“IBM has a right to be paranoid. It regularly issues more patents each year than any other company – 5,896 last year in 2010,” Lamb reports. “IBM has to keep track of more than 440,000 people who produce over $110 billion in sales.”
Lamb reports, “Horan is in charge of all the company’s internal use of IT. Her worry about Siri is that Apple takes all communications made through the Siri function of the iPhone 4S and sends them to a data center to be translated and answered. No one outside Apple is certain how long the data is stored or who sees it… IBM can be accused of being ridiculously cautious. In reality, it is no more so than Apple, the creator of Siri.”
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