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 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 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 Launches OpenPower Developer Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

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

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Dear IBM And Red Hat Customers.

Forrester IT

Since IBM’s announced intention to purchase Red Hat for $34 billion, Forrester analysts have received a number of inquiries about the potential acquisition. Outside of our previously published thoughts, we find it unwise to speculate on IBM and Red Hat’s future plans. That said, Forrester has published five Forrester Wave™ evaluations that compare existing products […].

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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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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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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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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 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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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 Launches Four Cloud Data Centers in US

Data Center Knowledge

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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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership

CTOvision

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 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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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'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 Makes Huge Apache Spark Commitment

Data Center Knowledge

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

Data Center Knowledge

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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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

Amazon Web Services has no reason to worry about IBM

David Linthicum

In a recent article at CIO.com, Rob Enderle made a very clear and somewhat compelling case that IBM would ultimately dominate public cloud computing. Yes, IBM will make an impact, but it won''t end up being a dominant public cloud computing player. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon.com IBM Cloud computing I believe he''s wrong. To me, the reasons are obvious. read more.

IBM Watson IoT’s Chief Data Scientist Advocates For Ethical Deep Learning and Building The AI Humans Really Need

Datacponomy

In terms of pioneering data-based technology, IBM are the gold standard. Indeed, IBM has held the record for receiving the most patents every year for the past 25 years and has developed countless revolutionary technologies, from SQL to the world’s fastest supercomputer.

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

Forrester IT

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 Launches Cloud Marketplace

Data Center Knowledge

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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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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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 Rolls Out Enterprise Mac Services for Corporate IT

Data Center Knowledge

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

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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’s Watson supercomputer brought to Finnish healthcare

Computer Weekly

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

IBM Brings Watson APIs to Bluemix PaaS

Data Center Knowledge

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

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IBM SoftLayer Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

Data Center Knowledge

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

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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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Lloyds bank staff will move to IBM in outsourcing deal

Computer Weekly

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

BMW Group uses IBM Watson to explore personalised driver systems

Computer Weekly

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’s Quantum Announcement Is A Big Step In A 1,000-Mile Journey

Forrester IT

IBM unveiled a complete “quantum computing system,” IBM Q System One, last week. Should you take IBM’s claim of a “commercial” quantum computing system to mean that it is time to put quantum on your tech road map?

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