Banking & finance

Realizing the dream: Encrypting all mainframe data

The ability to encrypt all of the data for an entire application or database has been an unfulfilled dream of IT for quite some time. After all, nobody wants to be the next big name splashed across news headlines when a data breach takes place, or stiff regulatory penalties are assessed. These possibilities drive many […]

Big data & analytics

People: The secret sauce in IBM Z

The secret to the IBM Z mainframe’s success might not be immediately apparent. But look behind its groundbreaking features and you’ll find a global network of collaboration, from system developers in Poughkeepsie, New York, to board designers in Böeblingen, Germany. They are working directly with our clients to ensure that critical requirements are being captured. […]

Flash storage

Expansive all-flash and software innovations from IBM

IBM maintains one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research capabilities, and the IBM Systems Storage and IBM Storage software portfolios benefit directly from this extraordinary commitment to research and innovation. This week, IBM is announcing wide-ranging technology advances, new system capabilities and enhanced software solutions designed to accelerate the value IBM Storage […]

Why use IBM DevOps tools to deploy applications to the mainframe?

One of the areas in software delivery that drives the most value for your dollar is automating release deployments.  This is especially true in mainframe environments, where lengthy homegrown processes for checking in and deploying code have been used for years in order to safeguard business-critical applications. Why would you seek out IBM for software […]

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Blockchain: How should you organize your peers?

The last time we communicated, we spoke about the types of users on a Blockchain network – and about Hyperledger in particular. Now, I would like to map this conversation to peers. As you may know, Hyperledger has three components: Membership services – which manages digital certificates and access, ordering service – which keeps the […]

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Pt 3: Bringing data protection into the cognitive era

This is part three of a three-part blog post series on innovations in data protection. Read part one on the evolution of data protection here, and part two here, on the importance of snapshot management. Part three: The final piece of the puzzle The final piece of the data protection puzzle that IT professionals must […]

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Tackling technical risk in ISV application migrations – Part 2

We’ve identified “technical risk” as one of the most common migration worries for many organizations. Of course, the potential technical challenges of a migration vary depending on the type of migration. In my previous post, I introduced some important considerations when migrating Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications to a new platform. Let’s continue that discussion […]

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IBM unveils new software for AI, machine and deep learning

IBM Spectrum Software helps ease adoption and production of parallel processing and clustered computing IBM is announcing new software to deliver faster time-to insight for high performance data analytics (HPDA) workloads, such as Spark, Tensor Flow and Caffé, for AI, machine learning and deep learning. Based on the same software which will be deployed for […]

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With IBM POWER9, we’re all riding the AI wave

There’s a big connection between my love for water sports and hardware design — both involve observing waves and planning several moves ahead. Four years ago, when we started sketching the POWER9™ chip from scratch, we saw an upsurge of modern workloads driven by artificial intelligence and massive data sets. We are now ready to […]

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Reaching the Summit: The next milestone for HPC

The high-performance computing landscape is evolving at a furious pace that some are describing as an important inflection point, as Moore’s Law delivers diminishing returns while performance demands increase. Leaders of organizations are grappling with how to embrace recent system-level innovations like acceleration, while simultaneously being challenged to incorporate analytics into their HPC workloads. On […]

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Tackling technical risk in ISV application migrations – Part 1

Among the list of common migration worries that organizations face, technical risk is always near the top, and the potential technical challenges of a migration vary depending on the type of migration. In this post, I’ll cover the common concerns when migrating Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications to a new platform. Migrating ISV applications Here […]

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IBM Storage Utility Offering

Buy storage capacity your way IBM introduces a procurement method that aligns your capacity costs to your business initiatives  Data creation continues at an explosive rate, and does not appear to be slowing down. Customers look to their IT partners to help solve these problems and often ask… how can I better align my capacity […]

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