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IBM today announced several new clients deploying cutting-edge Smart Building solutions built on the IBM Cloud, cementing the company's commitment to transforming the buildings we live and work in into connected spaces, using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. New contracts signed with Sodexo, Karantis, R +V Versicherung and HUF Haus, and existing relationships with KONE and Chameleon Technologies, are examples of IBM's work fueling smart building innovation in connected work and home environments.

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$30 million, 5-year IBM investment unites developers to solve pressing social issues; benefits UN Human Rights Office, Red Cross in partnership with Linux Foundation and creator David Clark Cause

VIVA TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE -- IBM and partners today launched the Call for Code Global Initiative, the largest and most ambitious effort to bring startup, academic and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: preventing, responding to and recovering from natural disasters.

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Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry business blockchain technologies, announced today that Deutsche Bank has joined the project as a Premier member. Other Hyperledger Premier members include: Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Baidu, Change Healthcare, Cisco, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, NEC, SAP, Tradeshift and Wanda FFan Technology.

 

"Adding a major bank like Deutsche Bank to our list of Premier members demonstrates the value Hyperledger brings to the financial services market," said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. "With their help and global reach, we look forwarding to driving more global production deployments like Know Your Customer (KYC), payments, trading and others based on Hyperledger technologies."

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Veridium Labs Ltd, a company incubated by EnVision Corporation, is collaborating with IBM to help transform the carbon credit market using IBM blockchain technology with the goal of making it easier for companies to offset their environmental footprints.

Veridium's new solution for carbon credits will encompass the entire process of carbon footprint accounting and offsetting. Relying on IBM blockchain technology and technology expertise from IBM, the company plans to transform carbon credits into a new type of fungible digital asset that can be redeemed and traded on the Stellar network with less friction. The project builds upon IBM's work in both public and private blockchain networks to enable clients and developers to engage in token-related networks.

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Second major public cloud provider added to QTS CloudRamp colocation platform

Responding to increasing demand for hybrid IT solutions, QTS Realty Trust, a leading provider of software-defined and mega-scale data center solutions, today announced it has deployed its CloudRamp solution with the IBM Cloud Direct Link service.

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Aqua Security, Bracket Computing, ITQ, RefineAI, SuperOrbital and TIBCO join as Silver members

Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the most widely-adopted open source cloud technologies in the world, announced today that Aqua Security, Bracket Computing, ITQ, RefineAI, SuperOrbital and TIBCO (a former member) have all joined as Silver Members in January. The companies join Dell EMC, Google, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP and VMware, in addition to prominent end user members American Airlines, Fidelity, Ford, Home Depot, Volkswagen, and more than 60 other technology innovators, as Foundation members.

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How Data Architectures Are Evolving Beyond On-Premises and Classic Cloud to Add Another Dimension of Data Security

As worldwide security growth moves to more than $96 billion in 2018, Gartner is predicting an increase of eight percent from 2017 for cybersecurity investment. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy. 

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