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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
January 22, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: January 22, 2018. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

IBM reported fourth-quarter revenue of $22.5 billion, up 4%. Systems (includes systems hardware and operating systems software)—saw revenue of $3.3 billion, up 32% over the same quarter last year, driven by growth in IBM z, Power Systems, and storage.

CA Technologies is partnering with Tampere University of Technology and Tieto in Finland on Cobotics—a collaborative robotics project. The project will explore the challenges of building safe, secure, and effective human-to-robot workflows. Ensuring proper control and execution of these "cobot" workflows and understanding their information requirements is central to maximizing the potential of robot-human collaboration.

Compuware has teamed with SonarSource to integrate accurate COBOL test coverage reporting into the automated QA processes they already use to support DevOps and continuous delivery. The companies released new integrations intended to empower enterprise DevOps teams to accurately track and validate code coverage of COBOL application testing.

IBM and Salesforce have expanded their strategic partnership, bringing together IBM Cloud and Watson services with Salesforce Quip and Salesforce Service Cloud Einstein.


News From SHARE

Mainframe technicians are all-too familiar with the growing threats to data housed on the mainframe, but are fighting against a strong public perception to the contrary. Without a greater focus on education and transparency, the world's largest organizations will be vulnerable to significant data breaches and the mainframe community will be unable to train the next generation of employees to prevent them.


Think About It

A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM are establishing a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology. By applying the technology to digitize global trade processes, a new form of command and consent can be introduced into the flow of information, empowering multiple trading partners to collaborate and establishing a single shared view of a transaction without compromising details, privacy or confidentiality. The platform is built on IBM blockchain technology.

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