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

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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 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

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

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IBM Channel Executives Are Frustrated With The Pace Of Partners’ Transformation

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PartnerWorld kicked off in Las Vegas yesterday and, for the first time, colocated with IBM’s Think main event. channel partners distribution channels - ISVs OEMs & VARs partner & affiliate marketing alliances channel IBM partners PartnerWorld Shadow Channels Think

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IBM CEO Says Trump Advisory Forum Could No Longer Serve Purpose

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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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IBM opens first Nordic cloud datacentre

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

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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

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

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

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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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US Open tennis uses IBM AI to create video highlights

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

IBM SoftLayer Opening Melbourne, Australia Data Center

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

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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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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.

Hortonworks Eats IBM — And Loves It

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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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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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IBM and Credit Mutuel Arkea beat banking legacy with blockchain

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

Lloyds bank staff will move to IBM in outsourcing deal

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About 1,500 IT staff at Lloyds Banking Group will join IBM as part of an IT infrastructure outsourcing agreement

IBM’s Watson supercomputer brought to Finnish healthcare

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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.

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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IBM, Citi and Barklay’s Blockchain App Store, Facebook to shut down Partner Categories tool for advertisers, ARM’s latest IoT acquisition

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The following are some of the tech topics we are tracking: IBM, Barclays and Citi Team Up to Launch Blockchain App Store for Banks Looks like Blockchain tech for financial services has finally arrived. IBM and CLS have collaborated to launch LedgerConnect, a blockchain platform for financial services companies, with participation from banks like Barclays [.]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO Internet of Things News Facebook IBM

BMW Group uses IBM Watson to explore personalised driver systems

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BMW and IBM are putting research teams together to investigate the use of IBM Watson to personalise the driver experience

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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 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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London Stock Exchange uses IBM blockchain technology

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The London Stock Exchange is testing out IBM's blockchain technology in a platform to help SME operations become more transparent

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IBM SoftLayer Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

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Cloud Computing colocation Enterprise Equinix IBM APIs replace manual cross-connects for hybrid enterprise cloud deployments Read More.

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

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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 results show slow transition to new business model

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Cognitive is one of the cornerstones of IBM’s ‘strategic imperatives’, yet building out a portfolio of products and services will take time, IBM’s CFO admits

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Cisco and IBM Team Up to Fight Cybercrime

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

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Ingram Micro Adds IBM’s SoftLayer to Cloud Marketplace

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Users can provision IBM cloud VMs and bare-metal servers through marketplace Read More. Cloud Computing IBM SoftLayer

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