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What can cognitive IT operations do for your business?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says “imagine?” For me, it’s John Lennon’s iconic song. But sometimes, the word “imagine” makes me think about new realities brought by cognitive computing and the art of the already-possible. The capabilities that differentiate cognitive from traditional systems are humanlike characteristics, including the ability to […]

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Why it’s time to stop putting websites first

People are tied to their mobile devices. I know I am. My mobile phone is at the top of my mental checklist whenever I leave the house: mobile phone, keys and wallet. Check. I have everything I could possibly need if I have those three items with me. Since smartphones have essentially become extensions of […]

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The power of the cognitive data scientist

Have you ever looked at something familiar and suddenly seen it in a totally new light? With far better clarity? I had the experience recently while preparing for IBM Edge 2016. I frequently need to explain the difference between analytics products and cognitive products, so I decided to prepare a slide. After noodling for some […]

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Small data, big impact: How integration can empower your business

Whom do you trust most to make that “wow” difference to your clients? Is it your senior leadership team, your IT department or your front-line business team? It is the marketing, sales or customer service team who interact with your current or future clients on a daily basis. They deliver your brand message and manage […]

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Integration to empower your business

We all want to improve the way our business teams work. Organizations strive to streamline and improve their business effectiveness. Customer information, of the type you find in Salesforce is some of the most pervasively shared information across a business. As such, organizations often find that they have to connect Salesforce to many applications across […]

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Anxiety-free app configurations with WAS, PureApplication and UCD

Almost every IT operations manager groans when forced to migrate to a new software version. No matter how convinced they are about the need to migrate, they worry about the business risks associated with a migration gone wrong. With support ending for Java SE 6, migrating to WebSphere Application Server Version 9.0 (WAS V9) from […]

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Mainframe monitoring is cool again

The development and implementation of business applications has dramatically changed in recent years. Companies are moving to the public/private hybrid cloud, using docker containers and adopting platform as a services and moving to DevOps. All of these changes have driven significant changes in the tools used to monitor and manage applications. As applications have become […]

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Why migrating to WebSphere V9 is easier than you think

There are many reasons to be excited about the significant enhancements made to the latest release of WebSphere Application Server Version 9, for on- and off-premises environments — and everything in between. WebSphere V9 makes it easy to rapidly create new cloud-native applications, microservices and APIs. You can also easily connect existing applications to cloud […]

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Five key questions on application development monitoring

A black belt is not attainable in the martial art Tang Soo Do. Dark-blue is the highest level. Black represents perfection, and a Tang Soo Do practitioner can never be perfect. The lesson: no matter how hard you try, you are not going to achieve perfection. Similarly, application monitoring strives to reach 100 percent uptime. […]

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A partnership for growth and innovation

Updated July 20, 2017 Building on a history of collaboration between the two companies, HCL and IBM have entered into a 15-year partnership that takes the best of their shared knowledge and teaming experience to build industry-leading experience enhanced, Automation and DevOps solutions. Automation and DevOps software are crucial to the success of their digital […]

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Why Forrester named IBM a leader in the APM market

I am pleased to announce that IBM Application Performance Management (APM) has been named a leader in the report “The Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management Solutions, Q3 2016.” Forrester, the research and advisory analyst firm, explored 14 APM vendors and evaluated them according to current offering, strategy and market presence. Forrester ranked IBM as a […]

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Winning with PSD2 compliance

Football season has arrived in the U.S. But it’s still “football season” across Europe, where soccer fans will spend the fall rallying around the teams of many talented athletes and their journeys to success. Soccer match action reminds me of the digital transformation journey underway in the banking industry. There are challenges along the way […]

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