IBM Global Business Services unveiled its new report, “Lighting the Way: Understanding the smart energy consumer,” that shows consumers around the globe are willing to become more involved with managing their energy use.
“Computational Biology and Medical Informatics research at IBM spans pattern recognition in sequences, structures and processes, the studying of systems ranging from single protein molecules through to complex molecular interactions, and the data analysis, interpretation and reverse-engineering of complex disease-lifestyle-genomic interactions for fuller biological understanding.”—IBM Research | IBM Research | Computational Biology & Medical Informatics
“Smarter healthcare is intelligent, applying advanced analytics to improve research, diagnosis and treatment. Geisinger Health Systems is integrating clinical, financial, operational, claims, genomic and other information into an integrated environment of medical intelligence that helps doctors deliver more personalized care. This enables them to make smarter decisions and deliver higher quality care, all because they can easily turn information into actionable knowledge. And IBM is helping some of the world’s top universities develop a global network of medical data, giving doctors diagnostic resources that were once unimaginable. These repositories currently hold millions of digital images.”—IBM - Conversations for a Smarter Planet: 12 in a Series
“Joel concludes by noting (and I totally agree), “Can a series of ads really start a conversation with customers that will lead to profitable engagements, unprecedented partnerships, and systemic transformations that improve all of our lives? I’ll reserve the right to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism. But you’ve got to like IBM’s bold, clear vision, and its recognition that this is a moment in time where the need for dramatic societal change transcends political campaigns and corporate slogans to demand new tools and fresh thinking on the part of leading businesses. “Here’s hoping it works.”—IBM’s Quest for a “Smarter Planet” | Seventh Generation
With the passage of Measure R in November, the voters of Los Angeles County determined to set aside $40 billion for mass transit, including that longest-simmering of metropolitan infrastructure dreams, the “Subway to the Sea.”