How Can IBM's New $1 Billion Watson Group Benefit My Business?
IBM said last month it's investing $1 billion to create a new division called the Watson Group centered around commercializing its Watson supercomputer. IBM said a 2,000-strong group would be located in Silicon Alley in downtown New York and would seed development with $100 million in venture investments.
Debbie Fitzerman, president of DFC International Computing, a small Toronto-based SaaS provider and IBM partner, said she sees lots of potential for the technology over time. She hopes to learn more about how Watson will be commercialized and what opportunities there are to build apps on the Watson platform.