools as part of their decision making today. Watson Analytics is ... Read More »

IBM Launches New Computer System

International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data. International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data, an ability that IBM said should hasten breakthroughs in science and medical research. The computer system, Watson Discovery Advisor, understands ... Read More »

Apple & IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility

By bringing together the analytics and enterprise-scale computing of IBM with the elegant user experience of iPhone and iPad, this partnership will deliver a new level of value for businesses. Apple and IBM announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps – bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to ... Read More »

IBM to Utilize Big Data, the Internet of Things and Cognitive Computing to Help Beijing on Energy and Health Issues

IBM said its research labs will aim to help China revamp its energy system and healthcare over the next 10 years via big data, the Internet of Things and cognitive computing. The effort is led by IBM’s China research unit. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. IBM said it had a collaboration agreement with the Beijing Municipal Government.  The two ... Read More »

IBM Acquires Silverpop

At its annual Smarter Commerce Global Summit event, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Silverpop, a privately held software company based in Atlanta, Ga.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Silverpop empowers marketers with cloud-based capabilities that deliver personalized customer engagements that scale for any sized business.  Silverpop’s automated platform reduces the complexity of omnichannel marketing and makes it ... Read More »

Twitter Buys Patents from IBM, Ending Legal Spat

Twitter has bought 900 patents from IBM and entered into a cross-licensing agreement to limit the threat of future lawsuits.  The move comes after IBM accused Twitter of infringing three of the company’s patents concerning: “efficient retrieval of uniform resource allocators,” “presenting advertising in an interactive service” and “programmatic discovery of common contacts.” IBM noted at the time that it would rather ... Read More »

Small, Spotty and Zero Data: Insights Gleaned from the Absence of Data

Insights appear to be funny things.  They don’t necessarily depend on data, but, without corroboration in the objectively measurable, insights must be taken on faith.   In essence that’s a slippery slope to superstition and subjective decision making. Sleuthing is everything.  Insights are something one usually has to work for, and, more often than not, that involves vetting the data from ... Read More »

US Technology Companies Face Challenges in China Following Spy Scandal

U.S. technology companies including Cisco Systems Inc, International Business Machines Corp and Microsoft Corp may face new challenges selling their goods and services in China as fallout from the U.S. spying scandal starts to take a toll. IBM last month reported a 22 percent drop in China revenue, leading to a 4 percent decline in its third-quarter profit. Chief Financial ... Read More »

IBM Buys Mobile Targeting Firm Xtify

IBM has acquired mobile targeting specialist Xtify, enhancing its offering in the areas of campaign creation, personalized content, dynamic real-time segmentation, and analytics for all mobile devices and browsers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, New York-based Xtify offers a platform through which to track those who visit e-commerce web sites, or use mobile apps, and ... Read More »

IBM Launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud

IBM (NYSE: IBM), joined by more than 100 business partners, launched the IBM Digital Marketing Network in the cloud to help chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their teams more quickly and easily integrate new marketing services to measure and improve their effectiveness in real-time. IBM Digital Marketing Network provides customized dashboards for e-commerce, mobile, and digital marketers allowing them to view how their ... Read More »

International Business Machines (IBM) Acquires UrbanCode

International Business Machines Corp. has acquired UrbanCode Inc., which helps businesses quickly deliver mobile, social, big data and cloud software.  Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With UrbanCode’s technology, businesses can reduce the cycle time it takes to get updates or new applications into market, from months to minutes.   By combining UrbanCode software with the IBM Worklight technology, ... Read More »