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Five important considerations for HPC deployments

Architecting superior high-performance computing (HPC) clusters requires a holistic approach that responds to performance at every level of the deployment. HPC workloads put massive computational demands on your infrastructure: they involve analyzing huge data sets to solve complex problems, and that means they require supercomputing capabilities. In short, there are many facets to the HPC […]

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A powerful cognitive and deep learning tool

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the In The Making blog. The opinions in these blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. Getting the right tool for the job is essential for anything from home […]

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Four basic components of a migration and why they matter

I recently wrote about the top five application and system migration worries organizations face when a change in technology platforms is required. In this post, I want to set out a basic framework for a typical migration process before taking a deeper dive into each of the top five application and system migration worries. Understanding […]

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The top five application and system migration worries

What do people facing a migration worry about? As a senior technical solutions manager in the IBM Systems Lab Services Migration Factory, I frequently meet with organizations that are considering migrating databases, infrastructure, custom code or independent software applications to IBM Power Systems. Some of these migrations are planned; others are not. Regardless of the […]

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Developing an effective digital transformation strategy

Digital technologies like mobile, social, analytics and cloud have redefined how we do business, revolutionizing client-business relationships and providing new ways to deliver and consume information. According to a survey by Forrester, executives expect 47 percent of total sales to be influenced by digital by 2020, but only 26 percent believe their CEO has a […]

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IBM i Performance FAQ: An essential resource for your IBM i

Attention IBM i users! The IBM Systems Performance team has just released the latest round of updates to the “IBM i on POWER – Performance FAQ.” The IBM i Performance FAQ (as we call it for short) is an essential resource covering a wide range of performance topics related to IBM i systems. It is […]

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IT is a business unit, and it is transforming industries

In a recent education session, my colleague Lisa said that IT is a business unit. As I nodded in agreement, I suddenly had an OMG moment (that is, a moment of revelation). I realized that not only is IT a business unit; IT is increasingly a revenue-producing business unit. Technology transforming business Most people agree […]

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Why open technology will fuel your cognitive future

Name the industry and you’ll find businesses going digital. As these organizations pop up everywhere, they’re discovering the need to tap into entirely new pools of data to ask deeper questions than ever before. Ideally, an intelligent question will result in a meaningful answer—and for digital businesses, that approach takes cognitive technology and analytics. Consider […]

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