12 Power VIO best practices to help you achieve the greatest total system availability and highest performance possible

By Mike Sly, Solutions Architect I’ve been doing quite a bit of work with VIO servers lately and it got me thinking. Maybe it’s a good time to review some best practices related to VIO servers. Here are some of the best practices to help you achieve the simplicity and flexibility, while maintaining maximum redundancy … Continue reading “12 Power VIO best practices to help you achieve the greatest total system availability and highest performance possible”

5 Interesting Technology Themes from the 2018 Tech Data Partner Summit

By Bo Gebbie, Vice President: Sales, Services and Marketing  Last week, Susanna Woods (Director of Sales) and I attended the annual Tech Data Partner Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The Partner Summit brings together 200 executives from Tech Data’s largest business partners who do business with the company’s Advanced Solutions division.    Being a Minneapolis-based company, working with clients around the country, … Continue reading “5 Interesting Technology Themes from the 2018 Tech Data Partner Summit”

Remember that time when IBM’s Watson went to Hollywood with the First “Cognitive Movie Trailer” and it was a horror flick?

How do you create a movie trailer about an artificially enhanced human? You turn to the real thing – artificial intelligence. 20th Century Fox has partnered with IBM Research to develop the first-ever “cognitive movie trailer” for its upcoming suspense/horror film, “Morgan”. Fox wanted to explore using artificial intelligence (AI) to create a horror movie … Continue reading “Remember that time when IBM’s Watson went to Hollywood with the First “Cognitive Movie Trailer” and it was a horror flick?”

Special IBM ZR1 Server installed in our Innovation Center. A first in the Twin Cities!

By Jim Fyffe, Enterprise Systems Solution Architect; CISSP-ISSMP Evolving Solutions clearly is not the first to install IBM Z14 Server Technology.  However, we are the first to install an IBM ZR1 server with a rather unique feature code (16U) in the Twin Cities area.  This feature allows you to effectively deploy a data center within … Continue reading “Special IBM ZR1 Server installed in our Innovation Center. A first in the Twin Cities!”

3 Ways Blockchain is Redefining What We Know about Protecting Data, and Why the Banking Industry Should Pay Attention

By Liz Young, Marketing Coordinator  This past Monday was National Online Banking Day.  A day where the internet came together to celebrate the merits of online banking.  With its fast and convenient access to accounts, flexibility in choosing when and where to bank, and numerous “on the go” tasks, online banking seems to be a dream come true.  The reality is, though, with all of this convenience comes risk.  … Continue reading “3 Ways Blockchain is Redefining What We Know about Protecting Data, and Why the Banking Industry Should Pay Attention”

Cyber Resilience vs. Cybersecurity: Becoming a Cyber-Resilient Organization Part 3

By Kaustubh Vazalwar, Group Manager: Global Resiliency, IBM  With each new technological innovation, new vulnerabilities and attack surfaces emerge for hackers to exploit. Today’s IT infrastructures are increasingly hybrid ones, with multi-vendor enterprise models that deploy various types of hardware and software to keep businesses up and running. Regardless of a cloud-based environment’s construction, however, these are environments … Continue reading “Cyber Resilience vs. Cybersecurity: Becoming a Cyber-Resilient Organization Part 3”

Cyber Resilience vs. Cybersecurity: Becoming a Cyber-Resilient Organization Part 2

By Kaustubh Vazalwar, Group Manager: Global Resiliency, IBM  One of the fundamental questions most people have when they first learn about cyber resilience is, “How does being cyber resilient differ from cybersecurity?” To answer this, we need to understand how the principles of resiliency differ from those of security.  The defining principles  Security principles primarily focus on:  Defense … Continue reading “Cyber Resilience vs. Cybersecurity: Becoming a Cyber-Resilient Organization Part 2”

Building Cyber Resiliency: Becoming a Cyber-Resilient Organization Part 1

Cyber resiliency is becoming a top priority for organizations as they take advantage of the latest digital technologies, broaden their global customer base, and mine the world’s newest natural resource: Data.  Cloud computing, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, blockchain, and even social media have taken human connection and data accessibility to a whole new level. Their power and influence on organization makes our efforts to protect them … Continue reading “Building Cyber Resiliency: Becoming a Cyber-Resilient Organization Part 1”