IBM unveils Innovation Lab for technology services

IBM announced the creation of the Services Innovation Lab
(SIL), a new global lab that will initially comprise about 200 technology
experts hand-picked from around the company.

The lab will accelerate the expansion of real-time
analytics and software automation in both IBM’s technology services offerings
and its global services delivery capabilities. The
SIL will operate out of IBM Research’s Labs worldwide, including New York,
California, China, Israel, India, Japan, Switzerland and Brazil. 


The SIL significantly expands IBM’s nearly
10-year-old services research program by bringing together services, research,
software developers and industry experts from around the company to focus
initially on the creation of services software applications for cloud
computing, analytics and mobility. 

IBM invests more than $6 billion annually on
research and development and employs about 3,000 researchers worldwide, with
about a third of them focused on services and analytics.


Our singular focus is to help our clients
capitalize on technologies that solve problems and create new possibilities,”
said Mike Daniels, senior vice president and group executive, IBM

Creation of the Services Innovation Lab demonstrates
how we at
IBM differentiate our capabilities vs. competition. 
We harness the best of what IBM research and development can deliver in science
and engineering to help our clients be more innovative,” Daniels added.


IBM researchers, developers and other
technical experts who will participate in the SIL have an array of credentials,
including development and client experience in computer science, software,
security and compliance, systems management, mathematics and business
optimization, data mining, storage, computer systems, user interaction and
cognitive sciences.


The central mission of these elite
researchers and developers is to turn the intellectual property created during
client engagements into software – thereby making it easier and faster to
replicate a solution to thousands of engagements around the globe.


The Services Innovation Lab is creating a
research environment that leverages advances in services science, analytics and
cloud computing to create innovation that matters for our clients anywhere in
the world,” said Mahmoud  Naghshineh, vice president and director, IBM
Services Innovation Lab.


The SIL will create both new Cloud services and devise
new methods for moving traditional computing environments to a Cloud-based
model.  For example, one of the initial projects will be the creation of
so-called dashboards that will enable an information technology (IT)
professionals more effectively learn what is happening inside a datacenter, where
to apply resources and improve productivity.


The SIL will invent new ways to tightly integrate
analytic services with business processes to create new types of services and
applications that can be injected into client accounts more quickly. 

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