The mainframe turns 50 years old this year and the many pundits and experts who predicted it would be long gone by now must be scratching their heads. Yes, it is still around and has acquired over 260 new accounts just since zEnterprise launch. It also has shipped over 320 hybrid computing units (not to be confused with zBX chassis only) since the zBX was introduced and kicked off hybrid mainframe computing.
If you’re a tech writer, you hear from a lot of public relations people pitching their clients’ wares. Usually, if I’m not interested in what they’re pitching, I just delete them. (The pitches, not the people.)
Today, though, my Inbox encountered a particularly persistent PR woman. She hadn’t…
Santa Fe Institute and researchers at MIT have found out that formula’s particularly, Moore’s law and Wright’s law, used for predicting how fast technology will advance offer enhanced estimates of the pace of the progress. This research is a first of its kind to compare the diverse approaches in a quantitative way. Extensive database that include past performances of many different industries have been compared to reach to this conclusion.
Bernie Meyerson, IBM Fellow, VP Innovation explains why just the number of patents doesn’t really mean a great deal. It’s more of an indicator of commitment to research and development that drives economic growth.
20 Years of Patent Leadershipibmlabs
A look at IBM patents impact over the last twenty years
IBM Research celebrates the man who forever changed the way we shopped, and left his mark on the world a trillion times over.ibmblr
The 2012 Patent Rankings: IBM on Top (Again), Google and Apple …1 day ago … The yearly count of corporate patent winners shows I.B.M. on top in 2012, for the 20th consecutive year. But the big move…
IBM: We're number one (in patents) — Tech News and Analysis22 hours ago … IBM proudly retained its usual top slot in the annual patent count. Other winners included rivals Google and Apple, wh…
IBM: A Safe Tech Play With 13% Upside This YearIBM takes pride in its ability to innovate, and spends an awful lot of money on research and development for such an established company,…
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IBM marks 20 consecutive years of US patent leadership. What’s the secret? Wisdom Illustrated here :) :) http://bit.ly/ZOflpa #Think20SmarterPlanet
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Every year IBM makes predictions about 5 technology innovations that stand to change the way we live within the next 5 years.
Cognitive Computing: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBMibm
Touch: You will be able to touch through your phone
Touch: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBMibm
Real “touch” screens and tasteful computers: IBM predicts the futurephoto: Barb Darrow What if a computer could let us “feel” the texture of a fabric before we buy clothes online? Or gives us a whiff - or …
Sight: A pixel will be worth a thousand words
Sight: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBMibm
Hearing: Computers will hear what matters
Hearing: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBMibm
Taste: Digital taste buds will help you eat smarter
Taste: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBMibm
Smell: Computers will have a sense of smell
Smell: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBMibm