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IBM inventors received a record 8,088 patents in 2016 representing a diverse range of inventions, as well as a strong and growing focus on cognitive solutions and the cloud platform as the company positions itself for leadership in a new era of computing. This is the 24th consecutive year that IBM topped the annual list of U.S. patent recipients
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.
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.
IBM Power Systems are servers designed for mission-critical applications and emerging Cognitive Era workloads including artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, advanced analytics and high performance computing. Designed to deliver efficiency whether deployed in a private, public and hybrid cloud, Power Systems benefit from a wide range of open technologies, many stemming from collaboration with fellow OpenPOWER Foundation members.
As the Big Data, social, mobile and cloud continue to redefine the way people create, consume and share information, ironically the computer systems behind the scenes have changed very little over the last half century. The overloaded banks of spinning hard drives and tape drives that store and manage all of this data will ultimately hit a brick wall – slowing, if not stopping outright, access to our personal and business information. Enter Software Defined Storage. Software Defined Storage is a set of software capabilities that automatically manage data locally and globally, providing breakthrough speed in data access, easier administration and the ability to scale technology infrastructures quickly and more cost-effectively as data volumes expand.
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.
IBM has established Watson as an advanced platform that is fueling a new generation of cognitive businesses and ideas. Enterprise clients and developers are tapping into Watson APIs to create and bring to life solutions that are transforming industries and society.
IBM’s security platform provides the security intelligence to help organizations holistically protect their people, data, applications and infrastructure. IBM offers solutions for identity and access management, security information and event management, database security, application development, risk management, endpoint management, next-generation intrusion protection and more. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research and development, and delivery organizations. For more information, please visit www.ibm.com/security, follow @IBMSecurity on Twitter or visit the IBM Security Intelligence blog.
IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT)
With longstanding relationships with the world's top financial institutions, IBM has a long history of creating and managing complex ecosystems and helping entire industries in the face of market transition. IBM brings deep expertise in all facets of the banking industry and an understanding of the operating models and businesses processes that must be redesigned and fused with new technologies to help banks improve profitability.
For more than seven decades, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. Scientists from IBM Research have produced six Nobel Laureates, 10 U.S. National Medals of Technology, five U.S. National Medals of Science, six Turing Awards, 19 inductees in the National Academy of Sciences and 20 inductees into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame
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.
Each day, we create 4.5 quintillion bytes of data from a variety of sources—from climate information to posts on social media sites, purchase transaction records and medical images. IBM has the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of data and analytics capabilities in the market. Our strategy is to help enterprises across all industries extract new insights from the explosion of available data to drive competitive advantage. IBM delivers a full spectrum of analytics—from descriptive, predictive and prescriptive to cognitive—to turn big data into big insights and reinvent how decisions are made. We also provide talent management and social collaboration solutions powered by workforce science and cognitive analytics capabilities. We also provide talent management and social collaboration solutions powered by workforce science and cognitive analytics capabilities. We have arrived at an inflection point where data is available at such a scale that analytics can be applied to solve problems and yield real-time results in ways never before possible. IBM Analytics can help developers innovate faster and more securely, help business professionals find a smarter way to work via better problem solving and collaboration, and help enterprises gain deeper insight faster.
IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference 2016 brings together 1,500 executives from more than 850 Business Partner firms representing 78 countries to explore opportunities around the latest shifts in technology, share visions for success, recognize leadership in the industry, and address key challenges. The conference, held February 15-18 in Orlando, is the site for several news announcements including:
In the new era of Cognitive Business, data will transform industries and professions to deliver meaningful insights that help organizations stay ahead of market trends and better serve their customers. The rapid growth of mobile applications has created consumers who expect mobile transactions to be fast and seamless – regardless of which mobile payment platform, retailer, or financial organization is providing the service. As a result, businesses are being forced to evaluate whether their IT infrastructures can support the apps that meet and exceed these consumer expectations -- or face the potential of losing clients to competing businesses. Addressing these needs, IBM has announced the z13, the first mainframe in history designed for the growth of the mobile app economy. IBM z Systems continues to have the industry’s fastest processor and 300 percent more memory than previous generations, in fact, a single z13 mainframe can process more than 30,000 transactions per second or roughly the equivalent to 100 Cyber Mondays every day. This computing power is essential to support expanding mobile infrastructures, especially since it's estimated that by 2025, consumers will trigger more than 1.6 trillion mobile transactions per day.
Moments matter. From procurement to supply management, marketing, sales and service, leaders drive innovation and intuitive interactions to deliver delightful experiences every time. By infusing intelligence and context into all commerce processes, you can become essential to your customers, partners and suppliers -- every moment. Create value, gain speed, grow revenue, and improve profitability -- that’s the power of Smarter Commerce. Learn more at: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/smarter_commerce/overview/
Despite today’s existence of large quantities of data, only a small fraction of professionals use powerful analytics tools as part of their decision-making. Watson Analytics is a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools to more businesses. Watson Analytics offers a full range of self-service analytics, including access to easy-to-use data refinement and data warehousing services. With these tools, business users can acquire and prepare data for analysis, can uncover insights and create visualization that can be acted upon and interacted with.
Weather is perhaps the single largest external swing factor in business performance – responsible for an annual economic impact of nearly half a trillion dollars in the U.S. alone. In March 2015, IBM and The Weather Company formed a ground breaking global strategic alliance to integrate real-time weather insights into business to improve operational performance and decision-making. While weather prediction is increasingly precise, business systems generally assume every day is the same. Combining weather data with traditional business data and rich data from an unprecedented number of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled systems and devices is fundamentally transforming enterprise decision-making. By combining IBM’s cloud computing, industry consulting and analytics expertise with The Weather Company’s precision weather data and forecasts, the two companies can now enable entire industries to utilize understanding of weather on business outcomes and take action.