Showing posts from June 29, 2017

IBM Db2 Developer Community Edition, a new offering aimed at developers

In our ever-connected data-driven era where data volumes continue to soar and data protection regulations climb, and where organizations of all sizes are looking for new ways to rein in, manage and develop for that information, new IBM Db2 is designed to enable developers to rapidly build prototypes of applications that leverage all the capabilities of the Enterprise Edition. IBMDb2 Developer Community Edition, a new offering aimed at developers that can be quickly and easily downloaded, at no cost.

IBM z Systems 'enterprise mainframe class’ servers as the ‘’most reliable’’ hardware platform available

I have a pleasure to recall that, corporate enterprise users ranked IBM z Systems 'enterprise mainframe class’ servers the most reliable hardware platform available on the market today. One can observe that, in its ‘mainstream’ server category the survey found that IBM Power Systems achieved the highest levels of reliability and uptime when compared with 14 server hardware options and 11 server hardware virtualization platforms. 
The results come from the ITIC 2017 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Reliability survey, which polled 750 organizations worldwide between April and May of 2017.

IBM TrueNorth Neurosynaptic System Vs systems powered by conventional chips

IBM researchers believe the brain-inspired, neural network design of TrueNorth will be far more efficient for pattern recognition and integrated sensory processing than systems powered by conventional chips.
For those who are unfamiliar, the IBM TrueNorth Neurosynaptic System can efficiently convert data (such as images, video, audio and text) from multiple, distributed sensors into symbols in real time.
The IBM TrueNorth Neurosynaptic System was originally developed under the auspices of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program in collaboration with Cornell University. In 2016, the TrueNorth Team received the inaugural Misha Mahowald Prize for Neuromorphic Engineering and TrueNorth was accepted into the Computer History Museum.  Research with TrueNorth is currently being performed by more than 40 universities, government labs, and industrial partners on five continents.

IBM data science and machine learning innovations across Europe

The goal is to give more global enterprises access to the tools needed to apply data intelligence as they prepare for regulatory compliance. The launch of the IBM Data Science Experience (DSX) in its London data center to help organizations begin making more data-driven decisions, prepare for regional data regulation requirements, and provide more robust system performance. The launch of the Machine Learning Hub in Boblingen, Germany, to help companies in the region to collaborate with IBM on machine learning efforts with hands-on workshops.

IBM new solutions for helping users gain greater control of their data

In our ever-connected data-driven era where data protection compliance demands increase IBM bets on the following solutions to help you. IBM Unified Governance Software Platform, a new software platform comprising data management capabilities, including many which may be mapped to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), such as cognitive metadata harvest, lineage tracking, policy enforcement, data integration services and persona-based reporting. Information Governance Catalog Download & Go, a fast, new software download that lets users download, install and run specific governance tools directly to their systems, quickly and easily. The software complements, the full, cloud-based version of the catalog. StoredIQ , the data discovery software that helps users identify the types of unstructured data residing across their organizations, welcomes new analytics.

IBM Open Data Governance Consortium for Apache Atlas

For those who are unfamiliar, Atlas is the Apache Foundation’s data governance framework for Hadoop; an open source frameworks for distributed data processing and storage. The project is currently in Apache’s “incubator” phase of development. I can observe that, one of the goals of the consortium is to collaborate to quickly advance it to “Top Level Project” status, at which point the technology will be available for open development contributions, download and distribution, and making robust governance capabilities open and free to the public.

On May 25, 2018, the European Union will put into effect the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

I have a pleasure to recall that, on May 25, 2018, the European Union will put into effect GDPR, a continent-wide set of requirements designed to protect its citizens’ personal information ; any data “that can be used to directly or indirectly identify a person,” from a name to a post on social media. Organizations within or outside of Europe, that process or hold such personal data of EU citizens and fail to comply with GDPR could potentially face extremely stiff financial penalties that will range from four percent of the organization’s annual global revenue to 20 million euros.

Industry verticals are served best in today’s relatively young Augmented Reality (AR) market

We are still at the early stages when it comes to Augmented Reality (AR) market. The early adoption is critical for later adoption as use case potential expands and device capability grows concurrently. According to Eric Abbruzzese, Principal Analyst at ABI Research , ‘’a confluence of factors, built on top of an early enterprise foundation, spurs future growth: more capable mixed reality devices reaching the market, mobile augmented and mixed reality application growth, and more established content development tools and ecosystems pushing content to these devices.’’

Augmented Reality Interest is High, but Adoption Remains Low

One can observe that, in a recent B2B technology survey of 455 U.S.-based companies across nine vertical markets, ABI Research finds that only 25% of respondents actively operate augmented reality (AR) technology; yet, 75% of respondents show varying levels of interest in future implementations. 
The survey also reveals that, while overall adoption has been unhurried, certain markets have been quicker to adopt AR. More than 40% of respondents in manufacturing state that they are in operation with smart glasses, with only 4% citing no interest in eventually implementing smart glasses.