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emesdoublee
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Re: Not attacking you
emesdoublee   2/17/2017 5:48:47 PM
I know what Watson is. From this article it looks to be failing badly.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/4004423-ibms-watson-already-failed

I'm sorry but 1 billion users and 3 trillion of revenue sems to be a major fantasy in her mind.

But time will tell.

The employees at IBM absolutely hate their lame CEO since she has been getting rich while shoving everyone else out the door. I think she is soon to be tomahawk chopped herself.

 

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Violoncelles   2/17/2017 6:11:23 AM
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I think that you do not realize that IBM , with its cognitive Watson sells "the content".
The cloud that Amazon (and IBM) sells with their cloud is "the container"

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Ravishankar_#1   2/17/2017 4:42:04 AM
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What Amazon [or for that matter Microsoft] offers is the cloud service or platform which is AWS. What IBM is offering is congnitive computing which runs on cloud. There is a big difference. It might be good for you to check out the capabilities of Watson. 

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emesdoublee   2/16/2017 9:20:27 PM
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You are too defensive about your article. Nobody is attacking you. You just reported what the CEO of IBM said. I'm attacking IBM and these ridiculous claims sir.

But then you defended IBM and said the game isn't over. I think it's over. Do you really want AWS, Microsoft, and Google having a laser focus on your biz? Yeah, that's easy to beat, I have Watson backing me up.

Read this about their Softlayer acquisition.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/4025920-ibm-softlayer-3-billion-write-looming

From this article:

The problem for IBM: It got a late start on the public cloud.

Look at IBM annual reports in 2011 and 2012 and you'll see CEO Ginni Rometty casually dismiss cloud, barely mentioning the word in each of her first two letters. The planning and priority of IBM management back then, if you'll recall, revolved around a $20 earnings per share "road map".

The Hyperscalers are the efficient cloud providers. That's AWS, Microsoft, and Google.

You need to understand the massive scale of these Hyperscale datacenter companies. They have more services and capabilites than IBM has ever even thought about.

 

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Re: Everyone jumped on the cloud bandwagon
R_Colin_Johnson   2/16/2017 8:57:48 PM
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You are right of course, IBM thinks its every expanding cognitive computing empire built on Watson is what will make the difference. It is uncanny the intelligent conversations you can have with Watson. Why not sign up for a 30-day free trial and ask Watson why IBM thinks it will beat Google, Amazon and Microsoft: https://www.ibm.com/us-en/marketplace/watson-analytics/purchase?

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Re: Everyone jumped on the cloud bandwagon
R_Colin_Johnson   2/16/2017 8:45:05 PM
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Yes, I agree that IBM is making a mistake. What did you think I meant by using phrases like "putting all eggs in one basket" or "putting all its chips into the cognitive computing pot"? The connotations of both phrases are negative, just said in a polite way. You're always at the mercy of luck when you do so. But I don't agree the game is over, just because IBM is taking a gigantic risk. Time will tell--not anecdotal information and gut-feelings.

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Re: Everyone jumped on the cloud bandwagon
alex_m1   2/16/2017 8:34:32 PM
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There's nothing in here about how IBM is better than AWS or Google in any way. Everything here is just sales driven, not engineering driven. And in this day and age, and with such tough competitors, i'm not sure that's enough. 

emesdoublee
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Re: Everyone jumped on the cloud bandwagon
emesdoublee   2/16/2017 8:31:29 PM
I want to see some evidence of this one billion users using IBM's cloud by end of 2017. Half the world lives in poverty. That's 3.5 out of 7 billion people just trying to survive.

http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats

At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.

Please, let me see some real facts about these 1 billion users and what that metric means.

AWS has them all smoked anyway. Check this link.

https://rcpmag.com/articles/2016/08/02/microsoft-behind-aws-in-cloud.aspx

Microsoft and Google will run rings around IBM easily.

 

 

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Re: Everyone jumped on the cloud bandwagon
R_Colin_Johnson   2/16/2017 8:06:12 PM
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As I said, IBM is betting its whole company on cognitive computing based on partnerships with the world's 20th biggest industries. If 7/8th of the rest of the world's customers choose Google and Microsoft instead, then IBM still wins. If Watson is not attractive enough to win over that many users, then its all-eggs-in-one-basket will fail. Anecdotal evidence aside its winning so far.

emesdoublee
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Everyone jumped on the cloud bandwagon
emesdoublee   2/16/2017 7:51:55 PM
I'm really curious what truly differentiates this from Amazon cloud or Microsoft cloud or Google cloud. Isn't there really a race to the bottom in pricing? Isn't AWS the undisputed monster top dog leader in this space? They have the major muscle to support high user demand. And they do it right.

Check out this Watching IBM link to really understand the truth about IBM. The employees there hate the CEO, executive management, BOD, and are miserable.

https://www.facebook.com/alliancemember/

Why can't the "movers and shakers" write apps on AWS or Azure?

I think IBM is way behind and falling further behind. Do you really want to do biz with a company that has so many demoralized employees?

This "one billion users" is a pretty bold statement. 1/7th of the worlds population? I find that hard to believe. I'd like to see some evidence to back that number up.



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