Today’s topics include MicroStrategy 2019 launching with new HyperIntelligence features, and IBM unveiling its Q System One for quantum computing.
MicroStrategy released its 2019 version of its namesake analytics platform on Jan. 7 with HyperIntelligence features companies can use to tap more than 200 enterprise data sources, including web applications, Salesforce and Office 365.
The term “HyperIntelligence” describes MicroStrategy’s system of hyperlinks to customer and other data, allowing sales reps to hover over hyperlinked names or words to see relevant information, key performance indicators and next-best action stored in what the company calls a HyperCard.
Also new with MicroStrategy 2019 is a centralized management portal for launching fully configured and ready-to-use enterprise analytics and mobility projects in less than 30 minutes where administrators have total control of their environments from a single console.
IBM said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 9 that it has made a significant step forward in its quantum computing initiative with the development of the Q System One.
The system is highly integrated and modular and includes IBM-developed hardware, firmware and electronics that the company says is designed for both scientific and commercial use.
The system comprises components that have been made to work together, including hardware designed for stability and reliability and being auto-calibrated to ensure repeatable and predictable high-quality qubits. It is enclosed in an airtight case made of half-inch borosilicate glass that is nine feet tall and nine feet wide and designed to protect the qubits from external forces.
Company officials also said they plan to open the IBM Q Quantum Computation Center for commercial clients later this year in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.