Equinix and IBM Accelerate Adoption of Hybrid Cloud Computing Initiatives

Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, together with IBM today announced an agreement to provide enterprises direct access to the full portfolio of cloud services from SoftLayer, an IBM Company, via the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ in nine markets worldwide spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Equinix also announced Cloud Exchange enhancements, including API functionality that makes it easier for service providers to use a single interface to the Cloud Exchange, resulting in scalable, private and secure connections to their cloud services with near real-time provisioning. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 3:25 am

IBM Cloud Helps Diabetizer Improve the Accuracy and Flexibility of Diabetes Treatment

IBM today announced that it is working with Diabetizer, a German -based healthcare technology company, to leverage IBM’s open platform-as-a-service, Bluemix to build and deploy a first-of-its-kind, cloud-based application that improves care for diabetes patients around the world. The app allows diabetes patients to instantly access and aggregate their health data from multiple devices anywhere in the world, as well as apply advanced analytics to control their blood sugar at precisely accurate levels. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 3:17 am

German Startup Protects Highly-Sensitive Patient Data in the IBM Cloud

IBM today announced that the German startup Preveniomed has chosen IBM Cloud to securely store and process patient data and health records on pilots from around the world. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 3:17 am

IBM Adds Cloud Centers in Europe, Asia and the Americas

IBM today announced a continued expansion of its global cloud computing network to 40 cloud centers with 12 new locations serving a growing roster of enterprise clients looking to move to hybrid cloud computing. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 3:01 am

IBM Transforms National Express Customer Experience

IBM and National Express Group plc today announce a series of cloud-based innovations transforming the global transport operator by improving operational performance and customer experience. To stay ahead of competition and help anticipate travelers' needs, National Express’s rail franchise c2c is using the latest mobile technology to provide real-time travel planning, and data analytics to enable better business decision-making. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 3:01 am

IBM Research Scientists Investigate Use of Cognitive Computing-Based Visual Analytics for Skin Cancer Image Analysis

IBM announced today a collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering to research the application of cognitive computing to analyze dermatological images of skin lesions with the goal of assisting clinicians in the identification of various cancerous disease states. The technology, which learns by identifying specific patterns in medical images, has the potential to increase the number of cases detected and help clinicians make earlier diagnoses. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 16 December 2014 | 10:01 pm

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Taps IBM Watson to Help Accelerate and Enhance Care Delivery

IBM today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using Watson technology in a pilot program to assist physicians in helping accelerate the process of evidence-based medical decision making. The VA joins leading healthcare organizations that are working with IBM Watson to help improve efficiency and quality of care being delivered. As part of the multi-year contract, the VHA will also work with Watson for a clinical focus supporting veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 9:42 pm

Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps

Apple and IBM today deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise. IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and for governments and airlines, thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between Apple and IBM. IBM clients today announcing support for IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions include: Citi, Air Canada, Sprint, Delta and Banorte. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 14 December 2014 | 3:19 am

Korea’s Hancom Selects IBM Cloud to Securely Deploy SaaS Services Overseas

IBM today announced that Hancom, a leading South Korean software developer, has adopted the IBM cloud to launch its cloud-based software products in overseas markets. Leveraging IBM’s global network of cloud centers, the South Korean company will be able to extend its services to new geographies quickly and efficiently and offer on-demand services to its customers. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 11 December 2014 | 8:00 pm

Made in IBM Labs: Using Analytics to Optimize Cloud Computing Performance and Cost Savings

IBM inventors have patented a technique that uses analytics to increase cloud computing performance and reduce costs by dynamically moving workloads -- between or within cloud centers -- based on an automatic analysis that determines the most efficient and effective use of available resources. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Posted by on 8 December 2014 | 11:03 pm