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New IBM Cloud agreement with Smart Energy Water set to provide global infrastructure

IBM and Smart Energy Water, a water and energy cloud platform provider serving more than 150 utilities around the world, have signed a multi-million-dollar, five-year agreement to bring IBM Cloud infrastructure to SEW’s enterprise web and mobile applications. IBM Cloud will facilitate common global infrastructure to help with “customer engagement and mobile workforce engagement apps, […]

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IBM signs agreement to help Juniper in journey to cloud

Networking vendor Juniper Networks and IBM Services announced a seven-year, $325 million agreement this week through which IBM will help enhance Juniper’s infrastructure, applications and IT services. As part of the agreement, IBM Services will use IBM Services Platform with Watson to help manage support systems including data and voice networks, data centers and the […]

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Combining the best pieces of public and private Cloud Foundry

Jason McGee, vice president and chief technology officer for IBM Cloud Platform, appeared on an Enterprise Times podcast this week to discuss IBM Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment, among other topics. McGee called Enterprise Environment “an isolated and fully dedicated version of Cloud Foundry in the public cloud” and an evolution of the existing offering. The […]

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UK software firm chooses IBM Cloud for cloud-native banking platform

Thought Machine, a software developer based in the United Kingdom, has teamed with IBM to accelerate its new cloud-native banking platform. The platform, called Vault, “allows banks to fully realize the benefits of IBM Cloud and has been developed to be highly flexible, giving banks the ability to quickly add new products, accommodate shifts in […]

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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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