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They offer free Cisco Webex tool and installation support and help so that 1 million students can continue with their classes in a virtual way

"More than 1 million of all private and public schools in the Madrid will be able to continue attending their classes using free tele-teaching tools.

IBM and Cisco have provided the Region of Madrid with the access, management and support of the Cisco Webex teleworking and collaboration tool, which offers simple and intuitive functionalities for e- education.

The solution - already working since yesterday - connects teachers and students in real time. More than 100,000 teachers from the Madrid already have a personal account in the service to start virtual classes. All those teachers registered in EducaMadrid (in the 2019-2020 academic year) will be able to use the platform..."

IBM has extended its online education resources to all for free

"The global scale and speed of disruption in education from the COVID-19 pandemic is 'unparalleled' according to the United Nations with an estimated 290 million students impacted globally and growing as several schools and universities are forgoing in-person classes in favor of remote learning.

The closing of classroom doors couldn't come at a worse time with many schools' upcoming spring tests, but it also presents an opportunity to expand access to digital learning tools and content for educators and students..."

Talk to hybrid cloud researchers at IBM, and the conversations soon swing to AI, cryptography and loads of enabling technologies. It's clear that cloud computing can't be considered a single discipline, because clouds encompass virtually all the technologies - and the associated challenges - of computing itself

The three women featured here represent the tremendous breadth of expertise, and the depth of research, that goes into building this next generation of computing. The cloud systems they are developing are destined not only to process, manage and optimize the operations of companies around the world, but also to advance research and discovery.

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