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Workplace Collaboration: Why Workflow Management in Storage Technology Is Critical to Team Success

February 25th, 2019 Comments Off on Workplace Collaboration: Why Workflow Management in Storage Technology Is Critical to Team Success
 Search for “workplace collaboration” and you’ll find self-improvement websites with recommendations covering how to brainstorm as a team, collectively work toward a common goal, manage participation levels from various contributors, and so forth. All good advice, but the impression ...

You Already Asked Me That!: Pre-Trained AI Answers Employee Questions – Over and Over and….

February 22nd, 2019 Comments Off on You Already Asked Me That!: Pre-Trained AI Answers Employee Questions – Over and Over and….
Out of the box, AI is a tabula rasa, unknowing as a babe unborn. Only after laborious and data-intensive training by data scientists can AI do anything. But what if AI came pre-loaded with specialized knowledge covering 60 or ...

Transforming Your IT ‘Home’ while Preserving Legacy Investments

February 20th, 2019 Comments Off on Transforming Your IT ‘Home’ while Preserving Legacy Investments
Sooner or later, every home needs updating.  Styles come and go, needs evolve, core attributes come to the end of their lifecycle. But tearing down the house, or taking it back to the studs, usually isn’t the right approach.  ...

IBM Extends $3B Cloud Streak, Signs Santander to 5-Year Deal

February 13th, 2019 Comments Off on IBM Extends $3B Cloud Streak, Signs Santander to 5-Year Deal
IBM continued to make inroads into the big bank sector, announcing this morning at its annual Think conference in San Francisco that Banco Santander, the fifth largest bank in Europe with approximately US$1.4 trillion in total assets (as of ...

Power Couple: IBM Joins PowerAI Hardware with Watson; Launches Multi-Hybrid AI Services

February 12th, 2019 Comments Off on Power Couple: IBM Joins PowerAI Hardware with Watson; Launches Multi-Hybrid AI Services
As IBM kicked off its annual Think conference, a high-production extravaganza this week in San Francisco, the company this morning made a series of AI-related announcements, including the merging of its PowerAI integrated CPU-GPU server line with its cognitive ...

5G Readiness Lags — Here’s What to Do Now

February 11th, 2019 Comments Off on 5G Readiness Lags — Here’s What to Do Now
The coming of 5G was one of the main themes at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Computerworld went so far as to say CES 2019 was “all about 5G,” reporting that every industry vertical was there to demonstrate how ...

IBM Bets $2B Seeking 1000X AI Hardware Performance Boost

February 7th, 2019 Comments Off on IBM Bets $2B Seeking 1000X AI Hardware Performance Boost
For now, AI systems are mostly machine learning-based and “narrow” – powerful as they are by today's standards, they're limited to performing a few, narrowly-defined tasks. AI of the next decade will leverage the greater power of deep learning ...

Machine Learning on 50 Million Smart Meters: Utility Powerhouse Extends C3 Platform Europe-wide

February 6th, 2019 Comments Off on Machine Learning on 50 Million Smart Meters: Utility Powerhouse Extends C3 Platform Europe-wide
In enterprise AI, C3 (formerly C3 IoT) is amassing an impressive and seemingly unmatched record, one that the company has extended with its latest win, the expansion of a five-year engagement with Enel, Europe’s largest power utility, to encompass ...

How to Avoid the Downside of a Cloud-First Strategy

February 5th, 2019 Comments Off on How to Avoid the Downside of a Cloud-First Strategy
Cloud computing has evolved to the point where most enterprises have, to one degree or another, deployed cloud workloads. Our 2018 Cloud Survey found 70 percent of over 900 IT professionals use cloud services. But as enterprises see the ...

Intel Promotes Former CFO Swan to CEO

January 31st, 2019 Comments Off on Intel Promotes Former CFO Swan to CEO
Intel today announced the promotion of former CFO Robert Swan to CEO, a post he had held on an interim basis for seven months after the forced resignation in June of former CEO Brian Krzanich. Swan, 58, who joined ...
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