U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Enlists IBM’s Watson in the War on Cancer

At Vice President Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Summit today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM Watson Health announced a public-private partnership to help doctors expand and scale access to precision medicine over the next two years for 10,000 American veterans with cancer. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 5:19 am

IBM Named Leader in Public Cloud IaaS Adoption by TBR

IBM announced today that it has been named the market leader in public cloud IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) adoption by leading independent technology market research firm, Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR). In TBR’s semiannual Public Cloud Customer Research survey of 2,169 enterprise, respondents identified IBM as a leader because of its ability to provide customers with hybrid management tools while addressing data location and privacy concerns through a global network of data centers. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 11:06 pm

IBM Named Hybrid Cloud Development Platform Leader in TBR Survey

IBM announced today that it has been named the market leader in Cloud Application Development and Transformation by leading independent technology market research firm, Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR). The recent report, Cloud Customer Research Topical Report: New vs. Legacy Applications, ranked IBM a leader in several categories including most widely adopted cloud platform, highest in customer satisfaction and leads in enterprise adoption for application transformation services. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 10:53 pm

Blackboard Inc. and IBM Enter Strategic Relationship to Develop Cognitive Solutions and Manage Infrastructure Operations

Blackboard Inc. and IBM today announced a collaborative agreement for IBM to manage Blackboard’s datacenters and cloud infrastructure. The two companies will also work together to develop innovative educational solutions, taking advantage of IBM Watson’s cognitive computing technology and Blackboard’s broad capabilities suite. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 10:24 pm

IBM Research Scientists Discover New Recycling Process to Convert Old Smartphones and CDs into Non-Toxic, High-Strength Plastics

Every year, the world generates more than 2.7 million tons of a plastic American Chemical Society, known as polycarbonates, to create common household items, such as CDs, baby bottles, eyeglass lenses and smartphones. Over time, polycarbonates decompose and leach BPA, a chemical that, in 2008, caused retailers to pull plastic baby bottles from store shelves due to concerns about the potential effects of BPA on the brain. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 7:05 am

The Weather Company Launches Second Mobile Show, “The Ari Effect,” Hosted by Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari

Following the successful launch of the mobile morning show, The Lift in October 2015, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, has announced the launch of a second mobile show, “The Ari Effect.” E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 1:01 am

IBM Opens Garage in SoHo, New York City for Cloud Developers; Targets Fintech, Blockchain and Other Fast Emerging Tech

IBM today announced the opening of an IBM Bluemix Garage in New York City, which will help power the city’s growing concentration of developers, entrepreneurs, and fintech companies with cloud and blockchain. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 8:05 pm

IBM Closes Acquisition of EZSource

IBM today announced it has completed the acquisition of EZ Legacy Ltd., an application discovery and understanding company that helps developers understand and visualize software to more easily modify mainframe applications. Financial details were not disclosed. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 7:04 am

IBM announces Two New Partnerships with Melanoma Institute Australia and MoleMap to Advance Research in Melanoma Identification

IBM Research in Australia has announced plans to undertake research with Melanoma Institute Australia to help further advance the identification of melanoma using cognitive technology. This planned research builds on IBM’s existing research agreement with Molemap, which uses advanced visual analytics to analyze more than 40,000 data sets including images and text. IBM Research plans to analyze dermatological images of skin lesions to help identify specific clinical patterns in the early stages of melanoma. The Australian research aims to help reduce unnecessary biopsies and help clinicians more accurately understand skin cancer, which could help to improve patient care. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 1:10 am

IBM Targets Developers with Powerful In-Memory Database in the Cloud

IBM today announced a new version of its industry leading database software, IBM DB2 V11.1 to help developers easily bridge on-premise applications to the cloud and enable a hybrid data architecture. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 3:15 am