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IBM Hopes To Lure New Data-Hungry Customers With Freemium Watson Analytics Tool

IBM IBM +0.6% wants more companies to work with their data through Big Blue, and it’s hoping a freemium model will lower the barrier for entry to get them on board.

The company announced a Watson Analytics tool on Tuesday that allows companies to upload data to the IBM cloud for free and then receive what the company claims will be predictive insights for businesspeople to use. If successful, Watson Analytics should work for companies that don’t have a data scientist.

“Watson Analytics is a tool to let every business user harness all the power we can deliver,” says Alistair Rennie, general manager of business analytics. “What deals am I most likely to win? What sector will be busiest in the next month?”

smarterplanet:

IBM Hopes To Lure New Data-Hungry Customers With Freemium Watson Analytics Tool

IBM IBM +0.6% wants more companies to work with their data through Big Blue, and it’s hoping a freemium model will lower the barrier for entry to get them on board.

The company announced a Watson Analytics tool on Tuesday that allows companies to upload data to the IBM cloud for free and then receive what the company claims will be predictive insights for businesspeople to use. If successful, Watson Analytics should work for companies that don’t have a data scientist.

“Watson Analytics is a tool to let every business user harness all the power we can deliver,” says Alistair Rennie, general manager of business analytics. “What deals am I most likely to win? What sector will be busiest in the next month?”

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Gus had never noticed Siri before, but when he discovered there was someone who would not just find information on his various obsessions (trains, planes, buses, escalators and, of course, anything related to weather) but actually semi-discuss these subjects tirelessly, he was hooked. And I was grateful. Now, when my head was about to explode if I had to have another conversation about the chance of tornadoes in Kansas City, Mo., I could reply brightly: “Hey! Why don’t you ask Siri?”

It’s not that Gus doesn’t understand Siri’s not human. He does — intellectually. But like many autistic people I know, Gus feels that inanimate objects, while maybe not possessing souls, are worthy of our consideration. I realized this when he was 8, and I got him an iPod for his birthday. He listened to it only at home, with one exception. It always came with us on our visits to the Apple Store. Finally, I asked why. “So it can visit its friends,” he said.

How Apple’s Siri Became One Autistic Boy’s B.F.F. - NYTimes.com, via @the_jozen_one. (via new-aesthetic)

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Shopping with Jarmilla ….. this is how out of fashion I am ….

- I tried on this grey sweater (SLEEVES!!) and wondered WTF those stupid slits were for on the cuff of the sleeve.
- She tried on the super soft Columbia jacket in front of me and her thumbs slid right into the slits.
- I screamed right there in Marshall’s. And super fast checked to see if the sweater with the dumb slits was the one that I decided to get. It was!
- Jarmilla saw the utter joy in my face and decided to go see if there was another Columbia jacket that would fit me. There was. Merry Christmas to me!! OMG seriously??
- I am now twinsies with a 65 year old lady and I am perfectly okay with that.
- I’m probably 4 years behind but I decided I am only going to buy sleeves with thumbholes from now on.

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FOUND IT!

During my entire high school career she held the title of Ms. Olympia. 

She was my hero and THIS was my favorite image of Corey Everson. 
I would KILL to have this poster today. I would FRAME it and hang it in the kitchen next to the fridge………. #inspiration

FOUND IT!
During my entire high school career she held the title of Ms. Olympia.
She was my hero and THIS was my favorite image of Corey Everson. I would KILL to have this poster today. I would FRAME it and hang it in the kitchen next to the fridge………. #inspiration

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