Ibm News & Analysis
| Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
Private cloud computing is going mainstream. It has moved from a technology limited to a handful of innovative enterprises to a technology that has been prioritized for development in the next 12 months by more than half the enterprises surveyed, according to new Forrester research. Differentiation between competing vendors now lies in user experience, ease of use and the provision of hybrid environments.
| Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
After more than a year in preview, Google has finally made its Google Compute Engine (GCE) Generally Available (GA). The GA release also comes with a 10 percent price cut for standard instances and a guaranteed uptime of 99.95 percent.
The announcement, which appears in a blog post by Ari Balogh, vice president of storage infrastructure products at Google, pits Google against the likes of Amazon, IBM and Microsoft for a share of the public cloud computing market.
| Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
IBM has taken another step toward helping enterprises gain more insight from all of their data. The new technique enables them to combine big data from distributed cloud services with data stored on local IT systems.
| Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
You couldn't have made it through the past month without hearing one prediction after another about the importance of mobile commerce this holiday season. And guess what? Everyone who emphasized that optimizing for mobile was an essential retail strategy was apparently right, according to early insight from IBM.
| Thursday Nov 14, 2013
IBM is aggressively expanding its mobile management capabilities with the announcement last night that it is buying Fiberlink Communications. The acquisition will enable it offer clients the ability to develop secure Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies through IBM’s MobileFirst applications.
| Wednesday Nov 13, 2013
It’s a 24/7 year-round business world today. Really, was it ever not that way?
Now, though, in the digitized world, organizations that use social business tools effectively thrive, according to Luis Suarez, lead social business enabler in the Global CIO Office at IBM.
CMSWire.com talked to Suarez for the second of our three-part series on the Remote Work World. Yesterday, we discussed trust, setting goals and creating boundaries for effective environments.
| Friday Nov 8, 2013
New research from IBM shows a lack of support from the C-suite is the biggest obstacle to the development of business analytics and big data management. This is compounded by skepticism about the value of the data and the shortage of big data and analytics talent.
| Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
IBM just announced a number of upgrades to its predictive analytics technologies. They focus on squeezing business insight from sources of information that many enterprises are still only trying to manage.
| Thursday Oct 31, 2013
The fragmenting Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems market has file share vendors eager to take the place of production-ready ECM suites. But agile and effective as they may be, file share applications fall flat when compared with an Enterprise CMS for securely managing content.
| Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
For Microsoft, Forrester's recent report on productivity suites and alternatives to Office 2013 just couldn’t get better. It shows that while there are alternatives to Microsoft Office, most enterprises aren’t even looking at them. It also shows that if Office 2013 still hasn’t gained the traction Microsoft would like it to, it is only because most users are still on the 2010 version.
| Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
A quarter of all company security leaders have deployed mobile security in the past month, but they’re still playing “catch-up” as they try to wrap policies and technology around the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. That’s one of the findings in the second annual IBM assessment of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs).
Some characteristics of highly effective security leaders, from new IBM report
| Tuesday Oct 22, 2013
Everyone’s a winner here, it seems. While the government and associated agencies will have access to all of IBM’s cloud research and developments, IBM, for its part, will be given wider access to government departments, giving it a working lab to experiment with its open standards cloud computing program.
| Thursday Oct 17, 2013
IBM has just released its third quarter results and the numbers do not make pretty reading. While profits beat expectations and were up 6 percent, revenues were down 4 percent as hardware sales crashed and enterprises turned to cloud computing.
| Friday Oct 11, 2013
Go Big Data, or be left behind, that was the chorus we heard over the last 10 days. We listened as industry analysts told us how leveraging Big Data and Analytics could help grow the bottom line; we learned how Facebook’s Graph Search might help you get found by recruiters (at the expense of your privacy); we watched Big Data vendors buy what they didn't want to build (or couldn't build fast enough); and we saw a NoSQL vendor with great promise get a humongous investment.
| Thursday Oct 10, 2013
IBM has just pushed competition for big data analytics business up a notch with the opening of its new Accelerated Discovery Lab (ADL). While most vendors are happy to provide big data analytics applications, or functionality, for their customers, Big Blue is offering its customers an entire research lab to help them draw meaning from their data.