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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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What is Enterprise Systems Automation? An application that automates a system activity can be considered a component of Enterprise Systems Automation (ESA). This includes: workload automation, automated operations, system performance monitors, application health checks, network performance monitors, change management, data governance and automated software deployment (DevOps). The common thread running through ESA products is the need to monitor the platform (operating system and hardware), automate a resolution when a problem is detected and generate alerts for problem notification and resolution tools…

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EMC Corporation reported third-quarter 2014 financial results, including record third-quarter consolidated revenue of $6 billion, an increase of 9% year over year. GAAP net income attributable to EMC was $587 million. GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.28, up 4% year over year. Non-GAAP1 net income attributable to EMC was $903 million. Non-GAAP1 earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.44, up 10% year over year…

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