Martin Banks

Martin Banks

Martin Banks is a long-standing journalist, commentator and analyst covering IT and its impact on business since the very beginning of the PC revolution. Before that, he was covering the development of the semiconductor technologies and microprocessors that have made it all possible.

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Watson and the jobs potential of growing human

IBM’s augmented intelligence system is claimed to be 18 months ahead of other AI systems in being able to identify the nuances of what we really mean rather than what we write or click on in social media. Training it such arts could be one opportunity for the fabled new jobs AI is expected to create.

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Hey road warrior - do you really need that laptop anyway?

The latest terror scare about laptops flying in the passenger cabin with their owners raises an interesting point: is it perhaps time for road warriors and the rest to do things a different way, and is that a real opportunity for cloud service providers?

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Why you might need bare naked motherboards in oil

Putting servers in oil seems ready-made to provoke questions such as 'Would you like fries with that?’ But Dutch start-up, Asperitas, is using the oil to cool the servers not cook them, is doing it in a way that has a lot of long-term economic arguments in its favour, and is maybe arriving just as new technologies come along that could exploit it

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Eating the dog food - collaboration from an inside Oracle PoV

One of the important side benefits of increasing digitalisation is the ability create new models of collaboration both within a company and between a company and its customers, partners and suppliers. Some of Oracle’s senior UK managers took time out at the recent Modern Business Experience event to offer some 'how to’ tips.

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Nutanix AOS 5 – greasing up the legacy apps

A major revamp of its hyper-converged environment has come out of Nutanix, with one eye on AWS and the other on helping users of legacy business critical applications make the most of them in the new hardware world.

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SAP’s Leonardo points towards Applied Data Science as a Service

By pulling together the relevant IoT and data analytics technologies and coupling them with relevant business-related data as a packaged, marketable entity, SAP is looking to short-circuit the process of companies innovating their own new ways of doing business.