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Educating the 'big data' generation

FORTUNE — It would be tough to find a better illustration of the acute need for big-data skills today than the situation KeyCorp (KEY) has been …

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the …

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Apple's IBM Deal Marks the Real Beginning of the Post-PC Era

When you look at the landscape of powerful players in the enterprise, a few names tend to stand out: IBM, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Apple.<p>Wait, Apple? …

Five Ways Watson Will Change Computing

We all have data problems. Mike Rhodin, the head of IBM’s Watson division, plans on fixing them.<p>Watson, IBM’s artificial intelligence computing platform, is changing the way we compute. From its roots as a robotic contestant on Jeopardy, the machine-learning marvel is now being positioned as a tool …

What's The Best Cloud For Companies? Try Hybrid

Let’s be honest, diving into a public cloud computing environment makes many companies more than a little nervous. After all, who is really comfortable with putting it all out there? Who feels secure enough to trust that mission-critical applications are truly safe in the public domain?<p>Despite …

SAP head wants to simplify company's product line, message

PALM BEACH, Fla. — When Bill McDermott became SAP's sole CEO in May, it helped clarify who was ultimately in charge of the world's third-largest software company.<p>Now, McDermott intends to make clear the company's enterprise product line and marketing message.<p>"Run simple. That's it," says McDermott, …

Google Fiber is cleared to land in Portland

Google's high-speed fiber project is now cleared to do business in Portland, thanks to a franchise agreement approved last week by the Portland City Council. Under the arrangement, Google would pay a five percent franchise fee on any video revenue, but avoid the extra three percent fee charged to …