MWC 2014: IBM Forges a New Odd Couple – Analytics and Mobility

Brad Shimmin
Brad Shimmin

Summary Bullets:

  • Mobile business intelligence at present focuses on refitting the desktop experience for use “in the field.”
  • IBM’s recent efforts to ply IBM Watson as a driver of mobile app development, however, turns this idea on its head, asking not how something should be built but instead what should be built.

There’s no doubt about it.  Mobile World Congress is cool.  It’s hip, chic, whatever superlative you care to mention in describing the industry’s preeminent mobile show, held annually in Barcelona, Spain.  Where else could you find the introduction of the potentially NSA-proof SGP Technologies Blackphone, a curtain call for last year’s dual-screen darling Yota YotaPhone, or the “smarter than Alex Trebek” Jeopardy contestant-cum-mainframe IBM Watson.  Wait a minute.  IBM Watson? Continue reading “MWC 2014: IBM Forges a New Odd Couple – Analytics and Mobility”