IBM's Watson artificial intelligence technology – perhaps most famous for its 2011 victory in US game show Jeopardy! – will be used by ANZ Bank to deliver faster financial recommendations to customers.
It's hard enough providing IT support to the business when it's easy enough to walk from one end of the office to another. But if you're the IT manager of small- or medium-sized organisation with a workforce that isn't in the same city, let alone the same state, it can be test to deliver the kind of technical support the business expects.
LogMeIn last week unveiled Xively, a platform-as-a-service offering designed to speed development of Internet-connected devices – the so-called 'Internet of Things'. The public Xively cloud is based on Cosm, the IoT platform produced by Pachube, which LogMeIn purchased in July 2011.
Why is it that Australians see playing footy on the weekend to be nothing sneer-worthy, but admitting to spending the odd afternoon playing World of Warcraft marks you as a bit of a weirdo? And why is it that so many Australians who wouldn't consider themselves gamers pass the time in the sardine-can-like confines of public transport propelling birds at green pigs?
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