How Watson Can Boost IBM’s Topline?

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) is trying to rebuild its business by moving away from hardware and focusing on enterprise services. Even though more than 57% of its value stems from software business (middleware and operating system), the fast changing delivery mechanism for software (Cloud Software as a Service) and its deployment has affected top line growth in more than one way. IBM’s middleware is expected to lose its sheen as application development moves to cloud. However, IBM has carefully maneuvered itself into the next wave of tech growth that relies heavily on big data analytics. Its cognitive computing system, Watson, is catering to cloud-based big data analytics. In this note, we explore Watson’s solution for enterprises. Watson is a technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to derive analytic…


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