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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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IBM, Hortonworks and Red Hat collaborate on open hybrid architecture

A new joint project from IBM, Hortonworks and Red Hat will enable organizations to run big data workloads across edge, multicloud and on-premises architectures while gaining the benefits of hybrid cloud: agility, economics and scale. “Not only will this initiative bring cloud native to the data center, but it will also help our customers embrace […]

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European insurer NOVIS chooses IBM Cloud for global expansion

NOVIS Insurance Company is a Slovakia-based insurer with a quickly growing footprint. With operations in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Finland, the company expanded to Italy in 2017, then Sweden and Iceland earlier this year. “With plans to expand its insurance service to other countries and offer it worldwide, NOVIS needed […]

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CenturyLink and Digital Realty tap IBM Cloud Direct Link to expand access

Over the past two weeks, two companies, CenturyLink and Digital Realty, have announced plans to expand direct, private access to the IBM Cloud in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Both companies will use IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicated Hosting deployments to help enterprise customers establish low-latency, global connections across a security-rich […]

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Why Canada-based Economical Insurance chose IBM Cloud

Property and casualty insurance firm Economical Insurance announced this week that it chose IBM Cloud to, as Business Chief described it, “help create new efficiencies and accelerate the output of digital experiences for brokers and customers.” IBM plans to work with Economical to build a hybrid cloud environment for the Canadian insurance company’s new broker […]

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In the news: IBM, FOX Sports and the FIFA World Cup

Covering the FIFA World Cup has been a massive undertaking for FOX Sports. Between the first match on 14 June and the finals this past Sunday, 15 July, the network has broadcast all 64 matches on its FOX and FOX Sports 1 channels. To accomplish that feat, FOX Sports used IBM Aspera technology to move […]

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IBM and Intellect Design Arena aim to transform large banks with cloud

A new set of solutions from IBM and Intellect Design Arena will bring APIs, machine learning, predictive analytics and more cloud capabilities to automate and customize corporate banking. IBM will work with Intellect Global Transaction Banking (iGTB), a subdivision of Intellect Design Arena, to “jointly develop applications, cloud services and infrastructure for financial institutions (FIs), […]

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Data management and Kubernetes come together in IBM Cloud Private for Data

In addition to the short-term benefits of IBM Cloud Private for Data — a data management platform built on Kubernetes with support for Db2, MongoDB and Postgres databases — General Manager for IBM Analytics pointed to the long-term effects in an article at Container Journal this week. As IT organizations continue to take advantage of […]

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3 ways IBM Cloud Private delivers business value

At the IBM Cloud Private Day event in Johannesburg, South Africa, last month, Soloman Barghouthi, a product manager for hybrid cloud, told ITWeb that IBM Cloud Private isn’t something leaders buy just because they have money to spend. “I’m buying it to deliver business value,” he said. How exactly is it delivering value? Here are […]

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The real impacts of automation

In a recent column at InfoWorld, Mike Gilfix, IBM vice president of digital business automation, noted that many people believe automation will redefine the workforce. That may be true, he writes, but not in the way many tend to think. It doesn’t necessarily mean fewer jobs. Gilfix writes: “In fact, the greatest impact of digital […]

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