IBM Systems Lab Services

AI today: Data, training and inferencing

AI, Deep learning, IBM Systems Lab Services

In my last blog, I discussed artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning and some of the terms used when discussing them. Today, I’ll focus on how data, training and inferencing are key aspects to those solutions. The large amounts of data available to organizations today have made possible many AI capabilities that once seemed ...read more


AI, machine learning and deep learning: What’s the difference?

AI, Deep learning, IBM Systems Lab Services

It’s not unusual today to see people talking about artificial intelligence (AI). It’s in the media, popular culture, advertising and more. When I was a kid in the 1980s, AI was depicted in Hollywood movies, but its real-world use was unimaginable given the state of technology at that time. While we don’t have robots or ...read more


Helping you move from fear to fearlessness with these IBM i security features

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Given the reality of constantly evolving security threats, IBM works to offer our clients security rich computing environments. We do this using an approach to add security at all layers, from the hardware to the operating systems and enterprise-wide monitoring tools. IBM i, the choice for an integrated operating system on IBM Power Systems, is ...read more


Four ways to stem the tide of rising cybersecurity risks

Data security, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems

One of the greatest challenges in the IT industry is staying ahead of the cybercriminal. This is no easy task. The 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Security, indicates that the chances of experiencing a data breach have increased from 22.6 percent in 2014 to ...read more


Five things I learned about hybrid cloud from IBM clients

Hybrid cloud, IBM Systems Lab Services, Multicloud

Face-to-face conversations with clients provide a great opportunity to hear first-hand what challenges business leaders are facing around hybrid cloud for enterprise workloads. Whether these conversations take place at a conference or onsite during a client project, they’ve shown me what’s right and what’s wrong with cloud from the perspective of the IT administrators whose ...read more


Cyber-resiliency best practices: Staying prepared for cyberattack

Data security, IBM Systems Lab Services, Storage

It seems that major headlines every week focus on data breaches or cyber events against well-known, reputable businesses or government agencies. Cyberattacks are becoming more prolific and sophisticated, so it’s no longer a question of if it will affect your organization, but when. Certain cyberattacks such as ransomware can cripple an organization, if not shut ...read more


Practices, tools and expertise for better storage performance

IBM Systems Lab Services, Storage, System software

Houston, we have a problem. Call the storage experts, now! When their customers complain about long wait times for online payments, lagging video streams and other impacted services, businesses tend to quickly and without prior analysis blame their storage appliances. While your data resides primarily in storage systems, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your storage ...read more


What everyone can do to address workplace gender equality

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Services

According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value study on women in leadership, only a small portion (12 percent) of 2,300 surveyed organizations proactively prioritize the push for gender equality in leadership. Given that advancing women still isn’t a formal priority for many businesses, there’s a great deal of work we all need to ...read more


Designing an efficient SAP HANA on Power Systems landscape

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Most workloads in data centers today are virtualized to drive up system utilization. This results in several benefits for your business: fewer systems needed, a decrease in network/SAN ports, reduced floor space, power and cooling, and most importantly reduced costs for IT management. With SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, you can have more flexibility ...read more