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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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Fitting mainframes for cloud deployments into a single frame

The new, 19-inch, single-frame mainframes built on IBM Z14 technology can process more than 850 million fully encrypted transactions per day on a single system. It doesn’t have special cooling, energy or space requirements, but it does have “Secure Service Container technology for secure data serving at massive scale,” VentureBeat reports. These “skinny mainframes” are […]

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Payment system operator becomes “digital factory” with IBM Cloud Private

Klirinskiinterbankarskisistemi AD Skopje (KIBS), a payment system operator based in Macedonia, will consolidate and transform its resources into a “digital factory” that can run modern, cloud-native applications with the help of IBM Cloud. “This transformation is hoped to reduce time to market for new digital products from 18 months to three to four months, while […]

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Why cloud AI is a solid bet

At Think 2018 later this month, IBM will be showcasing cloud platforms, AI-based services and how the two work together to help businesses push forward. Forbes contributor Paul Teich recently highlighted why “being a leader in AI is a significant accomplishment for a company that is in its second century.” First is the value of […]

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Why more mid-sized businesses are moving to cloud

High-cost technologies that were once only available to larger businesses are becoming increasingly accessible to mid-sized businesses, and it’s because of cloud. In an article on India-based tech publication PC Quest, Vikas Arora, country manager of cloud business for IBM India and South Asia explains: “We are close to 2,000 customers on cloud, and many of […]

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New IBM storage offerings look to cloud-based future

Forbes and other outlets reported this week that IBM has expanded its software-defined storage offerings, including the cloud-enabled Spectrum Protect Plus. The latest version of Spectrum Protect Plus, which clones and recovers important data, can run on IBM Cloud during the storage provisioning process. Beyond that, IBM Cloud Object Storage now can support HDDs of […]

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Why data is the key to IBM being “the enterprise cloud”

In a recent interview with CloudTech, John Considine, IBM general manager of cloud infrastructure services, made the IBM view of cloud abundantly clear. “Here’s the trick: for us, we are the enterprise cloud,” he said. Data is a cornerstone of that way of thinking, Considine said: “One of our theories leading into the cloud, for […]

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With expanded partnership, IBM becomes a Salesforce preferred cloud services provider

IBM and Salesforce have announced an expansion of their cloud and AI partnership, a move which included Salesforce naming IBM a preferred cloud services provider. “Naming IBM as a Salesforce preferred cloud services provider demonstrates the power of the IBM Cloud to help companies fundamentally change the way they do business,” said Ginni Rometty, chairman, […]

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