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Cognitive systems: Linking the unimaginable to the imaginable

In today’s world, many of us wonder about the effects of cognitive technology on our reality as well as its potential impact on the future.  Others have had similar musings on what’s possible.  Between 1899 & 1910 a group of French artists, including Jean-Marc Côté, depicted a vision of what the world would look like […]

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Machine learning paves the way for creative business decisions

Business leaders require the ability to make fast, accurate predictions and exploit new insights on demand. Consider a financial institution. Timely, accurate predictions could identify a fraudulent transaction before it completes. What about an insurance company? The ability to predict based on customers’ driving records could help with setting competitive rates. In a support call […]

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Data breach epidemic has huge implications for businesses

The data that resides on a mobile phone is better protected than the data that resides in most corporate data centers. Eighty percent of the data on mobile phones is encrypted, according to a Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. study, because it’s easier to encrypt data on millions of identical devices. Encryption is largely absent in corporate […]

The power of blockchain in financial services

In the current landscape, there are industry leaders evaluating distributed ledger technology, while others are investing in other areas. Financial market institutions have been among the first to implement the decentralized blockchain platform and set the groundwork for their future. A market study report titled “Blockchain rewires financial markets” from The IBM Institute for Business […]

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IBM Power Systems: Best choice for open source DBs – guaranteed

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with an open source database (OSDB) vendor to jointly deliver a webcast for select clients and IBM Business Partners. It was overwhelming to see the pace at which OSDBs (read: big data workloads) are gaining popularity, finding places in data centers and, most importantly, clocking extraordinary growth! There […]

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Speed, the competitive advantage with flash storage

The financial sector was one of the earliest adopters of flash storage. The explanation for this is simple: In the financial industry, speed is a competitive advantage.[1] Equities trading provides a good example. As traders began moving to automated systems, the speed of equities transactions increased until they were completing in milliseconds. Human traders couldn’t […]

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Containers. Persistent storage. IBM.

Containers are a hot topic — and IBM is listening. IBM is rolling out persistent storage solutions to make containers easier to implement and more resilient. Why use containers? Containers are an open source technology that lets an application be packaged with everything it needs to run the same in any environment. They offer the […]

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Integration by design: DS8880 and IBM Z

Through close coordination between engineering and product development teams, IBM DS8880 storage systems and their precursors have maintained a close relationship with IBM mainframe processors. The recent launch of IBM z14 — the latest in a long line of IBM Z mainframe solutions — provides an excellent opportunity to highlight how this close relationship offers […]

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Why a multicloud strategy pays off

An enterprise might turn to a multicloud strategy for a variety of reasons. In addition to expanding the business, an enterprise’s CTO or CIO might want to maintain control of the enterprise’s data or utilize different infrastructures and applications for specific business needs. Or they may want to take a cost-effective approach to avoiding downtime […]

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Blockchain: Who should be in your consortium?

I have been working on IBM Blockchain for two years and have spoken to numerous clients, all with unique and interesting ideas on potential use cases. Early on I had a team do a study on use-case viability, and we determined that there are four key ingredients to a successful blockchain network: a transactional process […]

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Why I choose IBM i virtualization

It saddens me to think that there are still many companies out there who view IBM i as just another legacy technology when it is so much more. As technology professionals, it’s our responsibility to stay current in the industry. Just like buying any “big ticket item” in your personal life, you want to do […]

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IBM Hyperconverged Systems powered by Nutanix

Where simplicity meets performance  Organizations are embracing hyperconverged infrastructure at an unprecedented rate, and many of the clients I meet with are looking at hyperconverged solutions as part of their long-term data center strategy. Why? Because in our experience they value the ease of deployment, use and management that hyperconverged solutions provide. But in the […]

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