IT & Network Infrastructure : 25 Things You Might Not Know About IBM's Smarter Planet Strategy

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-10-19 Print this article Print
25 Things You Might Not Know About IBMs Smarter Planet Strategy

25 Things You Might Not Know About IBMs Smarter Planet Strategy

by Darryl K. Taft
IBM's "Smarter Planet" initiative has loftier aspirations than your typical corporate strategy. Big Blue says the world is becoming instrumented (by 2010, there will be a billion transistors per human, each one costing one ten-millionth of a cent); more interconnected (a trillion networked things); and more intelligent (thanks to algorithms and powerful systems that can analyze mountains of data to make decisions and to take actions). IBM aims to provide the technology that can connect the systems running the world, making the planet smarter: with less traffic, healthier food, cleaner water, safer cities. Here are 25 things you might not have known about IBM's "Smarter Planet" initiative. IBM's Smarter Planet strategy nears its first anniversary as eWEEK publishes this slide show.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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