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Since the global financial crisis, sluggish economic growth, stricter regulatory requirements and rapidly changing consumer behavior have placed unprecedented demands on the global banking industry. Banks in both emerging and developed economies have an opportunity to manage enormous capital growth and wealth creation. To regain customer confidence and earn their slice of the increasingly competitive market, banks must transform themselves - Big Data and analytics technologies as well as cloud computing are presenting unique opportunities to do just that, enabling banks to leapfrog the competition.
Since beginning work with clients and partners around cloud computing in 2007, IBM has been focused squarely on marking the model viable for enterprise and government clients -- clients that cannot compromise on security, compliance and availability. IBM's strategy for cloud is clear: We will build clouds for enterprise clients. We will provide cloud services where there are gaps we can fill. And we will collaborate with clients to create new opportunities to reach more of the market or extend their services leveraging cloud delivery.
Imagine a technology that works so well, you never even know you’re using it. A“behind the scenes” technology remains just as relevant and crucial to everyday operations today as it was 50 years ago: the mainframe computer. From the ATM to the doctor’s office to the traffic light grid to the police department, the mainframe has been and remains one of the most important technological innovations with an impact that reaches almost every aspect of everyday life. While the average consumer doesn’t physically see or touch a mainframe like they do a tablet or mobile device, the technology that sparked a revolution in computing and business that still impacts consumers on a daily basis.
Mobile computing is at a turning point. This is now the second wave of the mobile revolution: the business of mobile. Just as the Internet transformed industries like banking, travel and healthcare – so too will mobile. In fact, over the next three to five years, the most cutting edge advances in mobile will not be in device itself, but instead what is done with it.
Figuring prominently in IBM's philanthropic portfolio is the support given to the education community, from kindergarten all the way through college, as well as to not-for-profits involved that support non-traditional students. To that end, IBM supports improved career and technical education, particularly for the topics of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), subjects that contribute to societal improvement and economic development.
IBM inventors received a record 6,809 patents in 2013 for inventions that are expected enable significant innovations that will position IBM to compete and lead in strategic areas, such as IBM Watson, cloud computing, Big Data analytics – and advance the new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and interact with people in more natural ways.
More than half of the people on Earth live in cities, and urban populations are projected to double by mid-century. IBM is helping cities around the world tackle serious urban issues and improve the quality of life of their citizens.
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Known to many as the IBM innovation that beat Jeopardy!'s all-time champions, Watson is truly at the forefront of cognitive computing, Big Data and analytics technology. Using advances in natural language processing and analytics, Watson has a unique ability to understand the subtle nuances of human language, sift through vast amounts of Big Data, and provide evidence-based answers to its human users' questions. By processing information in a way that is similar to how people think, Watson represents a significant shift in system architecture and the ability for organizations to quickly analyze, understand and respond to Big Data.
The growing prevalence of chronic diseases and aging populations around the globe are placing a heavy burden on health systems. It’s no wonder that healthcare costs continue to rise rapidly and relentlessly worldwide. Increasingly healthcare is turning to digital information and electronic resources to enable greater access to care, to improve quality and reduce costs.
IBM today announced the zEnterprise mainframe server and a new systems design that allows workloads on mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers to share resources and be managed as a single, virtualized system. The new mainframe is also the most powerful and energy-efficient mainframe ever. The new systems design combines IBM's new zEnterprise mainframe server with new technology--the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager--that enable it to manage workloads running across System z, and select POWER7 and System x servers. The new technology is the result of an investment of more than $1.5 billion in IBM research and development as well as more than three years of collaboration with some of IBM's top clients around the world.
Today's Smarter Planet is driving great opportunity for businesses around the globe.; By 2015, it's estimated that there will be one trillion connected devices, many of which will be instrumented with real-time capabilities to respond quickly and accurately to the environment. However, as the planet becomes increasingly interconnected, intelligent and instrumented, it is also creating emerging security vulnerabilities that organizations need to address.; IBM Security Solutions draws on the company's 40-years of deep security expertise in vertical industries, research, products, services, consulting and global business partners to deliver end-to-end security. IBM has nine worldwide research labs innovating security technology and nine security operations centers around the world to help global clients maintain the appropriate security posture.</p>
At the 2014 PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, IBM announced new development capabilities, programs, education, and offerings to help Business Partners capture opportunities driven by the strategic areas of cloud computing, big data and analytics, mobile computing, social business, Watson and security.
Each day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data from a variety of sources -- from climate information, to posts on social media sites, and purchase transaction records to medical images. This data is Big Data and has become a big deal. At IBM we believe that Big Data and analytics is a catalyst to help clients become more competitive and grow their business. IBM is helping clients harness Big Data to gather insights and act on the insights to transform their business.
IBM is actively expanding its operations across Africa as part of the company's continued geographic expansion initiative of an increase its presence in key growth markets and support its global growth strategy.
Unimaginable complexity, combined with a lack of resources has created a situation in corporate IT globally where $2.5 Trillion – 70% of the global IT budget – is spent just making sure the status quo works. As a result, 1 in 5 projects never see the light of day and there is a backlog in IT of more than 18 months.
Smarter Commerce is a smarter way for companies to buy, sell and market their products by integrating operations and enhancing interactions through community, collaboration, process and analytics -- all within an industry context. The new category of Smarter Commerce is focused on helping companies swiftly adapt to rising customer demands in today's digitally transformed marketplace. IBM's new software and services offerings, supported by global sales and marketing resources, will address the spectrum of enterprise commerce activities -- new ways to buy, sell and secure greater customer loyalty in the era of mobile and social networks.
Social Business is a smarter approach to the “people-centric” processes of business. Social Business means connecting networks of customers, partners, and employees, using analytics to derive insights from those connections, and using those insights to improve business functions. It's an organization that uses social networking tools fluently to communicate with people inside and outside the company. It's a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. Becoming a Social Business can help an organization deepen customer relationships, generate new ideas faster, identify expertise and enable a more effective workforce.
From recognition to research to reviews, today's empowered consumers are in control. They are increasingly comfortable purchasing through multiple retail channels, but they want a truly integrated shopping experience. In response, retailers must provide consistency and convenience across every consumer touch point.
Launched in 2006, IBM’s 5 in 5 has become a hallmark event as the calendar flips from one year to the next. Each December, IBM unveils the 5 in 5 -- five predictions about how technology innovations will change the way we work, live and play within the next five years. The 5 in 5 is based on market and societal trends, and the ideas come from the thousands of biologists, engineers, mathematicians and medical physicians in our Research labs around the world -- IBM has the world's largest industrial research organization.