IBM Security: Future of Identity Report

IBM‘s Security team has put together a new report on the Future of Identity. The report looks at how people are reacting to new methods of securing data, and what may happen in the future. The future is a concern considering the continued rise of mobile devices and their increased use over more traditional platforms.…

Riposte to Microsoft’s VMware in Azure

VMware has issued a blog post riposte to Microsoft‘s recent announcement supporting VMware in the Azure environment. It uses Microsoft’s deployment of VMware as an argument that they are indeed the best platform for the cloud. They also point out that the VMware in Azure platform isn’t a strategic environment for your VMware stack. VMware is…

New secure Quad9 DNS service supports IPv6

Quad9 is a new DNS service that prevents against malware. Previously I would have recommended OpenDNS to provide this service. But OpenDNS doesn’t support IPv6 with the malware protection. It only has an IPv6 resolver. Quad9 supports both IPv6 and protects against malware domains. Quad9 is the result of a partnership between IBM (who provided…

A change to copper in ‘97 still helps chips scale down

According to IBM Research’s blog, a change they made 20 years ago is still helping us today. (One big wire change in ’97 still helping chips achieve tiny scale). 20 years ago is a long time in technology. In 1997 we were talking about CPU speeds of 233Mhz on 180nm chips. IBM’s Deep Blue was operating…

THE LOOP: A documentary on IBM design thinking

One of the things that have cropped up in my news feed recently was this: The Loop: A documentary on IBM Design Thinking. You’ll need to handover the obligatory contact details to InVision see the full documentary, but a trailer is available. The documentary talks about IBM‘s journey into Design Thinking, by evangelising the outcomes that…

IBM passes Notes and plays Dominos with HCL

IBM has partnered with Indian tech company HCL to maintain the life of Domino and Notes platforms. HCL Technologies previously took on Rational and Tivoli products from IBM in 2016. The Notes platforms include the instant messaging SameTime platform, as well as the Web-ified version of the Notes front-end, Verse. Deployments of these can be…

Data Responsibility: Treat your data like your daughter..

IBM has published in their policy blog, a piece about Data Responsibility. In this, they seek to address the questions about data in the cloud age. First, a personal note. We are lucky to live in a lovely part of the world, with a community that looks out for each other. But even so, when my teenage…