IBM z Systems

Real-time analytics with IBM z Systems

Whether you use data analytics for fraud protection, for delivering better customer experiences, for digital marketing, for the Internet of Things, for operational data lakes or more — your business gains competitive advantage by having the right answer, at the right time, at the right place. A common practice in the past was to copy […]

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The race for cognitive insights at the speed of thought

Attention: Once upon a time there was so much data no one knew what to do. Then cognitive innovation came along and unlocked all of the data secrets and everything was perfect.  The end. Sounds familiar, right?  In its longer form it goes like this: By 2011, the human race had generated 1.8 zettabytes of […]

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What is your IBM Systems innovation destination?

The sailboats sweep across the harbor, commuter ferries and water taxis drift by, the “T” subway and buses run like clockwork and cabbies and app drivers speed around the historic city of Boston. All have destinations. Having a destination implies a beginning and an end. I would argue that most goals or projects in IT […]

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Digital transformation in the new API economy

 Existing systems have been built up over the years and contain valuable business logic, however this function is now needed for mobile application as part of the digital transformation. This is where DevOps and Modernization play a key role in the transformation of assets into APIs in support of the new API economy. DevOps transformation […]

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More than vapor: The IT foundation to make cloud work

When someone says cloud, what do you think of? Fluffy-looking things in the sky? Something that stores photos or music out there somewhere? Maybe, it’s even a virtual instance of Linux on an x86 box? These are all common notions of cloud, but as the cloud becomes more pervasive we should think about it in […]

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Join IT Heroes at IBM Edge 2016

The role of IT is evolving and companies are looking at IT infrastructure for cognitive workloads to build better business and outthink the competition. Whether you’re a technology leader, builder or innovator, there is no better way to learn about the latest tools and systems supporting cognitive business, innovation and cloud platforms, than to attend […]

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Improv and IT: A recipe for success

My kind of town… Chicago is where I landed for my next appearance at an IBMTechU Comes to You event. As a New Yorker originally from the Chicago ‘burbs, I immediately made a beeline for my favorite Chicago hot dog and Italian beef restaurant, then found my way to the historical and factoid-filled Palmer House […]

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Flash, mainframe and tape synergy win the race

Designing, building and driving a high-powered race car can actually teach us a lot about why IBM DS8888, IBM z Systems and tape are a very powerful combination. In the 21st century, data has become a very valuable resource for business, and in fact for car racing as well. Take Formula One racing for example. […]

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IBM technical events and a “non-techie” – curiosity matters!

Curiosity matters at events, especially at technical training opportunities. But that doesn’t mean technical events are only for data scientists, engineers or developers. Join me on a recent day at IBMTechU Comes to You event in San Francisco, California and get a glimpse of what awaits at our hands-on IBM technical events. Can non-techies attend […]

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