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Posts by Joe Maglitta

26
Aug

Industry Speeding from Desktop to Hand to Cloud

What a week. First, HP’s sudden “Dear John” to the PC and tablet business. Then Google’s surprise scoop of Motorola mobile. Then the shocking step down of Stephen Jobs as chief apple polisher. Heads spin, tongues wag, stocks flutter. What’s it all mean? Here are some readings of these fresh entrails…

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23
Aug

Brainy Processors for a Smarter Planet

If your idea of a ”smarter chip” is a fat-free Pringles Light, read on.

IBM has just unveiled a radical design for a new generation of processor chips that could open a new, energy-saving era in intelligent information processing for everything from predicting tsunamis to spotting tainted bean sprouts on supermarket shelves.

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11
Aug

To Serve and Perfect

Over the years we’ve become a spoiled by new hardware, software and systems that, on whole, are faster, cheaper and better – sometimes astoundingly so. Now, an expanded global IBM Research initiative aims to speed similar gains in a less glamorous but no less crucial part of the technology success equation: services.

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3
Aug

IBM Selectric Turns 50

Long before touch screens and motion sensors, wireless keyboards and voice recognition, office power-users were wowed by the IBM Selectric– a sexy, solid, game-changing superstar that turned 50 on July 31.

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28
Jul

“Digital Dog Tags” Track Workers

It makes obvious sense: Gathering and analyzing key data produces smarter decisions. Better than guesswork, more accurate than intuition. That’s the simple but powerful driver behind IBM Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO) and competing offerings.

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26
Jul

Learning to Become a Great Innovator

Most of us are resigned to the fact we’ll never be as innovative (or wealthy) as Steve Jobs. After all, such disruptive geniuses are born, not made, right?

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14
Jul

Patient, Heal Thyself…with Help

Ever used a smart phone app to count how many steps you take daily? Track your daily caloric intake? Log the number of crunches or curls in your workout? If so, you’re on the leading edge of the next big wave in medicine: intelligent, online self-care.

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7
Jul

Desktops Virtually Anywhere

It’s a riddle vexing many organizations today: How do you support employees doing more work in coffee shops, airports and other spots outside the office and reduce the 70 percent of IT budget and time typically spent on maintaining infrastructure? Increasingly, the answer is desktop virtualization.

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