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What a Flexible Workplace Has to Do With Trust and Creativity | Inc.com

Chegg, a Silicon Valley online textbook rental service, introduced unlimited paid vacation; so far, no one has abused the privilege. When I was running software companies, women on maternity leave were told to come back when they wanted to, on a schedule of their own devising; they never let me …

The Workplace

IBM Connections in Cloud Now Features Real-Time Audio and Video Chat

Today, when you log in to IBM Connections in the cloud you should notice a nice little surprise: you can now engage with your peers via audio and/or …

IBM - TED@IBM

TED@IBM speakers<p>Human-centered designer, AI<p>Entrepreneur and environmentalist<p>Structural biologist<p>Data and web guru<p>Advocate for refugees in …

Here's What IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Is Doing To Turn The Company Around

Cuban said that "IBM is no longer a tech company ... they have no vision."<p>But IBM CEO Ginni Rometty does have a vision - to dominate the next high-profit areas of computing - and she's already launched a huge number of creative ideas to get IBM there.<p>Fresh New Partners<p>For instance, this week alone …

Apps

Will IBM Rise Again?

IBM has been very kind to Wall Street lately—with shareholder-friendly policies like stock buybacks and dividend hikes. But Wall Street has not returned the kindness to IBM. At a time most major equity indexes have been racing towards old and new highs, IBM’s shares are heading south.<p>Obviously, …

IBM's new email app learns your habits to help get things done

Email can be overwhelming, especially at work; it can take a while to get back to an important conversation or project. IBM clearly knows how bad that deluge can be, though, since its new Verse email client is built to eliminate as much clutter as possible. The app learns your habits and puts the …

IBM’s Brad Becker on Watson and the ‘Humane’ Promise of Cognitive Computing

Brad Becker, chief design officer for IBM Watson, talks about current and future applications of cognitive computing and how he hopes to make …

Cognitive Computing

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IBM: Thanksgiving Online Sales Up 14%, One-Third Of Sales On Mobile Led By iOS

Black Friday is traditionally thought of as the first day of holiday shopping in the U.S., but with more buying options (and promotions) becoming available online, many are now starting their shopping a day earlier, on Thanksgiving. As a bellwether for how e-commerce companies will fare in the …

How Made-For-Business Apps Are Poised To Transform Industries

Stop for a minute and consider the level of transformation the smartphone in your hand has created in just the handful of years since the re-architecting of our most basic connections to people, services and knowledge began with the debut of the original iPhone.<p>Now, these devices and the apps they …

IBM & Apple reveal first iOS apps in enterprise partnership, including travel, telecom, retail & government

Apple and IBM on Wednesday unveiled a wide range of "MobileFirst" applications targeted toward businesses, representing the first results of the …

iOS Apps

Test Driving IBM's Watson Analytics Beta

IBM’s Watson Analytics beta was made available to the public last week, and shows potential to break down the barriers that hold back analytics adoption in enterprises.<p>22,000 people signed up for the program since the launch on September 16th giving IBM has a strong base to build on for testing …

Why Apple-IBM mobile apps could be really good for IBM

If the terms “deep analytics” and “workflow design” make your eyes glaze over in boredom, you’re not alone. But IBM—with the help of its now-partner …

Apple-IBM partnership off to 'impressive' start

Apple and IBM last week kicked off their five-month-old partnership with an "impressive" 10-pack of focused mobile business apps catering to sectors …

Apps

'We Always Give People a Path Into Our Technology': Inside IBM's Incredible Content Marketing — The Content Strategist

‘We Always Give People a Path Into Our Technology’: Inside IBM’s Incredible Content Marketing<p>Global technology and consulting company IBM builds a …

UBS Turns to Artificial Intelligence to Advise Clients

UBS Group AG, facing the threat of competition from Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., has turned to a Singapore-based technology company that uses …

IBM: Christmas online sales up 8.3%, iOS numbers nearly quadruple Android’s

Christmas is a religious and cultural celebration for billions of people, which means it’s also a big day for online shopping. Online sales grew by 8.3 percent over 2013, according to the latest figures from IBM.<p>Mobile traffic accounted for more than half (57.1 percent) of all online shopping …