At this year’s Think 2019, IBM announced “a new chapter in the journey from AI experimentation to wide-scale deployment and industry transformation.”
By making IBM Watson portable across any cloud they not only empower businesses to prevent vendor lock-in but enable them to start deploying AI wherever their data lives.
“With most large organizations storing data across hybrid cloud environments, they need the freedom and choice to apply AI to their data wherever it is stored. By breaking open that siloed infrastructure we can help businesses accelerate their transformation through AI.” Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI
While AI continues to gain both traction and momentum in businesses across many industries, most are still discovering challenges to really moving their projects forward.
According to an MIT Sloan report, 81 percent of enterprises do not understand what data is required for AI, or how to access it. And a recent Gartner study found that, “data and analytics leaders continue to struggle with the complexity, time to integration and cost implications of their data integration projects, thereby inflating their schedules and delivery costs with multiple cycles of revised project scope.”
However, the vast majority of enterprises, 83 percent, according to the MIT Sloan report, agree that driving AI across the enterprise is a strategic opportunity.
By announcing IBM Watson Anywhere at Think 2019, IBM are looking to advance that mission of businesses. With this kind of capability and toolset, you and your clients are not only provided with the means to build, deploy and run AI models and applications in a simpler and faster way and across any cloud, but have the power to automate business processes for improved efficiencies and performance.
In the following five articles, we shed more light on what IBM Watson Anywhere means for you, your clients and business:
- IBM – AI: Watson Anywhere, Rob Thomas, General Manager, IBM Data and AI
- Tech Spot – Opinion: IBM’s Watson Anywhere highlights reality of a multi-cloud world, Bob O’Donnell
- Forbes – IBM brings Watson AI to the private cloud and rival public cloud platforms, Janakiram MSV
- Computing – IBM brings Watson AI to AWS, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud, Lee Bell
- TechRadar – IBM frees Watson AI to work on any cloud, Mike Moore
If you found this interesting, don’t forget to catch up on all the hottest and latest topics from Think 2019.
You can also find out what Watson can do for your business and get started easily, with a free trial:
 MIT Sloan Management Review, Reshaping Business with Artificial Intelligence
 Gartner: “Predicts 2019: Data Management Solutions,” Dec. 6, 2018.