Whirlpool: partnership with IBM for the connected home

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whirlpoolx-large[1]Whirlpool Corporation has announced the starting of a partnership with IBM to connect its home appliances with IBM Watson services, including cognitive analytics. This collaboration will prove more personalized services to consumers in the smart home solutions and also allow Whirlpool to use IBM Cloud Business Solutions to harness real-time data and insights from appliances to drive product optimization or enhance and introduce new benefits customized/tailored to consumers’ unique needs. «IBM’s cognitive analytics is a strong fit for Whirlpool Corporation» – said Laurent Borne, general manager, connected appliances, Whirlpool Corporation. «Saving energy and water, caring for their families through mobile efficiencies – these are the benefits we’re hoping to bring to consumers. IBM’s expertise in data storage, and cloud computing ensures we’ll continue to bring our consumers relevant technologies in the future, as well as deliver new, innovative, and distinctive experiences for the consumer.»