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IBM Sics Cloud on Drug Patents

Eric Smalley | Wired | December 9, 2011

Need to scour the world’s patent databases for a particular chemical compound? There’s a cloud for that. IBM has released the Strategic IP Insight Platform (SIIP), a cloud-based data analytics system designed to give a shot in the arm to businesses’ intellectual property efforts. The system searches the US Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization patent databases, as well as abstracts from MEDLINE, the US government’s scientific literature database.

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IBM To Acquire Red Hat, Completely Changing The Cloud Landscape And Becoming World's #1 Hybrid Cloud Provider

Press Release | IBM, Red Hat | October 28, 2018

IBM and Red Hat the world's leading provider of open source cloud software, announced today that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion...."The acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer. It changes everything about the cloud market," said Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "IBM will become the world's #1 hybrid cloud provider, offering companies the only open cloud solution that will unlock the full value of the cloud for their businesses.

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IBM to Bring Swift to the Cloud to Radically Simplify End-to-End Development of Apps

Press Release | IBM | February 22, 2016

IBM today announced the next phase of its roadmap to bring Swift to the Cloud with a preview of a Swift runtime and a Swift Package Catalog to help enable developers to create apps for the enterprise. IBM is the first cloud provider to enable the development of applications in native Swift – a powerful and intuitive programming language – unlocking its full potential in radically simplifying the development of end-to-end apps on the IBM Cloud. Today's announcement is a key next step in IBM and Apple's shared journey to help enterprises advance their mobile strategy with innovative app design, analytics, process transformation and integration required for a mobile first experience...

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IBM To Help Doctors Fight Heart Disease With Smarter Use Of Data

Andy Patrizio | CITE World | October 11, 2013

IBM Research, Sutter Health, and Geisinger Health System have been granted $2 million for a joint research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new type of analytics and application methods that could help doctors detect heart failure years earlier than they do now. Read More »

IBM Unveils Breakthrough Software to Exploit Big Data

Staff | The Nation | March 8, 2012

As companies seek to gain real-time insight from diverse types of data, IBM today unveiled new software and services to help clients more effectively gain competitive insight, optimize infrastructure and better manage resources to address Internet-scale data. Read More »

IBM Unveils New Watson-Based Analytics Capabilities

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | October 25, 2011

IBM has launched a new technology designed to extract relevant clinical information from unstructured data. Based on the same natural language processing technology used in IBM's Watson, its new Content and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare is aimed at preventing patient readmissions. Read More »

IBM updates open-source Big Data disease modeling platform

Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotechIT | October 7, 2013

The rise of electronic health records (EHRs) is cutting the time it takes to spot changes in incidence of disease... Read More »

IBM WebSphere Enables Creation of Tools to Track Seniors' Health

Brian T. Horowitz | eWeek | November 9, 2011

IBM and the University of Alberta are collaborating on a project that involves using IBM WebSphere Sensor Events to create avatars from data gathered from devices monitoring elderly patients. Read More »

IBM's Reinvention Should Inspire Flat Pharma Businesses

Dave Chase | Forbes | July 28, 2012

The pharmaceutical giants look remarkably similar to the IBM of the late 80′s and early 90′s. For those of us who remember the IBM of that era, this is bad news. Read More »

In The Cloud, It's Amazon Vs. The Rest

Dana Blankenhorn | Seeking Alpha | September 25, 2012

VMware (VMW) is just the latest company to join the OpenStack Foundation, an effort to build an open source cloud stack from parts first developed by NASA, then Rackspace (RAX), and now being implemented at the latter. Read More »

Industry Group Warns of Bleakest IT Budget in 17 Years

Emily Kopp | Federal News Radio | October 18, 2011

The government's IT budget hasn't been squeezed this hard since Forrest Gump was on the big screen in 1994, according to an industry group survey. Civilian agencies will spend $42.7 billion on technology in fiscal 2012, and see an increase of two percent to $46.8 billion by 2017. Read More »

Intel Uses Open-Source, OpenStack Cloud to Its Advantage

Sean Michael Kerner | eWeek | September 19, 2013

At LinuxCon, Dirk Hohndel, Intel's chief Linux and open-source technologist, explains why Intel is invested in open source and what his company is doing with the OpenStack cloud.

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Interoperability As A Service (IAAS): The AI Enabled Blockchain

Edward Bukstel | LinkedIn | April 18, 2017

It’s time for patients to come to terms with the fact that there is no financial incentive for healthcare providers to consolidate and normalize data from disparate providers. Patients must be cautious maintaining their patient records on a blockchain or another platform that cannot be used by other institutions, providers, or entities. Without portability, blockchains will add little value to advance patient medical record mobility. Healthcare providers may discover some indirect benefits from the consolidation of medical records — even records not immediately accessible by patients...

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Is Shkreli the Exception, or the Norm, in Big Pharma?

I didn't want to write about pharmaceutical companies.  They get enough bad press, and adding to it almost seems like piling on.  If Valeant is the poster company for outrage about drug pricing, it's less because what they are doing is unusual than it is because we suspect they are the norm. Honestly, I wanted to discuss McDonald's turning their Happy Meals boxes into VR headsets --I'm not making that up -- but, gosh darn it, it's almost like the pharmaceutical companies are daring me to talk about them.  So I will.

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Joi Ito: Open-Source Hardware Is a No Brainer

Barb Darrow | GigaOM | January 11, 2012

Open-source hardware is on its way, and it will foster a new era of innovation, according to MIT Media Lab director Joichi “Joi” Ito. The emergence of freely available hardware designs and near-free components will unleash the same sort of technology innovation that open-source software kicked off a decade or so ago, Ito said Tuesday.

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