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IBM fixes deal with The Weather Company Revamps the Leadership Team


IBM announces its strategic acquisition of the major Weather Company and appointed David Kenny, former Weather Company chief executive, as general manager of IBM’s Watson business.

Kenny brings along a hefty experience as prior he was CEO of Digitas, the egg heady digital advertising agency acquired by Public is in 2006 for $1.3 billion, and president of Akamai.

“IBM has the lead in cognitive computing and they want it to become more productized and repeatable,” Kenny said to an International figured media house.

He also asserted that, if he can succeed in that, it would address one criticism of Watson: that while its potential for self-learning is impressive, it remains more a collection of technologies, “a science project,” in the words of one would-be customer, than a product that can be bought without a ton of ancillary services.

Overall, IBM is working on that issue as it builds Watson businesses around healthcare.

Meanwhile, The Weather Company will join IBM’s Data and Analytics business.

IBM has sheer intends to broaden its site into China, India, Japan, Mexico, and Brazil using the company’s own cloud data centers.

The Weather Channel acquisition reinvigorates IBM huge data to work and spur complete applications and service.


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