IBM & Cisco Join Security Forces To Fight Cybercrime And The Competition

Forrester IT

I was lucky enough to be invited to IBM's 3rd annual Security Summit in NYC for about 300 of its customers. IBM used the event to showcase a new IBM and Cisco joint security initiative whereby the two will work to integrate their security solutions to better combat advanced threats. Cisco IBM Security & Risk Security and Risk cybercrime cybersecurity

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IBM CEO Says Trump Advisory Forum Could No Longer Serve Purpose

Data Center Knowledge

Rometty’s memo followed executive exodus from corporate panel; ‘IBM will continue to work with all parts of the government’ Read More. Business IBM

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AI's emerging role in IoT highlighted at IBM Genius of Things event

Forrester IT

IBM hosted an artificial intelligent (AI) event at its Munich Watson IoT HQ, where it underlined its claim as a leading global AI and internet-of-things (IoT) platform providers in the enterprise context. One year into the launch of its Munich-based Watson IoT headquarters , IBM invited about one thousand customers to share an update of its AI and IoT activities to date. The IBM "Genius of Things" Summit presented interesting insights for both AI and IoT deployments.

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Hortonworks Eats IBM — And Loves It

Forrester IT

Big announcement at Dataworks today -- IBM is giving up on Big Insights and partnering with Hortonworks. Then it hits you: Hortonworks, after digesting Microsoft, is now eating IBM. It's a total reversal from the past, when big fish like IBM would eat little fish like Hortonworks. This seems not unexpected and only mildly interesting until you think deeply about it. See my blog post from yesterday for more on this. The tables are turned. Let me explain: Read more.

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Verizon to Sell Cloud and Managed Hosting Business to IBM

Data Center Knowledge

Deals IBM VerizonPlans to focus on managed services around partner offerings Read More.

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IBM Touts Trump-Pleasing Hiring Plans While Firing Thousands

Data Center Knowledge

In late November, IBM completed at least its third round of firings in 2016 Read More.

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Cloud by the Megawatt: Inside IBM’s Cloud Data Center Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

All major US hardware vendors have tried and failed to become formidable rivals to Amazon in the cutthroat cloud infrastructure market; all except IBM. Cloud Computing Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured IBM Site Selection

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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership


In a move that blurs the line between consumer gadgets and enterprise technology, Apple and IBM announced on July 15 th a partnership to transform enterprise mobility. It takes the best of Apple and the best of IBM and puts those together. By Shannon Perry.

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Russia Weighs Replacing IBM, Microsoft With Open-Source Software

Data Center Knowledge

Europe Government IBM Microsoft Oracle TechnologyDuma is drafting a bill to restrict government agencies from buying licensed software, giving preference to open-source software. Read More.

IBM to retire Emptoris and work with SAP Ariba on next generation digital procurement

Forrester IT

SAP Ariba & IBM today announced a partnership that had been a rumour for a few days now. Part of the deal includes IBM gradually retiring Emptoris and encouraging its customers to migrate to SAP Ariba. IBM Emptoris's leadership had an exciting vision of next gen digital procurement but decided they couldn't deliver it without a cost prohibitive replatforming of its various products. · IBM can now convert its digital procurement vision into revenue streams.

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Cisco and IBM Team Up to Fight Cybercrime

Data Center Knowledge

Cisco IBM SecurityIt’s like the start of a little cyber-Justice League. Read More.

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IBM Unveils AI Toolkit for ‘Minsky,’ Its Nvidia GPU Hard-wired Server

Data Center Knowledge

When IBM lifted the curtain on its GPU-hard-wired acceleration platform last September, some asked just what workloads it planned on accelerating. IBM Technology accelerators GPGPU nvidia Nvidia Pascal P100 PowerAI Sumit Gupta

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IBM’s Tape Breakthrough May Change Cold Storage – But Not Anytime Soon

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Design Featured IBM StorageResearchers find a way to jam more data than ever onto a square inch of tape Read More.

