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Empower students to innovate using cloud technologies


The explosion of Internet of Things, cognitive computing, mobile, and big data drives the need for flexible cloud platforms to enable innovation. IBM Bluemix is IBM's open-standards-based platform as a service that provides a rapid app-building environment. And in an exclusive new offer for members, faculty and students can use IBM Bluemix for 6 to 12 months at no-charge.



Congratulate the IBM Watson University Competition winners

Student-entrepreneur teams from 8 universities applied Watson technologies to solve industry-specific challenges. The winning team from the University of Texas at Austin received $100,000 in seed funding to help launch their startup company, CallScout, based on their Watson app, which offers improved citizen services. The CallScout team is now part of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program.


What you might have missed at InterConnect 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Combining Impact, Pulse, and Innovate conferences into one software event, IBM InterConnect 2015 (February 22-26) explored the best that IBM offers in cloud, mobile, DevOps, security, asset management, internet of things, application integration, smarter process, and more.


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