Tags: IBM

Is enterprise mobility delivering ROI

The IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) has published its latest report on Enterprise Mobility. The demand for mobile apps continues to grow and enterprises are investing large amounts of money in making their sites mobile friendly. They are also investing in mobile apps or at least enabling them. For some companies that means writing or…

IBV report looks at reducing warranty costs

The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) has published a study focusing on reducing the costs of warranty management. Entitled Powering Warranty Reinvention, the study says that warranties are not just something to be bundled with products. Instead, electronics companies should see them as a differentiator. In order to do that they need effective warranty…

IBM deploys Docker EE on the mainframe

At DockerCon17, IBM has announced it will deploy Docker Enterprise Edition across all its Linux-based systems. This will include Linux on IBM z Systems, LinuxONE and Power Systems. It’s a smart move by IBM and will enable it to deliver on its goal of moving the app to the data rather than the data to…

IBM revenues down but cloud has a silver lining

IBM issued its first quarter results and demonstrated that while IBM Cloud and cognitive computing are performing well there are areas of concern. Overall revenues fell for the 20th quarter in a row. Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer put a positive spin on things but was absent from the analyst briefing…

Anaconda snakes onto IBM

IBM and Continuum Analytics are to make open source data science platform Anaconda available on IBM Cognitive Systems. The deal will see Anaconda integrated with PowerAI allowing it to take advantage of machine learning. It will also see the Open Data Science platform take advantage of the latest POWER8 processors and NVIDIA GPUs. According to Bob…

Denis Kennelly talks about Watson for Cyber Security

Denis Kennelly, Chief Product Officer, IBM Security recently sat down with Enterprise Times to update us on what was happening with IBM Watson for Cyber Security. The product recently moved from research to general availability and we were interested in what it was doing and what problems it was addressing., One area where there is…

Comcast direct connects IBM Cloud

Comcast Business is now providing direct connections to IBM Cloud data centres. The move adds IBM to AWS and Microsoft Azure as cloud providers with direct connection to Comcast customers. The company also has direct links to several major data centre providers and cloud exchanges. This includes Equinix, CyrusOne, Digital Reality and CoreSite. The deal…

SAP Expert Chat is free, faster and the future

SAP is trying to re-energise the use of its SAP Expert service amongst its customers in a new announcement. The announcement links to a new Gartner report by Derek Prior and Duy D Nguyen that analyses the service which was first launched in June 2016. Gartner reveals that while the free service has significant benefits…

Blockchain to secure pharmaceutical procurement

IBM and Sichan Hejia Co Ltd (Hejia) have launched a blockchain-based platform for pharmaceutical procurement. Known as the Yijian Blockchain Technology Application System it is a permissioned blockchain platform built on the Hyperledger Fabric. This will allow suppliers to get paid faster by providing greater visibility into the supply chain. According to Mr Leng Tianhui, Board…

Will Watson become your service desk?

IBM has announced that it is integrating Watson to service desks. It is offering the cognitive computing solution as a service to clients called IBM’s Workplace Support Service with Watson. Its intention it to bring the power of cognitive computing to handle the majority of support tickets once it is integrated into other automated helpdesk functionality.…