IBM Opens Cognitive Business Unit, Buys Storage Firm Cleversafe

IBM has launched a dedicated cognitive business consulting unit and has bought Cleversafe, which provides object-based storage software and appliances. The new practice at the company is officially called IBM Cognitive Business Solutions and it aims to build on IBM Watson, the firm’s deep learning artificial intelligence supercomputer. This will be combined with IBM’s business analytics expertise. Cognitive Business IBM has been making a big push with Watson of late and has been fine tuning its new cognitive computing capabilities. It officially launched the dedicated IBM Watson unit in January 2014, and pledged more than $1 billion (£608m) for the Watson Group. That business unit is dedicated to developing and commercialising the cloud-delivered cognitive computing technology. Before that, IBM touted its Smart Planet strategy, which promoted the idea that computing will…


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