Tags: IBM

Bluewolf shrinkwrap Salesforce for the SMB market

Bluewolf has announced a new program, Bluewolf Go. It helps customers complete a Salesforce implementation within 30 days at a fixed price. There are four options in the program. One is aimed at companies with little or no knowledge of Salesforce. This takes approximately 60 days and costs €40,000. The solution is only available for Sales…

IBM and FDA target secure healthcare data

IBM Watson Health has signed a deal with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to research secure healthcare data exchange. This will be about whether blockchain technology can improve the security of patient records and data. This study that will be watched eagerly by healthcare vendors, data regulators and patients. The study will focus initially…

SACEM and IBM look to improve music royalties

IBM and Sacem (Society of Authors, Composers and Editors of Music) have announced a 10 year project to develop URights. It is to be used to track and capture the value of online music for both creators and publishers. Last year Sacem tracked almost 982.5 billion download and streaming transactions. This is double the 2015…

Angel Diaz talks about OpenStack Interop

At the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, 16 vendors stood on stage and demonstrated interoperability. This was a major breakthrough for OpenStack. It marked a significant departure from just 18 months earlier when the OpenStack Foundation had chided vendors for creating lots of proprietary solutions. Enterprise Times sat down with Angel Diaz, IBM Vice President, Cloud…

Business Leader Interview – Eric Berridge, CEO at Bluewolf

Enterprise Times caught up with Eric Berridge, CEO of Bluewolf at Dreamforce last year.  Berridge helped to co-found Bluewolf in December 2000 and has guided the company growth. The company was acquired by IBM and Berridge is still at the helm in part of the wider IBM iX organisation. Bluewolf are one of largest and…

Crowdsourcing a POWER8 motherboard

Using crowdsourcing to fund projects has become popular. Everyone from music bands to board games developers, watch designers to drone projects are using the approach. The idea is to get people to contribute different sums of money to fund a project from conception to production. On the whole the process works well with the majority…

Businesses cough up when ransomware hits

IBM has released details from a recent study showing that businesses in the US pay out when hit by ransomware. The details are good news for malware creators who will see this as a reason to increase their attacks. 2016 has seen those responsible for creating the software also develop strong distribution networks. Much of…

Dynamic Playbooks to remediate Ransomware

IBM has released what it calls Dynamic Playbooks to remediate ransomware. It is aimed at helping organisations respond effectively when they become a victim to this type of attack. The Dynamic Playbook enables organisations to respond to attacks in real-time to limit their impact and start the recovery process. John Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder of Resilient,…

Watson finally gets to hunt bad guys

IBM Watson for Cyber Security has finally moved from a research programme to formal beta. The press release announcing the beta phase said that 40 different organisations have agreed to be beta partners. They span a range of industries and educational establishments. According to Sandy Bird, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Security: “Customers are in the early…

Mahindra and IBM build Blockchain solution

IBM and the Mahindra Group are to build a blockchain solution aimed at supply chain finance. The project is initially targeted at companies in India. IBM has already built and deployed a blockchain solution for its own supply chain. It credits that with reducing disputes with suppliers from an average of over 40 days to…