Does cloud free you from understanding IT infrastructure?

As many investors discovered when the dotcom bubble burst, fundamentals still matter.  Companies eventually had to generate revenue, manage expenses and realize profits.  Those who invested blindly in enterprises with rising stock prices without evaluating the underlying business model’s propensity to generate profit lost money. So it is with cloud computing and the fundamentals for […]

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When real-time insights are at their most critical

People don’t often associate IBM Flash Storage with patient care, but they should. A healthcare professional is only as effective as the data they possess – a patient’s age, allergies and previous medical conditions, for example.  If their access to that data is restricted or disrupted, the care they provide can be severely impacted.  And […]

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Plastic Bank deploys blockchain to reduce ocean plastic

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the In The Making blog. The opinions in these blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. The desire to change something and make the world a better place requires […]

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Doing more with less: SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems

Have you heard about the advantages of running SAP workloads with SAP HANA on IBM Power instead of a traditional database? It can offer more flexibility, unsurpassed reliability and higher performance as well as a lower total cost of ownership versus competing platforms — all great advantages for organizations looking to do more with less […]

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Happily ever after with flash storage

People don’t often associate flash storage with love connections, but they should.“Happily ever after” comes from two people finding each other in a sea of people looking for love. What does flash storage have to do with any of this?  Online dating sites use data to analyze profiles, make matches and engage users – and […]

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Mainframe reinvention: empowering digital trust

According to the findings from a recent Gartner market survey, growth is the #1 business priority for 58 percent of CEOs. This is up from 42 percent in 2016. Gartner “conducted a survey of 388 CEOs and senior business leaders in user organizations worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2016 to examine their business issues […]

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Taking security to the next frontier

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the In The Making blog. The opinions in these blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. Attackers always have the upper hand on the information security battlefield. They can […]

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Elastic Storage Server: Networking is what it’s all about!

I was recently in a training session about IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS)—a high-performance IBM Spectrum Scale storage solution—in which a colleague remarked, “It’s all about the network.” Why, you might ask, would networking be so essential? In my previous post about ESS, I focused on the three keys to a successful implementation: pre-planning, network […]

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VM protection and availability made easy

There is too much complexity in backup and data protection. Even the solutions that tout their simplicity can take weeks to setup and hours to recover – even if you’re a backup expert. However, there are fewer backup and storage specialists. As organizations move toward agile processes that embrace cloud and virtual machines, backup is […]

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