Russia Weighs Replacing IBM, Microsoft With Open-Source Software

Data Center Knowledge

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

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 Launches Linux Mainframes, Open Sources Mainframe Software

Data Center Knowledge

Enterprise IBMUnveils Open Mainframe Project as part of Linux Foundation at LinuxCon Read More.

Historical IBM Microcomputer Hardware/Software LAN Products

IT Toolbox

One clearly evident (if not explicitly stated) IBM strategy in managing outside competition was to coopt popular technology The concept of an overarching connectivity architecture such as SAA was one approach to managing these compromises.

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Industrial IoT Software Platforms Rise Above Just Connecting Things

Forrester IT

Over the past few months, I have been working with my US-based colleague, Michele Pelino, to analyse the industrial IoT software platforms that are so central to this […].

IBM’s Watson Behind Software Defined Storage Offering

Data Center Knowledge

IBM plans to offer Elastic Storage as stand-alone software as well as a cloud offering through the SoftLayer platform Read More. Cloud Computing IBM Storage

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eBay Enterprise Expands Magento Infrastructure with IBM Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Popular e-commerce software services to benefit from IBM''s global scale Read More. Cloud Computing eBay IBM

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NVIDIA Partnershp With IBM Could Widen Use of GPU Accelerators

Data Center Knowledge

In a move that could help expand the market for graphics processing units (GPUs), NVIDIA and IBM will collaborate on GPU-accelerated versions of IBM''s wide portfolio of enterprise software applications on IBM Power Systems. HPC IBM gpu nvidia

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Forrester 2019 Enterprise BI Platform Waves ™ Research Update

Forrester IT

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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. But what about the perspective of the software developer, architect, or IT leader who has to make decisions about which capabilities to leverage from these, now potentially competing, software offerings? That being said, I haven’t seen much focus on the overlap between the two software portfolios.

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IBM Stakes POWER8 Claim to SAP Hana Hardware Market

Data Center Knowledge

Launches Power Systems optimized for SAP's in-memory database management software Read More. Big Data Blades IBM

IBM's newest reorg won't fix its cloud problem

David Linthicum

Register , IBM will be divided into new departments that include cloud, Watson, and Analytics. IBM''s restructuring will put software at the forefront, while hardware takes a backseat. IBM is scheduled to post fourth-quarter earnings today, and it abandoned its guidance of $20 earnings per share altogether in October after shares dropped to a 52-week low. IBM is struggling in the current technology landscape. According to the U.K.

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How to deal with big cloud acquisitions like IBM’s Red Hat purchase

David Linthicum

We’ll see more big deals like IBM’s purchase of Red Hat next year. In this case, IBM is trying to grow its hybrid cloud business. Indeed, cloud computing is eroding big enterprise tech providers’ profitability by removing hardware and software from enterprise data centers. Here’s why: The big enterprise tech companies are losing market share to the cloud, so they are looking to buy back the market share they are losing.

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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.

Enterprise Software Firm Workday Signs Major Cloud Deal with IBM

Data Center Knowledge

Workday says that it intends to expand the use of IBM Cloud over time to support its global expansion Read More. Shared

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The Impacts of IBM's SNA Networking on LANs Part 1

IT Toolbox

IBM also supported a wide variety of other software interfaces, as well, including IEEE's Logical Link Control (LLC). In addition, IBM sold a number of Ethernet (802.3) related products during this time as a hedge

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IBM's Watson + ERP = unique business insights

IT Toolbox

ERP software developer VAI has begun working with IBM’s cognitive system known as Watson to develop new ways to glean useful business insights from data collected with VAI’s enterprise resource planning solution. The New York-based company first began working with IBM last year to investigate the correlations and patterns Watson could spot in ERP data combined with other

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IBM Acquires Red Hat, Gains a Competitive Edge

Perficient - Digital Transformation

On Sunday, IBM announced its acquisition of Red Hat. Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source cloud software. A ‘Big Bet’ for IBM. IBM has struggled over the last five years to see consistent revenue growth. The Future of IBM.

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What CIOs Need To Know About Software Defined Networking

The Accidental Successful CIO

Software Defined Networking is going to change everything for CIOs Image Credit: Cisco. For the longest time, we’ve all been building our networks in pretty much the same way: we go to a big equipment vendor such as Cisco, Juniper, HP, IBM, etc.

