Tags: IBM

Pareteum awarded cloud security patent

Pareteum Corporation, a cloud communications platform company, has announced it has a cloud security patent. Its European operating subsidiary has a UK patent for a solution enabling secure, strong-authentication which provides secure access and additional identity validation on Pareteum’s Global Cloud Platform and other online services. The technology uses pre-shared secret key authentication between mobile…

Sawtooth 1.0 to speed up blockchain development

The Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 modular platform for building, deploying and running distributed ledgers has been released. This is the second of the Linux Foundation Hyperledger projects to reach this milestone. Last year the Hyperledger Fabric also hit 1.0 and is expected to go to 1.1 in the next few months. This year should also see…

IBM and Salesforce bring AI to Quip and service desks

IBM and Salesforce continue to strengthen their ties. Last May the two formed a strategic announcement around their AI capabilities, Einstein and Watson. In a joint announcement they have announced further proposed integrations between IBM Cloud, Watson Services, Salesforce Quip and Service Cloud Einstein. Salesforce has also announced IBM as a preferred cloud services provider.…

Maersk and IBM form global joint venture

Maersk and IBM have formed a global joint venture to use blockchain to improve global trade and digitise supply chains. This is not the first time these two giants of their respective industries have talked blockchain. Back in March 2017, the two companies announced plans to collaborate on a blockchain solution for global supply chains. This…

More US States move to legalise blockchain

Last week five separate bills were put before three states in the USA. All of the bills have one thing in common, blockchain and in particular, smart contracts. The bills were introduced in Nebraska (3), Florida (1) and Tennessee (1). While the bills all differ in their language the general focus is on the fact…

Apttus unveil third leg of IBM plan

In a somewhat belated announcement Apttus has revealed that IBM ventures was one of the unlisted investors in its Series E funding in September. Enterprise Times spoke to Raj Verma, COO Apttus about the news. He did not reveal the level of investment that IBM made last year. However He commented: “We have a three…

Blockchain Food Safety Alliance in China

IBM and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have announced they will partner in a ‘Blockchain Food Safety Alliance’. Their intention is to form a collaboration designed to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China as well as achieve greater transparency throughout the food supply chain. According to Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president,…

Why cores, memory and GPUs matter in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) world

IBM delivered the first of its POWER9 units to the Oak Ridge National Laboratories back in July 2017. This is a deployment that will take several months to complete. It also began deploying units to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the end of October 2017. These two announcements mean that customers, and that includes IBM’s internal…

IBM’s blockchain interest: has it peaked?

In 2016 IBM’s blockchain interest showed its first signs of ‘public life’. Through 2106 the number of announcements (by press release) built, with the odd quiet month. In 2017 the tempo built, until June 2017 when it slowed dramatically, before falling away to nothing in November. This could be natural. Worthy material to announce does…

Taking a sledgehammer to the IBM service model

If you have ever dealt with IBM in the past you will know how complex that organisation is. Finding out who to talk to about obtaining support is sometimes a challenge. It is a situation that is recognised within IBM and there is an initiative aimed at resolving this. It is not merely about fixing the…