10 reasons why SaaS is better than romance

As the most loved (and hated) holiday quickly approaches, you may be asking yourself: what do I do if I don’t have a Valentine’s Day date? Maybe this really bothers you or maybe you already have hot date plans with Netflix and the pizza delivery guy. We’re not here to judge. We’re here to offer […]

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The 7 qualities of smarter storage for z Systems

By Catalin Comsia and Jorge Hernandez Meeting renowned author Dr. Stephen Covey in October 2008 in Las Vegas, where he was the keynote speaker at the IBM Information on Demand conference, was one of my professional memories I hold dearly. Like many others, I was inspired by his Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which have guided […]

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Thirteen things to know about the new IBM mainframe, the z13

A new, radically redesigned IBM mainframe was formally launched January 14. The z13’s introduction culminates a five-year project and an investment that tops $1 billion. The new mainframe has been designed from the ground up to help companies and governments address the mega trends around mobile, analytics and cloud. Here are 13 important things to know […]

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IBM z Systems mainframe and right-time insights: The tale beyond the tape

Today, the IT world is abuzz with the introduction of the next generation of the mainframe, IBM z Systems. The new flagship of the mainframe world, the IBM z13, comes with a pretty impressive stat sheet: Forty percent more total capacity Three times increase in memory Two times increase in cache Single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD) Simultaneous […]

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Struggling with costly grid infrastructure silos? Here’s a solution.

IBM® Platform™ Symphony V7.1 is helping address challenges with several new capabilities, including its latest add-on product—IBM Platform Application Service Controller for Platform Symphony.

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The culture of “always on” embedded in your DNA

I recently interviewed Bertrand Portier, an executive IT architect at IBM, to talk about “always on.” In this post, we continue that conversation. Q3. Previously you talked about the relevance of cloud-ready and data-ready IBM Systems capabilities to always on. How is the third capability, security ready, relevant? Does being Always On bring new challenges […]

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Always on: Why should a business even consider it?

I recently interviewed Bertrand Portier, a software client architect at IBM. Bertrand is an expert in “always on,” and I was curious to understand what the phrase means in layman’s terms and why IBM Systems capabilities are connected so closely to it. Bertrand has worked at IBM for over 14 years in development, consulting, research and technical […]

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Kevin Spacey: The new rock star of big data analytics?

Yes, I’m writing about big data analytics and that Kevin Spacey—the Academy Award winning actor known for his work in motion pictures like The Usual Suspects, American Beauty and L.A. Confidential. I’ll be honest: celebrity keynote speakers at technical conferences rarely impress me. So I was half-tempted to skip Wednesday morning’s general session at the […]

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3 key IT infrastructure requirements for big data and analytics

Data has the power to transform business decisions, enhance customer relationships and create new opportunities, but only if you can trust it and make sense of it in a timely fashion. Acting swiftly to capitalize on new opportunities requires an IT infrastructure that is resilient, responsive to changing demands and able to deliver real-time insights. […]

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