Compelling business case for IT infrastructure modernization

Digital transformation, Modern data platforms, Servers

If you’re a CIO or CTO who has been tasked with helping your line of business leaders create new digital business models, well, you’re not alone. That being said, learn from your peers. Don’t increase your stress level by attempting to deliver digital transformation results on outdated platforms. The rate of innovation and associated concerns ...read more


Read Gartner’s seven reasons why AI isn’t like any other project

AI, Modern data platforms, Workload & resource optimization

Gartner research states that “Most [AI] technologies are nascent at best, with only 4 percent of organizations having deployed enterprise production AI technologies by 2018.” With that said, 86 percent of businesses have taken a strategic interest in AI. Yours is probably one of them.* Why is the gap so large? Artificial intelligence introduces new ...read more


New content to maximize your IBM Z investment, May 2019

Encryption, Mainframes, Security

Risks are inherent in any IT environment. Your challenge is to minimize that risk and build a cloud strategy that ensures resiliency, reliability and security to protect your business and customers. Your use of IBM Z secured infrastructure within your cloud strategy can help drive the transformation that you need to stay ahead of the ...read more


Girls in STEM: Building a better future

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Services

It’s been widely reported that girls and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields face extra barriers to entry, as well as to promotion and equal pay in comparison to their male counterparts. Society has become more aware of the ways unconscious bias can influence outcomes and of how important it is that ...read more


The role of technology in making your customer experience a respect-delivery machine

Platform economics

  Here’s what your customers want. They want options that respect their time, their preferred methods of communication, and their constantly changing mode for interacting and transacting with companies. Sometimes they want retail, sometimes they prefer to engage and buy using the internet.  Sometimes they will engage in retail and online or chat at the ...read more


Data protection modernization: What’s it worth?

Integrated infrastructure, Modern data platforms, Storage

What is data protection modernization worth? For many companies, it’s priceless! To understand why, let’s look at major trends having a significant impact on data protection and how companies are evolving their data protection solutions to address new requirements. Enormous growth in digital content, broad adoption of AI and data analytics, additional regulatory reporting requirements ...read more


A brief history of airline security, hijackings and metal detectors

Data security, Encryption, Security

Between May 1961 and the end of 1972, there were 159 aircraft hijackings[1] in United States airspace. This time period is often referred to as the golden age of airline hijacking. According to Brendan Koerner, author of the 2013 book The Skies Belong to Us, the majority of those “were between ’68 and ’72, a ...read more


Announcing IBM i 7.4 and Db2 Mirror for i

Power servers, Power Systems, Workload & resource optimization

This post was originally featured in Systems Magazine. Today is an exciting day for those of us who work to create IBM i and all of its related software.  Today is Announcement Day! Of course, we have two of those each year (at least) when we announce technology refreshes. And, today, we are announcing a ...read more


Technical University: Valuable DevOps for IBM Z training

DevOps, Mainframes, Open source

Your z/OS developers work hard building robust, secure business services that are at the heart of your business. Are you doing enough to ensure that they are keeping abreast of the latest technologies in the industry, and focusing on how those technologies are being leveraged on Z? You have many choices when offering your team ...read more