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IBM Brings Big Guns To Linux Party With Gargantuan Enterprise Mainframes

IBM has come out with some powerful hardware which aims to boost the popularity of mainframe servers running the Linux open source OS in large organisations. The vendor has introduced the LinuxOne line with a mainframe that can scale out to 8000 virtual servers. Here’s more information on the announcement.

How Machine Learning Has Saved Microsoft Millions

Microsoft wants to become a leader in machine learning and has been spruiking the wonders of this technology in helping businesses make better decisions. That’s good and all, but does Microsoft actually use it internally in its own organisation? Apparently so, and it has saved the company millions.

Picking The Right Apple For Your Enterprise

A year ago, IBM partnered with Apple to bring iOS devices and applications to the enterprise. The once mortal enemies are now looking to take their relationship to the next level with IBM planning a mass adoption of MacBooks in its own organisation. Is your company looking to follow in IBM’s footsteps? We have a few pointers for you.

IBM Finally Opens Sydney SoftLayer Data Centre

When IBM opened its first Australian SoftLayer data centre in Melbourne last year, it promised a second Sydney centre would be open by the end of the year. A few months behind schedule, the Sydney site is now live.

Four Email Problems That Technology Can't Solve Yet

The email address as we know it was born when Ray Tomlinson introduced the “@” sign in 1977, since which email has continually grown in popularity as a communication tool for work and pleasure — until last year. For the first time ever, 2014 recorded a sharp decrease in the number of emails sent around the world, from 204m per second in 2013 to 138.8m per second in 2014.

Dealhacker: Play Thousands Of Classic Video Games For Free In Your Browser

Attention retro gamers: The Internet Archive has released 2400 old MS-DOS video games into an online repository, including timeless classics like Dune 2, Bubble Bobble, Street Fighter II, Prince Of Persia, Sim City, Golden Axe, Doom, Lemmings, Speedball 2, The Hobbit and Eye Of The Beholder. The best part is that every game can be played for free in your browser. (That’s my entire life cancelled for the rest of the year.)

Big Blue, Big Bird, Big Data: The IBM And Twitter Partnership

IBM seems to be making a habit of strange alliances with consumer-centric brands. We’ll soon see the first actual products from its partnership with Apple, and now it has formed an alliance with Twitter to help develop and sell products based on analysis of tweets.

Australian Data Centres Embody Sydney-Melbourne Rivalry

Not only do Australian organisations demand onshore data centres, they frequently demand dual locations — Sydney and Melbourne. IBM is the latest provider to go down that path, but why is it necessary?

Why IBM Has Dumped The PC Hardware Business

With the sale of first its desktop PC business and now its server business to Chinese partner Lenovo, IBM has come full circle. By exiting the hardware business IBM leaves behind the low-end market it invented and returns to its roots in high performance computers, software, and a focus on the client.

The Challenges In Getting Rid Of Lotus Notes

Lotus Notes was once a dominant platform for database-centred collaboration applications, but these days it feels outdated. Gartner has some useful suggestions on how to make the move if Notes is still in your working life.

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