Posts tagged “IBM”

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Premium Lock Former enemies Red Hat, Microsoft take evolving partnership to cloud (+ video)

Once dreaded enemies, Open Source-leader Red Hat and the so-called Darth Vader of proprietary - Microsoft - continues to expand their budding partnership by teaming up for offerings in the cloud.

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IBM, suppliers partner to improve food safety with blockchain technology (+ video)

Blockchain technology, which so far is best known for digital currency known as bitcoin, will now be used by IBM and a consortium of food providers as well as retailers in an attempt to improve food safety.

August 16

Premium Lock The ascent of AI: What this means for IBM, other IT vendors

Artificial intelligence In the second of a two-part report, Technology Business research Analyst Jennifer Hamel examines what the ascent of artificial intelligence means to information technology providers like IBM - software, hardware and services.

Updated August 11

Execs: NC must change education to win job wars

States and countries that figure out how to compete in the coming jobs wars will be big economic winners, Lewis Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce declared e at the Chamber's 2017 Education Conference. Many corporate and government leaders agreed with him.

Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference

Updated August 11

Premium Lock How to win job wars: Execs talk strategies for workforce readiness

New jobs     IBM says it "can't hire enough creatives." Many other firms are looking to fill jobs. How can N.C. produce more workers to address a growing skills gap? Strategies for workforce readiness were a key topic of discussion at the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Conference on Education. Here are some examples.

August 10

Premium Lock IBM: How to prepare your firm for cognitive disruption

IBM Watson avatar     A new survey from IBM finds that 64 percent of chief marketing officers expect cognitive computing, such as IBM's Watson, to be embraced by their companies. But only 24 percent have a strategy in place to implement smarter solutions. So what does IBM recommend?

Updated August 8

SAS, IBM discuss extreme vetting project with Homeland Security

Three technology companies with deep roots in the Triangle sent representatives to a Department of Homeland Security "industry day" to discuss an "overarching vetting" system for use in immigration, according to documents published by The Intercept news site. SAS and IBM acknowledge participating in the "industry day." Red Hat also is reported to have participated.

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Tags: SAS, IBM, Red Hat
Updated August 8

Pfizer to invest $100M in Sanford gene therapy operation, add jobs

Pfizer Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. plans to invest $100 million in its Sanford operations as part of a push into gene therapy, officials said Monday.

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Updated August 8

IBM to fight judge's $78M ruling in Indiana suit over automation project

IBM                           IBM owes Indiana $78 million in damages stemming from the company's failed effort to automate much of the state's welfare services, a judge has ruled in a long-running dispute. IBM says it will appeal.

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July 31

Reports: IBM layoffs hit Watson Truven Health group, including RTP

IBM layoffs     Watson Health, one of IBM's bests for the future of the tech giant on cognitive computing and artificial intelligence, is laying off workers in its Watson health group. Among those losing their jobs are some workers in RTP, according to reports from employees.

Updated July 25

Duke Energy joins firms a-to-x pledging to increase diversity, inclusion

Diversity  Who says fallout can't be positive rather than radioactive? Increasing corporate awareness no doubt triggered through sex and racial bias across the tech and venture capital industries as well as in reaction to various "bathroom bills" has led to efforts to address diversity and inclusion problems. Duke Energy is the latest corporate giant joining a new alliance that pledges to increase both.

July 24

Premium Lock Inside IBM's Z: What are are the market implications?

IBM Z Technology aside, what does IBM's new, power Z mainframe announced last week mean for the marketplace? Technology Business Research Analyst Stephanie takes a look.

July 21

Premium Lock Inside IBM's new z14: Bringing apps, data to mainframe for intelligence, insight

IBM Z In the second part of a review examining IBM's new z14 mainframe, customers will be able to leverage an increasing degree of analytics and insight than on prior models. The ability to leverage the analytics capabilities of Watson on IBM's Z portfolio, not just z14, makes this entire product portfolio uniquely valuable to its users.

July 19

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Big Blue relies on Watson, cognitive computing to drive cloud, software growth

IBM's latest earnings report demonstrates that vertical-specific cloud solutions enhanced with Watson capabilities help IBM weather software license declines, says Technology Business Research Analyst Molly Gallaher Boddy.

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July 19

Premium Lock IBM can't shake revenue blues despite new initiatives

Shares in IBM took a major hit in after-hours trading Tuesday after the tech giant reported revenues that failed to meet analysts' expectations. Big Blue has now reported 21 consecutive quarters of year-on-year sales declines. So what's next?

Tracking IBM revenues by segment Tracking IBM revenues by segment

July 18

Premium Lock Inside IBM Z: Data encryption on the fly for digital business

A team of analysts from Technology Business Research take a detailed look at IBM's new z14 mainframe, which was announced Monday, generating headlines worldwide. What's beyond the hype?


Updated July 17

Premium Lock IBM counters cyber threats with 'Z': 12B encryptions a day (+ video)

Worried about cyber crime and hacking? Cloud vulnerability? To counter these threats, IBM is rolling out IBM Z, a new transaction system that Big Blue says is capable of processing "more than 12 billion encrypted transactions" a day. That capacity makes it the world's most powerful, the tech giant claims. Plus: A video about Syztem Z.

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