IBM Systems technical events: “What’s the difference?”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems...

Recently I’ve been asked quite a bit about the IBM Systems tech events being hosted in the US, specifically “What’s the difference between them?” The short of it: not much. IBM Systems Technical University events are designed to provide technical education to clients, IBM Business Partners and IBMers. The TechU events feature a wide range more

How cognitive computing will revolutionize the retail industry

Digital transformation, IBM Systems Lab Services

Did you know that 91 percent of retail executives familiar with cognitive computing believe it will play a disruptive role in their organization? Even more significant: 94 percent intend to invest in it, according to the IBM Institute for Business Value’s recent report, “Thinking like a customer.” Is your business in that faction? The retail more

Inside the Client Centers pt. 2: The personal touch

Cloud computing, IBM Systems Client Centers, Services

In part 1 of our “Inside the Client Centers” series, we explored the expertise available inside IBM Client Centers across the world, and introduced you to our engineers, architects and inventors busy introducing the latest products and offerings to clients. As a program manager at the Client Center in Poughkeepsie, I see many clients from more

Red Hat courses enhance Power Systems Academic Initiative

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers...

The Linux operating system is supported on every IBM Power Systems server that IBM makes.  Our broad Linux portfolio is based on open technology and an open ecosystem, which are valuable to our Power clients.   Users can run highly scalable, highly reliable and highly flexible Linux environments on Power processor-based servers.  In fact, you can more

IBM Elastic Storage Server: Three keys to successful implementation

IBM Systems Lab Services, Software-defined computing, Software-defined storage...

How often have you had an implementation go south on you and later found out that it was something you would have discovered in a planning session? Maybe it was a network switch setting? Or did you find out that you did not have sufficient knowledge or training to complete the implementation? We’ve all had more

Running SAP on IBM i? Attend the IBM – SAP on Power Summit

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Have you heard about the 2017 IBM – SAP on Power Summit? Next month will be the eighth IBM – SAP on Power Summit, a semi-annual event designed to help organizations take advantage of IBM i and SAP technology, share best practices and network with other companies running SAP workloads on IBM i. This year’s more

All you really need to know about open source databases

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Perhaps you’ve heard about NoSQL and open source databases but are still wondering what it’s all about and if you should even care. Maybe you’ve looked online and found pages of technical stuff but don’t understand it? If only there was one place to get all you really need to know… Well there is, and more

Developing an effective digital transformation strategy

IBM Systems Lab Services

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 more

How to make sure your IT project succeeds

IBM Systems Lab Services

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 more