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Accelerating app delivery in Cisco environments

Did you miss the Google Hangout on accelerating application delivery in Cisco environments? If so, you skipped out on some really great information. We had some experts from Cisco and IBM come together to talk about a common pain point given by countless clients–“How can I deliver apps faster?” If you have a Cisco Unified […]

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IBM WebSphere: The cornerstone to your cloud strategy

Cloud is an essential competitive differentiator for digital enterprises and has become a key element in digital disruption. But in a world with public, dedicated, private and hybrid cloud options, it’s critical to understand which environment best suits your workload. Some applications make sense to run on premises, while others are better suited to run […]

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What’s all the hype about developing on Blockchain?

When we transfer money between countries or between banks, register a car or even buy property, we’re still pushing archaic manual procedures through a network made of wires. Blockchain has the potential to change all of that. Blockchain is popularly known as the technological foundation behind Bitcoin, the crypto currency that has been the subject […]

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PSD2: Banking and the API economy

The newly revised Payment Services Directive, also known as PSD2, affects everybody in the payment industry. This new regulation requires that European banks make it easier to share customer transaction and account data with third-party providers. Thus it provides an opportunity for forward-thinking banks to create a more open and innovative digital environment for their […]

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Bank deploys PureApplication with immediate results

What if I told you that you could rapidly provision and launch a new application environment three times faster than before with immediate cost benefits? It’s actually not a “What-if” question. The largest bank in Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited (HBL Pakistan), experienced those results first-hand. With a network of over 1,500 branches, more than 1,000 […]

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DevOps + ITSM = The ultimate operations toolchain

The goal of my blog post is to demonstrate how IT Service Management and DevOps are perfectly complimentary, despite the modern myth of the two being enemies. What is DevOps? Since 2009, solution delivery practices known as DevOps have been gaining momentum within enterprises that typically previously enforced separation between development and IT operations. The […]

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What is the future of IT Service Management?

Contrary to some discussion threads on social media and other places, ITSM is far from “dead”. In fact, I think this is a great time to be an ITSM professional. Why? The need for efficient, transparent and repeatable processes by which organizations can effectively manage the lifecycle of their services has never been greater. With […]

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Why WebSphere takes the edge off cloud

One of the hardest parts about moving is ensuring your belongings remain intact. The last thing you want is to pull your favorite vase from a moving box only to find it broken into a dozen pieces. The same can be said about your applications. With more and more businesses moving to the cloud to […]

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Wait, WebSphere is… on cloud?

As technology continues to advance, and mobile, Internet of Things (IOT) and web applications solidify themselves as “must-haves” for businesses, it’s becoming nearly impossible to escape the cloud conversation. In fact, I’d be willing to bet you’ve at least considered adopting a cloud strategy at some point. However, even though there are many benefits to […]

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A watchful monitor for your Skype for Business Server

Instant communication empowers you to take fast and informed business decisions. Skype for Business Server is the perfect companion to speed up business communications. You can use Skype for Business Server to exchange instant messages, set up meetings and video conferences and transfer documents. Skype for Business Server assists with communicating important business decisions efficiently […]

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Hybrid cloud in a hybrid world

Hybrid. Representations of this buzzword are materializing now in every detail of our daily lives. Hybrid exists everywhere from metal alloys providing clean connections on mobile phones to drought-resistant hybrid crops for consistent food production. From hybrid car engines promoting decreased carbon footprints to hybrid cloud business strategies focused on leveraging data. All of these […]

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Three reasons the WebSphere community can change your career

Are you a WebSphere user searching for answers to your undying questions, or for technical tips and tricks on how to get more from your WebSphere environment? Well, good news: You are not alone. There’s an entire community of people just like you–almost 90,000 people, to be exact. Where are all of these people hiding? […]

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