The path to becoming an elite cloud specialist

There are many books, blogs, web pages and seminars that delve into advanced technologies for the cloud.  How do you know what areas of specialization should you focus on, what areas your staff should learn more about? That is the essence of our challenge in creating a learning organization culture for Cloud Advisors. The key […]

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BeBop creates first online editorial platform for entertainment industry

BeBop Technology offers innovative digital solutions for the media and entertainment industry, including its newly created BeBop platform, Hollywood’s first and only cloud-based editorial workflow platform. Running on SoftLayer infrastructure from IBM Cloud, BeBop gives users sophisticated video editing and post-production capabilities that address long-standing piracy and editing workflow problems. BeBop is currently working with […]

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Cloud supports election monitoring and urban repair in Mexico

Headquartered in Mexico City, IT solution provider Mi Agencia envisioned an innovative way to connect everyday citizens with government entities in Mexico. “Mobile phone users can very easily capture pictures of problems to address in Mexican cities, from water leaks to potholes in the street,” says Mi Agencia director Daniel Molina. “We wanted to create […]

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Building a core cloud learning curriculum

This is the second blog in a series on Continuous learning in the era of cloud.  In the first blog, Scott Simmons focused on the need to focus on education and building a learning organization to be successful with cloud.  Bottom line, organizations adopting cloud need to plan to build and manage cloud skills in […]

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Have a great idea for a startup? Come to SmartCamp

Imagine a college senior returning from a barbeque where beer was served. As he is driving, the lights flash behind his car and he is pulled over by the police. Two strikes against the college senior-one, he is young in a college town and two, it is nighttime and he is driving. Automatic checkpoint – and […]

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The picture-perfect solution for German startup pixx.io: SoftLayer technology

When it comes to managing photos and other digital assets, businesses are likely to require more advanced features than consumers, like enterprise-grade security, batch bulk processing and searchability along with the ability to support a vast range of users. Filling this need is pixx.io GmbH, a startup in Bavaria, Germany, that’s developed a professional image […]

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A billion reasons you want to encrypt your data

One billion–that’s how many records were breached in 2014 alone. Media headlines demonstrate every week that large Fortune 500 companies with very well-funded cyber security operations are now regularly losing valuable sensitive information. “Encrypting” data has been heralded as the panacea for protecting against these data loss scenarios. But is this really your greatest asset […]

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Continuous learning in the era of cloud

In the words of Thomas Huxley “Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”  Powerful words indeed.  The evolution of IT keeps on “marching on” and we have to keep pace in the knowledge race. In short, “Always Be Learning!” The era of cloud requires a new commitment to knowledge acquisition.  The world […]

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3 characteristics of an effective cloud developer

The days of writing an application that goes down or becomes unavailable are long gone—this is simply no longer acceptable. The end user’s expectation is that once your service is “live,” it’s always available and it always performs reasonably well. The only way to do that is to ensure that you’ve built a highly resilient, […]

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SoftLayer helps Czech nonprofit Tichý svět aid hearing impaired

Imagine you’re alone, having a medical emergency. You need an ambulance and to go to the hospital, immediately. You dial a public emergency number for assistance and an operator answers. The problem is, you’re deaf. For millions of deaf and hearing-impaired individuals around the world, the scenario is a frightening possibility. This is why Tichý […]

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5 bold cloud predictions from IBM Distinguished Engineers

When we talk about the future of cloud computing a year from now—or even five, ten years from now—what will we say? Will the cloud become so ubiquitous it virtually disappears? Will it evolve into something we simply can’t foresee? There’s certainly no shortage of hype around the cloud, but there are also trends that […]

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Brazilian market research firm picks SoftLayer for its emotion recognition solution

For nearly 500 years, people have been fiercely debating the enigmatic smile of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. Is it demure? Jovial? Self-amused? Maybe by using some of today’s facial imaging technology, art critics could finally decipher what the lady is thinking. Understanding what people are thinking is the business of Brazil’s largest […]

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