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Ouch, that's 13 bullet points: IBM pumps out storage software blast

Not to be outdone by any storage niche players, IBM has emitted a veritable catalogue of storage software updates, plus one on the storage hardware front – a new all-flash array. It said, software-wise, that: Spectrum Protect's automated tiering has been extended to a object storage tier, Spectrum Protect Plus (SPP) will …
Chris Mellor, 15 Aug 2018
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IBM's Watson 'n' cloud head honcho targeted by WPP – reports

IBM’s top cloud and Watson AI man has reportedly been tapped up about moving to scandal-hit ad company WPP Group as chief executive. David Kenny, veep of Big Blue’s Watson and Cloud Platform division, was reportedly interviewed by top WPPers who were hoping to tempt him across from Watson. WPP, a maker of supermarket shopping …
Gareth Corfield, 13 Aug 2018

UK's data watchdog picks privacy man from IBM arm as new tech policy exec

The UK’s data protection watchdog has chosen the managing director of an IBM-owned risk management biz, Promontory, to lead its technology policy and innovation team. QUIZZICAL LOOK What's an RDBMS? Don't ask the UK's data protection watchdog READ MORE Simon McDougall, a former Deloitte man, has been the global lead for …
Rebecca Hill, 13 Aug 2018
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Nearly half of IBM's $1bn Aussie framework deal comes from mainframes

IBM has scored itself a AU$481m ($357m, £277m) mainframe contract with the Australian Department of Human Services. The revelation that half of a larger mega-deal rests solely on mainframes sheds more light on what's holding up Big Blue's financial position. angry employee IBM loses mainframe docs down the back of the web, …

Wait, did you hear that? That rumbling in the distance? Sounds like... a 16-socket IBM Power9 box shuffling this way

IBM this week introduced a 16-socket Power9 server monster. The E980 is the most powerful and scalable server in the IBM Power Systems portfolio. It is a follow-on to the E880 and E880C servers, and is vastly more powerful. There are model upgrades from IBM Power9-based E870, E870C, E880, and E880C systems. According to an …
Chris Mellor, 8 Aug 2018
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Can you hear that? It's the world's smallest violin playing for DXC, IBM and Capgemini

British businesses and the public sector spent £448m less on infrastructure services (IS) from DXC Technology, IBM and Capgemini in 2017. Man counts pounds and pence. Photo by Shutterstock Oh dear, DXC: Outsourcer loses two UK.gov contracts READ MORE Frankenfirm DXC was still by far the biggest recipient of IS cash, hauling …
Paul Kunert, 7 Aug 2018
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IBM, ATMs – WTF? Big Blue to probe cash machines, IoT, vehicles, etc in new security labs

Black Hat IBM has promised to open four research centers that will hunt for security vulnerabilities in technology – including a team dedicated to probing cash machines for flaws. It has been eight years since the late, great hacker Barnaby Jack took to the stage at the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, and showed attendees how in …
Iain Thomson, 6 Aug 2018

Hot US deal! IBM wins $83m from Groupon in e-commerce patent spat

IBM has won $82.5m in a legal battle against Groupon over e-commerce patent infringement. The verdict, delivered by a jury at the end of last week after a 10-day trial, was that Groupon had wilfully infringed a number of IBM's patents. Because of the ruling that it was wilful, the online voucher biz was handed a larger …
Rebecca Hill, 30 Jul 2018
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IBM Watson dishes out 'dodgy cancer advice', Google Translate isn't better than humans yet, and other AI tidbits

Roundup Hello, here's a short roundup of this week's news and announcements in AI, including worrying news for cancer sufferers, good news for human linguists and some new job opportunities. IBM Watson cancer fail: IBM Watson has made several “unsafe and incorrect treatment recommendations” to cancer doctors using the technology, …
Katyanna Quach, 28 Jul 2018

Whisk-y business: How Apache OpenWhisk hole left IBM Cloud Functions at risk of hijacking

IBM has patched a critical vulnerability in its Cloud Functions platform that would have allowed miscreants to remotely overwrite customers' code – and execute malicious commands to hijack services. The flaws, designated CVE-2018-11756 and CVE-2018-11757, are actually present in Apache OpenWhisk, a component Big Blue uses to …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Jul 2018
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IBM wants everyone to marvel at the size of its Strategic Imperatives

The latest financial headlines emitted by the faltering enterprise juggernaut that is IBM indicate that its years-long efforts to turn a corner might be paying off, though not everyone on Wall Street agrees. Big Blue last week reported a sales uplift of 4 per cent to $20.4bn for Q2 ended 30 June. This equated to a 2 per cent …
Paul Kunert, 23 Jul 2018
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Big(ish) Blue: IBM sales creep up four per cent, share price follows suit

IBM is touting the growth in its "strategic imperatives" business lineup with helping its revenues once again gain over the year-ago quarter. It wasn't all great news for Big Blue, however, as other favored businesses such as Cognitive Solutions and Technology Services and Cloud were flat or down from the year-ago period. For …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Jul 2018
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It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming: Storage's coming home

Quite a few things happened in the land of storage this past week. When it came to hardware, there were a raft of substitutions in the second half, and we also saw the appearance of a new benchmark that hopes to punt real-world workloads past the goalie. There was also, of course, an attempt to win back precious possession of, …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jul 2018

Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent

IBM’s effort to make its Notes/Domino platform relevant for the future kicks up a gear this week, as the company prepares a second beta of a new version 10. Notes combined messaging and an application development environment, which set hearts a-fluttering in the early-to-mid 1990s. IBM laid out a then-record $3bn to acquire …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Jul 2018
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You just activated my battlecard: How IBM sales droids plan to whack flash array rivals

IBM's Evaluator Group has knocked up sales briefing battlecards that aim to kill off competition from Dell EMC, HPE, NetApp and Pure for its new FlashSystem 9100 flash arrays. We've seen them and summarised the main points to be used by Big Blue and its channel sellers when coming up against these foes. We've also asked the …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jul 2018

Freshly baked storage: Take a pinch of Intel Skylake silicon, some flash powder, sprinkle into IBM's FlashSystem

IBM today added new models to its FlashSystem line to more than double the family's maximum capacity, push performance higher with Intel Skylake processors, and strengthen its NVMe-over-fabrics capabilities. There are two new systems on offer: the 9100 and the 9150. Both come in 2U enclosures with active:active controllers, …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jul 2018
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Roll up the cloud blanket, stash the flash fireworks, time for a storage picnic

You'd be forgiven for feeling a bit like a runner-up at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest this morning; there was not that much storage tech news to digest last week. However, there's also a lot more to expect over the coming week, as the industry – mostly based Stateside – recovers from its extended 4th of July …
Chris Mellor, 9 Jul 2018

NetApp system zips past IBM monolith in all-flash array benchmark scrap

Analysis NetApp has beaten IBM's biggest, baddest all-flash storage box in an industry-standard benchmark. IBM's DS8888 scored 1,500,187 IOPS on the SPC-1 v3 benchmark, while NetApp's A800 did 2,401,171 IOPS – 60 per cent faster. The SPC-1 benchmark tests shared external storage performance in a test designed to simulate real-world …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jul 2018

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