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29 Nov 2016
#58621
IBM Retail Clients Set Records on Cyber Monday, Turn Customer Demand into Online Holiday Sales Growth
Cyber Monday Becomes a Worldwide Shopping Event - Online Sales Up Nearly 17 Percent

IBM reported that Cyber Monday has officially turned into a global shopping holiday with consumers taking advantage of online deals being offered by retailers all around the world. Over Cyber Monday, retailers saw online sales increase by 16.7 percent. Cyber Monday caps a five-day shopping period where online sales increased by nearly 9 percent (8.8%) over the same period in 2015.

With a dedicated team of technical experts, IBM ensured that all retail customers large and small were prepared for this surge and that all systems, whether cloud or on premise, remained up and running so they can meet the needs of their customers. Working with IBM's Holiday Readiness team, customers rapidly and securely scaled their online shopping, inventory and order management systems, generated massive amounts of data and successfully processed record numbers of transactions, one as high as 1M in a single day. As a result, IBM clients met the specific needs of each shopper, from the first click to when the item arrived in the hands of the customer...
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29 Nov 2016
#58623
American Airlines Selects IBM as its Cloud Provider
https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51145.wss, November 29th, 2016

IBM announced a strategic partnership with American Airlines, the world's largest airline, naming IBM as its cloud provider for greater enterprise flexibility, scalability and reliability.

As part of the partnership, American Airlines will move select enterprise applications to IBM's Cloud. The airline will be able to leverage the global footprint of IBM Cloud, which consists of more than 50 data centers spanning 17 countries, as well as a wide range of application development capabilities through IBM Bluemix. In addition the company will have access to IBM advanced analytics capabilities and technologies, all of which will enable the company to advance its enterprise into a cognitive infrastructure that offers greater resiliency and better customer experiences.
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30 Nov 2016
#58619
IBM Named a Leader in Application Programming Interface (API) Management Solutions
IBM cited for supporting combined strategies for API management, PaaS, and integration

IBM announced that Forrester Research named IBM a leader in its recent report, "The Forrester Wave: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016."

Forrester analyzed and scored numerous API management solutions and identified IBM as a "leader" for offering broad and deep functionality. This included creating business agility, adapting to constant change and responding to new and changing competition across a wide range of unpredictable scenarios.

The 27-criteria evaluation used in the report is designed to help application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals select the right API management platform for their needs. API management platforms were evaluated on current offerings, strategy and market presenc
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29 Nov 2016
#58622
IBM Unveils Watson-Powered Imaging Solutions for Healthcare Providers
November 29th, 2016

IBM announced at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2016) it will preview new imaging solutions from Watson Health and Merge Healthcare (Merge; an IBM Company) designed to help healthcare providers pursue personalized approaches to patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. The solutions benefit from more than a decade of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) work conducted in IBM Research. Further, IBM Research has partnered with the Radiological Society to debut a live demonstration of how Watson understands, reasons and learns from imaging information...
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30 Nov 2016
#58620
Finnair Adopts iOS Enterprise Apps from IBM to Accelerate Digital Transformation
First IBM MobileFirst for iOS applications taken into use in Finnair Technical Operations

Finnair and IBM announced a first-of-its-kind agreement to utilize iOS enterprise apps from IBM to support the airline's overall digital transformation.

Finnair is adopting multiple enterprise iOS apps to digitally transform the airline's operations in a first-of-its-kind agreement with IBM. Finnair is the first organization to take advantage of IBM's new app design and development model called Mobile at Scale for iOS, allowing clients to deploy multiple iOS apps over a multi-year period. The airline will roll out IBM MobileFirst for iOS Assign Tech in early 2017, shown here on an iPad.

Finnair is focused on Asia-Europe traffic, carrying over 10 million customers annually and connecting 70 European destinations with 17 Asian mega-cities and three North-American cities via its Helsinki hub. In preparation for growth, Finnair has recruited more than 500 employes, rolled out new aircraft and launched new routes this year. Now, Finnair seeks to improve its processes and enhance the customer experience through digital transformation.
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1 Dec 2016
#58617
IBM and Pfizer to Accelerate Immuno-oncology Research with Watson for Drug Discovery
Collaboration combines IBM Watson's cognitive computing capabilities with Pfizer's scientific knowledge to help scientists generate meaningful insights

IBM Watson Health and Pfizer Inc. announced a collaboration that will utilize IBM Watson for Drug Discovery to help accelerate Pfizer's research in immuno-oncology, an approach to cancer treatment that uses the body's immune system to help fight cancer. Pfizer is one of the first organizations worldwide to deploy Watson for Drug Discovery, and the first to customize the cloud-based cognitive tool - tapping in to Watson's machine learning, natural language processing, and other cognitive reasoning technologies to support the identification of new drug targets, combination therapies for study, and patient selection strategies in immuno-oncology...
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30 Nov 2016
#58618
Mahindra and IBM to Develop Blockchain Solution for Supply Chain Finance
Cloud-based blockchain app to speed invoice discounting

The Mahindra Group, one of the largest diversified multinational group of companies based in India, and IBM announced the development of a blockchain solution that has the potential to reinvent supply chain finance across India by enhancing security, transparency and operational processes.

This cloud-based application, one of the first projects of its kind in India outside of traditional banking, is designed to transform supplier-to-manufacturer trade finance transactions through a permissioned distributed ledger. The blockchain-based supply chain finance solution will enable all parties involved in the transaction to act on the same shared ledger, with each party updating only their part of the process, ensuring efficiency, consistency, trust and transparency, while safeguarding sensitive information...
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