General Reading for 09/22/2015

Blockchain: It Really is a Big Deal « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog “What can be done? One potential solution is an intriguing technology called blockchain, which is little understood outside a small fraternity of computer scientists. Blockchain provides the technology underpinnings of Bitcoin, the crypto currency…

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2014

Introducing a New Generation of Mobile Apps for the Enterprise « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog “Today, we’re delivering on that promise by announcing the first 10 mobile apps that will come to market–the first of many that we have on the drawing boards. I’m impressed by…

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What I’m Reading on 02/06/2014

The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory “Today no one dies from standard wars, not that you’d know it from Internet comments. But years, millions of dollars, and endless arguments are spent arguing about standards. The reason for our fights aren’t any different from those that drove Edison and Westinghouse:…

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What I’m Reading on 12/12/2013

When Machines Get Creative « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog “The system uses text mining, analytics, and statistical reasoning similar to that of the Watson system. Where the virtual chef differs with its cognitive cousin is not only in its understanding of food chemistry, but its ability…

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What I’m Reading on 12/05/2013

Mashery Gets Into The Hackathon Business – ReadWrite “Mashery, which Intel acquired back in April, specializes in managing application programming interfaces, or APIs—bits of code that allow apps to communicate with cloud services and one another. Hacker League founder Mike Swift (aka Swift) announced the transaction in a round of…

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What We Do When We Do Analytics Research

In May of 2013 I was asked to contribute an article to ProVISION, an IBM magazine published in Japan for current and potential customers and clients. That piece was translated into Japanese and published at the end of July. Below is the original article I wrote in English describing some…

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Workforce analytics announcement

Today my team at IBM Research, in collaboration with our software colleagues, announced that we’ll be offering to customers new analytics capabilities in the areas of employee retention and workforce sentiment. The main details are the press release and an entry I published over on the IBM Smarter Planet Blog.…

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Daily links for 01/10/2013

Going Mobile: Advances in Mobility Lead to Smarter Travel « A Smarter Planet Blog “The true value of mobility does not live within each capability alone – rather, it’s all these apps coming together that can transform the travel experience. It’s the convergence of social, big data, analytics, and cloud,…

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Daily links for 04/12/2012 – OpenStack Foundation Edition

Leading Technology Companies Support Formation of OpenStack Foundation – MarketWatch “Today nineteen leading technology companies announced their plans to become Platinum or Gold members of the OpenStack® Foundation, an independent and long-term home for OpenStack, the open source cloud operating system. AT&T, Canonical, HP, IBM, Nebula, Rackspace, Red Hat, and…

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Daily links for 04/11/2012 – IBM PureSystems Edition

IBM News room – 2012-04-11 IBM Sets the Stage for the Next Era of Computing “IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a major step forward in a new, simpler era of computing with the introduction of a new category of “expert integrated systems.” This new family is the first with built-in expertise…

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My Smarter Planet blog entry on Mobile

The Building a Smarter Planet site just posted a blog entry I wrote to coincide with IBM‘s activities at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The piece is called “For a Business, Mobile Apps Must be Enterprise Class.” I talk about the recent Worklight acquisition and why I would…

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Daily links for 12/07/2011

Win 8 app store revealed: more money for devs, beta in late February “In San Francisco today, Microsoft started talking up the Windows Store, the online marketplace for Metro-style Windows 8 applications. With Apple‘s Mac App Store and iTunes Store already operational and selling both computer and tablet applications, Microsoft…

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Daily links for 08/11/2011

Caching IBM Redbooks | WebSphere eXtreme Scale Best Practices for Operation and Management “This IBM® Redbooks® publication contains a summary of the leading practices for implementing and managing a WebSphere® eXtreme Scale installation. The information in this book is a result of years of experience that IBM has had in…

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Daily links for 02/16/2011

IBM and Jeopardy Watson on Jeopardy! Day Two: The Confusion over an Airport Clue | A Smarter Planet Blog “How could the machine have been so wrong? David Ferrucci, the manager of the Watson project at IBM Research, explained during a  viewing of the show on Monday morning that several…

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Daily links for 08/10/2010

Manila Standard Today — Linux safer than Windows — 2010/august/10 “Experts on both sides of the fence will argue these points back and forth, but ironically, the most relevant argument is the one that Windows supporters themselves offer. There are simply more threats in Windows, and that alone should give…

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What happens when I go to a conference

I’m spending a few days this week in Boston attending the Red Hat Summit in Boston, a large and very professionally done conference about their Linux, virtualization, and middleware offerings. Earlier today, IBM‘s Jean Staten Healy and I gave a talk called “Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet.”…

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Daily links for 06/23/2010

Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet | opensource.com “In this morning’s Red Hat Summit sessions, Jean Staten Healy and Bob Sutor of IBM presented on the solutions that communities around the world are implementing using Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet.” tags: linux, red-hat, smarter-planet WordPress…

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“Linux as a Catalyst for a Smarter Planet” at Novell BrainShare

On Tuesday morning, March 23, at 10:30 in Salt Lake City, Jean Staten Healy and I will be presenting a talk called “Linux as a Catalyst for a Smarter Planet” at Novell’s BrainShare conference. The talk is coded as SPR201 and will be in room 150 G. Here’s the abstract:…

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