Jim Kelly, analyst with Wikibon gave this analysis of this weeks updates to siliconAngle tv.
“It does require a lot of expertise, and it costs money and time and
effort. IBM realized that here’s an opportunity for SMBs that haven’t
been able to get involved in big data…to allow them to deploy big data
and start using it, at least in a modified fashion, at a price point
that is feasible for small businesses."
Something we have all felt for some time is that skills, or lack of, are a major issue for employees and employers. Many positions are going unfilled which means people are missing out on employment or simply underemployed.
The number of large organizations in the U.S. is dwarfed by the millions
of SMBs – the true drivers of the economy. According to the U.S. Census
Bureau’s 2010 Statistics of U.S. Businesses,
17,236 firms in the country have more than 500 employees, while 5.7
million firms have less than 500. The challenges this silent majority
face managing the data deluge can be far more acute than those of
larger, well-resourced enterprises.
At IBM, we are now offering a storage system, IBM Storwize V3700, that’s designed to help the SMB get a foothold on Big Data. The easy to use and easy to manage Storwize V3700
can store up to 180TB of raw digital information on 120 hard drives, or
again, about all the content within the U.S. Library of Congress…times
18. Furthermore, its flexible architecture lets SMBs connect it to their
existing storage systems. Once connected, customers can virtualize
those systems and then migrate all of their data, including
applications, files, etc., to the Storwize V3700 entirely, with no
disruption to users and a minimum amount of downtime.
As we mentioned last week Ambuj Goyal, GM, Development & Manufacturing gave his keynote at a meeting of IT analysts and influencers at Pennyhill Park Hotel in England.
Part of the talk was given over to the new products that were announced that day, namely PureData and POWER7+.
A summary of the whole day, along with the video recording of the keynote by Ambuj can is embedded below. There is also the brief transcript of a tweetchat with Ambuj directly after his talk and just before he had to fly off to one of IBM's labs.
Join us for this event next week on Livestream where Ambuj Goyal, GM, Development & Manufacturing will be giving a keynote around some of the announcements that were made this week. This will be followed with a short tweetchat. Full details below.
This week, if you didn't notice, IBM launched a whole host of systems, servers, storage and chips that help business deal with the issues and opportunities that all businesses face in a mobile, interconnected, fast-moving world. A world in which data is can swamp or save an enterprise.
You've heard the numbers before about data growth and they are also in the infographic you can find below in the storiffy of the main points from this weeks events. The highlight of this weeks many events was held at Pinehurst (#IBMPinehurst) Executive Summit.
Join us for a Livestream & tweetchat with Ambuj and IBM on Oct 9th.
The event will see Ambuj Goyal, General Manager, Development and Manufacturing, IBM Systems & Technology, present a keynote
the changing challenges facing clients are having a dramatic impact on
their requirements for the underlying IT servers, storage and networking
infrastructure, that IBM refers to as Smarter Computing. Hear how for
some clients this can foster innovation & transformation, but for
others, it can mean quite simply survival.
The audience at Pennyhill, Bagshot, England, will include senior industry analysts and bloggers.
There is also an opportunity to submit questions for the tweetchat with Ambuj.