Steve Cowley

Private cloud: The great transformer

Enterprises are driving a golden age of business transformation, with cloud the connective tissue and AI the nerve center of this fundamental economic shift. In this transformation, many firms are taking a “hybrid” approach, using multiple providers and developing cognitive capabilities to create competitive advantage. Their goals? Rapid deployment, scalability, ease of use and elasticity. […]

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ERPs and the coming cloud revolution

Change awaits some of the most hallowed ground in enterprise technology: enterprise resource plan (ERP) software and systems. ERP systems, many of which come from Oracle and SAP, are the glue that binds corporations. ERPs manage and integrate vital systems of record in areas such as planning, purchasing, sales, finance and human resources. These systems […]

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In cloud’s ‘second wave,’ hybrid is the innovator’s choice

In the cloud business, there’s plenty of “tech talk” about APIs, containers, object storage and any number of other IT topics. I don’t discount its value, but my view of cloud is a little different because my job begins and ends with IBM clients’ success in adopting cloud, nothing more or less. As a result, I […]

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