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 automates contract labor processes

CTOvision

IBM licked this challenge using blockchain software to curb the costs and time it takes to process invoices generated by contingent labor workers. IBM’s Contingent Labor on IBM Blockchain automatically tracks time sheets, […]. Processing payments for thousands of contractors is an onerous task large enterprises grapple with as they hire outsiders for technical and business services.

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IBM claims its Neural Computer achieves record AI model training time

Venture Beast

IBM claims its Neural Computer can train an AI algorithm to beat Atari 2600 games in record time -- and perform on par with state-of-the-art approaches.

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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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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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IBM adds noise to boost AI’s accuracy on analog memory

Venture Beast

In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, IBM claims to have achieved state-of-the-art AI model accuracy using phase-change memory.

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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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 extends z15 mainframe family, intensifies Linux security

Network World

IBM continued to reshape the mainframe with an eye toward further integrating it within hybrid clouds and securing Linux -based workloads. On the hardware side, IBM rolled out two entry-level, 19” single-frame, air-cooled platforms, the z15 Model T02 and LinuxONE III Model LT2.

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IBM and Red Hat services help expedite edge computing in a 5G world

Tech Republic Cloud

IBM introduces Edge Application Manager and Telco Network Cloud Manager at IBM Think Digital conference

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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IBM Cognos: Established Business Intelligence Player

CTOvision

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.

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 Blockchain Platform now live in Melbourne

CTOvision

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 patent uses blockchain to build trust in augmented reality gaming

CTOvision

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

CTOvision

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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AI, hybrid cloud and 5G dominate IBM Think digital keynote

Tech Republic Cloud

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced new services that facilitate digital transformation in business and society

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Red Hat Acquisition Gives IBM A Much-Needed Booster Shot Of Open Source And Cloud DNA

Forrester IT

Yesterday, IBM announced its intention to purchase Red Hat for $34B.

Google Claims Quantum Supremacy, IBM Says “Nope” — Unpacking What’s Important

Forrester IT

Find out what's really happening between Google, IBM and other players in the Quantum Computing market. age of the customer quantum computing promoted

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IBM announces cloud service to help detect and mitigate AI bias

CTOvision

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 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 AI fails to beat human debating champion

CTOvision

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

CTOvision

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 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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Coronavirus-themed spam surged 14,000% in two weeks says IBM

Tech Republic Security

Since February, spam exploiting the novel coronavirus has jumped by 4,300% and 14,000% in the past 14 days, according to IBM X-Force, IBM's threat intelligence group

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IBM Garage Talks Accelerating Digital Transformation

Information Week

ADP, Delos, and the City of New York share their experiences working with design thinking teams from IBM

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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

IBM Establishes 5 Blockchain Principles To Drive Enterprise Adoption And Benefit Society

CTOvision

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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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 Bets Big On Security Training And Leadership As A Differentiator

Forrester IT

In late 2016, IBM announced the availability of its full-scale cyber range at the Cambridge, MA headquarters of its security division. With two shifts per day and currently booked out six to eight months, it’s been a huge success for the division.

The IBM Press Release on Spark That Every Tech Leader Should Read

CTOvision

IBM just announced a major new push around Apache Spark. For years it has seemed like IBM was giving lip-service to Spark while emphasizing capabilities that they placed big bets on over the years (especially IBM's flagship stream processing product, InfoSphere Streams). But I never would have imagined IBM would so strongly endorse Spark like they did today. IBM called spark "the most significant open source project of the next decade.". Big Data CTO IBM spark

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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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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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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 Pitches Watson for Enterprise AI Woes

Information Week

IBM says that Watson can help enterprises struggling to get past the pilot phase with their AI programs

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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 BAW Transforms and Improves Financial Group

Perficient - Digital Transformation

IBM’s flagship technology conference, Think, is taking place this week in San Francisco. Perficient is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the event and will have several industry and technology thought leaders there presenting on how we have helped solve customer challenges leveraging IBM solutions. W&S has undertaken a multi-year transformation program and IBM’s BAW platform is a key component of this initiative. Leveraging the IBM BAW Platform.

IBM: Technology for both enterprises and the startup world

CTOvision

One reason to track IBM ( NYSE:IBM ) is to watch as they react to the threats from firms like Amazon. What Amazon has done in Cloud Computing is absolutely incredible and it really helped wake up IBM to the need to innovate in this area. But IBM also invests a great deal in their own internal R&D and is creating new capabilities in AI of note. And there seems to be at least a little bit of Watson in every thing every part of IBM has to offer. Research Team.

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IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure

Information Week

IBM is leveraging Kubernetes to enable its Watson AI to run on public clouds AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure. The move signals a shift in strategy for IBM

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IBM announces partnership with will.i.am's AI startup at Davos

Tech Republic Cloud

The collaboration supports the tech founder's push for artificial intelligence acceleration, with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM public cloud

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 Fills Gaps with Red Hat, Also Creates Internal Competition

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Since the news broke about the Red Hat acquisition by IBM, there has been no shortage of articles analyzing the move, predicting its outcomes, and delivering judgments on the deal. There are obvious complementary products in Red Hat and IBM’s portfolios, which serve as the basis for the bet that IBM has made. Hybrid Cloud: IBM Cloud vs OpenShift. How are hybrid cloud IBM Bluemix and OpenShift overlapping?

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