Genuine digital transformation requires cloud modernization strategies that involve and affect people, processes and technology. In part one of this two-part series, I focused on cloud-based technologies that enable organizations to modernize infrastructures, platforms and applications. This time around, I’ll examine the people aspect of cloud modernization and include some thoughts on process. I’ll cover: […]
Digital transformation can be empowering at an organizational scale. It can help transform the customer experience, power innovation, increase agility and flexibility, reduce operating costs and drive data-based decision-making. But outdated IT infrastructures and applications too often can stand in the way. Genuine digital transformation — in which enterprises take full advantage of digital technologies […]
IBM Bluemix is an open platform as a service (PaaS) offering. As a developer, I couldn’t be more excited to see a rapid development platform with such a wide range of runtimes and services available to play with. I see it like the “mash up” concept that was so popular a few years ago with […]
To answer the question, “What is PaaS?” let’s start with a basic definition: Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud-based computing environment designed to support the rapid development, running and management of applications. It is integrated and abstracted from the lower-level infrastructure components. For a more offical version, you can click here for the […]
Takeaways from this year's Cloud Foundry conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
Executive Corner: Interview with Mike McCarthy, Vice President of Cloud Computing for IBM Global Technology Services
Vasfi Gucer and I recently interviewed Mike McCarthy, Vice President of Cloud Computing for IBM Global Technology Services to get his thoughts regarding IBM’s cloud strategy. Mike discussed various IBM cloud offerings, general challenges for IBM, and aspects about customers who are transitioning into cloud.
Cloud can really be a disruptive model for the workforce. Other than the common benefits (and pitfalls) generally being discussed – such as cost savings, time-to-value, security, quality of service, and so on – one of the biggest shakeups because of the cloud will be with the workforce.