Tags: IBM

IBM opens four more data centres

IBM has announced the opening of four more data centres under its SoftLayer brand. The announcement boosts IBM’s data centre presence to almost 60 data centres around the globe. Unlike recent announcement that have been US centric, three of these data centres are international. Two of the data centres are located in London, England and…

Securities data blockchain for European SMEs

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is collaborating with IBM to develop a securities data blockchain solution for European SMEs. The project plans to digitize securities certificate data to simplify issuance and management of shareholding information. If delivered the solution aims to create a shared registry of shareholder transaction records. “LSEG is testing the use…

IBM z14 plays the trust card, but does it hold a winning hand?

It’s that time again, the time that most observers in the industry say will never happen. IBM is releasing the next generation of its z Systems mainframe products called the z14. IBM has seen an acceleration of sales across its z Systems business unit helped, in part, by the LinuxONE models. With z14, IBM will…

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.…

Yet another trade finance/blockchain initiative!

Yet another trade finance/blockchain initiative has emerged. Commerzbank and Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund have begun a joint research project on digitisation of trade finance. International trade finance, and the underlying transactions, are becoming more and more a focus of digitisation initiatives. Corporates, banks and research institutions are becoming involved. Increasing…

AA flies to IBM Cloud

American Airlines is to use IBM Cloud as the foundation for its cloud transformation. The goal is to transform the IT systems at AA to speed up processes, improve resilience and handle peak traffic. This is not AA’s first deal with IBM about cloud. It signed a strategic cloud partnership with IBM last year. Daniel…

7 European banks select Hyperledger Fabric

7 European banks have chosen to build and host a new trade finance platform based on IBM Blockchain powered by Hyperledger Fabric. This objective is to simplify and facilitate domestic and cross-border trade for small and medium enterprises in Europe. It should also increase overall trade transaction transparency. According to Rudi Peeters, CIO, KBC speaking on…

Asian financial blockchain from AEON and IBM

AEON Financial Service (AFS) and IBM Japan have announced they are building an Asian financial blockchain-based platform. Using blockchain technology, they expect the platform to enable AFS to: provide enhanced financial services such as settlement and transactions for both consumers and enterprises deliver this in Japan and throughout Asia offer virtual currency payments between individuals…

FinancialForce CTO talks about the future

Enterprise Times sat down with Andy Fawcett at the FinancialForce Community Live event in Las Vegas recently.  We spoke about the importance of API’s to FinancialForce. He also spoke about the new era of Wave analytics that FinancialForce is about to bring to the market along with Einstein and Watson. With the news about ADP…

Sebastian Krause talks about hybrid cloud at IBM

At IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas, Enterprise TImes had an opportunity to catch up with Sebastian Krause, General Manager, IBM Cloud Europe. Over the last two years, IBM has been moving its messaging to position Hybrid Cloud as its key cloud offering. At IBM InterConnect, it changed the definition of hybrid cloud. This, it claims, has…