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Build success by boosting your IT leadership skills

IBM Systems Lab Services

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 ...read more


What does GDPR mean for blockchain technologies?

Blockchain, IBM Systems Lab Services, Linux systems...

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 ...read more


The world’s smartest supercomputers, built on IBM Systems

High-performance computing, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power 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 ...read more


Six ways to effectively employ Design Thinking

IBM Systems Lab Services, Services

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 ...read more


Seven keys to successful project management

IBM Systems Lab Services, Services

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 ...read more


Is your scientific software complemented by the best hardware?

Deep learning, High-performance computing, IBM Systems Lab Services...

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 ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: Migrating to Power from x86 is costly, painful and risky

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

“Migrating your Oracle databases to IBM Power Systems is dangerous, expensive and very high risk.” That advice came from a well-known consulting company to a client planning to migrate its mission-critical databases from x86 to Power Systems. Such comments are not unusual, and it makes no difference if the migration is to AIX or Linux. ...read more


Optimizing data lake infrastructure

Big data & analytics, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers...

In today’s world, data is the new oil, and there’s a great need to preserve that data for exploration and to derive value. A “data lake” acts as a repository that consolidates an organization’s data into a governed and well-managed environment that supports both analytics and production workloads. It embraces multiple data platforms, such as ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: Linux on x/86 is different from Linux on Power

IBM Systems Lab Services, Linux on Power Systems, Linux systems...

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is all about dispelling some of the top myths. In the last post, I put aside the myth that IBM Power Systems has no cloud strategy. In this post, we’ll look at a myth that has been propagated by ...read more