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Linux on IBM Power Systems: Support for cognitive computing

Throughout its more than 100 years of history, IBM has continuously reinvented itself to adapt to an ever-changing world. Likewise, the IBM Power Systems architecture has evolved as enterprise-class systems that are core to our business. Over the last decade, many organizations have consolidated workloads using Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) technology, and IBM Systems Lab […]

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Tackling technical risk in ISV application migrations – Part 2

We’ve identified “technical risk” as one of the most common migration worries for many organizations. Of course, the potential technical challenges of a migration vary depending on the type of migration. In my previous post, I introduced some important considerations when migrating Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications to a new platform. Let’s continue that discussion […]

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Tackling technical risk in ISV application migrations – Part 1

Among the list of common migration worries that organizations face, technical risk is always near the top, and the potential technical challenges of a migration vary depending on the type of migration. In this post, I’ll cover the common concerns when migrating Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications to a new platform. Migrating ISV applications Here […]

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Finding a trusted backup and disaster recovery solution

Organizations today face significant challenges in managing the cost, complexity and capabilities of their backup systems. They need simple backup and disaster recovery solutions that are optimized for their environments, help reduce costs and offer a quick return on investment. My team recently worked with a large insurance company in India that had just refreshed […]

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Competitive platform migration: Don’t worry! Rely on us

The idea of migrating to a new IT infrastructure platform produces anxiety for many IT teams, especially in companies with a substantial quantity of data to move. Platform migration can mean downtime for your systems, operational changes and technical risk—just to name a few of the common migration worries. For complex IT projects like this, […]

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Reap the benefits of optimized workload management software

How do you speed up time to market for electronics in an industry that’s already moving at a rapid-fire pace? One answer is better resource utilization through effective workload management solutions. Mentor Graphics, a US-based global leader in electronic design automation, has a mission to enable companies to deliver better electronic products more quickly and […]

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The apple of my eye: Pervasive encryption with IBM Z

One of my absolute favorite things to do this time of year where I live in Ohio (besides raking leaves—just kidding) is to head out east about 20 miles to go apple picking. Apple pie, apple crisp, baked apples, spiced apples, apple butter, applesauce… there are endless possibilities. Everybody has their favorite apple but mine happens […]

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IT infrastructure transformation for India power company

How do you successfully migrate a substantial database to new hardware and storage in a tight timeframe? IT infrastructure transformation of this magnitude is a major undertaking for a large enterprise, and one that comes with substantial risks. In this blog post, I want to share the story of how IBM helped a major power […]

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Building a hybrid cloud strategy with IBM Systems Consulting

In my previous post, I argued that a foundational element of digital transformation is the integration of new technologies with existing core systems into hybrid clouds. In IBM Lab Services Systems Consulting, we work with clients around the world using a combination of proven expertise, tools and methodologies to develop business-aligned IT strategies and implementation […]

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