Apps

Debunking a key myth about using app deployment automation

The pressure to deliver innovative apps to the market faster than the competition keeps many development executives up at night. While they’re often aware of deployment automation, unfounded worries about using it give them pause. That’s why when we wrote Application Release and Deployment For Dummies. We concluded the book by debunking ten common myths about […]

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Take a front row seat for cloud apps at InterConnect

There was a time when it was hard to spot who was using Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.  Maybe the marketing department signed up for digital analytics, a project team used BPM to manage workflows, or the HR team did recruiting online. But these were one-off and focused use cases within an organization. Everything […]

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Creating competitive advantage with SaaS apps

We’re surrounded by change that’s driven by technology. A change that may have affected you is what’s happening in the taxi industry. After years of low-tech, in the moment, on the street, interaction, taxi services now have to innovate to hold off their app-based disruptors, Uber and Lyft. Or, think of retail — even a […]

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IBM joins as founding member of Open API Initiative

We are in the midst of a technological revolution. When you look at what’s enabling businesses today to thrive in the areas of cloud, data and analytics (and the Internet of Things’ future), one key element comes back to those three magical letters: API. While the application programming interface (API) economy is at the core […]

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3 characteristics of an effective cloud developer

The days of writing an application that goes down or becomes unavailable are long gone—this is simply no longer acceptable. The end user’s expectation is that once your service is “live,” it’s always available and it always performs reasonably well. The only way to do that is to ensure that you’ve built a highly resilient, […]

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IBM helps golf fans connect at The Evian Championship via mobile app

For the past 15 years, The Evian Championship, Europe’s leading women’s golf tournament, has counted on IBM technology solutions and support as it aspires to become an increasingly social and mobile event. Last year, IBM enabled The Evian Championship to engage in an unprecedented way: with a mobile app. This year, the app and the […]

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IBM intros Watson Health Cloud for Life Sciences Compliance

For years, regulatory issues have made it difficult for the life sciences industry to take advantage of cloud computing’s myriad benefits. That’s likely to change with the introduction of IBM Watson Health Cloud for Life Sciences Compliance. IBM’s latest offering provides a comprehensive cloud infrastructure solution to help life science clients take advantage of cloud […]

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Five cloud coding tips from an Agile development team

When it comes to developing code for cloud applications, I have learned that having basic ground rules helps to ensure efficient and secure code development.  Following these ground rules can yield higher quality code. I work with a team of exceptionally bright cloud application developers that provide cloud infrastructure for clients. The team has implemented […]

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Four traps to avoid when migrating mature applications to the cloud

Some organizations still run some very old applications. In fact, I’ve come across some applications recently whose origins date back to the mid-1990s! Applications of this age can introduce some unique challenges that may not be obvious at first glance. But as with people, they still have value even when they get to an advanced […]

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Debunking three myths about software as a service (SaaS)

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is not a new delivery model.  The SaaS market has enjoyed rapid growth over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing.  In fact the SaaS market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 24 percent to reach by $66.9 billion 2016 and the applications segment is expected to grow […]

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Getting the most out of DevOps through cloud computing

Clients do not procure and purchase software products today the way they did in the past. Clients focus more on buying capabilities and solutions that help them move their business forward. In the cloud operating model, this becomes even more relevant, because installation, configuration and deployment are hidden from the users. Clients expect simplicity and […]

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