The IBM Strategy

The IBM Strategy

We are making a new future for our clients, our industry and our company.

This is how.

01. We are making markets by transforming industries and professions with data.

02. We are remaking enterprise IT for the era of cloud.

03. We are enabling systems of engagement for enterprises.

And we are leading by example.

via The IBM Strategy.

2013 IBM Annual Report

2013 IBM Annual Report.

U.S. stock markets are rigged, says author Michael Lewis | Reuters

“They are able to identify your desire to buy shares in Microsoft and buy them in front of you and sell them back to you at a higher price”

via U.S. stock markets are rigged, says author Michael Lewis | Reuters.

GE Brings Supercomputing Performance to Harsh Environments | Embedded Intel®

The CRS 48.5 ATR subsystem features the GE DSP280 multiprocessor with two quad core Intel Core i7 processors.

The DSP280 is capable of more than 260 gigaflops peak performance and delivers main memory bandwidth of up to 21GBytes/second per CPU node.

via GE Brings Supercomputing Performance to Harsh Environments | Embedded Intel®.

Connect Tech Introduces the COM Express® + GPU Embedded System | Embedded Intel®

“This latest addition to our line of COM Express carriers addresses the growing need we are seeing for small footprint, embedded GPU solutions along with solving the challenging thermal requirements present when pairing a quad core i7 with a GPU in a small form factor.”

via Connect Tech Introduces the COM Express® + GPU Embedded System | Embedded Intel®.

Telecoms firms brace for EU ‘net neutrality’ vote to limit service fees | Reuters

The proposals need the blessing of the EU’s 28 governments before they can become law.

Currently only the Netherlands and Slovenia have net neutrality legislation in place.

via Telecoms firms brace for EU 'net neutrality' vote to limit service fees | Reuters.

U.S. top court wary of major change to software patent law | Reuters

.. patent eligibility that is too broad creates monopolies and reduces competition down to “who has the best patent lawyer.”

On the other hand, if patent eligibility is too strict, it could “rule out real inventions with computers,”

via U.S. top court wary of major change to software patent law | Reuters.

The 24-Hour Trap: Rethinking Daily Habits | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

We live in weeks, not days.

via The 24-Hour Trap: Rethinking Daily Habits | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

When Conflicting Goals Forced Polyvore To Change Despite Success | Fast Company


Polyvore took a data-driven approach to running sales, got rid of its banner ads, and rolled out ads that looked like content.

“The result is a clean look for our users that embraces our DNA.”

The company also launched a cost-per-click pilot program to gather feedback, and is working on a wider rollout.

Today advertising revenue is made up of 80% performance ads and 20% brand ads.

via When Conflicting Goals Forced Polyvore To Change Despite Success | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Against beautiful journalism | Felix Salmon

It’s time for websites to put a lot more effort into de-emphasizing less important stories, reserving the grand presentation formats only for the pieces which deserve it.

In theory, most content management systems these days support various different story templates; in practice, however, there’s a kind of grade inflation going on, and everything ends up getting the A-list treatment.

via Against beautiful journalism | Felix Salmon.