Cloud & Infrastructure

For 100 years, IBM kept changing in order to stay IBM

There are scads of reasons IBM has survived and thrived over the last century, but not least of them has been technological innovation.

State & Local

In Texas, software ties together first responders' radios

Interoperability software allows emergency response groups to communicate across a variety of systems and equipment.

Cybersecurity

A social media policy with 100 years of experience

IBM could teach government agencies a few things about managing Facebook and Twitter.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Disruptive tech: Sometimes you're the windshield ...

New computing systems and tools on the horizon can enhance operational processes and also foil adversaries, if you take first advantage of them.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Where Web access is limited, wireless cloud comes into play

A new system being developed by IBM in India will allow millions of job seekers without traditional Web access to look for work via their cell phones.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Why IBM's Watson is good news for government

Watson's pipelined, pragmatic process demonstrated significant innovations that overcame the type of grand challenges faced every day by the government IT community.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Victory in hand, IBM's Watson heads to medical school

IBM partners with Nuance Communications and a pair of medical schools for research on health care analytics.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Watson's 'Jeopardy!' win impressive, but was it set up to win?

The performance by IBM's Watson on "Jeopardy!" wasn’t nearly as impressive as it seemed, GCN Lab Director John Breeden II writes.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Energy aims to retake supercomputing lead from China

The Energy Department's next supercomputer, the IBM-built Mira, will greatly outperform the current generation of machines, and is expected to surpass China's current leader.

Cloud & Infrastructure

IBM's Watson vs. the human brain: Tale of the tape

Who has the real computing advantage when human contestants and IBM's Watson square off on "Jeopardy!"?

Emerging Tech

Law enforcement using analytical tools to predict crime

Predictive software helps give police a better idea of where to send patrols at any given time. But at least one other use for it has raised the "Minority report" specter for critics.

Cloud & Infrastructure

I'll take supercomputers on game shows for $1,000, Alex

IBM's Watson cognitive system will go head to head with "Jeopardy" champions in February.

State & Local

IBM debuts CityOne simulation game for urban planning

IBM Corp. has launched CityOne, an online interactive simulation game designed to help local government officials find innovative solutions for energy, water, traffic, banking and retail problems.

Cloud & Infrastructure

IBM supercomputer to challenge humans on 'Jeopardy'

IBM will put its natural-language processing research to the test this fall, when its Watson supercomputer goes up against human players on "Jeopardy."

Cloud & Infrastructure

The challenge of transformational change

Potentially game-changing IT initiatives abound at agencies. But the odds are that they'll produce only incremental rather than transformational change. That doesn't mean we should stop trying.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Industry retirees leave mainframe computers behind

Old mainframe computers stay at a company longer than the employees who know how to run them, according to a news report.

Cloud & Infrastructure

New IBM mainframe a 'data center in a box'

Big Blue's zEnterprise uses RISC and x86-based blades, and can manage up to 100,000 virtual machines simultaneously, the company says.

State & Local

Tax evaders beware: NY state has an app for that

A 10-year collaboration between IBM and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has produced analytical tools to help with auditing returns and collecting delinquent taxes.

State & Local

NY turns $10 million investment into $1 billion in savings

The N.Y. State Department of Taxation and Finance is enjoying big savings as a result of its work with IBM in creating tools to help automate audit and collection.

Cybersecurity

FAA, IBM set sights on real-time network security

An IBM streaming analytics engine would be the heart of an intelligent system that could recognize online attacks in real time and thwart them before they are launched.

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