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Power Systems Part of IBM Deals with Five Banks in Kenya 

IBM has announced details of five strategic agreements in the Kenyan financial services sector, with Power Systems among the technology being used to support growth, increase profitability, and launch new services such as mobile and internet banking.

Czech Republic's Largest Insurance Company Finds Efficiency on Power 

IBM has announced that the largest insurance company in the Czech Republic, ČeskÁ pojiŠťovna a.s, is now relying on IBM software running on Power Systems to help prevent IT issues before they occur and to support its core business functions, such as claims processing and customer management.

Turkish Conglomerate Taps Power Systems for IT Infrastructure 
Zorlu Group, a leading Turkish conglomerate that produces everything from yarn to LCD televisions, is turning to IBM to manage its increasingly complex and expanding IT infrastructure. A new multi-million dollar, seven-year agreement, which was signed in March, 2011, calls for IBM to manage Zorlu's server infrastructure, networks, and manufacturing software using Power Systems, among other technology. This new agreement follows a five-year services contract between the two companies.
Slovak Academy of Science Selects Power Systems for Supercomputing Project 
IBM has announced that the Slovak Academy of Science has chosen Power Systems technology to launch a high-performance computing project in Slovakia. Working with local business partner DATALAN, IBM will provide a 96 teraflop supercomputer based on IBM’s Power 775 and 755 systems and DS5300 storage.
IT Professionals Believe Watson Technology will Transform Multiple Industries 
Developers around the world believe IBM Watson’s sophisticated analytics capabilities will transform industries that are managing massive amounts of data, according to the 2011 IBM Tech Trends Report released today. Survey respondents selected education and health care as the areas that could benefit the most, with financial services, life sciences, and government also ranking near the top.
Seton Healthcare Chooses New Power Systems-based IBM Analytics Solution 
IBM has introduced new software for the health care industry to help health care providers improve patient care and potentially reduce costs. The new software offering uses content analytics optimized to run on Power Systems. Seton Healthcare Family is the first client to adopt and use the technology, called IBM Content and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare. Seton intends to focus the new content and predictive analytics solution on the root causes of hospital readmissions and ways it can decrease preventable multiple hospital visits.
IBM Makes Big Power Announcements: Hardware, Software, Cloud 
IBM made a slew of announcements last week for Power Systems during its Power Tech University conference, which saw everything from Power box upgrades to a Starter Kit for Cloud on Power to a new version of Rational Developer for Power Systems Software, among others. Read on to get the full details.
WellPoint, IBM Announce Agreement to Put Watson to Work in Health Care 
WellPoint, Inc., and IBM have agreed to create the first commercial applications of the IBM Watson technology. WellPoint will develop and launch Watson-based solutions to help improve patient care through the delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based health care for millions of Americans. IBM will develop the base Watson healthcare technology on which WellPoint's solution will run.
IBM Rolls Out Smarter Commerce on Power Systems Solution, Boosts Performance of Staples Website 

As part of this week's IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit, IBM has introduced a hardware and software solution designed to help retailers quickly turn customer insight into action and potentially increase sales revenues. The Smarter Commerce on Power Systems solution focuses on tightly integrating systems based on IBM POWER7 processor technology and WebSphere Commerce software to provide high-volume retailers with the ability to personalize their customers’ online shopping experiences, handle online sales surges during peak shopping seasons without loss of performance, and integrate customer buying information across all sales channels.

Banks in Growth Markets Turn to IBM Power Systems 

IBM has announced details of several major deals in the financial services industry as part of a move by banks to improve operational efficiency and benefit from recent advances in mobile and Internet technologies by leveraging Power Systems technology.

Catch an Encore Presentation of Watson on Jeopardy! 
This month, "Jeopardy!" will broadcast an encore presentation of the first-ever man vs. machine "Jeopardy!" competition between IBM’s “Watson” computing system and the show’s two greatest contestants, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
Skybot Software Releases Live Demo of Enterprise Job Scheduler for AIX Servers 

Skybot Software has announced the release of a free live demo for Skybot Scheduler, its Web-based enterprise job scheduling and workload automation solution for Windows, UNIX (Solaris, AIX, HP-UX), and Linux servers.

Logicalis Expands Enterprise Cloud in Western U.S. with POWER7 Support 
Logicalis has expanded its cloud footprint across the Western U.S., creating an extension of Logicalis’ current cloud data center infrastructure that includes support for POWER7 solutions. Logicalis has invested heavily into its cloud offerings over the past year, including more than $3 million into the development of the company’s westward expansion of its public cloud capabilities, as well as its continued focus on both private cloud design and hybrid cloud solutions.
BlueCross Completes Enterprise-wide Data Encryption with AIX in the Mix 
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has completed a $6 million effort to encrypt all at-rest data throughout its enterprise to increase the security around its members' personal information. The effort includes servers running AIX.
IBM Power Systems Running Linux Outperform Competition on Benchmarks 
IBM has announced benchmark results for Linux running on the IBM Power 730 Express, which bested comparable hardware platforms running Linux or Windows.
AIX User-Related Commands

Download AIX User-Related Commands (Infographic) today! This quick guide highlights differences between user administration commands on AIX and other UNIX-derived operating systems.

POWER IT Pro Blogs
Apr 9, 2012

Introducing the Power Systems Implementers Blog  

Welcome to the first entry in our Power Systems Implementers Blog! This blog is intended to provide timely and useful hints and tips on implementation of various technologies on IBM Power Systems and will cover aspects of IBM i as well as AIX and Linux. I would like to use this inaugural blog entry to introduce myself as well as to give you an idea of the types of material you can expect to see in this blog....More
eBooks & Training
Dec 3, 2012

AIX Security

IBM i has extremely robust intrinsic security, and Linux, although much less secure than either AIX or IBM i, has many more eyes watching for problems. But AIX has some significant corner cases where security can be breached if you're not careful....More

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