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Steve Harvey fans to embark on a new digital experience built on IBM Cloud

Steve Harvey is an entertainment legend. You might be one of the millions that tunes into the radio and TV shows he hosts. Maybe you’re a fan of his legendary stand-up comedy specials. Or maybe you’ve read one of his best-selling books, or heard about his growing business and philanthropic efforts. So where can fans […]

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5 ways cloud services can help you meet your marketing goals

CMOs are under increased pressure to show tangible return for their marketing spend while delivering on an expanded customer agenda. That means providing a consistent, high-quality experience across an ever-more layered omnichannel environment. As anyone wearing a marketing hat can testify, that takes some juggling. To keep those balls moving, marketing leaders need efficient processes […]

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Cloud World Forum & Enterprise Apps World: London, June 24th-25th, 2015

Cloud World Forum, co-located with Enterprise Apps World, is billed as the only show to enable the digital enterprise through Cloud & DevOps. Attend to learn from enterprise and SME IT end users speaking at the event, and gain up-to-date technical insight from industry pioneers showcasing and demonstrating new IT solutions. Gain need to know […]

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Adrian Cockroft on security, open source, and what excites cloud VCs

Adrian Cockroft was a cloud architect before there were cloud architects. As Chief Architect and Director of Web Engineering at Netflix, the poster child for scaling huge computing enterprises into the cloud, he led development of the influential architecture that lets Netflix run its applications in the cloud. Having served as a distinguished engineer at […]

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Local Motors: Building a community, and cars, in the cloud

A new kind of car manufacturer relies on the cloud to keep its virtual community of designers in sync If you’ve heard of Local Motors, it may be because of an audacious stunt the company pulled at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January, using a giant 3-D printer to print a car called […]

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Can the cloud help keep your team motivated and productive?

A 2014 Cloud Survey Report by KPMG of nearly 800 global business executives found that in the past two years we’ve seen the primary driver for cloud adoption shift from simple cost savings to more enduring goals, such as enabling a flexible and mobile workforce; improving alignment and connection with customers, suppliers and business partners; […]

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10 key cloud considerations for small businesses

It’s a well-known fact that cloud offers small businesses the means to start and scale quickly. But while many small businesses have already taken full advantage of cloud services, a new report from cloud services provider RightScale says that a full 30 percent of small businesses still have no plans or remain on the sidelines […]

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Cloud as a disruptive force: A conversation with John Hagel

John Hagel is co-chairman of The Deloitte Center for the Edge, a research and strategy institute. He brings to the role nearly 30 years experience as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur. Once the senior vice president of strategy at Atari, John went on to found two Silicon Valley startups. When not advising technology […]

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Can cloud-based security services protect your business better than your own IT department?

For enterprises that don’t embrace the cloud, security is often the No. 1 reason why. According to a Cloud Security Alliance survey released in January, the security of data in the cloud is an executive or board-level concern for 61 percent of the companies polled. For IT departments, the idea of putting corporate data beyond […]

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Marketing Clouds: Beyond the buzz

For tech-savvy marketers, the cloud is awash in promise, possibility, and some confusion If the phrase “marketing cloud” strikes confusion into your heart, you’re not alone. “It’s sort of like the blind man and the elephant,” says Rebecca Wettemann, vice president at Boston-based Nucleus Research. “The marketing cloud seems a lot different depending upon which […]

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Sramana Mitra: Cloud has driven “fantastic” productivity growth

Sramana Mitra is a Silicon Valley strategy consultant who has written and been interviewed widely on the topic of cloud computing. She is the founder of One Million by One Million, a virtual global incubator that aims to help one million businesses reach one million in revenues. Her most recent book, Carnival in the Cloud, […]

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Interop 2015 aims to add clarity to the cloud landscape

This week’s Interop in Las Vegas, the granddaddy of independent technology shows, will underscore just how widely adopted the cloud has become, and how companies are relying on it not just for efficiency, but for innovative business models and rapid application development. It will also address the considerable confusion IT leaders feel when sorting through […]

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