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IBM Research announced today that for the first time ever it is making quantum computing available to members of the public, who can access and run experiments on IBM’s quantum processor.
Since blockchain is an emerging technology, until now there has been little clarity on the requirements to securely operate blockchain networks in the cloud. To help speed the adoption of blockchain for business, IBM today announced a new framework for securely operating blockchain networks, as well as new services on the IBM Cloud that are designed to meet existing regulatory and security requirements.
IBM announced today that the Professional division of Kimberly-Clark, maker of such household brands as Kleenex and Huggies, has adopted IBM Cloud and IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) Platform to create a new intelligent facilities management app that helps clients better monitor and manage restrooms remotely, lowering costs and improving consumer experiences
IBM today announced an expansion of its flash storage portfolio to help clients more quickly extract value from data so it can be turned into a competitive advantage. IBM launched three new all-flash array products incorporating industry-leading performance – a minimum latency of 250μs (microsecond) -- to solve the challenge of accessing the massive amounts of data quickly for cloud-based applications and workloads.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization that produces Sesame Street, and IBM today announced a collaboration to use IBM Watson’s cognitive computing technology and Sesame’s early childhood expertise to help advance preschool education around the world.
Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed bipartisan legislation at the State House to create and support P-TECH schools around the state, beginning with an initial two P-TECH schools expected to open in Baltimore this fall. Colorado and Rhode Island have adopted similar measures to replicate P-TECH schools across their states.
The IBM board of directors today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.40 per common share, payable June 10, 2016 to stockholders of record as of May 10, 2016. Today’s dividend declaration represents an increase of $0.10, or eight percent higher than the prior quarterly dividend of $1.30 per common share.
In a move to drive greater cloud interoperability, IBM today announced it has contributed significant new features to the RefStack Project, which was created as part of the OpenStack community’s effort to drive interoperability across clouds. The ability to move data and apps from one cloud to another is a major obstacle in the evolution of cloud and business.
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