IBM Stuffs a Whopping 330TB of Data into a Tiny Cartridge

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IBM just announced a new record in data storage density — 201 gigabits per square inch on a magnetic tape.

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IBM will use artificial intelligence to produce Wimbledon highlight packages

IBM has detailed its plans to use artificial intelligence to give tennis fans better access to a broader selection of highlights at this years edition of The Championships at Wimbledon.

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IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer

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IBM and the US Air Force are teaming up to build a massive supercomputer. The new system should be capable of processing data more like the human brain does, while simultaneously pairing that capability with more conventional CPUs.

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IBM plans to build the first commercially available universal quantum computer

IBM has announced IBM Q, a major initiative to develop quantum computing that ranges from improvements to the IBM Experience, to the first commercially available universal quantum computer.

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IBM, Nvidia release new PowerAI software suite for deep learning projects

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IBM and Nvidia have collaborated to develop a new software suite for Power microprocessors and Nvidia GPUs. Dubbed PowerAI, it’s meant to allow for much faster deep learning and faster problem solving.

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IBM's Watson Smartens Up iOS Enterprise Apps


IBM on Tuesday announced that it will incorporate its IBM Watson cognitive capabilities into the MobileFirst for iOS ecosystem to help boost the productivity of the global workforce. It was a little more than two years ago that the company entered a groundbreaking partnership with Apple to enhance the mobile enterprise space. IBM executives positioned the move as part of an overall rollout of enhancements to IBM Watson technology, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to support human interactions.

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IBM claims moving to Mac drastically reduced support calls, operating costs

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IBM just declared that using Macs saves them hundreds of dollars over a four-year period. The claim may be true, but we’d like to see the supporting evidence.

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IBM details next-gen POWER 9, will take the fight to Intel’s data center strongholds

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IBM has revealed details of its upcoming Power 9 architecture — a chip it hopes will let it take the fight back to Intel and contest Chipzilla’s ownership of the data center market.

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IBM Snags Bluewolf for Salesforce Chops


IBM on Thursday announced that it has agreed to buy Bluewolf, a Salesforce system integrator. It reportedly will pay $200 million. Bluewolf will provide cloud consulting and implementation capabilities as part of IBM Global Business Services’ Interactive Experience practice. The aim is to deliver differentiated, cloud-based, consumer-grade experiences. The deal, scheduled to close in Q2, will position IBM for both midmarket and enterprise clients in the Salesforce professional services industry, which is pegged at $111 billion, IBM said.

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IBM Meets VMware and Apple Swift in the Cloud


IBM on Monday announced cloud-focused deals with VMware and Apple at its InterConnect conference. The strategic partnership with VMware would facilitate IBM’s positioning in the hybrid cloud services territory and help the company grow its cloud service offerings, according to IBM. Enterprises that use VMware technologies will be able to run services on 45 IBM Cloud data centers around the world in a seamless manner, IBM said. Services include preconfigured VMware SDDC environments — VMware vSphere, NSX and Virtual SAN on the IBM Cloud.

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IBM Watson Forks Over $2.6B for Health Data Stash


IBM Watson Health on Thursday announced plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6 billion. The acquisition will give the company access to about 300 million patient files, according to IBM, making it one of the world’s largest holders of diverse health-related information. One of its chief objectives is to use the data to bring more value to healthcare recipients. By integrating Truven’s extensive cloud-based data sets, Watson will be able to create insights that can be translated into practical solutions for patients.

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New IBM Mainframe Promises Advanced Security for Hybrid Clouds


IBM on Tuesday introduced the z13s, a mainframe computer system optimized for hybrid cloud deployment. The z13s is designed to provide advanced cryptography for mid-sized firms that need a high level of data protection. The advanced cryptography includes built-in hardware security features that effectively double the speed of data encryption and decryption over prior generations of computers without compromising overall performance of the system, the company said.

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IBM Leaps Into Video Delivery


IBM on Tuesday revealed that it has acquired Clearleap, a company that develops cloud middleware for streaming video between endpoints. Clearleap’s scalable video platform can support millions of concurrent users in the event live broadcasting is in high demand. Customers of the company, which recently raised $40 million in funding, include the NFL, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and HBO. IBM intends to integrate Clearleap’s video platform into the IBM Cloud for enterprises looking to deliver user video experiences via the Web and mobile devices.

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IBM goes Apple: Helpdesk calls way down compared to Windows

IBM, at one time a Windows PC heavyweight, is now deploying Macs internally and is seeing a precipitous drop in helpdesk calls.

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