IBM - The Power of Cloud Brokerage

Cloud Musings

Cloud and Systems Services, part of IBM Services Platform with Watson, are infused with automation and cognition so you stay ahead of the needs of your every-changing business.

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Planes, Trains, and Cloud: Bombardier Signs $700M Deal with IBM Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud deal one of IBM's largest in Canada Read More. Cloud IBM

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BMW’s Connected-Car Data Platform to Run in IBM’s Cloud

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Cloud Featured IBM Internet of ThingsThe CarData platform is meant to feed vehicle data to third-party service providers Read More.

IBM Launches OpenPower Developer Cloud

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Cloud Computing IBMService currently hosted in single Beijing data center, but expansion plans are in place Read More.

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IBM Sales Miss Shows Return to Growth Not Without Roadblocks

Data Center Knowledge

As Rometty sheds units to cut costs and makes forward-looking acquisitions, legacy products still a drag Read More.

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IBM and Red Hat Partner on OpenStack Cloud for Enterprises

Data Center Knowledge

Agreement meant to give more confidence to IBM private cloud users of Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage Read More. Cloud Computing IBM Shared

IBM Extends OpenStack Reach

Data Center Knowledge

IBM OpenStack support now includes an implementation running in beta on the IBM SoftLayer cloud as a service Read More. Cloud Computing IBM

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Report: Facebook to Move WhatsApp from IBM Cloud to Own Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

billion uses, was at one time one of IBM’s top five cloud customers, sources say. Cloud Facebook IBMWhatsApp, with its 1.2 Read More.

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IBM Says It Has Beat Facebook’s AI Server Scaling Record

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Design Featured IBM Machine LearningResearchers design a way to manage massive GPU clusters while keeping network bottlenecks to a minimum. Read More.

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IBM Profit Margins Shrink Again From Shift to Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing IBM InvestingThe move is taking longer than some investors would like. Read More.

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IBM Fails to Sway Investors Even as Positive Signs Appear

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IBM came the closest in more than four years to reporting quarterly revenue growth on Monday. Cloud Computing IBM InvestingRead More.

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IBM Breaks Record in U.S. Patents With Cloud, AI and Health Bets

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Tops the list for the 24th consecutive year Read More.

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US Open tennis uses IBM AI to create video highlights

Computer Weekly

Fans of the US Open are able to access match highlights provided by IBM's Watson artificial intelligence system

Remembering IBM LAN Server Part 1

IT Toolbox

Early versions of OS/2 required an IBM brand machine to run, although this was no longer a requirement by 1994

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IBM CEO Says Watson Stands Out by Protecting Clients’ Data

Data Center Knowledge

Big Data Enterprise IBMRometty sees proprietary data combined with AI as the competitive advantage for companies going forward. Read More.

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IBM opens first Nordic cloud datacentre

Computer Weekly

Oslo datacentre is IBM’s 12th in Europe and 48th globally and will target large and small enterprises and startups to offer services

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IBM's Impact on LANs

IT Toolbox

Particularly in the areas of microcomputers, LANs, and enterprise networking, IBM's insistence that its customers remain "pure blue" ran against both the economic and technological developments set in motion before 1990

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Finnair digitises core business processes via Apple and IBM

Computer Weekly

Finnair is working with IBM to bring user-friendly apps to its internal workforce

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IBM Jumps Into RPA Market With Automation Anywhere — Perhaps A Turn To More Practical Challenges

Forrester IT

IBM and Automation Anywhere (AA’s) today announced a collaboration (note-not a formal partnership yet) to integrate (AA’s) Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform, used to create software bots to handle repetitive, task-based work, with IBM’s portfolio of digital process automation software, that includes IBM Business Process Manager and Operational Decision Manager.

IBM Cognos: Established Business Intelligence Player


It was acquired by IBM in 2008 and is now referred to as the IBM Cognos platform. While still considered by many to be associated with the legacy technology world, IBM has been investing in improving Cognos and we regard it as a function worth tracking. By May Gourley.