How do you roll out GenAI in enterprise environments?
IBM claims that watsonx provides the building blocks for successfully deploying Generative AI initiatives in enterprise environments. What are these building blocks and why is IBM so confident that they can do this better than others in the market? We recently attended the first edition of IBM Tech... Read more
IBM acquires Software AG’s integration platforms
IBM is paying $2.13 billion (€1.95 billion) for Software AG's StreamSets and WebMethods platforms.
The acquisition of the integration platforms should give IBM more opportunities to further focus on AI and hybrid cloud. For example, the arrival of the StreamSets platform should bring more data... Read more
New York gets new R&D chip complex, purchases advanced ASML machines
There will be a new research complex for advanced chips at the University of Albany in New York. New York State, along with IBM and Micron, among others, is investing $10 billion.
The new facility will be built at the Albany NanoTech Complex, The Wall Street Journal reports. New York State itsel... Read more
Meta and IBM start AI Alliance: OpenAI and Google do not want to participate
Meta and IBM's newly formed AI Alliance immediately starts with big names already on board: Intel, Dell and Red Hat. However, the initiative has less appeal in the pool of influential AI developers. What can the AI Alliance accomplish without support from OpenAI, Google and Anthropic?
Arguing t... Read more
IBM introduces 133-qubit quantum computing processor and modular system
IBM is stepping up its quantum computing activities with a series of new introductions in the field. It is delivering a 133-qubit Heron processor, along with an experimental 1,121-qubit ICondor-Processor.
IBM has been trying to be at the forefront of quantum computing for some time. To realize t... Read more
IBM watsonx.governance should promote trust in generative AI
IBM is going to add a new component to its data platform watsonx. With watsonx.governance, organizations should get the tools to boost trust in generative AI.
While presenting the new watsonx component, IBM says that while generative AI enables many use cases within companies, it also comes with... Read more
VMware makes its AI offerings as flexible as possible
Now that VMware Cloud has been firmly modernized since earlier this year, the company is currently focused on building out an expanded AI offering. At VMware Explore in Barcelona, it has released a raft of announcements in this area. Additional compute power, storage and a series of partnerships gi... Read more
Unity appoints former leader of IBM and Red Hat as CEO
Unity is getting a new CEO in the aftermath of incurring the wrath of game developers worldwide. John Riccitiello is stepping down effective immediately, being replaced by former Red Hat CEO and IBM President Jim Whitehurst.
Riccitiello has had a long tenure as leader of the game engine company,... Read more
IBM raises cloud prices in 2024, but they vary greatly by region
IBM has decided to increase the prices of all its cloud services starting in 2024. What's striking here is that there are huge differences between different regions for the company's IaaS portfolio.
IBM is raising the prices of its cloud services nearly everywhere as of Jan. 1, 2024. This includ... Read more
Salesforce shares positive second quarter and aims to maintain it through AI
Salesforce is closing the second quarter with positive results. The company is trying to maintain that by betting on AI and creating a new partnership with IBM.
Salesforce had a positive quarter, with revenue up 11 percent from a year earlier. Sales totalled $8.6 billion. Based on these figures... Read more