June 21, 2017
• LEAD ARTICLE: Can You Overcome an IT Outage?
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Watson for i: IBM Watson Does Marketing, Too
• FEATURED ARTICLE: Three Compelling Drivers for Implementing an HA Solution on an IBM i Cloud with MIMIX
• NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Helps Service Providers Deliver and Manage Applications across Hybrid Cloud Networks
• ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: How to Get Started with BI Dashboards
• FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
• EVENT: Profound.js 2.0: Extend the Power of Node to your IBM i Applications
“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.”
Written by Steve Pitcher
I’ve seen the great quote above attributed to a number of famous scientists, from Stephen Hawking to Albert Einstein. It does sound like a science quote. It was, in fact, stated by Daniel Boorstin, who was the Librarian of the United States Congress from 1975 to 1987. I would modify that statement to make it relevant in the 21st century IT world: The greatest obstacle to business resiliency is not the lack of a high availability or disaster recovery solution, but the untested illusion of having either.
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While most media attention is focused on IBM Watson's use in areas such as medicine, law, and weather forecasting, it's less well known how it can help even an SMB with marketing challenges.
Written by John Ghrist
The bedrock of a commercial relationship is the basic interaction between buyer and seller. A frequent goal of analyzing business data is to sustain and improve that basic relationship by learning how to anticipate what a customer might want in the future based on what their actions have been in the past. The daunting part is that there can be a lot of data to analyze to meet that goal, and the data to analyze is expanding almost exponentially on a daily basis.
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The emergence of the IBM i Cloud along with dramatic changes in costs have made downtime-reducing solutions accessible for companies of all sizes.
by Connectria Hosting
Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper 3 Compelling Drivers for Implementing an HA Solution on an IBM i Cloud with MIMIX, which is free to download from the MC White Paper Center.
Until recently, high availability solutions for IBM Power Systems servers running IBM i were reserved mostly for larger enterprises with on-premise or dedicated hosting solutions. Given the emergence of the IBM i Cloud, high availability is now dramatically easier to use and a less expensive alternative for organizations of all sizes. Today, just about anyone running an IBM i environment can now afford the â€œluxuryâ€ of real-time, offsite data protection, as well as rapid and complete data recovery in the Cloud.