5 cloud predictions for 2017

2016 has shown that expert predictions don’t always play out in quite the ways people expect. If anything, the mantra of “expect the unexpected” seems to be the only one to follow right now. With this as a backdrop, I thought about what the world of cloud might expect to see as 2017 begins. With […]

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The top 10 Thoughts on Cloud articles of 2016

2016 has been a year of twists and turns. The news of the year has often been surprising and occasionally been shocking. In the world of cloud computing, the surprises have come in the form of innovative, clever ways cloud technology is being put to use. From facilitating live-streaming video from space missions to enabling […]

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Dare to lead with streaming video at your next annual meeting

Most professionals place a premium on communication and transparency in the workplace. More than half (52 percent) of workers who took part in a recent Society for Human Resource Management study indicated that management’s communication of the organization’s goals and strategies was important to their job satisfaction. Many companies, in turn, pay a premium to […]

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Tackling worldwide education challenges in the cognitive era

A seemingly intractable problem facing countries across the world is the mismatch between the education of young people and employment. According, to the United Nations’ International Labor Organization, almost 75 million people ages 15-24 around the world, about 12.6 percent, are unemployed. High levels of youth unemployment and the shortage of critical work skills emphasize […]

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Why we added new map tools to Netcool

I had the opportunity to visit a number of telecommunications clients using IBM Netcool over the last year. We frequently discussed the benefits of have a geographically mapped view of topology. Not just because it was nice “eye candy” in the Network Operations Center (NOC), but because it gives an important geographically-based view of network […]

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How to streamline continuous delivery through better auditing

IT managers, does this sound familiar? Just when everything is running smoothly, you encounter the release management process in place for upgrading business applications in the production environment. You get an error notification in one of the workflows running the release management process. It can be especially frustrating when the error is coming from the […]

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Fincantieri sets sail with IBM hybrid cloud

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, is looking to “improve the efficiency of designing, building and deploying new vessels,” InfoTechLead reports, and it has chosen an IBM hybrid cloud solution to help make that happen. The Trieste, Italy-based shipbuilder selected IBM in part because there is an IBM Cloud Data Center in Milan. […]

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Integration is at the core of effective hybrid deployment

No sizable enterprise instantaneously moves to cloud in one swoop. It is a gradual process of carefully selecting applications that will benefit most from the move. Each application will have its own challenges, such as sensitivity to the location of data, latency of connections with other applications and suitability for target cloud platforms, along with […]

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Want to see the latest from WebSphere Liberty? Join our webcast

We just released the latest release of WebSphere Liberty, 16.0.0.4. It includes many new enhancements to its security, database management and overall performance. Interested in what’s new? Join our webcast on January 11, 2017. Why? Read on. I used to take time to reflect on the year behind me as the calendar year closed out, […]

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Why you need DevOps to rethink digital transformation

We are passing through many worldwide changes due to the digital transformation era. In under a decade, think how profoundly your personal and professional life has been affected by technology. The world continues to digitize quickly. Entrepreneurs who are thinking about innovation and want to develop successful digital businesses must understand why DevOps is so […]

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Meetups are a great way to share cloud knowledge

The meetup phenomenon is one that spans domains, industries and geographies. Take a quick moment to browse meetup.com for a local gathering, and you’ll find topics as diverse as “knitting for beginners” and “artificial Intelligence and machine learning.” Browse meetups in other cities, and you’ll see a similarly broad range of topics, driven out of […]

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5 game-changers coming to cloud in 2017

As 2016 winds down, let’s reflect on some age-old annual traditions. I’m not talking about trimming the tree or grandma’s holiday eggnog. ‘Tis the season for business predictions, when analysts, columnists and your boss tease out the trends destined to impact the way we work. There’s no shortage of opinions on where cloud computing is […]

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