By Steve Wallace and Serkan Sahin The growth of cloud computing in recent years has raised a number of interesting questions about how businesses will have to reinvent and reorganize themselves to gain the greatest possible competitive advantage. In particular, the future role of the chief information officer (CIO) has been scrutinized and questioned. In […]
By Doug Clark & Robert Tickell Is cloud and the innovation to market that cloud helps enable a “killer app” for the UK’s midsize businesses? Midsize business is the often unsung hero of the UK economy. In fact, Deloitte estimates that some 300,000 companies in the UK fall into this category—each driving turnover between £15 […]
What are the key parameters that define cloud computing? Security, data locations, agility? More specifically, how do each of these issues change when we compare enterprises to small and medium businesses? Check out the transcript from our lively chat below to get a sense of some of the challenges SMBs face, and the solutions that […]
As the pervasiveness of cloud increases throughout industries, it is important that you know the various aspects of cloud integration that must be understood as you make the decision to move forward into “the cloud sphere.” The next sections will focus on the areas above, inside and below the cloud that you should be considering. […]
Fresh from our very engaging and insightful Cloud Connect events in the UK last month we’re taking a look at how cloud and its relevant pillars of IaaS, SaaS and PaaS affect small and mid-sized businesses in the UK. Some cloud-related questions to consider for small and mid-size businesses: – Do the benefits of speed […]
By Alex Baran (firstname.lastname@example.org) The IBM Watson and IBM Emptoris federal teams, along with support from IBM Procurement and selected federal customers, have brought the premier cognitive computing system in the world together with the foremost supply management solution. This will provide a new level of advanced analytics and solutions for Federal Acquisition Systems. This offering […]
By Pat Toole and Frank DeGilio Fifty years ago, IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. unveiled the System/360—the first general purpose computing system specifically designed for business—calling it “the beginning of a new generation, not only of computers, but of their applications in business, science and government.” It was this vision for computing that made possible […]
The need for business resilience only increases in this uncertain world. What is business resilience? It is the ability of an organization’s business operations to rapidly adapt and respond to internal or external dynamic changes—including opportunities, demands, disruptions, or threats. The whole system of engagement comes into play. It starts with the resiliency strategy. This […]
It’s no surprise that the world we know today is no longer separated from technology. At IBM we’re seeing transformational shifts with the emergence of cloud computing, but lately I’ve been thinking about its practical applications and impact on everyday lives. With the proliferation of internet, wireless and mobile technology, new customers and new markets […]
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