IT Infrastructure

The hybrid cloud – from ‘big bang’ to ‘fit for purpose’

  The Mars 2020 Rover, which recently landed on Mars, is equipped with two Power processors. Indeed, the versatile Power platform is also one of the building blocks of an effective hybrid cloud solution, as are, for example, IBM’s Flash Core SSDs with hardware-based encryption and compression. Hybrid Cloud has been a buzzword for some […]

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Never sell a ‘no’ thanks to SAP S/4HANA

Halfway through this decade SAP will stop supporting SAP ECC. Before this happens, retailers are able to migrate to the new SAP S/4HANA ERP system at their own pace. Apart from the expiration of support there are more reasons to switch on time. For instance, S/4HANA also provides real-time insights into the inventories and can […]

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Mainframe’s role in digital transformation

  GSE National Conference Digital transformation. Everybody talks about it, but in reality it’s a hard thing to do… IBM Z has major advantages for companies in the process of digital transformation. This is exactly what will be explained at the annual conference of the Dutch part of Guide Share Europe. The explanation is useful […]

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Behind the back of Max Verstappen

The F1 car, Max Verstappen drives, shows only a few logos. One of them is IBM, because we are a technology partner of Red Bull Racing. Next to the bravery and magic racecraft of the drivers another spectacle occurs under the hood and the IT-room. These miracles happen to support Max Verstappen’s success. As car […]

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AI: Hype or reality?

  We have seen machines beating humans; IBM’s Deep Blue became world champion chess player in 1997, IBM Watson became the best Jeopardy player in 2011 and Ke Jie lost from Google’s AlphaGo in 2017. Just a few examples of the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in recent history, growing from artifical intelligence to machine […]

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Storage with minimum of latency

Networks and CPU’s (possibly accelerated by GPU’s) have gained a lot of speed the last couple  of years. Storage seems to be the bottleneck. But not anymore, because companies can have flash at their disposal. But there are two types of flash, so it is important to decide which one is needed. First, the Solid […]

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To encrypt or not to encrypt…

That question has been on the mind of many of our customers for some time now. In this digital era, data breaches, hacks or any other exposure of personal data is a nightmare for any customer, both financially and for their reputation. One (part of the) solution is encryption, because loosing encrypted data isn’t directly […]

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