Artificial intelligence is coming: Are you ready? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this blog series, I set the stage with how artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed in recent years and outlined an approach to build an AI strategy. Now, let’s look at data transformation, training techniques and subsequent steps in the AI journey. Data transformation and training techniques for your AI strategy Here […]

Continue reading

Expanding data protection to meet the challenges of VM growth

This is part one of a two-part guest blog series on addressing the data protection challenges of working and operating in a virtual machine (VM)-intensive computing environment. Part I focuses on the ways in which automation and ease-of-use bring data protection functionality to a wider group of users. VM admins, DevOps personnel, backup and storage […]

Continue reading

Breakthrough security for next-generation applications

Over 15 years ago, IBM committed to Linux and open source software on the mainframe in a way that stunned the industry. Today, our commitment to Linux has never been stronger, and we are focused on a clear mission: to provide to clients the most secure and the most advanced data-serving Linux platform in the […]

Continue reading

Data insights are critical to making customers happy

People don’t often associate flash storage with mobile devices, but you should. In today’s connected economy, it’s not unlikely that you have multiple devices online at all times. Finland leads the world in internet connections and mobile devices per capita, and there are already more mobile subscriptions than there are people living in the country. […]

Continue reading

Effective Oracle Database tuning

Many years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and graphical installers were the exception rather than the norm, I learned my first lessons in trying to resolve database performance problems.  These lessons mostly revolved around learning how to check various metrics in the database to get a health check.  Measurements such as the database cache-hit […]

Continue reading

Open source software — changing the world

By 2020, digital transformation teams will source more than 80 percent of their solution components from open source communities. That’s according to IDC’s “Top 10 Tech Predictions For 2017.” Open source has never been more important to the IT industry. Key reasons include: Open collaboration brings together diverse skills to solve common problems. Open source […]

Continue reading

Artificial intelligence is coming: Are you ready? (Part 1)

Artificial intelligence (AI), technically known as “machine intelligence,” is a buzzword in the tech industry today. Businesses are finding innovative ways of mining data to generate insights that help them understand their customers better. In an era in which marketing rules, business leaders see a strong need to personalize marketing content to make it more […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading