Small and Mid-sized Business IT

IBM Power9 for High-Performance Computing and AI

Facebook would be nothing without artificial intelligence (AI), according to the founder of the social media giant’s AI research lab, Yann LeCun. “If you take the deep learning out of Facebook today, Facebook’s dust,” the chief AI scientist told CNN Business, “It’s entirely built around it now.” It’s clear that Facebook understands the business value…

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5 Reasons to Consider Power9 Cloud Services

Get the high availability, security, and performance of IBM POWER9 Systems without the capital expense and maintenance hassles of an on-premises solution. We can offer POWER9 Cloud Services through our partnership with industry leader APSU. APSU IBM Power Cloud Services Multiplatform cloud hosting for Linux, AIX, and IBM i Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)…

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4 Key Benefits of Remote Management for IBM Power

The traditional approach to IT has been to wait for something to break and then fix it. That method worked fine at a time when technology was considered a nice addition to your business, not a necessity. These days your company depends on technology to function. If something breaks, your staff stands idle and your…

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Fuel Innovation with IBM Power9

If your business runs on IBM POWER5, 6, 7, or 8, an upgrade to POWER9 could save you significant overhead and boost performance. The POWER9 processor offers double the speed of the POWER8 socket. Any business with an older Power architecture should see noticeable gains in price/performance with a POWER9 upgrade. Desiring more performance from…

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Answering the Question – Why Do I Need Flash Storage?

Why Your Company Needs Flash Storage In the past, companies shied away from using flash storage because they thought it was too expensive. This myth was dispelled as organizations realized that a higher upfront cost brings a greater return on investment (ROI) and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). These days, the flash market is…

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How IBM FlashSystem 9100 Opens the Door to Multi-Cloud

For a long time, companies were wary of adopting the cloud. Organizations were concerned about maintaining security in a multi-tenant environment. They worried that noisy neighbors would interfere with the quality of service they would be getting. Now the cloud market is fully mature. An overwhelming 96% of respondents to the survey conducted for the…

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How Flash Storage Helps Companies Transition to AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems like a future prediction. On the contrary, it’s already here, transforming the way we process and interpret data. Computers have gained the ability to think like humans. They can draw hypotheses and understand language. Advanced analytics enable computers to engage in deep learning and natural language processing using huge volumes of…

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Why SMBs Need to Think about Compliance

As SMBs move more of their data and workloads to the Cloud, they need to think about how they will address their data privacy requirements. For example, on May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. This strict new regulation will affect how public sector organizations and businesses handle…

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How Will You Meet Your Exploding Storage Demands?

With the introduction of the internet of things (IoT), mobile applications, and Cloud computing, there have been massive spikes in the volumes of data generated by organizations. In addition to massive spikes in data volume, the nature of data storage and even data, itself, are in the process of transformation. Traditional storage systems are not…

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