Matthew Wilson

Survey: Educational tech using cloud computing improves student performance

A survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup found that 75% of college faculty members believe that educational technology—which includes cloud—is improving student outcomes. Nearly two-thirds of instructors (63%) said gains in student learning have justified institutional spending on various ed tech efforts. Though there was some disagreement among surveyed faculty about specific uses […]

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How flash storage helps facilitate cloud applications

The rapid growth of cloud-based applications means enterprises are handling a larger volume of data than ever before. And on top of that, customers are demanding quicker updates and unprecedented responsiveness. That’s a lot to handle, and anything that can speed up the process of transferring data from point A to points B, C, D, […]

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UBS: IBM joins cloud computing’s top 4

A recent UBS survey of corporate information technology executives found that the biggest players in the cloud market, including IBM, will continue to grow. “Cloud is not a winner-take-all market,” the report stated, noting that IBM will “hold its own” and is among the top four cloud providers. In particular, IBM is strong in the […]

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4 steps to planning a hybrid cloud deployment

Think you’re ready to move an application your team has developed to a hybrid cloud environment, but unsure of exactly where to begin? The infographic below from IBM cloudMatrix sets out four key steps to eliminating guesswork and making the process go smoothly: assessing your workloads comparing cloud providers creating reusable design patterns estimating your […]

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Bringing blockchain to the cloud

Blockchain is all about encryption and secure transactions. That is the message IBM is delivering with its new, cloud-based blockchain offerings aimed at bringing large enterprises onboard with the technology for digital, financial transactions using encrypted database architecture. The new offerings give organizations the opportunity to quickly deploy blockchain networks to be deployed in minutes […]

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Using cloud, UmbraGroup protects data from earthquakes

Aviation clients including Boeing, U.S. Airways, Lufthansa, Airbus and Lockheed-Martin rely on Italian company UmbraGroup to supply mechanical components to keep their airplanes in top working order. UmbraGroup relies on IBM Cloud to make sure that its data stays safe so that all those aviation clients can keep their aircraft flying. UmbraGroup’s main datacenter is […]

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Comic-Con, CBC, AOL and more tap IBM for cloud video services

At the National Association of Broadcasters conference this week, IBM announced new working relationships with some big clients in the realm of cloud video services. Here’s a quick look at the announcements: AOL has signed on to use Aspera transfer and automation software The Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) will use IBM services for ad-supported streaming […]

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Box Zones offers European companies local data storage

Over the past several years, organizations in Europe and Asia have been looking for ways to bring their data closer to home. New rules, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, and the increasing reach of international intelligence organizations have made businesses think twice about where and how they store important information. To […]

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Bluemix shortens time to business value

Cloud, analytics, mobile, social and cognitive—all new technologies—require rapid innovation and shortened development time. Working at “cloud speed” is becoming all-important as the cloud becomes the preferred place for developers to build applications. With that growing importance comes need for a platform that can help developers build, run, scale and manage applications securely in the […]

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Documenting 20 years of The Masters and IBM

A lot can happen in 20 years. For proof, look no further than the relationship between IBM and The Masters Tournament, which started in 1996 with the development of the golf classic’s first-ever website. Since then, Masters Digital has grown exponentially, to the point where this year’s tournament will be the first ever sporting event […]

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The 18 most lucrative big data certifications

Big data has officially become big business—look no further than the cloud, cognitive and big data offerings from IBM to see how much and how quickly those arenas have grown. And they’re continuing to grow at breakneck speed. With that growth comes more complexity, more segmentation and more avenues for professionals looking to dive into […]

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What are the 12 biggest cloud computing security threats?

The cloud is growing rapidly and new services are emerging seemingly daily. That’s great news for enterprises who want to achieve goals more quickly and easily than they have in the past, but it also makes security something of a moving target. IBM is staying on top of cloud security with numerous options to reduce […]

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