Cloud computing is not a trap

Cloud computing offers organizations a wide range of opportunities to bring flexibility to their IT needs.

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Explaining cloud with PLAY-DOH

Breaking down the cloud to some of its simplest concepts helps your friends and family understand exactly what it is.

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Commerce on the cloud: Ask the right questions

Commerce on the cloud covers a wide range of options, but at the basic level it is having your storefront hosted by a cloud service.

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Is cloud the only way?

When selling the services in the cloud remember to help the customers understand the why, not just throw around words.

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Five things to remember when moving to the cloud

Five tips on making the decision to adopt cloud computing.

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Improving developer productivity with the cloud

Surely there must be a better way to enable your developers. There must be a way to get them up and running in under a day.

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Getting support for IBM SmartCloud for Social Business

Today I focus on the process of getting support for your IBM SmartCloud if problems do arise.

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Interview with Mac Devine, Director and CTO, Cloud Portfolio, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor (Part 3 of 3)

Part 3 of Jim Barnes' interview with IBM CTO Mac Devine focuses on IBM's cloud leadership and tenancy in the cloud.

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Interview with Mac Devine, Director and CTO, Cloud Portfolio, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor (Part 2 of 3)

Part 2 of Jim Barnes' Q&A with Mac Devine, Director & CTO, Cloud Portfolio, IBM Cloud.

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Interview with Mac Devine, Director and CTO, Cloud Portfolio, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor (Part 1 of 3)

Part one of Jim Barnes' interview deals with Mac Devine's history with the cloud, and what drives him in the cloud.

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Selling in the cloud

Looking toward the future, you start planning for your peak demand season. This could be numerous products: if you sell flowers, graduation, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day will be big for you; if you sell general retail items, from Black Friday until Christmas Eve will be huge for you. What does this planning look like?

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the cloud

I heard for years about the cloud, and coming from a mainframe background, cloud really did not seem like anything new. At most, it seemed like a return to the things we used to do. Needed more processing on demand —ok we allocated more processor power to your jobs. What's the big deal?

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