Report: IBM Global Business Services Ranked #1 for Mindshare and Quality in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

IBM announced today that IBM’s consulting organization, Global Business Services (GBS), was ranked first for Mindshare and Quality and also named the most recommended consulting organization in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2017. This was based on findings in the “Perceptions of Consulting in the GCC in 2017” report by Source Global Research, a leading research and strategy firm for the global management consulting industry.

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London Stock Exchange Group collaborating with IBM to develop securities data blockchain solution for European SMEs

Borsa Italiana, part of London Stock Exchange Group and IBM today announced they are building a blockchain solution to digitize the issuance of securities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. Designed to simplify the tracking and management of shareholding information, the new system intends to create a distributed shared registry containing a record of all shareholder transactions, helping to open up new opportunities for trading and investing.

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IBM Scientists Observe Elusive Gravitational Effect in Solid-State Physics

An international team of physicists, materials scientists and string theoreticians have observed a phenomenon on Earth that was previously thought to only occur hundreds of light years away or at the time when the universe was born. This result could lead to a more evidence-based model for the understanding the universe and for improving the energy-conversion process in electronic devices.

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IBM Expands Global Cloud Data Center Presence with Four New Facilities

IBM today announced that four new IBM Cloud data centers are now open, including two in London, England; one in San Jose, California; and one in Sydney, Australia. The four new facilities bring IBM’s global cloud data center footprint to nearly 60 across 19 countries and bolster its existing cloud footprint in these regions. IBM is investing to expand its cloud footprint so clients around the world can take advantage of a cloud that is tuned for cognitive and big data workloads while offering flexibility to store data however and wherever they choose.

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New High Speed Interface Connects IBM Z to IBM Storage Systems

IBM today announced solutions that connect mainframes to IBM’s DS8880 family of primary all-flash storage systems, provide data encryption to ensure transactional, business intelligence and machine learning workloads used for businesses running IBM Z environments are protected if data is lost or compromised. IBM’s DS8880 all flash helps clients deliver hybrid cloud environments by adding additional clouds supported.

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