International Business Machine Corp Has What Big Companies Need

It’s been over four years since IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) cognitive computing wonder Watson trounced two of Jeopardy’s top winners. At the time, Watson was a novel concept to say the least, and maybe a peek into the future of “machine learning,” but it seemed a far-flung notion that IBM would actually generate any significant revenue from its computing wonder anytime soon.Fast-forward a few years, and not only has IBM monetized Watson, it’s gone all in. After investing $1 billion to create a separate Watson business division, the new-ish unit has since spent billions more on strategic acquisitions, including the recent $1 billion deal for Merge Healthcare as part of its Watson Health initiative. And according to some new data, IBM’s focus on analytics and big data — a compilation of information…


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