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IBM and Tencent Cloud signed a business cooperation memorandum to collaborate on providing public cloud with Software-as-a-Service solutions for industries. Both parties agreed to focus on emerging small and medium enterprises in the smarter cities and smarter healthcare industries as well as other fields. This will enable these industries to utilize mobile, cloud computing and big data tools to transform internal processes and operations, thus achieving cloud transformation in the era of mobility. As part of this milestone collaboration, Tencent Cloud and IBM will jointly promote industry innovation and gain from each company's resources and global capacity to benefit enterprise customers…

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If you regularly read tech news you’ve likely seen a host of complimentary articles, blog posts and retrospectives surrounding the 50th anniversary of the IBM mainframe. The positive recognition is well deserved—and long overdue. As the primary computing platform for financial institutions, insurance companies, government agencies and telecoms, mainframes help power our global economy. This fact alone should hush any lingering predictions about the mainframe’s demise once and for all—if it weren’t for one troublesome trend: the retiring mainframe workforce…

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Twitter and IBM have announced a landmark partnership that will help transform how businesses and institutions understand their customers, markets and trends—and inform every business decision. The alliance brings together Twitter data that distinctively represents the public pulse of the planet with IBM’s industry-leading cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms, and consulting services…

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We’ve heard it so many times before, but there’s a reason the shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workers in the U .S. is a constant topic of conversation in the IT industry. The shortage is persisting— but it’s not like the work is lifting. Corporations have a drive to innovate like never before, to bring products and services to market more quickly and to gather vast amounts of customer data to understand their customers’ buying behavior. This means the demand for talent, and especially for highly specialized skills, is on the rise…

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I started working on the mainframe less than two years ago and immediately recognized that System z offered a technically superior platform for deploying Linux when compared with many distributed systems. Nearly two years later the deployment level of Linux on the mainframe has remained largely static; certainly we have not seen the growth that you’d expect of a technology that underpins a high-growth space such as the cloud…

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IBM announced new high-speed analysis and criminal investigation software that is designed to uncover hidden criminal threats buried deep inside massive volumes of disparate corporate data. IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis (EIA) can find non-obvious relationships masked within hundreds of terabytes of data and trillions of objects in just seconds. By fusing together these multiple data sources, organizations can gain complete visibility into threats across the enterprise, giving companies the ability to transform how they protect themselves from increasingly sophisticated attacks…

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