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IBM announces open source DBaaS on Power Systems

IBM has announced a new Database as a Service (DBaaS) toolkit for open source databases. It’s official name is Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems. It will support several open source databases including MongoDB, EDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j and Apache Cassandra. Terri Virnig, VP, Power Ecosystem and Strategy at IBM said:…

Hitachi dumps mainframe business for IBM z Systems

A year ago a lot of sites were running hot on rumours of IBM selling its mainframe z Systems business to Hitachi. The problem was a lack of substance and the fact that IBM was pushing z Systems very hard. The rumours have now been not only put to bed but embarrassingly for some, completed…

Integrating digital IDs via blockchains

A digital identity service that makes blockchains safe for a broad range of business and personal use cases and meets national and international legal standards? Sounds too good to be true? Netki now offers a service to: automate onboarding and validation of new customers share of digital identities close the compliance gap which limits innovation…

Cognitive Procurement reaches across supply chains

Cognitive Procurement is the fancy name given by IBM and SAP Ariba as they form a global strategic alliance. This aims to redefine the sourcing-to-settlement cycle. Leveraging SAP Leonardo, IBM Watson technologies and SAP Ariba, the joint solutions bring together intelligence derived from procurement data with predictive insights obtained from unstructured information. The objective is…

IBM delivers blockchain solution to Santiago Stock Exchange

IBM is providing the technology to allow Chile’s Santiago Stock Exchange to become the first stock market in Latin America to introduce blockchain. The solution will be used to manage securities lending in the short selling system. Short selling is where a company or individual “borrows” shares to sell while hoping to buy them back…

C-Suite execs warm to blockchain investment

In a survey of 3,000 executives conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) about their blockchain intentions, one-third are or intend to use blockchain in their business. Eight in ten of those invest to: respond to financial pressures in their industry develop entirely new business models. The study bases its findings on interviews…

IBM builds two new Quantum Computing processors

IBM has successfully built and tested two new universal quantum computing processors. The first one is aimed at developers, researchers and programmers. Many of these have been working with the APIs IBM released for the IBM Quantum Experience in March. They will now be able to move from testing their applications on a five quantum…

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform to support IBM Power 

Nutanix has announced that it is to support IBM Power Systems with its Enterprise Cloud Platform. The announcement comes two weeks after Nutanix announced the same support for HPE ProLiant, a claim that had HPE raging that Nutanix was not a partner. In this case, however, both IBM and Nutanix have both come out with…

Equinix and Eastern Light to light up the Nordics

Global data centre provider Equinix has announced plans for a new international fiber optic cable route in Europe. It will be delivered by Eastern Light who specialise in building and selling long-haul dark fiber routes in the Nordic region. The plan is to allow customers to use their own equipment on the dark fiber. It…

“Loneliness in older adults has been described as ‘your world dying before you do'”

The IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) has published a fascinating report:: “Loneliness and the aging population – how businesses and governments can address a looming crisis“. It is recommended reading, irrespective of the conclusions, for its ability to eye open. Its publication follows on from the United Nations’ expectation that, by 2050: Japan and Germany…