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5 key success factors for cloud implementation

The journey to the cloud is different for every organization. Some organizations start with a very well thought out strategy, while other organizations may be responding to a request from the business, or to a report by industry analysts such as Gartner or Forrester. A study from the IBM Center for Applied Insights found that […]

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‘Twas the cloudy night before Christmas (v2.0)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the cloud, Not a techie was stirring, no keyboard nor mouse; Social media campaigns crafted with care, In hopes post-holiday sales soon would be there. IBMers were nestled, all snug in their beds. Visions of optimized workloads danced in their heads; And the admin gave a key […]

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5 key success factors for cloud implementation

The journey to the cloud is different for every organization. Some organizations start with a very well thought out strategy, while other organizations may be responding to a request from the business, or to a report by industry analysts such as Gartner or Forrester. A study that was just released from the IBM Center for […]

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Cloud innovation allows Fitbit to bend the insurance cost curve

Like my last articles on the innovative companies Starbucks and Nest, this blog post is a profile of a company that you likely know and maybe even patronize. However, there is an aspect of this company’s story that is not so well known and involves innovation on the cloud. I came to Fitbit because of […]

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Nest: A small company and a big disruption enabled by cloud

Innovation means being able to spot a trend or opportunity as well as being nimble enough to quickly adjust course to take advantage of the opportunity. It does not matter whether you were formally focused on extracting insights through analytics or simply had a flash of an idea. Some companies are familiar to many of […]

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Starbucks as a service

Starbucks started out as a coffee house in the style of the ones that Howard Schultz saw on a trip through Italy. With more than 19,000 stores worldwide, including over 11,000 in the US, and thousands more planned in Latin America and Asia, it is pretty safe to assume that most of us have been […]

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The future of cloud computing: 5 predictions

There is a wealth of chatter and hype around the cloud right now, especially as more startups continue to go public. Separating the hype and fleeting trends from the reality is often difficult. That said, here are my top five cloud predictions for the coming years: 1. More application availability on the cloud With most new software being […]

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The future of cloud computing: 5 predictions

There is a wealth of chatter and hype around the cloud right now, especially as more startups continue to go public. Separating the hype and fleeting trends from the reality is often difficult. That said, here are my top five cloud predictions for the coming years: 1. More application availability on the cloud With most new software being […]

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What is Hadoop, and how does it relate to cloud?

With all the recent buzz around Hadoop, you may be asking, “What is Hadoop and what does it have to do with cloud?” Before I answer this, we should discuss big data. Big data: More than just analytics Analytics provides an approach to decision making through the application of statistics, programming and research to discern patterns […]

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What is Hadoop, and how does it relate to cloud?

With all the recent buzz around Hadoop, you may be asking, “What is Hadoop and what does it have to do with cloud?” Before I answer this, we should discuss big data. Big data: More than just analytics Analytics provides an approach to decision making through the application of statistics, programming and research to discern patterns […]

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‘Twas the cloudy night before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the cloud Not a techie was stirring, not even a USB mouse; Social media campaigns were crafted with care, In hopes after-holiday sales would soon be there.

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What’s next in cloud: Software Defined Environments

Organizations today likely face the same challenges as many of our large complex accounts. Specifically, they would like to be in a position to anticipate market changes and shifts in customer sentiments or preferences while continuing to not only outpace the competition, but also disruptions in their space.

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