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Software, hardware and services boosted IBM's AI revenue by 19%, with IBM capturing 9.2% share of overall AI market in 2018

For a third year in a row, IBM has been ranked the market share leader in the IDC Market Share: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Market Shares, 2018: Steady Growth — POCs Poised to Enter Full-Blown Production (Doc # US45334719, July 2019) report, which ranked companies by global AI revenue in 2018.

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120M workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next three years; half of businesses have no skills development strategy in place

In the next three years, as many as 120 million workers in the world's 12 largest economies may need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of AI and intelligent automation, according to a new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study. In addition, only 41 percent of CEOs surveyed say that they have the people, skills and resources required to execute their business strategies. The study, which includes input from more than 5,670 global executives in 48 countries, points to compounding challenges that require a fundamental shift in how companies meet and manage changing workforce needs throughout all levels of the enterprise.

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IBM today announced a new data preparation solution designed to help clients improve their dataops processes to get their data ready for AI quickly and efficiently.

Data preparation is an integral step in building machine learning and predictive models, but it's also one of the most cumbersome and time-consuming, leading many data scientists to devote up to 80 percent of their time to it.1 And while the quality of the data remains a critical factor in producing accurate models – and more accurate insights – the time-intensive process can stall AI projects.

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Only co-creation method supporting companies from idea generation to enterprise scale adoption

IBM today announced that more than 500 businesses around the world have chosen the IBM Garage to help them power their digital reinventions with hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI). Companies including ADP, Cemex, the Kraft Heinz Company and the Government of Nova Scotia are leveraging the IBM Garage to help create cultures of open collaboration and continuous learning and to drive lasting business outcomes.

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IBM today announced the availability of AI Now For Connected Commerce, premiering at Salesforce Connections in Chicago, IL on June 17th, 2019. Helping to simplify today’s retail landscape across service, marketing, and sales channels, AI Now For Connected Commerce is a B2C and B2B platform that can provide intelligent order management, price promotion and supply chain management – powered by IBM Watson on Salesforce Marketing, Commerce and Service Clouds. 

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Forty Recipients from Fifteen Different Countries Honored at Inaugural AI Women Leadership Event Hosted by IBM In New York City Global Event Recognizes AI Achievements to Advance Their Companies Innovation and GrowthDiverse Industries Represented, Including Energy, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Insurance and Public Sector

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IBM Invests to Put Clean Water Access Front and Center on World Environment Day; The Weather Channel Becomes The Water Channel

This week for World Environment Day, IBM and The Weather Company, an IBM Business, launched Forecast: Change, a new initiative to help combat freshwater scarcity in communities around the world. Forecast: Change provides resources in support of actions that are designed to help address the lack of freshwater access around the world.

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- Db2 version 11.5 adds drivers for leading AI languages to help ease AI app dev with Db2

- New natural language querying and visualization capabilities designed to help speed data search

- Updated common SQL engine make Db2 more accessible to more data sources

IBM today announced a major upgrade to the Db2 database that is designed to enable enterprises to infuse AI and data science into their database management processes to more easily build AI into applications and gain greater insights from their data.

 

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