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Solutions For A Smarter Planet: Colleagues In Care (VIDEO)

Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology

Our story begins on the island of Haiti, an island devastated by a catastrophic earthquake in 2010. This horrific tragedy destroyed homes, lives, and ...

The Next Frontier? The U.S. Needs IT Skills to Build a Smarter Planet

Colin J. Parris | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Colin J. Parris

It was in the 1950s and 1960s that the "Space Race" inspired the world and captivated students everywhere. Today, the United States faces an even greater challenge if it hopes to lead the race in creating a Smarter Planet.

Business Analytics: Turning Data Into Insight

Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

In an era of Smarter Analytics, it is imperative that businesses leverage the massive quantities of data available to them. In order to remain competi...

Predictive Analytics

Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

Real-time analytics from IBM allow businesses to predict and respond to a situation in an instant. From train track malfunctions, to power disruptions...

Cloud Computing: Business Transformation in the Cloud

Posted 03.14.2012 | Technology

The IBM Smart Cloud is transforming industries as diverse as healthcare, energy, government, and filmmaking. These cloud computing case studies help t...

IBM THINK Booth: Inhi Cho Suh Discusses Leadership Challenges With Big Data

Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

At IBM's THINK Forum, Inhi Cho Suh, VP of Product Management at IBM, discusses challenges facing modern leaders around technology, big data and data m...

GM Saves Energy With Smart IT

Andrew Winston | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Opportunities for improving energy efficiency -- and saving real money -- are everywhere. The proverbial low-hanging fruit are actually, in the words of energy guru Amory Lovins, fruit on the ground.

Jumpstarting the Real Electric Car Revolution

Dr. Winfried Wilcke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Winfried Wilcke

The real electric car revolution won't happen until we solve questions about range, how to recharge them and make cars that everyone can afford.

There's a Smarter Way to Run Our Cities

Anne Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anne Altman

More than 50 percent of the world's population lives in cities and each year we are adding the equivalent of eight cities the size of New York City to the planet. Many of these cities are at a breaking point and their infrastructures are bursting at the seams.

Making Objects Smarter: The Story Behind Location Awareness

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Garbage -- do you know where all your trash really ends up? If you knew the truth, would you rethink your actions before tossing old junk? It's no...

Filling the Need for Skilled Workers Requires Smarter Education

Diane Melley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Melley

A workforce educated for the 21st century will go a long way toward increasing employment levels, lowering poverty rates and maintaining a high quality of life for all our citizens.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Transportation is tricky. New technologies are changing the scope of road, rail, air and sea -- and intelligence is moving people from here to there m...

The Rise of 'DIMBYism': Open Data Is the Key to Smarter Communities

John Tolva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Tolva

There's simply no reason that we can't design tools to bring city-dwellers into a closer relationship with information that can inform their choices.

Smarter Food: One Chicken's Plea

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While the locavore debate rages on, we think this chicken has some pretty legitimate concerns about the time and energy spent transporting food across...

Sustainable Buildings: What Are We Waiting For?

Florence Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Florence Hudson

We can make incredible progress towards a more sustainable future using the tools we have and the inventions that already exist.

The Tale of a Smarter Planet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A butterfly flaps its wings in China and sometime later a thunderstorm occurs in Chicago? Not buying the butterfly effect? We've all heard it ...

Avoiding Greenwash and its Dangers

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

This week is the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day. In general, it's wonderful to see companies competing on green. But there is also a high risk of companies overstating the truth.