Five things you should know about IBM Cloud marketplace

Imagine the ability to explore hundreds of IBM and Business Partner services in one place. Sounds intriguing, right? This is the promise of IBM Cloud marketplace. In this post, I will talk about the top five things you should know when heading off to the market. You can find the right solutions without being overwhelmed […]

Continue reading

IBM Pulse: 3 days of cloud, food and fun in Las Vegas

I am reporting live from the IBM Pulse Conference that started last Sunday in Las Vegas. Today is the third day of the conference, which turned out to be the biggest (11,000 attendees) to date. I guess this has something to do with the conference’s major focus on cloud computing. People are making “Bold Moves” […]

Continue reading

What is cloud computing and why should you care? Part 2

In this post I cover a few posts from our blog that explain the potential of cloud computing to improve our lives.

Continue reading

What is cloud computing and why should you care? Part 1

We have published several posts on cloud computing basics and its potential to improve human lives on ThoughtsOnCloud.

Continue reading

Summary of 2012 IBM Technical World for Smarter Computing Conference

I just returned from the 2012 IBM Technical World for Smarter Computing Conference that took place from April 15 - 19 in San Francisco. I want to share my impressions with you, while they are still fresh in my mind.

Continue reading

Executive Corner: Interview with Ric Telford, Vice President, IBM Cloud Services (Part 2 of 2)

Below is part 2 of my interview with Ric Telford, Vice President, IBM Cloud Services. Catch up on part 1 here. Vasfi Gucer: Do you have any suggestions for how a company should get started with cloud computing? Ric Telford: Yes let’s take that in the same vein, by company size. Small and medium business […]

Continue reading

Executive Corner: Interview with Ric Telford, Vice President, IBM Cloud Services (Part 1 of 2)

Vasfi Gucer interviewed Ric Telford, Vice President, IBM Cloud Services. Below is a transcript of their conversation. Be sure to look out for more Executive Corner posts from Ric here in the future. Vasfi Gucer: To set the stage, can you talk about IBM’s journey into the cloud so far, and how does IBM see […]

Continue reading

IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: what’s in it for me?

Let me start by sharing a real story with you, although it is a little bit embarrassing on my part. I joined IBM in 1989 as a young IT graduate. One of my first assignments was to present IBM’s networking products at a small local IT event, focusing on how those products conformed to open […]

Continue reading

ITIL and cloud combination: bread and butter or oil and water?

Whenever I think about ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), I remember the glaciers that I was not able to thoroughly enjoy on my Alaska cruise back in 2006. Because of a last-minute change in the exam date, my ITIL V2 Manager Exam was scheduled to be right after the day I was returning from my […]

Continue reading