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IBM Offers Limited but Free Cloud for Developers

IBM is pushing forward and while not many inroads have reached the hype circle many better known companies operate in, Big Blue continues to transform its old offerings into more modern technologies. IBM offers cloud service for developers  for free with no time restrictions and without having to enter a credit card. Create a free account here:   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in Dallas, Texas in 2018!

IBM Testing the Voice Assistant Market with Watson

The Voice Assistant industry is becoming a crowded place. The primary leaders still lead, but there is continual movement from others wanting to capture a piece of the pie. The latest entry is from IBM. Most still recognize IBM as the old workhouse that has seen better days, but the company is continuing to attempt to reinvent itself – in hopes that a younger generation will welcome it in the ranks. IBM has renamed its Watson Conversation to Watson Assistant to appear more recognizable in this space. AI (artificial intelligence) continues to be the scary term for this area, while the word “assistant” makes AI seem useful, helpful, and less willing to take over the world. IBM doesn’t yet produce hardware with its assistant built in or yet have a voice or a face, but ...

Yes, Even IBM’s Own Processors are Vulnerable

With all the hubbub around the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities for Intel, AMD, and ARM, IBM has also taken time to consider its own self-manufactured chips – and found them wanting. And, just like everyone else, both a software and a firmware patch are required to mitigate the issue of hackers being able to steal data. Per IBM… Firmware patches for POWER7+ and POWER8 platforms are now available via FixCentral. POWER9 patches will be available on January 15. We will provide further communication on supported generations prior to POWER7+ including firmware patches and availability. Linux operating systems patches are now available through our Linux distribution partners Redhat, SUSE and Canonical. AIX and IBM i operating system patches will be available February 12. Information ...

Monitoring your systems using Tibanna Plus

Are you a large enterprise managing multiple companies and divisions or a Managed Service Providers (MSP) that needs a way to monitor proactively, efficiently and cost-effectively your infrastructure? Residing on top of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, Tibanna Plus is a multi-tenant, web portal that allows remote monitoring and troubleshooting of a computer network from anywhere and at… Read More » The post Monitoring your systems using Tibanna Plus appeared first on System Center Dudes.