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IoT Data/Analytics Platforms and Services

by Curt Hall

Connected consumer devices and Industrial Internet applications can generate incredible amounts of data from sensors and other operations — data that can be difficult to process using traditional data management and BI tools due to the diversity and size of the data sets involved. Achieving business value from this massive data stream requires the use of big data storage and analysis technologies that can scale to meet the ­constantly increasing demands placed on organizations.


What Is the Effect of Digital Transformation?

by Peter Kovari

Digital transformation occurs in economies, sectors, and industries. Businesses can choose to embark on a journey that makes them more than just mere observers of the transformative changes. So what happens on this journey? And how can the businesses transform?


IBM's Watson Plays Jeopardy!

by Paul Harmon

In essence, a Jeopardy!-playing application posed two different problems: understanding natural language (NL) so as to be able to identify the right question and then searching a huge database of general information for an answer that fit the question. Searching a huge database quickly was a more-or-less physical problem, but parsing general questions in English and then determining which of several possible answers was the right match for the question being asked were serious cognitive problems.


Risk and Reality Distortion Fields Don’t Work Forever, Even for Talosians

by Robert Charette

I think I have finally have come up with a good theory to explain why there have been so many stories of government projects in trouble recently: the inhabitants of Talos IV are managing them.

Executive Update

Cognitive Technologies in Banking and Finance, Part II

by Curt Hall

Part I in this two-part Executive Update series covered the use of cognitive systems in banking and finance in three application domains: (1) research and discovery; (2) business intelligence (BI), advisory, and decision support; and (3) risk assessment, compliance, and fraud prevention. This Update expands on the topic and examines the use of cognitive technologies in banking and finance for enhancing customer service and customer experience management.