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IBM Edge2015

We’ll be at IBM Edge2015 May 11-15–will you?

IBM Edge2015 is all about infrastructure, with a TechnicalEdge track that includes over 900 technical sessions covering IBM i, z Systems, IBM Storage and more. There’s even a separate ExecutiveEdge track for high-level decision makers, covering topics including Cloud Infrastructure, Big Data, Analytics and Software Defined Infrastructure. You can get a feel for what’s in […]

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Cloud computing

The small cloud: How cloud impacts SMEs

As I’ve been looking at the cloud economy, an issue has been in the back of my mind–how is the cloud affecting small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs)? While most discussions on cloud-based business focus on the big guys (think Salesforce) there is actually an interesting story to tell looking at smaller businesses. After all, SMEs account for […]

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Rocket DiGIT recap: Preparing infrastructure for digital transformation

Last week at the Rocket 25 DiGIT Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, I had the pleasure of meeting dozens of customers from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and the UK.  I also had the honor of presenting a conference-wide presentation on preparing infrastructure for digital transformation. This was a first-time presentation of my thoughts on this topic.  […]

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IBM Watson

IBM InterConnect keynote: What will you do with Watson?

At Tuesday’s Watson Keynote at IBM InterConnect 2015, IBM SVP Mike Rhodin – who leads the IBM Watson business unit – asked, “What will you do with Watson?” Ever since the IBM Jeopardy Challenge we have heard lots of stories about how Watson is being used in various ways in verticals including law, hospitality, and […]

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Live from IBM InterConnect: a new way forward

The third and final general session of IBM InterConnect 2015 ended an hour ago, giving attendees a lot to think about. While the first two general sessions focused on new ways to think and work, this one was looking out to the next 20 years. IBM’s Marie Wieck summed up the three main themes of […]

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Live from IBM InterConnect: a new way to work

The second general session of IBM InterConnect took place at the end of the day on Tuesday, and opened with the announcement of several new product offerings. The first was Trusteer Apex, an advanced malware protection tool that offers protection against new, previously unknown threats. Denny McLean of @mercyhealth: Within first week of use, IBM's […]

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Live from IBM InterConnect: A new way to think

IBM InterConnect 2015 officially got underway this morning with the opening general session at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Hosted by IBM Senior Vice President Robert LeBlanc, the 90-minute session featured interviews with executives from some of the world’s best-known organizations–including Citigroup, the Mayo Clinic, Airbus, and MD Anderson–who are relying on IBM to […]

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Coffee--helping maintain velocity

3.. 2.. 1.. Liftoff!

Whoa! This is what it must feel like if you’re launched into space as an astronaut! I am writing this at Rocket.Build 2014, feeling like I am traveling at 17,500 mph right now! Rocket.Build is Rocket’s yearly hackathon, where 70 engineers get 36 hours to build and present the idea they have submitted. Today was […]

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