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IBM researchers have created a new tool for iOS and Android™ mobile applications expected to potentially benefit as many as one billion people with disabilities worldwide, including those who are vision and hearing impaired, as well as the elderly. The new Mobile Accessibility Checker is an automated test to help strengthen the accessibility features of mobile applications.
Vodafone announced a new initiative to provide intelligent services to cities, helping them ensure more effective management of city resources and address some of the most pressing needs faced by cities today. The new offering, Vodafone Connected City, will also enable the development of new smarter cities solutions for both public administration and private sector companies.
IBM today announced the expansion of the IBM MobileFirst for iOS portfolio to address key priorities for the Banking and Financial Services, Airline and Retail industries. These next IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are available for business customization and deployment starting today. The full portfolio of made-for-business apps from Apple and IBM hold the potential to transform the job roles and effectiveness of hundreds of millions of professionals globally.
IBM today announced results from an industry benchmark that demonstrate record speed to help developers better integrate applications on the cloud. Today, data must flow seamlessly across an enterprise to meet the demands of new digital workloads. This requirement creates integration challenges for application developers that are working to deliver new analytics, big data, and mobile applications in hybrid cloud environments. IBM's WebSphere software can help developers address these integration challenges and rapidly deploy applications in complex cloud environments.
IBM announced today that Forrester Research has positioned the company as the leading supplier in the global infrastructure outsourcing segment, based on an evaluation of most significant suppliers.
IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today announced plans to provide real-time network behavior insights to help customers dramatically improve mobile experiences, address increasing Internet of Things (IoT) application demands and uncover new opportunities gleaned from Big Data.
Citi® and IBM today announced a collaboration to work with developers and build the next generation of financial technology (FinTech) through the Citi Mobile Challenge. IBM will offer mentorship tutorials, and access to Bluemix, IBM’s digital innovation platform, to help developers participating in the Citi Mobile Challenge build, test and deploy their FinTech solutions. Citi Chief Client Experience, Digital and Marketing Officer for Global Consumer Banking Heather Cox and IBM Fellow and CTO Jerry Cuomo made the announcement at IBM InterConnect 2015, IBM’s major cloud and mobile conference.
IBM today announced its collaboration with Shiseido Co., Ltd., a global cosmetics manufacturer, to empower its nearly 10,000 Beauty Consultants in Japan with mobile apps designed to provide new customer services, customer-centric product improvements and social innovations.
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