Matthew Wilson

Keep data safe, even when in use by container applications

One of the challenges for DevOps professionals is ensuring applications protect data while it is in use. According to Container Journal, that challenge may now be easier for developers to overcome because of IBM Cloud Data Shield, “which runs containerized applications in secure enclaves on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service”. IBM Cloud Data Shield uses […]

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Why organizations should make strategy central to cloud transformation

In his conversation with General Manager of IBM Hybrid Cloud Services Jim Comfort, InformationWeek’s Joao-Pierre S. Ruth asked a big question: what sets IBM apart from other cloud services? Throughout the interview, Comfort stressed that one of the key components is strategy. “All of the large deals that we’ve done have had a business strategy, […]

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IBM and Volkswagen team for urban Mobility Advisor app

Traveling across town is getting easier. SEAT, a Spain-based member of the Volkswagen Group, and IBM are collaborating to develop Mobility Advisor, an app that uses Watson artificial intelligence (AI) to help city residents more effectively navigate city congestion and make smarter transportation decisions. “With its advanced cloud and AI technologies, IBM is helping us […]

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New IBM Cloud agreement with Smart Energy Water set to provide global infrastructure

IBM and Smart Energy Water, a water and energy cloud platform provider serving more than 150 utilities around the world, have signed a multi-million-dollar, five-year agreement to bring IBM Cloud infrastructure to SEW’s enterprise web and mobile applications. IBM Cloud will facilitate common global infrastructure to help with “customer engagement and mobile workforce engagement apps, […]

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IBM Cloud revenue up 12 percent in 2018

IBM this week announced 2018 fourth quarter earnings that outpaced analyst expectations, including total cloud revenue for the year of $19.2 billion. That’s a 12 percent increase over IBM Cloud earnings in 2017. The New Economy reported, “The optimism surrounding the Q4 earnings report owes much to IBM’s cloud computing business, which along with social, […]

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IBM signs agreement to help Juniper in journey to cloud

Networking vendor Juniper Networks and IBM Services announced a seven-year, $325 million agreement this week through which IBM will help enhance Juniper’s infrastructure, applications and IT services. As part of the agreement, IBM Services will use IBM Services Platform with Watson to help manage support systems including data and voice networks, data centers and the […]

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Cloud computing patents a major part of another record-breaking year for IBM

For the 26th year in a row, IBM led US companies in patents in 2018, with engineers, researchers, scientists and designers racking up a record 9,100 patents. Of those, more than 2,000 were related to cloud computing, “including a patent on a specialized monitor for unikernel-based virtual machines that takes a lightweight approach to improving […]

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Combining the best pieces of public and private Cloud Foundry

Jason McGee, vice president and chief technology officer for IBM Cloud Platform, appeared on an Enterprise Times podcast this week to discuss IBM Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment, among other topics. McGee called Enterprise Environment “an isolated and fully dedicated version of Cloud Foundry in the public cloud” and an evolution of the existing offering. The […]

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UK software firm chooses IBM Cloud for cloud-native banking platform

Thought Machine, a software developer based in the United Kingdom, has teamed with IBM to accelerate its new cloud-native banking platform. The platform, called Vault, “allows banks to fully realize the benefits of IBM Cloud and has been developed to be highly flexible, giving banks the ability to quickly add new products, accommodate shifts in […]

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European security, education, healthcare and hiring firms choose IBM Cloud

At the THINK South East Europe Conference this week, IBM highlighted several startup companies in the region that have chosen IBM Cloud to scale globally, demonstrating how versatile cloud technology can be. The companies come from across the region and from industries including banking security, higher education, healthcare technology, talent recruitment and alternative-energy cars. “By […]

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Survey: Most companies use multicloud, but far less have tools for management

New research published this week by the IBM Institute for Business Value found that most enterprises — 85 percent — already operate in multicloud environments. And most of those that don’t currently use multicloud plan to soon. By 2021, 98 percent of companies plan to use multiple hybrid clouds. Of the 1,016 executives from 19 […]

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Automated, cloud-based IBM service looks to remove AI bias

Like human beings, artificial intelligence (AI) systems don’t always know what they don’t know. That can lead to problems, such as facial recognition software that doesn’t recognize certain types of faces or voice software that can’t understand particular accents. Biases like those have even led some organizations to be wary of AI for liability reasons. […]

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