Cognitive-based solutions offer users the ability to take action by analyzing and recognizing relevant data, sensing patterns, isolating trends, adapting to ecosystem changes and suggesting alternatives. When lessons learned from dependent infrastructure and the broader ecosystem of integrated offerings are factored in, cognitive-based solutions provide a picture in real time to optimize a decision. They … Continued

It’s almost that time of year! IBM InterConnect 2016 is coming up on February 21 – 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada and it’s an event you don’t want to miss. Join clients, business partners, vendors, sponsors, colleagues and more–over 24,000 expected–and learn about the most important emerging technologies and best practices that can help your … Continued

There is no arguing about the toxic health effects of particulate matter (PM) found in the air. To improve air quality the city of Stuttgart, Germany recently introduced a so-called PM alert. When the concentration of PM is about to reach a critical limit, citizens are alerted. And as road traffic creates almost half of … Continued

Almost one year ago, IBM embarked on a mission to change how storage is built, bought and managed. At the time, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems Tom Rosamilia said “A new approach is needed to help clients address the cost and complexity driven by tremendous data growth.” That new approach included building IBM Spectrum … Continued

A few days ago IBM released the first fix pack for IBM Workload Scheduler V9.3. Several new features are summarized in this blog post. With the fix pack, a big step forward is being taken to improve cognitive, analytics and cloud strategies, along with the improvement of user experience. The pack includes the following: What-If … Continued

Attention IT leadership, your data protection specialists need clarity. There are many fundamental debates in data protection: Disk, tape or cloud? Backups, snapshots or replication? Centralized backup of remote office/branch office (ROBOs), autonomous backups or cloud-BaaS solutions? Unified data protection or workload-specific (VM/database) methods? Candidly, every one of those choices can be resolved with “it … Continued

Connect 2016 has come to a close, but we learned a lot! The conference kicked off with an informative and fun opening general session. We heard from Jason Silva, Host of National Geographic’s Brain Games, who spoke about the exciting things that can happen with innovation and technology. We learned that computers can be funny … Continued

Part 2 – Towards Cognitive, Proactive, Real-time and Contextual Customer Centricity In Part 1 of this two-part series, I highlighted the importance of customer centricity in a highly competitive market where businesses are striving to follow more customer-centric approaches to attract customers. I also discussed contextual and real-time customer centricity. I talked about how I … Continued

As medium and large-enterprise clients look to expand their business insights by applying analytics to big data, they require a cost-effective, high-performing, resilient and secure infrastructure. These businesses are taking various approaches to organizing their structured and unstructured big data for analytics, including the following: Offloading their historical operational data from a data warehouse to … Continued