IBM says apps built on MobileFirst will be more secure than on BlackBerry

Las Vegas, NV – IBM has announced an update to its MobileFirst platform that makes the app-building solution modular, cross-platform and more secure than even BlackBerry’s offering. “The BlackBerry security experience is somewhat

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The channel opportunity with IBM Watson

IBM announced a new channel strategy for the Watson Group at its 2015 Partnerworld Leadership Conference that will see the channel offered two new channel programs. Since the launch of the Watson Group,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

IBM’s latest partner wants to make you beautiful

IBM has announced two new partnerships with Juniper Networks and cosmetics company Shiseido, the former to go after real-time network behaviour analytics, and the latter to create personalized company mobile productivity apps. Juniper's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2015 Dave Yin

Bluemix Local coming in summer, Canadian companies among partners

Las Vegas, NV - IBM has revealed that Bluemix Local, the private cloud option of the company's platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering will see public rollout this summer and that Canadian partners are among the beta testers.

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IBM details new technologies in its hybrid cloud strategy

Las Vegas, NV - IBM today took several steps to flesh out its hybrid cloud strategy with announcements in data portability, public-private cloud integration and developer tools. "We're shifting our investments," said Robert LeBlanc, senior

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IBM pushes Bluemix with CSC developer partnership

Las Vegas, NV - IBM is ramping up its developer efforts with the addition of IT services company Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a strategic partner, the company announced this morning at its Interconnect 2015 annual

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Top 10 Canadian cloud providers revealed: IDC Canada

Market research firm IDC has revealed the top 10 providers of infrastructure, platform-as-a-service (IaaS and PaaS) and storage with Canadian operations, and in alphabetical order, they are: Bell, CenturyLink, Cogeco, IBM, iWeb, Long View,

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IBM wants to enable data migration to and from any device

IBM unveiled today the next offering in its software solution portfolio designed to intelligently manage and move data across any platform regardless of vendor, be they in the cloud or on-premise. The company

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 17th, 2015 Dave Yin

IBM expands channel program for Watson

LAS VEGAS - As the calendar turned from 2013 into 2014 IBM officially made Watson a commerical viable business opportunity by introducing the Watson Group, a new business unit formed to commercialize cloud-enabled

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100 million later: A look back at ThinkPad

Chinese multinational computer vendor Lenovo Group Ltd. is celebrating a company milestone - the shipment of the 100 millionth unit in its ThinkPad line of notebooks and tablets. To mark the milestone, we're taking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2015 Dave Yin

How to overcome the domain expertise barrier to Big Data

A lack of domain expertise is the largest barrier to companies accessing big data, according to analytics software developer SAS Canada. Mike Luke, data management practice lead of SAS Canada made the remark at

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IBM’s digital agency program targets Mad Men types

LAS VEGAS - One of the more astonishing statements made by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty at the recently concluded 2015 Partnerworld Leadership Conference is that Big Blue is one of the largest digital

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Is the 99.999% uptime guarantee coming to an end?

LAS VEGAS - The widely accepted 99.999% or "5-Nines" high availability guarantee from the channel or directly from vendors maybe coming to an end. According to Laurence Guihard-Joly, IBM's GM, business continuity &

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IBM CEO Rometty banks on as-a-service model

LAS VEGAS - IBM CEO Virginia (Ginni) Rometty told Big Blue's top channel partners at the 2015 Partnerworld Leadership Conference that she is working to remake the entire business in the public eye.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto