How IBM’s Watson could be good for your health

Technology giant IBM has been talking about the value of its Watson software, which processes great quantities of text and then provides answers to people’s questions on the fly, for many industries, including media, mining, retail, and security. But its most visible, useful application for millions of people could lie in health care.

Salesforce1, meet ExperienceOne, IBM’s platform to connect sales, marketing, and service

Today IBM launched ExperienceOne, a new integrated portfolio of offerings to help organizations bring marketing, sales, and service together. It’s also a single label to pin on a vast $3 billion array of acquisitions, software, and services that IBM has bought and built over the past five years in the marketing, e-commerce, and — yes — hosting/cloud industries.