IBM and its partners in OpenPOWER today announced a host of efforts to improve systems with big data operations in mind, including revving up Big Blue's favorite child Watson.
Watson is hungry for data, and IBM just ordered up a king-sized portion for the artificially intelligent system. Big Blue today announced plans to acquire the Weather Company's B2B, mobile and cloud-based web properties, with the acquired company's data processing platform as the main course.
Intel announced Monday its acquisition of cognitive computing startup Saffron to help push new use cases to the tech giant's catalog, including new devices, big data, cybersecurity, healthcare and IOT.
IBM is looking to show businesses how to properly take advantage of Watson's cognitive computing capabilities through a newly opened consultancy.
IBM Thursday announced it hired Deborah DiSanzo to head up the IBM Watson Health business unit, an important initiative for the company.
With a $1 billion acquisition of Merge Healthcare, IBM continues its aggressive pursuit of healthcare analytics opportunities.
NextUser, an open marketing automation and analytics platform, teamed with IBM Watson to use "AI and cognitive computing to drastically change marketing and make it truly personal." It's a one-two punch aimed at a knockout in online consumer marketing.
Bring-your-own-analytics has been cresting on the horizon for awhile, but IBM's unveiling of Watson Analytics has brought the idea home to roost. Delivering it in a freemium model was a stroke of genius. Let the consumerization of analytics begin in earnest!
IBM apparently thinks so, as it is developing its famous supercomputer Watson to be able to "sit-in" on key business meetings as a top idea generator.
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