How Software-Based Storage Is Changing Servers

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Here, we’re discussing software- based storage (vs. software- defined storage).    The distinction is important: software- based storage is anything that doesn’t prefer specialized external storage hardware, e.g. designed to run on industry-standard servers.

Who Will Buy your Emerging Software Company?

The Investing Edge

But over the last decade, there is an important distinction that has developed into a serious trend regarding who might want to buy your growing software company one day. Ascent works with B2B Tech/SaaS software companies in the U.S.,

Catching Up With Summer 2018 IBM Cloudy Software Defined Storage Announcements

Storage IO Blog

Summer 2018 IBM Cloudy Software Defined Storage Announcements Time for some catching up with summer 2018 IBM cloudy software defined storage announcements that were made earlier this week. Thus, it is no surprise that it is time for catching up with summer 2018 […] The post Catching Up With Summer 2018 IBM Cloudy Software Defined Storage Announcements appeared first on StorageIOblog.

The cloud rains on Big Software's parade

David Linthicum

It''s becoming a familiar story: Even the core enterprise systems that were supposed to be immune from cloudification -- those from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP -- will die the death of a thousand cloud cuts. Big Software is feeling the cloud heat. SAP has reported first-quarter sales and earnings that missed analysts'' estimates. The reason: Cloud computing alternatives grew in popularity.

OpenDaylight Project Releases Software to Simplify SDN

Data Center Knowledge

During the OpenDaylight Summit in Santa Clara this week for advancing Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), IBM announced a new unified network controller based on OpenDaylight Project technology designed to get organizations up and running fast on Software. IBM Networking opendaylight SDN NFV

Remembering IBM LAN Server Part 2

IT Toolbox

would incorporate some relatively strong enterprise-wide services, including support for the Open Software Foundation's (OSF) Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), a graphical user interface, and extended peer services Notwithstanding its heritage, LAN Server 4.0

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


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: Technology for both enterprises and the startup world


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, Pivotal Team to Boost CloudFoundry » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing » IBM. IBM, Pivotal Team to Boost CloudFoundry. IBM, Pivotal Team to Boost CloudFoundry. CloudFoundry is open source software developed by VMware and now part of the Pivotal Initiative, an independent entity funded by VMware and EMC. About DCK.

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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 Can Add Smarts to AA's RPA Platform.

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Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you''re involved with virtualization or any form of IT infrastructure, you''re probably paying attention to SDDC (software-defined data center) concepts, as well you should.    To date, we''ve heard much about software-defined storage from EMC, NetApp and HP. 

No Testing, No Artificial Intelligence !

Forrester IT

AI is being infused into new and classic software everywhere. The research related to this post is the first in a series of documents on testing AI-based software. However, only one-third of developers claim to know how to test AI-based systems.

Why Open Source Is Really Disrupting Enterprise Software

Forrester IT

I had an epiphany today about a major reason open source is disrupting enterprise software. The acquisition - one of the main weapons that big software vendors had to fight disruptors - is losing effectiveness. Cool, talented open source developers don't generally want to work for big, stoggie software vendors. This makes Hortonworks and Cloudera, for example, unattractive acquisition targets for the likes of IBM or Oracle.

IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems

Storage IO Blog

IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems. The […] The post IBM announces new Power9 processor based E950 E980 server systems appeared first on StorageIOblog. As a single server or node, the Power9 E950 supports up to four (4) CPU processor sockets each with multiple cores. An E980 system comprises up to four E950 based systems as a solution.

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IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals

Computerworld Vertical IT

Extending the reach of its analysis software and services, IBM plans to release 20 analytics packages customized to the needs of specific industries. The packages augment off-the-shelf analytics software, from IBM or other parties, that organizations may already be running. The software is intended to "speed up the process of applying complex analytics," said Alistair Rennie, IBM general manager of analytics solutions.

Just Published — The Forrester Wave™: Global Continuous Testing Service Providers, Q1 2019

Forrester IT

Digital disruptors and customer-obsessed organizations are improving customer experience (CX) by shortening their software delivery cycles, delivering features in smaller increments, and scaling their existing Agile processes in concert with DevOps.