IBM Spurs NYC Tech Ecosystem With Bluemix PaaS
IBM helped enable New York City to launch Digital.NYC, a new hub for the city’s tech ecosystem built using IBM's Bluemix PaaS.IBM is bringing the power of its cloud platform and Bluemix platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering to Silicon Alley—New York City's tech sector—to help spur the city's technology ecosystem. At a ceremony today in the city, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Digital.NYC, an online platform that will serve as a centralized hub for the city's tech ecosystem, providing information and resources to help turn ideas into businesses, deliver tools for digital startups and connect New Yorkers to opportunities in the City's technology ecosystem. Digital.NYC offers a search portal and database with profiles of virtually every city-based tech company and investor; a continuously updated list of early-stage tech and digital job openings; a citywide tech event and class calendar; an interactive map of tech companies, investors and resources across the city's five boroughs; and additional features that combine to create a comprehensive one-stop shop for everything startup-related in New York City, IBM said. More than a dozen New York-based tech and civic organizations joined with the city, led by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), to create Digital.NYC. The site runs on Bluemix, IBM's next-generation cloud solution, and was developed by New York-based Gust, a Web platform provider that connects investors with startups.
Digital.NYC integrates data and applications from dozens of high-tech firms, including New York-based CourseHorse, WayWire.com, The Muse, Uncubed, AlleyWatch, General Assembly, Flatiron School, Meetup.com and the New York Daily News. And it is one of the first Web platforms to take advantage of the new dot-NYC top-level Internet domain, exclusively reserved for New York City residents and businesses.