China Construction Bank (Asia) and IBM Developing Hong Kong’s First Bancassurance Powered by Blockchain

China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited (“CCB (Asia)”) and IBM today announced the development of the first blockchain-enabled bancassurance project in Hong Kong. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, the solution is designed to streamline CCB (Asia)’s bancassurance process and greatly enhance customer experience and the quality of services delivered through faster transaction processing time and increased transparency.

Posted on: 20 September 2017 | 4:01 am

IBM and MTN Help Protect Endangered African Rhinos with Internet of Things Technology

IBM MTN, a leading African telecommunications provider, Wageningen University (WU) in the Netherlands and Prodapt, today announced they are harnessing IBM Internet of Things (IoT) technology as part of the MTN Connected Wildlife Solution. The solution will help predict threats and combat the poaching of endangered rhinos at Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa, with the intent to expand the solution to other reserves in future.

Posted on: 19 September 2017 | 4:09 am

IBM and IBC Report: Increased Viewing of Mobile Video Content is Driving Consumer Demand for Better Content Experiences

Digital video consumption is viral and, according to a new study released today by IBM and International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), more than half of the 21,000 consumers surveyed are using mobiles every day to watch streaming videos, and that number is expected to grow 45 percent in the next three years.

Posted on: 13 September 2017 | 11:01 pm

Telestream and IBM Aspera Enable Near Real-time Remote Live Video Capture and Production

IBM and Telestream announced today at IBC 2017 a game-changing solution for high-speed capture and production of live, broadcast quality video from remote locations for faster production turnaround. Telestream Vantage powered by Aspera combines Aspera’s FASPStream high-speed streaming technology and Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture media processing platform to enable production teams to work on live video feeds from remote locations in near real time.

Posted on: 13 September 2017 | 8:45 pm

Mediacorp Adopts IBM Hybrid Cloud Solutions for Broadcast Operations at its New Offices

IBM announced today that Mediacorp, Singapore’s largest media company, has completed a digital transformation of its broadcast operations using IBM Hybrid Cloud solutions as part of the move to a new office building in Singapore’s one-north district. The Mediacorp broadcast operations team can now more quickly, seamlessly and efficiently deliver video and audio content to consumers across different platforms, including new mobile apps, interactive televisions and other connected devices.

Posted on: 13 September 2017 | 8:30 pm

Elementary School Teachers Help Students Tackle Math With Help From the IBM Foundation & Education Leaders

As the new school year begins, elementary school teachers across the United States are now able to access a new, free online tool designed to provide elementary school teachers with targeted math resources for their kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms.

Posted on: 13 September 2017 | 1:35 am

IBM Pioneers New Approach to Simulate Chemistry with Quantum Computing

IBM scientists have developed a new approach to simulate molecules on a quantum computer that may one day help revolutionize chemistry and materials science. The scientists successfully used a seven-qubit quantum processor to address the molecular structure problem for beryllium hydride (BeH2) – the largest molecule simulated on a quantum computer to date. The results demonstrate a path of exploration for near-term quantum systems to enhance our understanding of complex chemical reactions that could lead to practical applications.

Posted on: 13 September 2017 | 12:10 am

IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

IBM today shipped the first of its breakthrough IBM Z mainframe from its factory in Poughkeepsie, NY. The IBM Z is the world's most powerful and secure transaction system capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day - equivalent to 400 Cyber Mondays.

Posted on: 12 September 2017 | 11:35 pm

New IBM Linux-only Mainframe Delivers Breakthrough Security for Next-Gen Applications

IBM today unveiled the IBM LinuxONE Emperor II, the next generation of its family of Linux-only enterprise systems, which delivers new capabilities aimed at helping organizations achieve very high levels of security and data privacy assurance while rapidly addressing unpredictable data and transaction growth.

Posted on: 12 September 2017 | 7:06 am

Secure Payments “On The Go” With Blockchain Technology From ZF, UBS and IBM

ZF, UBS and IBM will soon be jointly developing an open automotive transaction platform for mobility services based on blockchain technology. Car eWallet has the potential to radically change the way manufacturers, suppliers and service providers process digital transactions and considerably simplify the use of vehicle services.

Posted on: 11 September 2017 | 8:31 pm