Janice Dunstan

Retailers reap the benefits of cloud managed services and cognitive technologies for SAP

The wealth of experience IBM has in retail and SAP continues to help retailers create innovative, seamless customer experiences. Here are two stories of companies who worked with IBM to stay ahead of the competition, as well as a brief discussion of new cognitive technologies designed to drive innovation in retail. Footwear company transforms its […]

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What can 27 years of experience teach you about moving SAP to cloud?

Specialists from IBM and Frost & Sullivan recently published a webinar for CIOs on the perceived challenges and benefits of using managed services for migrating SAP to cloud. In this interview, SAP migration specialist Andy Hacket shares additional perspectives for IT leaders considering cloud deployments for SAP workloads. Watch the webinar. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): […]

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IT leaders’ expectations, benefits and challenges when moving SAP to the cloud

The following is an interview with Lynda Stadtmueller, vice president of cloud services at research firm Frost & Sullivan. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): Frost & Sullivan recently surveyed more than 260 senior IT key decision makers and influencers who have evaluated the use of managed cloud services for SAP or Oracle workloads. What were the […]

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Calculating the ROI of migrating SAP to cloud managed services

The potential value of cloud managed services extends far beyond reducing infrastructure costs and freeing up IT staff to focus on more innovative tasks. These solutions can create value across an enterprise by helping to accelerate time to market for new products and services, increase customer reach and retention, reduce labor costs, help improve security, […]

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Accelerating the benefits of cognitive solutions with cloud managed services

A recent internal IBM survey found that 70 percent of IT leaders are looking to expand the capabilities of their IT landscape by integrating cognitive technology. As mentioned in previous Thoughts on Cloud blog posts, deploying your IT environment with a cloud managed services solution can free up IT staff to focus more on innovation […]

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Benefits of increasing use of cloud managed services

This is the second part in a two-part interview series with Lynda Stadtmueller, vice president of cloud services for the analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. In part one, we discussed why 80 percent of US companies plan to increase their use of cloud managed services. Today, she offers perspective on the benefits that cloud managed […]

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Why 80 percent of companies are increasing use of cloud managed services

This is the first in a two-part interview series with Lynda Stadtmueller, vice president of cloud services for the analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): A recent survey by Frost & Sullivan reported that 80 percent of US companies are planning to increase their use of cloud managed services. What factors are […]

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Cloud trends: 70 percent of proactive CIOs look to partner to speed innovation

  Are you a CIO searching for ways to free up resources and drive innovation? If so, you’re in good company. A recent C-suite study conducted by IBM found that 70 percent of the CIOs identified as “torchbearers”—that is, IT executives recognized for thought leadership in their respective industries—are seeking to tap into additional skills […]

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Cloud trends: Nearly half of enterprises still looking to move to cloud

Cloud has become synonymous with innovation. A recent C-suite study conducted by IBM found that 66 percent of CIOs expect cloud computing and services to revolutionize how business is done. Despite the majority of CIOs who recognize cloud’s potential to change their business, nearly half of those surveyed are either only in the planning stages […]

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