Tags: IBM

So who are the leaders in EAM

Gartner has recently published its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Asset Management Software (account required). Eleven companies make the list which focuses on vendors who support large asset intensive organisations. The eleven are: Infor, IBM, SAP, IFS, Mainsaver, eMaint, Oracle, ABB, Schneider Electric, ABB (Ellipse) and Ramco Systems. The report is also available from some vendors,…

Julian Meyrick, IBM, on cyber training for veterans

Julian Meyrick is Vice President for Security, IBM Europe. IBM has been sponsoring cybersecurity training courses for military veterans. It is part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. It started in the US where 1,000 people have been trained and has now reached the UK. Every month, Salute My Job selects 10 military veterans, IBM…

IBM ups the stakes for Quantum Computing

IBM has announced another set of milestones for its quantum computing project. It has announced two processor upgrades. The first will give customers using the IBM Q early-access commercial system access to a 20 Qubit processor. This is an upgrade from the 17 Qubit solution announced in May. Customers will get access by the end…

The drive to race to adopt Artificial Intelligence is on

Apttus has released a new white paper that looks at the rise of artificial intelligence in business. The white paper included a survey of 490 business executives and thought leaders. It was carried out by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services. Entitled: “Artificial Intelligence for boosting revenue generation in the B2B enterprise” (registration required) it could…

IBM announces Cloud Private software platform

IBM has announced the IBM Cloud Private software platform. It claims it will help customers unlock billions of dollars in technology investment around core data and applications. It is also targeting the extension of cloud-native tools across both public and private clouds What is IBM Cloud Private? IBM is looking to close the gap between…

Mastercard opens access to blockchain API and disintermediates

Mastercard is opening access to its blockchain technology via an API published on ‘Mastercard Developers‘. Mastercard hopes its blockchain solution will enable new ways for consumers, businesses and banks to transact. It claims it is key to the company’s strategy to provide payment solutions that meet all needs of financial institutions and their end-customers. The…

Oracle names IBM as strategic HR BPO provider

Oracle has announced that it has named IBM a strategic HR Business Process outsourcing provider. That this was an Oracle rather IBM press release is interesting. It demonstrates perhaps that there is a limit to Oracle’s ambitions. Those ambitions and more importantly focus rely on its comprehensive technology stack rather than supporting business operations. Tony…

Batavia: yet another trade finance blockchain platform… (duh)

Bank of Montreal, CaixaBank, Commerzbank and Erste Group have joined Batavia. Batavia derives from an initiative launched by UBS and IBM in 2016 to build a new global trade platform based on blockchain technology. The latest version of the Batavia platform possesses a design which enables open access by organisations of all sizes anywhere in…

Blockchain meets bancassurance in Asia

China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited (CCB) and IBM have announced the development of the first blockchain-enabled bancassurance project in Hong Kong. The solution is now under testing with insurance providers and their clients. The participants expect it to become available later this year. Mr. Guo Zhipeng, Deputy Chief Executive of CCB (Asia) said, “As…