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IBM has been awarded an average of 24 patents per day so far in 2016

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5 June 2016 – Traditional companies continue to score a huge number of patents, reports Quartz. The publication deep dived into the patent filings to find which company has been awarded the most number of patents this year. According to its finding, IBM has been awarded 3,617 patents so far this year, whereas Samsung comes close with 3,032 patents during the same period. Behind these giants sit Google with 1,530 patents, Intel with 1,293, Qualcomm with 1,262, Microsoft with 1,232, and Apple with 1,060 patents. From the report:

Although IBM’s patent-producing power slowed somewhat in 2015, the number of patents it’s received so far this year is up more than 13% compared to a year earlier. The company is in the middle of a painful reinvention, that sees the company shifting further away from hardware sales into cloud computing, analytics, and AI services. It’s also plugging away on a myriad of fundamental scientific research projects — many of which could revolutionize the world if they can come to fruition — which is where many of its patent applications Read more

According to 451 Research, the cloud computing market may become an oligopoly of high-volume vendors

Oligopoly

 

16 July 2013 – Oligopoly: A market in which there are a limited number of providers providing the same service. Its political counterpart, oligarchy, means rule by a few. 

So starts an article by Joe McKendrick which was published in Forbes magazine last week, leading off his review of a research note by Owen Rogers, senior analyst at 451 Research, who suggests the emergence of an IT oligopoly. It’s a brilliant research note and provides a great “cloudonomics” tutorial.

Is the cloud computing marketplace becoming the domain of a few big vendors? With large players including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM coming online with similar types of services, we may be starting to see a consolidation of the primary cloud computing market into the hands of a few powerful vendors.

Actually, Owen’s report goes further to say what is emerging is both an oligopoly and monopoly at the same time. With identical services comes commoditization, and only big vendors that can deliver huge economies of scale with margins will survive in this space. He adds that perhaps the “oligopoly … Read more

El “Smarter Commerce Global Summit” de IBM en Monaco: Un cambio radical en compras corporativas, la magia de Watson continúa junto a la gran cantidad de nuevas aplicaciones analíticas.

Best The IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit

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26 De junio de 2013 – Si han seguido nuestra cobertura del Mobile World Congress de este año en Barcelona (reportaje realizado con nuestra empresa hermana EAM Capital Partners) ya deben saber que dedicamos gran parte de nuestro tiempo con la gente de IBM y miembros del equipo Watson, lo cual se ha terminado convirtiendo en una costumbre cada año que atendemos a este evento (click aquí).  En esta ocasión estuvimos en Mónaco… Sí, una asignación un tanto sacrificada… en el “Smarter Commerce Global Summit” de IBM. Este tipo de cumbres ha sido diseñada para ofrecer a los clientes de IBM la oportunidad de conocer a los expertos de IBM y discutir temas tales como: sincronización de cadenas de suministro, optimización en el control de inventario, micro-target marketing, etc..  Pero la razón principal por la que asistimos a este evento fue para presenciar la nueva gama de servicios en la nube dirigidos a ejecutivos de … Read more

Le Sommet mondial du commerce plus intelligent d’IBM (« IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit ») à Monaco : le système Watson, l’analytique, une transformation radicale des marchés et bien plus encore…

Best The IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit

 

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Le 26 juin 2013 – Si vous avez suivi notre couverture du Congrès mondial des technologies mobiles cette année (en collaboration avec notre société sœur EAM Capital Partners), vous savez déjà que nous passons beaucoup de temps avec IBM et les membres de l’équipe Watson lors de chacune de nos participations (cliquez ici). La semaine dernière, nous étions à Monaco… oui, c’était une mission difficile !… au Sommet mondial du commerce plus intelligent d’IBM (« IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit »). Ce Sommet est destiné aux clients d’IBM et donne l’opportunité de rencontrer des experts d’IBM afin d’aborder des sujets tels que comment synchroniser les chaînes d’approvisionnement, optimiser le contrôle des stocks, faire du marketing micro-ciblé, etc. Mais si nous y avons participé, c’était pour découvrir la gamme de services Cloud conçue pour les responsables de marketing et autres dirigeants, dont une formidable application du système Watson qui s’appuie sur son traitement révolutionnaire du langage naturel. Il … Read more

The IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit in Monaco: a sea change in corporate purchasing, the Watson magic continues, and analytics galore

Best The IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit

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26 June 2013 – If you followed our Mobile World Congress coverage this year (done with our sister company EAM Capital Partners) you know we spend a lot of time with IBM and members of the Watson team each year we attend (click here).  This past week we were in Monaco … yes, a hardship assignment … at the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit. The Summit is for IBM customers and it is a chance to meet IBM experts to discuss such things as how to synchronize supply chains, optimize inventory control, do micro-target marketing, etc.  But we attended to see the range of cloud-based services aimed at marketing executives and other managers, including a brilliant Watson system application that uses its breakthrough natural language processing. It was the debut of the first consumer-facing Watson offering for Smarter Commerce and you can get a nice back-grounder by clicking here.

