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IBM Transforms its Software to be Cloud-Native and Run on Any Cloud with Red Hat

IBM Software Products Now Cloud-Native for Public and Private Clouds- Enterprises Can Now Build Mission-Critical Applications Once and Run Them on All Leading Public Clouds or Private Clouds- Sprint, Societe Generale, Associated Bank, Primerica, Ilmarinen and Fiducia & Gad It AG Turn to Ibm and Red Hat to Transform Their Business for the Cloud Era IBM announced that it has transformed its software portfolio to be cloud-native and optimized it to run on Red Hat OpenShift. Enterprises can now build mission-critical…

IBM Study Shows Data Breach Costs on the Rise; Financial Impact Felt for Years

Breaches Pose Growing Risk for Small Businesses, Costing up to 5% of Annual Revenue IBM Security announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on organizations. According to the report, the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past 5 years and now costs $3.92 million on average. These rising expenses are representative of the multiyear financial impact of breaches, increased regulation and the complex process of resolving criminal attacks.2 The financial consequences…

IBM And AT&T Announce Multi-Year Strategic Alliance

Companies to expand relationship to enable moving AT&T Business applications to IBM Cloud IBM and AT&T announced a multi-year strategic alliance. Under the agreement AT&T Communications will use IBM's expertise to modernize AT&T Business Solutions' internal software applications, enabling migrations to the IBM Cloud. In addition, IBM will provide infrastructure to support AT&T Business's applications. AT&T Business will utilize Red Hat's open source platform to manage workloads and applications. The…

IBM Closes Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat for $34 Billion; Defines Open, Hybrid Cloud Future

Together, IBM and Red Hat Will Deliver Next-Generation Hybrid Multicloud Platform IBM and Red Hat announced that they have closed the transaction under which IBM acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total equity value of approximately $34 billion. The acquisition redefines the cloud market for business. Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies are now paired with the unmatched scale and depth of IBM’s innovation and industry expertise, and…

IBM Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for Its Comprehensive Private Cloud Offering, IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private is a reliable and scalable cloud platform that runs on your infrastructure of choice. It's built on open source frameworks, like containers, Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry Based on its recent analysis of the North American private cloud market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes IBM with the 2019 Global Product Leadership Award for its IBM Cloud Private. This comprehensive offering matches the needs of a variety of customers, including developers, operations, and IT managers. It further augments its…

HCL Technologies Announces Close of Acquisition of Select IBM Products

Company Launches HCL Software Business Unit to Operate the Enterprise Software Offerings HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, confirmed the official close at the end of June 2019 the previously announced acquisition of select IBM products for security, marketing, commerce, and digital solutions. As part of the deal’s close, HCL takes full ownership of the research and development, sales, marketing, delivery, and support for AppScan, BigFix, Commerce, Connections, Digital Experience (Portal and…

Actifio Welcomes Dell EMC, Google Cloud & IBM as Diamond Sponsors of Actifio Data Driven 2019 Conference

Fujitsu and Hitachi Solutions Named Gold Sponsors, TechTarget Named Media Sponsor; Customer-Centered Conference June 18-19 in Boston Actifio, the pioneer of copy data management software, announced that Dell EMC, Google Cloud and IBM will be Diamond Sponsors for Data Driven 2019, the company's annual conference for technologists and business leaders from around the globe who are driving data-intensive transformations in their organizations. In addition, Fujitsu and Hitachi Solutions are Gold Sponsors and TechTarget is the…

IBM Celebrates Women Business Pioneers In Artificial Intelligence

Forty Recipients from Fifteen Different Countries Honored at Inaugural AI Women Leadership Event Hosted by IBM In New York CityGlobal Event Recognizes AI Achievements to Advance Their Companies Innovation and GrowthDiverse Industries Represented, Including Energy, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Insurance and Public Sector IBM announced the first recipients and list of global women leaders and pioneers in AI for business. The list recognizes and celebrates women across a variety of industries and geographies for…

IBM Infuses Db2 with AI to Bring Data Science and Database Management Under One Platform

Db2Version 11.5 Adds Drivers for Leading AI Languages to Help Ease AI App Dev with Db2 IBM announced a major upgrade to the Db2 database that is designed to enable enterprises to infuse AI and data science into their database management processes to more easily build AI into applications and gain greater insights from their data. Among the many enhancements in Db2 version 11.5, is built-in support for data science development. Through a series of newly-available drivers for multiple open source programming languages…

IBM Debuts Self-Service AI-Powered Ad Experience to Enable Conversations Between Brands and Consumers

Watson Ads Builder Can Bring the Power of DIY Conversational Design to Brands IBM announced the launch of Watson Ads Builder, a self-service advertising solution that harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) designed to empower creative agencies and developers to help them build engaging, one-on-one conversations between brands and consumers across any digital property. Watson Ads Builder is designed to enable agencies and developers to ingest and understand a brand's information and create…

IBM Among Thirteen Companies Identified as the Semiconductor Technology Leaders of Tomorrow in the Industrial Internet Space, Says…

