Apple and IBM Announce Partnership

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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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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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IBM Goes All In On Cloud And Sends Collaboration And Experience Products To HCL

Forrester IT

IBM’s journey to rebalance its enterprise software portfolio around areas such as AI, hybrid cloud, and supply chain shifted into high gear with an agreement to sell a group of its collaboration and experience products to HCL Technologies for $1.8

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IBM Blockchain Platform now live in Melbourne

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IBM has made its blockchain platform available out of the IBM data center in Melbourne, allowing customers to run their applications on the company’s cloud and abide by data sovereignty requirements. The platform will also be available via the data center in Sydney by the end of March, with the head of the blockchain and consulting […]. CTO News

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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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Google, IBM, Others Pitch Open Standard for Cloud Server Design

Data Center Knowledge

Blades Dell Google Hewlett-Packard IBM IntelOpenCAPI positioned as open alternative to Intel’s proprietary tech Read More.

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IBM patent uses blockchain to build trust in augmented reality gaming

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IBM has filed a new patent with the aim of instilling trust in augmented reality (AR) applications when users visit real-world locations. IBM’s document describes a solution which […]. CTO News IBMBlockchain plus AR plus gaming sounds like a win to us! The patent application, no. 20180311572, was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week.

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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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Interesting Take: Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

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There were certainly lots of quick takes from analysts on what the IBM and Red Hat news meant. This is one from TechCrunch: With the acquisition of Red Hat, IBM looks to refocus on its core strengths, rather than Watson, an AI push that was always more hype than reality. Artificial Intelligence CTO News IBM Red Hat

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IBM Sells Out – Another Marketing Cloud Bites The Dust

Forrester IT

On April 4, IBM announced plans to sell its marketing technology (martech) assets to investment management firm Centerbridge Partners. Current IBM Watson Marketing leadership and staff will continue […].

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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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New UK IBM Cloud DCs ‘Infused with Intelligence,’ But Maybe Not for Its Own Ops

Data Center Knowledge

When IBM announced this week its plans to expand its UK-based operations for IBM Cloud with the addition of four data centers across the country, it characterized those new facilities as being “infused with cognitive intelligence.”

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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 Establishes 5 Blockchain Principles To Drive Enterprise Adoption And Benefit Society

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As an early advocate for blockchain, IBM has been working vigorously to commercialize the technology through its enterprise-grade version of Hyperledger Fabric, known as IBM Blockchain. Hyperledger Fabric currently empowers 1300 networks in the IBM blockchain cloud, 100 of which are live in production today.

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IBM AI fails to beat human debating champion

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Champion debater Harish Natarajan triumphed in a live showdown against IBM’s Miss Debater AI at the company’s Think […]. After suffering defeat to AI at Go and Dota 2, the battle between man and machine was starting to look a little one-sided.

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IBM Touts Trump-Pleasing Hiring Plans While Firing Thousands

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

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IBM Launches Four Cloud Data Centers in US

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Cloud Computing Featured IBMExpanding cloud network strategically important in competition with rivals like AWS and Azure 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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IBM Cognos: Established Business Intelligence Player

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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.

Verizon to Sell Cloud and Managed Hosting Business to IBM

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

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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 announces cloud service to help detect and mitigate AI bias

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Artificial Intelligence CTO News IBMThis is another in a long stream of reports on mitigating challenges of bias and ethics in big data and Artificial Intelligence. Bias is a serious problem in artificial intelligence (AI). Research shows that popular smart speakers are 30 percent less likely to understand non-native U.S. accents, for example, and that facial recognition systems such […].

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IBM SoftLayer Opening Melbourne, Australia Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

The latest data center in IBM SoftLayer''s global cloud push is in Melbourne, Australia. Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing IBM SoftLayer Read More.

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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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IBM Builds AI Ladder with Partnerships

Information Week

IBM is creating a richer technology stack to help customers ascend the 'AI Ladder,' gaining the foundation for an artificial intelligence practice

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

IBM Makes Huge Apache Spark Commitment

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IBM believes Spark is the most significant open source project of the next decade. Big Data Featured IBMIt's backing the statement up by committing thousands of researchers and donating machine learning technology to Apache Spark. Read More.

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Cloud Enablers: IBM Launches New Flex Systems

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IBM launched major additions to its Flex System portfolio, hoping to enable businesses to build bigger clouds in smaller data centers. Cloud Computing IBM flex system

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Not Sure What To Do With This Info: IBM brings artificial intelligence to the heart of cybersecurity strategies

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But based on IBM’s track record we are not sure what to do with this particular topic right now other than to track it from afar. Artificial Intelligence CTO News IBMWe love reading the tech news, and this report on the use of AI by IMB is certainly news. If everyone else starts using this then consider it yourself. […].

IBM Launches Cloud Marketplace

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IBM is launching a cloud marketplace, which will bring its steadily growing portfolio of services and third party offerings together for one-click cloud shopping. The marketplace provides extra incentive for those developing on BlueMix, giving them an avenue to sell their applications to a large.

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IBM and Credit Mutuel Arkea beat banking legacy with blockchain

Computer Weekly

French bank explains what working with IBM on blockchain ledger technology means for customer identification

IBM’s Watson supercomputer brought to Finnish healthcare

Computer Weekly

Authorities in Finland are working with IBM to improve healthcare through cognitive computing

Russia Weighs Replacing IBM, Microsoft With Open-Source Software

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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 Rolls Out Enterprise Mac Services for Corporate IT

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IBM has provided these services on a custom basis but is now commercializing them Read More. Apple Enterprise IBM Services

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IBM Brings Watson APIs to Bluemix PaaS

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Cloud Computing IBM Developers using Bluemix can now build cognitive computing capabilities into their apps Read More.

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