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Open the pod bay doors, Watson: IBM introduces “cognitive rooms”

Will have a "wake word" like Google Home, Amazon Echo—but you can choose it.

Avoid "Hal."

Your cloud choice: Succeed slowly or fail fast

If you want proof that what I’ve been advising for years is true, check out this research on cloud computing from The Register: Planning pays off when it comes to cloud migration and deployments.The Register found that most companies don’t yet have meaningful cloud adoption or have truly embraced the idea of the cloud-first enterprise.

The Register’s report also shows that cloud adoption has been gradual over the past five years—it didn’t find the market “explosion” that many in the press have been writing about.[ InfoWorld’s quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]Finally, the report recommended that you get your internal systems aligned with public cloud systems.

That means planning better cloud management and application, data, and platform integrations.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

VU#676632: IBM Lotus Domino server mailbox name stack buffer overflow

The IBM Lotus Domino server IMAP service contains a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in IMAP commands that refer to a mailbox name.

This can allow a remote,authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Domino server

Comcast Business offers direct connection to IBM Cloud network

Comcast Business announced Thursday it now offers direct, dedicated network links to the IBM Cloud global network.The move positions Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast, to compete against AT&T, Verizon, Bell Canada and telecom service providers...

You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever

How we do IT is changing.

As it changes, we need to alter the way we think about IT.
I like to call that new thinking as having a “cloud brain.” So what the hell is a “cloud brain?”[ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]A few core attributes include the following:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IBM Discovers Mirai IoT Botnet Deploying Bitcoin Mining Payload

IBM Security researchers have discovered that a variant of the Mirai IoT botnet was doing more than just performing DDoS attacks against targets.

Android Gboard smartens up with federated machine learning

Google has begun using a machine learning approach to learn from user interactions with mobile devices.Currently under testing in the Gboard on Android keyboard, Federated Learning lets smartphones collaboratively pick up a shared prediction model w...

Windows 3.1: Microsoft’s milestone, 25 years on

Happy birthday, Windows 3.1Imagine a world without the Start button. No, I'm not talking about Windows 8.

Dig deep into your memory and you may recall a time when Windows 3.1 ruled the earth.Twenty-five years ago this month, Microsoft released Version ...

IBM adds cutting-edge GPUs to Bluemix on bare metal

Most major cloud vendors have, or are preparing, support for GPU-enabled compute instances.

But IBM hopes its next step will keep it ahead of the pack—or at least abreast with it.IBM plans to make available instances of Nvidia’s current-generation GPU, the Tesla P100, via its Bluemix cloud service.

But initially the instances will only be available on bare-metal machines, not via more malleable VM types as offered by some of the competition.[ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. | Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld's beginner's guide to Docker. ]Tesla on metal The Tesla P100 is regarded as the leader of Nvidia’s GPU pack.
It uses the Pascal GPU architecture, which is not only speedier overall than the previous generation of 2012 Kepler-powered processors, but includes new types of GPU instructions to accelerate certain calculations.
Software that takes advantage of the Pascal instruction set, like the Torch deep learning framework, runs even faster.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IBM Report Details 2017 Tax Scams as IRS Filing Deadline Nears

As the Tax Day 2017 filing deadline of Tuesday April 18 nears, IBM is warning of an increase in tax-related spam and scams.

After Spark: Ray project tackles real-time machine learning

RISELab, the successor to the U.C.

Berkeley group that created Apache Spark, is hatching a project that could replace Spark—or at least displace it for key applications.Ray is a distributed framework designed for low-latency real-time processing, such as machine learning.

Created by two doctoral students at RISELab, Philipp Moritz and Robert Nishihara, it works with Python to run jobs either on a single machine or distributed across a cluster, using C++ for components that need speed.[ Jump into Microsoft’s drag-and-drop machine learning studio: Get started with Azure Machine Learning. | The InfoWorld review roundup: AWS, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning in the cloud. ]The main aim for Ray, according to an article at Datanami, is to create a framework that can provide better speeds than Spark.
Spark was intended to be faster than what it replaced (mainly, MapReduce), but it still suffers from design decisions that make it difficult to write applications with “complex task dependencies” because of its internal synchronization mechanisms.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IBM X-Force Report Reveals a Record Number of Vulnerabilities in 2016

The newly-released 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index report found a 566 percent increase in the number of compromised data records as the total number of security vulnerabilities surpassed 10,000 for the first time.