IBM, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments are among the world’s leading semiconductor companies best placed to succeed in the Industrial Internet arena in the next two to five years, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. According to GlobalData, the Industrial Internet is one of the top ten themes that will impact the semiconductor sector, alongside data centres, artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing, ambient commerce, autonomous vehicles, gaming, 5G, M&A and…

IBM Watson Health Presents New Data Demonstrating Real-World Progress of AI in Oncology at 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Watson for Oncology Trained by Memorial Sloan Kettering Shown to Inform Clinical Decision Changes in 13.6% of Cases at a Hospital in India IBM Watson Health and its partners unveiled 22 new scientific studies that demonstrate progress in providing clinical decision support for cancer care globally at the American Society for Clinical Oncology 2019 annual meeting. "Artificial intelligence technology is helping to enhance the way clinicians treat cancer today, in the real world," said Nathan Levitan, MD, MBA, Chief…

IBM Security: Cybersecurity Threats Growing In Travel and Transportation Industries

Transportation Grows to Second-Most Targeted Industry for Cybercriminals in 2018; New Survey Finds That More Than 70% of Travelers Have Exposed Themselves to Cyber Risks Through High-Risk Behaviors IBM Security issued new research highlighting that the travel industry and its customers are increasingly the targets of cyberattacks as criminals seek to monetize highly valuable travel data. Compounding the problem, a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of IBM Security reveals that travelers are still blind to…

IBM Releases AI-Powered Anomaly Detection Capabilities to Mitigate Supply Chain Disruptions

Business Transaction Intelligence Helps The Master Lock Company Ensure 100 Percent Supply Network Availability, While Improving B2B Collaboration and Efficiency to Better Serve Customers Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit -- IBM launched Business Transactional Intelligence (BTI), an AI-powered solution that offers anomaly detection and visualization capabilities for mitigating supply chain disruptions and accelerating data-driven decision making. BTI, part of IBM's Supply Chain Business Network, enables companies to…

IBM, Thomson Reuters Introduce Powerful New AI and Data Combination to Simplify How Financial Institutions Tackle Regulatory Compliance…

 IBM and Thomson Reuters announced a joint collaboration to help banks address ever-growing regulatory requirements through the powerful combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time regulatory insights. IBM and Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence will now offer financial institutions access to a RegTech solution delivered from the IBM Cloud that features real-time financial services data from thousands of content sources. Backed by the power of AI and domain knowledge of Promontory Financial Group, the…

IBM Launches New Services to Advance Enterprise Transformations with SAP S/4HANA

Global forestry giant ARAUCO among the first to benefit from IBM Rapid Move for SAP S/4HANA IBM introduced IBM Rapid Move for SAP S/4HANA, a new approach designed to provide a smarter and faster way to digital transformations. Businesses across industries can look to accelerate the process of migrating existing SAP systems to SAP S/4HANA, enabling them to speed up the reinvention of core business processes and integration of new technology. Arauco, a manufacturer of sustainable forest product solutions in Chile, is one…

Vodafone Idea and IBM in Five Year, Multi-Million-Dollar Engagement to Advance the Future of Telco with Hybrid Cloud, and AI

IBM announced it signed a multi-million-dollar five-year agreement with Vodafone Idea Limited ("Vodafone Idea") to deliver an enhanced customer experience to millions of connected consumers and businesses in India. In addition, this engagement will also contribute to Vodafone Idea's merger synergy objectives by reducing its IT related costs. The collaboration will provide Vodafone Idea with a hybrid cloud based digital platform to enable more intimate engagement with its over 387 million subscribers (as of Dec. 31, 2018),…

NexJ Systems Revamps Industry Leading CRM with IBM Hybrid Cloud Platform

Small and Medium Wealth Managers first to benefit from latest offering leveraging IBM Cloud Private NexJ Systems Inc., the pioneer of intelligent customer management for the financial services industry, announced that it has chosen IBM Cloud Private to host its customer relationship management (CRM) platform for small and medium enterprise (SME) wealth managers. Wealth managers in need of CRM solutions are increasingly recognizing that workloads containing sensitive customer information can have complex requirements…

Regions Bank Taps IBM’s AI to Power Next Generation Customer Service

Watson Has Helped Regions Answer over 1.5 Million Customer Calls and 1.4 Million Banker Questions IBM announced that Regions Bank has selected the company's artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help improve customer service and assist bankers in everyday work. In today's digital world, the customer experience remains paramount. A staggering 62% of banking customers will consider switching to a competitor after only 1-2 bad experiences, and more than 90% of customers share details about bad experiences with…

CoreMedia Partners with Zilker Technology to Provide Roadmap to Help IBM Customers Optimize eCommerce Investments

World-Class CMS and Expert Integrator Team to Help Commerce Clients Looking for Clarity After Platform Divestiture to HCL CoreMedia, developer of the content management and experience orchestration platform, CoreMedia Content Cloud, announced an exciting initiative with digital consultancy and systems integrator, Zilker Technology, to provide existing IBM WebSphere Commerce customers with a package of software and services designed to increase the value and ROI of their current eCommerce infrastructure. At the core of…