Blogs

April 20, 2018

IBM OpenPOWER Consortium Expands POWER Technology to a Broader Customer Base

By Jean S. Bozman IBM is expanding the base of customers who will deploy the IBM POWER9 processor and OpenPOWER technologies, by extending its POWER architecture for use in new and emerging workloads. This approach, born with OpenPOWER’s inception in 2013, is building a larger ecosystem around POWER than would have been possible if IBM […]

April 20, 2018

IBM’s POWER9 Targets AI, ML and Cognitive Workloads

By Jean S. Bozman IBM’s POWER9 processor has emerged as an engine for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Cognitive Computing. Long anticipated on the IBM processor roadmap, POWER9 was announced in Q417, and is already moving into production at IBM Power Systems customer sites. Through the OpenPOWER consortium, partners will leverage IBM’s POWER9 […]

April 19, 2018

Atos’s Journey: Can a Corporate Roll Up Maintain its Impressive Growth?

Atos is a rapidly growing company that has inherited complexity and some great IP through its many acquisitions over the years. In fact, since 2002 the company has acquired 17 companies – many within the last four years. The company focuses on telecommunications, IT consulting services and solutions, data management, customer relationship management and service […]

April 11, 2018

Container Security Should Be Top-of-Mind for DevOps Teams

By Jean S. Bozman Containers are being readily adopted for born-on-the-web workloads by hyperscalers, cloud providers and DevOps organizations. Now, as more enterprise applications and databases are migrating to containers, developers must be mindful of the continuing need for security. Driven by digital transformation to modernize traditional IT infrastructure, container adoption is showing strong growth. […]

February 26, 2018

What Is Persistent Memory — and Why Do We Need It?

  By Jean S. Bozman Some may think it’s a bit too soon, but Silicon Valley is already thinking about persistent memory (PM) and its use cases. What is persistent memory – and why is it needed? Persistent memory is silicon-based solid-state memory that stores data – even if there is a power failure – […]

February 20, 2018

AWS: Moving Beyond Infrastructure to Monetize its Ecosystem

I few months have past since I attended my first Amazon re:Invent conference. I have had some time to reflect on my observations about the meeting. It was indeed an impressive event with a massive number of sessions and an electricity that was palpable. What stood out was the homogeneity of the attendees who were […]

February 14, 2018

IBM Revamps its Cloud Strategy

  While IBM has been in the cloud market for a number of years, the evolution of its technology and strategy has hit rough spots in the past. But things have changed over the past year with a combination of new technology and new positioning. IBM has renamed its cloud from SoftLayer and BlueMix to […]

February 5, 2018

IBM Shows Its Approach to Transforming Retail Business at NRF2018

By Jean S. Bozman Differentiation is the name of the game in today’s retail marketplace. Amazon.com’s direct business model has become a market disruptor, forcing retailers to re-evaluate their in-store and online sales strategies. At the same time, their traditional competitors are also discovering that they must transform their business processes in big ways, and […]

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February 1, 2018

How Intelligent is your Machine Learning Application?

There is a tremendous amount of excitement and hype around machine learning. Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are often trumpeted as cure-alls that can help businesses anticipate and prepare for the future. In reality, we are just beginning to see these technologies evolve into commercially viable offerings. The real value of machine learning […]

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January 29, 2018

Can we predict the success of emerging technologies?

It is ironic that with so many emerging companies and emerging technology trends there is really nothing new under the sun. While new products and new companies are everywhere, many of the emerging technologies are built on technology frameworks that were initially developed decades ago. In fact, the most interesting emerging products that I evaluated […]

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