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TechTip: Watson, APIs, and You, Part 1

If there’s anything hotter than that new bacon-kale-champagne salad, it’s Watson and its family of APIs. But what is Watson, and what does it mean for you?

Written by David Shirey 

Everywhere you look today, you see the little Watson symbolin magazines, in TV ads, everywhere. It has become the Good Housekeeping seal of approval on any product or idea, stamping it with the authority and superiority of artificial intelligence.

But do very many of us really know what that stands for and what’s involved? Over the next few TechTips, we’re going to spend a little time digging into Watson and discovering just what makes Watson so special and how it may impact your life over the coming years.

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Feature Article - Analytics & Cognitive

TechTip: Node.js on Linux with JDBC Connection to DB2 for i

Real-world needs demand real-world "what happens if I poke here?" solutions.

Written by Aaron Bartell

One thing I love about my job at Krengeltech is doing discovery work to determine if a collection of technologies can work together to accomplish a business need. Such was the case today. A business had the need to communicate from Node.js on CentOS to DB2 for i. There are many options available to accomplish this task and I've listed some of them below. I've included commentary concerning my thoughts about each.

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IBM i Security: Event Logging & Active Monitoring

A Step by Step Guide
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