IBM this week celebrates 100 years of innovation and business optimization. From punch cards to the S/360, from tabulators to teraflops, from CEO Watson to supercomputer Watson, IBM has a unique history. Take a visual tour back through the decades.
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SAGE Gives U.S. Airforce An Acre of Computing Power The SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) AN/FSQ-7 was built under contract to MIT's Lincoln Laboratories for the North American Air Defense System starting in 1958. This magnetic core array is one of many in a system that ultimately covered nearly an acre of floor space. The computer was operational from 1962 into the early 1980s.
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.