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Technology and Productivity: Future IBM Innovations Remove Daily Hassles

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We're always trying to find technology that helps us to keep ourselves and our families organized. Over the years, so many companies have introduced technology to make lives easier. Recently, IBM unveiled the sixth annual “IBM 5 in 5”— a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people, work, live and play over the next five years.


Being a parent comes with the stress of daily annoyances. Two of IBM’s innovations will help manage these daily hassles so that they become a thing of the past.

Password Management 

Are you tired of creating, tracking, and remembering numerous passwords for various logins? Personally, I have a very difficult time remembering the many account logins and passwords that I have.

Imagine walking up to an ATM machine and securely withdrawing money by simply speaking your name or looking into the camera.

Each person has a unique biological identity and behind all that is data that can be used in new and innovative ways.

Biometric data — facial definitions, retinol scans and voice files — will be composited through software to build your DNA unique online password. Smarter systems will be able to aggregate this information in real-time to make sure whenever someone is attempting to access your information, it matches your unique profile and it is authentic.

Today as we rely more and more on our laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, it is even more important that these devices be secure. Biometric security can strengthen these weaknesses.

Junk Mail Management

Think about how often we’re flooded with irrelevant and unwanted advertisements. Everyday messages promising better health or offering free prizes continuously flood our inbox only add to our daily annoyances.

IBM predicts that in five years, unsolicited advertisements will become so personalized and relevant it may seem spam is dead.

Imagine being notified that a snow storm is about to affect your travel plans and you might want to re-route your flight.

IBM is developing technology that uses analytics to integrate data from across all the facets of your life such as your social networks to online habits to present and recommend information that is only useful to you.

From news, to sports, to politics, you’ll trust technology will know what you want, so you can decide what to do with it.

The IBM 5 in 5 innovations are based on market and societal trends expected to transform our lives, as well as emerging technologies from IBM’s labs around the world that can make these innovations possible.  To read more about the IBM 5 in 5, check out the original post on IBM’s blog A Smarter Planet.

How has technology helped you be more productive?

Dr. Bernie Meyerson, Fellow & Vice President of Innovation, IBM — Meyerson is a pioneer in the field of materials science who has made major advancements in semiconductor research. His significant contributions include leading the IBM team of researchers that developed silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology. Meyerson mixes his entrepreneurial spirit, a broad scientific knowledge base, and sales savvy to affect a style as unconventional as his background. With a Ph.D. in physics from New York’s City College, more than 180 published papers and over 40 patents, Meyerson’s work with SiGe is helping to turn the vision of pervasive computing into reality.

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  1. [...] Protection—If you’re one of those people who use the same easy-to-remember password on every site, you’re not alone. Did you know millions of people actually use 123456 or PASSWORD to gain access to things like their favorite shopping sites (which has personal and credit card information stored), email accounts, and even banking sites. Well, head’s up Twirlers, hacking is on the rise and becoming easier than ever. [...]

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