IBM: Fintech CEO says tech giants like IBM may go on M&A ‘shopping spree’ for start-ups in 2018

16-Aug-2017

Tech giants like IBM and Capgemini could go on a mergers and acquisitions "shopping spree" for financial technology start-ups next year. Daniel Döderlein, CEO of Norwegian fintech startup Auka, said that tech behemoths that have shared a long-standing relationship with banks but still rely on older technology would begin to show an interest in a "flood" of new fintech firms.read more

IBM: How to put the IBM built-in data scientist to work for you

31-Jul-2017

In modern IT operations teams, one of the biggest challenges is monitoring an increasingly complex environment—across many different tools—with fewer people. On top of that, teams face more pressure to avoid outages. And due to the immediacy of social media, outages can become very public, very quickly, negatively affecting customer sentiment of the company’s brand.read more

IBM: IBM Watson now understands if you’re happy, sad or angry from the tone of your voice

26-Jul-2017

Natural language processing has come a long way in the last few years, as digital assistants such as Apple Inc.’s Siri being able to listen to human speech and understand exactly what was said and then acting on those words. But true understanding of human speech involves a lot more than simply comprehending people’s words, because the manner in which people speak also plays a key role in how others will interpret them.read more

A small step for PwC, a double-jump for consulting?

23-Jun-2017

Consultants often talk about pain points, but it’s hard to find one that’s either more painful or more pointed than Diabetesville, the name given by the media to Cameron County, Texas, where almost a third of the population has Type II diabetes, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research. read more

IBM: Lingmo language translator earpiece powered by IBM Watson

20-Jun-2017

Australian start-up, Lingmo International, has brought us one step closer to the science-fiction dream of a universal translator earpiece. The Translate One2One, powered by IBM Watson artificial intelligence technology, is set to be the first commercially available translation earpiece that doesn't rely on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity.read more

WeAreTheCity Reveal Top 100 Female Rising Stars Across 20 Industries

19-Jun-2017

Today WeAreTheCity released the names of its top 100 female Rising Stars as part of its Annual Awards Programme, to celebrate the female talent pipeline across the UK. The prestigious Rising Star awards, now in its third year, aim to showcase the sheer volume of female talent that exists across our industries and to create role models for the future.

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IBM: Google and IBM Battle for Quantum Supremacy

30-May-2017

Building a quantum computer that can outperform conventional systems on certain types of algorithms looks to be tantalizingly close. As it stands today, Google and IBM appear to be the most likely candidates to claim that achievement. read more

IBM: Why The Cloud And Internet Of Things Don't Always Mix

10-May-2017

Cloud makes possible the Internet of Things, that global assortment of connected devices, sensors and systems. The cloud supports analytics and processing of all the data streaming in from the "things." However, some industry observers question whether cloud makes it all more expensive and complicated than need be.read more