Chief Technology Officer

The solution to AI and jobs Is training, not taxes

Let’s take a breath: robots and artificial intelligence systems are nowhere near displacing the human workforce. Nevertheless, no less a voice than Bill Gates has asserted just the opposite and called for a counterintuitive, preemptive strike on these innovations. His proposed weapon of choice? Taxes on technology to compensate for losses that haven’t happened. AI […]

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NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU: Be prepared for the AI revolution

We know you’ve been wanting faster and easier access to GPU computing for AI in the cloud, so today we are excited to be the first major cloud provider to globally offer the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU card currently being revved up in our data centers and will be available in the forthcoming weeks. NVIDIA […]

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How NBC Universal sped delivery and cut costs with DevOps

If businesses find the success with DevOps that NBC Universal has, it’s safe to say that it’ll be sticking around. At IBM InterConnect Monday, Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of developer technology and advocacy, told the crowd, “We are living in a technology-fueled business revolution.” He was referring, of course, to DevOps, the approach to […]

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SAP on the cloud: What to look for in a provider

I often meet with and advise CTOs and CIOs running big IT operations, many of whom use SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Quite justifiably, they rely on them as the systems of record and engagement. However, these decision makers are facing the reality of ERPs: the total cost of ownership of such systems, complex […]

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Why GPUs are taking over the enterprise

With IBM InterConnect just a few weeks away, we’re gearing up to showcase how the MapD graphics-processing-unit (GPU)-powered data analytics and visualization platform has evolved over the past year. When MapD participated in InterConnect last year, we were just starting to ramp up. Our mission then, as now, remains unwavering: to provide the world’s fastest […]

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Cognitive computing and analytics come to mobile solutions for employees

The Drum caught up with Gareth Mackown, partner and European mobile leader at IBM Global Business Services, at the Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona to ask him about how mobile solutions are becoming more vital for not only an enterprise’s customers, but also employees. “Today, organizations are really being defined by the experiences […]

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While storage is on your mind, considerations to protect against outages

Let’s admit it: Storage is not the sexiest thing to talk about. But when it’s gone or unavailable, people notice, whether it’s your customers, employees or constituents. If you can’t get to your data, nothing else in your system matters. When it comes to storage of images, audio, video or other unstructured content,  organizations need […]

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Why 80 percent of companies are increasing use of cloud managed services

This is the first in a two-part interview series with Lynda Stadtmueller, vice president of cloud services for the analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): A recent survey by Frost & Sullivan reported that 80 percent of US companies are planning to increase their use of cloud managed services. What factors are […]

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3 types of companies harnessing the power of cloud

What if you could redefine your competitive position by enhancing your products or services?  What if you had access to unlimited computing resources to scale your business? What if you could invent a new customer need and own a new market? Cloud is the enabler that makes these scenarios possible. Five years ago, only a […]

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Calculating the TCO of moving SAP workloads to cloud

As I was leaving our local movie theater on a recent day out with my family, my daughter noticed that I looked annoyed. She asked what was wrong. I decided not to say what I was really thinking: that’s two hours and $30 we’d never get back. This made me think about all the other […]

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ERPs and the coming cloud revolution

Change awaits some of the most hallowed ground in enterprise technology: enterprise resource plan (ERP) software and systems. ERP systems, many of which come from Oracle and SAP, are the glue that binds corporations. ERPs manage and integrate vital systems of record in areas such as planning, purchasing, sales, finance and human resources. These systems […]

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Data security is a must for building a digital business

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller said in 2012, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.” Companies — both business-to-business and business-to-consumer — are driven more than ever to rapidly adapt to digital business. The ways companies and their customers seek and consume information, make purchase decisions, […]

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