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When IBM CEO Ginni Rometty took the stage at the company’s PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in February, something she said about the digital landscape struck me as incredible – as “The Incredibles,” actually – like the Pixar movie about the family of super heroes. Rometty was noting the rise of digital, its increasing ubiquity and what […]

On January 1st, IBM launched their newly redesigned PartnerWorld program to help IBM Business Partners develop expertise and higher-value solutions for their clients in the Cognitive era. The new, four-tiered PartnerWorld program moves IBM and its Business Partners from a product-centric model to one focused on competencies, customer satisfaction and revenue. As part of the […]

Compliance is more than just a buzzword. It’s a critical effort for organizations across industries. These organizations lean on IT to help with technologies that are supposed to make compliance easier. When placed on top of IT’s already heavy workload, however, compliance tasks can become a bit overwhelming. An added layer on top of compliance […]

Contact: Metis Communications Justine Boucher, 617-236-0500 keyinfo@metiscomm.com Key Information Systems Achieves Platinum Status in Newly Redesigned IBM PartnerWorld Program IBM Platinum Partner Status Demonstrates Excellence in Delivering High Value Cloud and Cognitive Solutions AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–Key Information Systems, Inc. (KeyInfo), a leading cloud and infrastructure provider, has achieved Platinum status in IBM’s new PartnerWorld program, […]

As cloud computing settles further into mainstream IT, cybersecurity and ransomware have become top-of-mind for every business across the industry. TechTarget defines cybersecurity as the body of technologies, process and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Although many organizations are aware of cyber threats that can […]

When our IBM i series clients start thinking about tech upgrades, disaster recovery or higher availability, the conversations typically head to the cloud – fast. These are the five questions enterprises tend to ask, and the answers we give to help them make smart decisions about the future of their app hosting. Do you offer […]

In 2016, IDC’s research vice president for enterprise storage, Laura Dubois, gave a 4-minute rundown that explains why object storage is a topic of discussion in every data center these days. In a video titled “Data explosion drives need for object storage,” Dubois highlights numbers that are almost too large for the human imagination: There […]

It appears IBM will stick to its roadmap and roll out Power Systems 9, most likely in the 4th quarter of 2017. While we never know exactly what these upgrades will bring – or even exactly when they’ll happen – the best fortune tellers in the business would bet on a few things in this rollout. […]

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an easy answer to that question? It would make for a short blog post. For better or for worse, though, the answer always starts with, “It depends.” You could get a lot of benefits by transitioning to the cloud or to a hybrid environment – things like cost […]

Hyperconvergence adoption rates are still modest, so before I tell you what you need to know about this trend, let me start by telling you what it is. Any infrastructure or architecture where you provision your storage, compute, networking and virtualized containers from a centralized management system falls under this label. As IT teams move […]