Tag Archives: information technology

At 14, she’s not letting disability get in the way of her dream to create her own software

Crystal Jhoy Banzil lost any chance of having eyesight when her retinas did not develop properly in the weeks after her premature birth. Now 14 years-old, she is confident that technology will help her forge an independent and productive life and career in Manila, the bustling capital city of The Philippines. (more…)

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IBM Forms New Watson Group to Meet Growing Demand for Cognitive Innovations

Headquartered in NYC’s “Silicon Alley,” New IBM Watson Group to Include Watson Innovation Hub, Fueling New Products and Start-ups
Watson Group Introduces New Cloud Solutions to Accelerate Research, Visualize Big Data and Enable Analytics Exploration

ARMONK, N.Y. – 09 Jan 2014: IBM today announced it will establish the IBM Watson Group, a new business unit dedicated to the development and commercialization of cloud-delivered cognitive innovations. The move signifies a strategic shift by IBM to accelerate into the marketplace a new class of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning, and discover answers and insights to complex questions from massive amounts of Big Data. (more…)

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How Technology is Changing Kenya

It is not often you think about how technology can affect an entire country, but the upsurge of affordable smart phones and portable internet have made a huge impact on the everyday lives on Kenyans. Not only do people now have access to things around the world, but they also have educational and health opportunities they have never had before. The idea of using smart phones as makeshift computers is nothing new, especially in developing countries. Where the income is limited, a smartphone can be a costly expense. However, having access to current technology will allow Kenyans to expand and grow in the world economy. To that end, here are some examples of improvements that new technology has had in the lives of Kenyans: (more…)

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Microsoft IT Academy Provides Critical Technology Skills and Changes the Life of One Young Student

*Roundtable Q&A: North Carolina student Miranda Hill and former teacher Jennifer Tyndall discuss their experiences with the Microsoft IT Academy and winning recognition in a global competition.*

REDMOND, Wash. — The 21st-century workplace is driven by information technology, and in today’s competitive job market, employers are seeking candidates who can hit the ground running with IT skills in place.

The Microsoft IT Academy provides a complete IT education solution to help students gain the skills they need to be successful in college and career. The program helps drive employability, digital literacy and 21st-century workforce development for students. At the same time, educational institutions are provided with the structure for a program that has the instant recognition and credibility of the Microsoft brand. (more…)

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Imagine Cup Competitors Fired Up by Ballmer, Sachs, and Crowley; Finalists Announced

*Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and Foursquare founder and CEO Dennis Crowley opened the Imagine Cup 2011 World Finals on Friday night. The competition heated up over the weekend with the first set of finalists being announced Sunday night.*

NEW YORK CITY – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer inspired them to be great, economist Jeffrey Sachs gave them the homework assignment of saving the world, and Foursquare founder and CEO Dennis Crowley showed them how tangibly close they are to success.

Students representing 70 countries and regions descended on New York City over the weekend to participate in the Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals, which challenges students from across the globe to use technology to solve world problems like feeding the hungry, fighting disease, and creating new forms of energy. Finalists in the competition’s nine categories were announced on Sunday and the overall winners will be announced on Wednesday. (more…)

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T-Systems Streamlines Desktop Deployment With Windows 7 Enterprise

*Global services provider delivers improved IT security, mobility and deployment costs to customers*

REDMOND, Wash. — March 9, 2011 — Deutsche Telekom AG subsidiary TSystems International GmbH today announced it is migrating its managed desktop services to Windows 7 Enterprise. The decision to move 250,000 managed seats to Windows 7 was part of the company’s decision to standardize desktop deployment on the latest information technology, which will provide increased security, reduced costs and greater productivity to Deutsche Telekom PC users around the world.

“The new technologies available in Windows 7 are relevant for information and communication technology systems, and we’re excited about the numerous features we can pass along to our customers,” said Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, member of the T-Systems Board of Management and head of Production. “With features like BitLocker and DirectAccess, for example, customers will get increased efficiency for their processes and IT platforms.” (more…)

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Samlink Turns to IBM for New Services Agreement

*IBM to manage the IT infrastructure of over 400 bank branch offices and deploy a cloud learning environment*

HELSINKI, Finland, – 24 Nov 2010: IBM announced today it has signed a new agreement with Samlink to manage the information technology (IT) infrastructure for the company’s more than 400 bank branch offices across Finland. The five-year, EURO 28 million agreement signed this month follows the IT agreement between the two companies inked one year ago in November 2009 in which IBM enabled Samlink to achieve greater efficiency in its data center operations.

IBM will manage overall IT operations and internal workstations for Samlink and its clients including self-service kiosks, wireless networks, workstation and maintenance, desktop, servers, and printers. (more…)

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