IT

Speed, the competitive advantage with flash storage

The financial sector was one of the earliest adopters of flash storage. The explanation for this is simple: In the financial industry, speed is a competitive advantage.[1] Equities trading provides a good example. As traders began moving to automated systems, the speed of equities transactions increased until they were completing in milliseconds. Human traders couldn’t […]

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Is your organization undergoing a hybrid cloud evolution?

In the last few years, cloud computing has evolved considerably, motivating CTOs and other IT leaders to rethink their enterprise cloud strategy. They want to modernize their IT environment and shepherd their organizations along a path to digital transformation. Besides reducing costs, they also need to consider whether a cloud infrastructure is efficient and flexible, […]

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How flash storage can impact healthcare organizations

In most industries, speed is a matter of competitive business advantage. Information technology (IT) is deeply entwined with all aspects of healthcare. Volumes of digitized medical information, images and records are continuously generated and stored per person in the USA. Today MRIs, CAT scans and PET scans are routine, and they generate huge rich media […]

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Spend less on IT operations and achieve more with IBM POWER8

Big data, machine learning, social media, disruptive start-ups, mobile commerce and the Internet of Things. Amid all the rapid technology-driven change of recent years, one thing has stayed the same: the intense cost pressure on the IT function. Even in enterprises that recognize the full strategic value of IT, the budget is usually a key […]

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5 tech buzzwords every business leader should know

Love them or loathe them, buzzwords are everywhere in IT. Technology changes, and suddenly, new buzzwords pop up in the IT lexicon. But understanding the actual technology behind the buzzwords — and how it can bring value to your business and your clients — can help to keep you on the cutting edge of the […]

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Making a case for cloud computing

My wife, who is home for the day, just informed me that her IT department moved their email and home directories to the cloud.  Previously, the company’s access policies were so restrictive that she could never see this information offsite.  As I reflected on what this change would mean to remote users, I wondered about […]

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How to make sure your IT project succeeds

The sad reality is that most IT projects fail, far exceed budget or are completed well behind schedule. As CIO reported in 2016, 55 percent of IT professionals say they’ve had a project outright fail. But why? We need to understand why so that we can figure out how to improve the success rate. In […]

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Unlock hybrid clouds at InterConnect 2017

Today, having a hybrid cloud strategy doesn’t set you apart.  What does is being able to create business value by taking advantage of hybrid cloud. With unmatched scalability, security and reliability, IBM z Systems provides the foundation for modern and agile services needed by organizations today.  By taking advantage of offerings that simplify the management […]

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Breaking the barriers of platform virtualization for SAP HANA

Now more than ever, businesses need to move beyond traditional enterprise IT boundaries as they transform. This means delivering new levels of customer service, integrating partners and providing relevant, actionable insights out of all available data. Clients making the digital transformation with IBM and SAP frequently find they achieve maximum business value with solutions that […]

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