Category: Technology

Will IBM reinvent software licensing with containers?

Two months ago at DockerCon 17, IBM announced it was to make Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) available for Linux on IBM z Systems. This was an announcement that IBM had widely trailed having talking about multiple container technologies and the mainframe for some time. What was different this time was the detail around the announcement.…

IFS delivers the future to service engineers with HoloLens

IFS has announced a proof of concept to deliver augmented reality solutions to A&D service engineers using Microsoft HoloLens.  This is the latest technology integrated by IFS Labs into its ERP solution. The integration will allow service engineers to view IFS data superimposed upon an asset they are working on using a HoloLens screen using…

Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London gets first members

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced the first three members of the Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London. The three companies are Echo, Cera and GiveVision. Pfizer is providing them support over the next year as they look to persuade the NHS to adopt their technology. They will share £56,000 between them to help with marketing. One of the…

“Don’t store it, delete it” says Blancco

Data erasure specialist Blancco has released an Return on Investment (ROI) calculator designed to help companies decide whether to store or erase data. It claims that companies are wasting thousands of dollars per TB per year by storing unnecessary data. The figures are based on data from the Veritas Global Databerg Report and analyst company…

Sage’s proclaims 5 core principles for AI

Sage calls on the global tech community to take responsibility for the ethical development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business. Kriti Sharma, Sage VP of AI and Bots, shared: ‘The Ethics of Code’: Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles’. These five core principles for AI represent a set of values that Sage believes the…

eSIM, RPSIM, sSIM or v-SIM: which way forward?

The eSIM threatens to overtake the SIM. The original mobile phone SIM (for Subscriber Identity Module) originated in the early 1990s. It provides secure, identifiable and authenticated access to mobile phone networks. It is also the ‘primary piece’ of telco supplied equipment because it enables consumers to connect to a specific network. But the SIM…

At last: blockchain performance addressed

Blockchain performance and scalability addressed. These are two key characteristics of any platform. In a distributed ledger environment, such as the Hyperledger projects, both characteristics directly relate to end user satisfaction and ultimately adoption. Hyperledger has announced a Performance and Scalability Working Group (PSWG) to focus on this area. “The key will be how to…

Rimini Street expands database support

Enterprise support services provider Rimini Street has announced a significant expansion of its database support. It is already a major provider of third-party support for Oracle database installations and SAP HANA. Now it has IBM, Microsoft and SAP clearly in its sights as it targets six new database platforms. Those platforms are: IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL…

Hitachi dumps mainframe business for IBM z Systems

A year ago a lot of sites were running hot on rumours of IBM selling its mainframe z Systems business to Hitachi. The problem was a lack of substance and the fact that IBM was pushing z Systems very hard. The rumours have now been not only put to bed but embarrassingly for some, completed…