There’s something for everyone in IBM’s new cloud-based … Read more

Edge 2013: IBM fait plonger son audience dans le monde de la recherche et de ses applications

Edge2013

 

12 Juin 2013 – Avec 6 milliards de dollars investis en R&D chaque année, une équipe de 3 000 chercheurs, plus de 65 000 brevets déposés et 5 Prix Nobels à son actif, le géant américain a depuis longtemps fait de l’innovation une de ses priorités. Et quand cela ne passe pas par des développements internes, Big Blue n’hésite pas à mettre la main au portefeuille pour acquérir les technologies qui viendront enrichir son portefeuille de solutions. Depuis 2010, 10 milliards de dollars ont été dépensés pour l’acquisition de plus de 20 sociétés. Softlayer (Cloud), Kenexa (RH), Worklight (Mobilité) ou encore Netezza (Analyse) ont tour à tour été intégrés aux offres IBM. « Nous devons être bons dans tous les domaines », souligne Tom Rosamilia Vice-président Senior de STG. Ce sont toutefois deux projets sortis tout droit de ses laboratoires qui ont été mis à l’honneur.

La naissance de Docteur Watson

Le premier est bien connu puisqu’il s’agit du superordinateur Watson qui a remporté le jeu Jeopardy en 2011. La technologie est actuellement utilisée par l’assureur WellPoint et le … Read more

The importance of making Big Data accessible to non-data scientists

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4 May 2013 – Gartner analyst Doug Laney first coined the term ”big data” over over 12 years ago although one suspects — at least in its current form — people have been complaining about “information overload” since Roman times. But the term’s meaning is still far from clear and it wins continuous nominations in the “Tech Buzzword That Everyone Uses But Don’t Quite Understand” competitions, followed closely by “the cloud”.

When using the term, Gartner usually keeps the quote marks in place (i.e. it’s “big data”, not big data). And as we learned at the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit in Barcelona two months ago, Gartner has spent a tremendous amount of time on it. As Gartner analyst Donald Feinberg warned people at the conference “talking only about big data can lead to self-delusion” and he urged people not to “surrender to the hype-ocracy.”

NOTE: next month we’ll have a chance to talk about “big data” more with Gartner analyst Debra Logan along with Jason R. Baron when our video crew travels to Rome to interview Read more

IBM acquiert UrbanCode

UrbanCode

 

24 avril 2013 – IBM a annoncé aujourd’hui l’acquisition de l’entreprise UrbanCode. Basée à Cleveland, Ohio, UrbanCode automatise le lancement d’applications et aide les entreprises à mettre rapidement sur le marché des applications liées à la mobilité, au Big Data, au Cloud Computing et au social business, ainsi que leur mise à jour.

Les technologies liées à la mobilité, au social business, au Big Data et au Cloud Computing sont en train de créer une demande nécessitant la mise à disposition plus rapide d’applications logicielles. Aujourd’hui, attendre des jours, voire des mois, afin de fournir une mise à jour logicielle aux clients n’est plus concevable. Avec les technologies d’UrbanCode, les entreprises peuvent réduire de quelques mois à quelques minutes la durée nécessaire pour la commercialisation des nouvelles applications ou des mises à jour.… Read more

IBM: a culture of innovation and analytics

 

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11 April 2013 – It was a wild, wacky, exhilarating ride at the Mobile World Congress this year, much of it spent with the IBM team. This was the second year in a row I had the opportunity to spend a fair amount of time with the IBM telecom team and members of the Watson team in attendance.  Paul Bloom, Chief Technology Officer for Telecom Research, gave us riviting summary … it was a lot of info, a lot of subjects, and a lot of arcane technology but he made it interesting and fun … of what IBM is doing in the communications industry which is dealing with an explosion of data in the connected world.  We talked about escalating traffic loads, ever-increasing network and customer data, and keeping a competitive advantage.  We talked about Watson and how the technology can improve communications by applying analytics to manage network bottlenecks, how customer customer interaction with call centers can rise to new levels (more about that below), and just the developments in more natural man/machine collaboration.

I also … Read more

If Hadoop was easy … well, then everyone would be doing it

Big Data Hadoop word conglomeration

 

3 April 2013 – One of our “must reads” of late has been IBM Data Magazine (available in print and digital) because of its clear, in-depth technical advice and hands-on examples on the latest topics in data management, IBM databases, and Big Data. It’s coterie of columnists include Tom Deutsch on Big Data, Paula Wiles Sigmon on Governance, and James Kobielus who writes our favorite column “Rocketship to Planet Petabyte”.  From the current issue:

The advantages of enhancing an analytic ecosystem with Apache Hadoop capabilities to leverage unstructured data have never been clearer. Just a few years ago, this technology was not available to enterprises—all we had was good-old structured data in the data warehouse. Today, though, the picture is very different. Hadoop is presenting tremendous opportunities to evolve from traditional data warehousing to big data platforms where organizations can process all kinds of data.

At IBM, we’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at how customers are leveraging big data technologies. Five key use cases have emerged:

  1. Enriching an organization’s information base with big data exploration
  2. Improving
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