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Identifying potential storage infrastructure problems

Whenever I talk with infrastructure management teams about concerns and pain points they have with their storage management system, I get these questions: How can we maintain high availability and avoid system downtime? Is there any way to proactively identify a potential problem? How do we ensure maximum storage performance and efficiency? How do we […]

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Women in business and technology: Seeking a better balance

What are you doing today to create a more gender-balanced world? And why does it even matter? Gender diversity is one of the key drivers of creativity and innovation — and innovation leads to better economic return for businesses. While diversity and inclusion policies have become a mainstay for leading organizations in the 21st century, […]

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Top IBM Power Systems myths: x86 is the industry standard and Power is becoming obsolete

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series will help to dispel some of the top myths. In my previous post, I put aside the myth that migrating from x86 to IBM Power Systems is costly, painful and risky. In this post, we’ll look at another myth […]

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Build success by boosting your IT leadership skills

Of all the C-suite roles, CIOs are under the greatest pressure to transform their organizations through digital reinvention and the adoption of emerging technologies. To stay agile and ahead of the curve on tech trends, ongoing training is essential for IT leaders today. In addition to needing deep technical expertise, CIOs and IT managers must […]

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What does GDPR mean for blockchain technologies?

By now, almost everyone has heard about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in the EU on May 25, 2018. As a result of GDPR, not only were EU organizations affected, but so were many international companies who have dealings with EU data subjects. Violation of these rules could potentially result in […]

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The world’s smartest supercomputers, built on IBM Systems

Every year, computers get smarter and faster as they adapt to emerging technology challenges. Collaborating on these industry-leading computing solutions is an exciting frontier. As we begin a new year, IBM Systems Lab Services is wrapping up our largest contract to date on one such project — a collaborative high-performance computing (HPC) endeavor by the […]

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Six ways to effectively employ Design Thinking

I’ve been training people in Design Thinking for a few years. When I utter the words, “Design Thinking,” I can place people’s reactions into three categories based upon their eyes: A blank stare, indicating, “What’s that?’ The twinkling eye, suggesting, “Yes, that!” Or, eye rolling, which usually means, “Oh brother, not that.” Addressing the blank […]

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Seven keys to successful project management

After 20-plus years of IT project management for IBM, I’ve thought considerably about what makes the difference between successful and less successful projects. Whether it’s a server migration, software installation or another IT project, the factors that make a successful or troublesome client engagement are fairly consistent, and the project manager plays a critical role […]

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Is your scientific software complemented by the best hardware?

Did you know you could realize huge performance gains for your scientific applications by taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the IBM Power Systems platform? Are you apprehensive about making the leap to another architecture? Let’s look at the current state of the software ecosystem around IBM POWER, the resources available and how IBM […]

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