COMMON attendees got a rare in-depth look into the technology behind the Jeopardy!-winning POWER7-based Watson computer Sunday in what many said was one of the best Opening Sessions of the annual meeting in recent memory.
Dr. Eric Brown, one of the leaders of the IBM Research team that developed Watson, teased attendees with Jeopardy!-style questions before going into detail on the unstructured language search technology that allowed Watson to prevail against Jeopardy!'s best players
MC Press Online will be covering the upcoming 2011 COMMON Conference and Exposition in Minneapolis in our Industry Watch blog, so look for news on the show right here.
There will be numerous exciting announcements made during the show, which runs Sunday, May1, through Wednesday, May 4 in Minneapolis. COMMON is even streaming the Opening Session and a few other sessions live to members of the community who can't be at the show.
Two veteran writers and programmers in
Discussions to create a cohesive message surrounding the fact that the IBM i platform is not only alive and well but on track to grow and prosper will be the subject of an April 12 webinar sponsored by iManifest EMEA.
Dr. Frank Soltis, founder of the AS/400 and pioneer of many IBM technologies, will be the featured speaker. Other as yet unnamed industry leaders will also participate.
This is the first webinar for iManifest EMEA and a sign the organization is re-gathering
inFORM Decisions reportedly is generating a buzz among its clients with its latest product, iScan, a highly affordable document scanning solution for small businesses.
iScan is unique in that it is being marketed to SMBs at a comparatively low price. The solution starts at $4,800, a sharp step off competing products that cost about $20,000, making inFORM Decisions among the few—or perhaps the first—to OEM a low-end scanning module for IBM i, says Dan Forster, president of inFORM Decisions.
Over the years I've published a lot on security best practices. In fact, our SkyView Risk Assessor product is based on all of those recommendations. But today I feel a bit contrarian so I've decided to post a few "worst practices." And like my "best practices" these are based on my years of experience in the security world.
Worst practice #1 - when asked how all users ended up with *ALLOBJ special authority, the answer was, "I didn't want to take calls in the middle of the night