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IBM Earns Record 9,100 Patents in 2018, Tops U.S. Patent List

IBM’s inventions include use of AI to help people converse, protect the earth’s lakes and combat voice phishing

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2019 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) inventors received a record 9,100 patents in 2018, marking the company’s 26th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership. IBM led the industry in the number of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, security and quantum computing-related patent grants.  (more…)

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U.S. Army Enlists IBM for $62 Million Cloud Deal

IBM Cloud solution, services to improve Army’s IT flexibility, efficiency and performance

ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Jan 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the U.S. Army has signed a five-year, multi-million dollar contract with IBM to build, manage and operate a cloud solution for greater IT flexibility, efficiency and performance.   (more…)

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Why should a business invest in Virtual Data Rooms

Many businesses require the ability to share files between one another and with clients. In most cases, these files are confidential and require high levels of security to ensure that they don’t get lost or fall into the wrong hands. Before the digital age, businesses shared hard-copy documents by hand, which was risky as it required a level of trust that the file wouldn’t be misplaced, read or copied by unscrupulous employees or postal service workers. What’s more, the cost and time of transporting files were troublesome, and though faxing made this easier this was far from the most secure option. Paper files take up a room and require time to organize and locate when access is required. When the digital age first emerged, hard drives, floppy disks, CDs and flash drives were handled the same way as hard-copy files, with the added security potential of using password protection on files and the benefit of not taking up room in filing cabinets. However, the risk of loss and duplication, as well as the time and cost of transportation remained.


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Sicheres Cloud Computing ist kein Wolkenkuckucksheim

Integration von digitalem Fachwissen und Automatisierung von Risiko-Analysen kann Testverfahren für Software deutlich verbessern und Cloud Computing sicherer machen. Das zeigen neueste Ergebnisse eines vom FWF geförderten Projekts zur Qualitätssicherung sicherheitskritischer Systeme der Uni Innsbruck, die vor kurzem veröffentlicht wurden.

Software-EntwicklerInnen erleben oftmals böse Überraschungen: Selbst nach langer und erfolgreicher Anwendung von Cloud-Programmen tun sich plötzlich unerwartete Schwachstellen auf. Tatsächlich sind gerade Cloud-Programme anfällig dafür. Nicht weil sie schlecht geschrieben wurden, sondern weil sie viele laufend aktualisierte Schnittstellen besitzen. Diese machen Funktionalitäten erforderlich, die weit über den eigentlichen Programmablauf hinausgehen und von dritten Systemen abhängen. Sogenannte nicht-funktionale Sicherheitstests können diese Aspekte zwar testen, doch die konventionellen Methoden der Qualitätssicherung scheitern oft an der Komplexität der Anforderungen. Jetzt haben WissenschafterInnen der Universität Innsbruck Grundlagen vorgestellt, die nicht-funktionale Tests deutlich verbessern können. (more…)

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‘Melbourne Shuffle’ secures cloud data

Encryption might not be enough for all that data stored in the cloud. An analysis of usage patterns — which files are accessed and when — can give away secrets as well. Computer scientists at Brown have developed an algorithm to sweep away those digital footprints. It’s a complicated series of dance-like moves they call the Melbourne Shuffle.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle. (more…)

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IBM Sets U.S. Patent Record

Achieves 21st Straight Year of Patent Leadership
IBM inventors received more than 6,800 U.S. patents in 2013

ARMONK, N.Y. – 14 Jan 2014: IBM today announced that its inventors received a record-setting 6,809 patents in 2013 – the 21st consecutive year the company topped the annual list of U.S. patent leaders. (more…)

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Made in IBM Labs: Advancing Privacy and Security in the Cloud

Patented cryptography invention enables unlimited analysis of encrypted data

ARMONK, N.Y. – 23 Dec 2013: IBM inventors have received a patent for a breakthrough data encryption technique that is expected to further data privacy and strengthen cloud computing security.

The patented breakthrough, called “fully homomorphic encryption,” could enable deep and unrestricted analysis of encrypted information —intentionally scrambled data — without surrendering confidentiality. IBM’s solution has the potential to advance cloud computing privacy and security by enabling vendors to perform computations on client data, such as analyzing sales patterns, without exposing or revealing the original data. (more…)

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IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives within Five Years

IBM Predicts – in Five Years Everything will Learn

ARMONK, N.Y. – 17 Dec 2013: Today IBM unveiled the eighth annual  “IBM 5 in 5 (#ibm5in5) – a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.

This year’s IBM 5 in 5 explores the idea that everything will learn – driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics and learning technologies all coming together, with the appropriate privacy and security considerations, for consumers, citizens, students and patients.  (more…)

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