Back to the Future: The Digital Transformation Journey Continues

| January 5, 2017

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In the early 1990’s, in the formative days of the IBM Media and Entertainment Industry, the notion arose that eventually general purpose IT could supplant “black boxes” and proprietary, single purpose specialized hardware.   That analog processes and physical media could be transformed into digital.   In this way, the IBM Power Visualization System (PVS) was a major step-forward in the revolution in how the television post production industry utilized large scale general purpose computing

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Q-dance

Q-dance is a Dutch dance event organization that focuses on the harder styles of dance music, like hardcore, hardstyle, techno and hardhouse. Widely known concepts are Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, Q-BASE, Qlimax and X-Qlusive. Q-dance events are easy to recognize by their names; there's always a Q in it. The Q-dance logo was launched in 2001 with the TURN YOU ON campaign and is inspired by the power button of a computer.

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Q-dance is a Dutch dance event organization that focuses on the harder styles of dance music, like hardcore, hardstyle, techno and hardhouse. Widely known concepts are Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, Q-BASE, Qlimax and X-Qlusive. Q-dance events are easy to recognize by their names; there's always a Q in it. The Q-dance logo was launched in 2001 with the TURN YOU ON campaign and is inspired by the power button of a computer.

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