March 17, 2021
- LEAD ARTICLE: Tips for Avoiding Cloud Computing Vendor Lock-in
- FEATURED ARTICLE: Algorithmic Bias and Explainability
- FEATURED NEWS: IBM Unveils New Capabilities Designed to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Application Modernization
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM Study Finds Advancing Women is Not a Top Priority for 70 Percent of Global Organizations Surveyed
- WEBCAST: Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Think: The premier hybrid cloud and AI event
Signing on the dotted line with a cloud service provider (CSP) can lead to a dependence on that company in ways that are both observable and hidden. Walking into such a relationship with eyes wide open is essential.
By John Ghrist
As with nearly any major IT project, getting started with cloud computing creates a host of challenges. Some are obvious: security, control over data, proper infrastructure, staff expertise, compliance issues, and the impacts on the enterprise from changing routines to something new, among others. Another that should be obvious, but which isn’t always given due consideration, is the phenomenon known as “vendor lock-in.”
Algorithmic bias occurs when a computer system reflects the implicit values of its human designers in its behavior.
By Steven Astorino, Mark Simmonds, and Jean-François Puget
Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 3 of Artificial Intelligence: Evolution and Revolution
Bias can emerge due to many factors, including but not limited to the design of the algorithm itself and unintended or unanticipated use or decisions relating to the way data is collected, coded, selected, or used to train an algorithm. Algorithmic bias is found across platforms, such as search engine results and social media platforms, and can have impacts ranging from inadvertent privacy violations to reinforcement of social biases of race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity.
Explore the main considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project. Take a deeper dive into business motivations and factors that could potentially influence your decision to migrate or modernize your existing IT platform and its risks.
More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects.
The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the companyare not aligned with the current IT environment.
Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
Learn how businesses leverage Low-Code to continue to deliver value through digital transformation. Discover how the power of Low-Code is helping many businesses evolve their supply chain, increase ROI, and achieve more tangible results.
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New and updated DevOps capabilities aim to increase agility for developers
IBM today announced a series of new and updated capabilities for developers designed to deliver intelligent application analysis throughout the DevOps pipeline, generally available on March 19.