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Finally, a process modeling tool designed with the business user in mind

About ten years ago, I was working on a team of business analysts tasked with the responsibility of modeling the entire business of a large government agency. After a year and a half of hard work capturing the business processes, we produced a big stack of process documentation for the project, which we then placed […]

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WebSphere V9 can help you navigate the sea of apps

We all love our apps. In fact, companies are swimming—some perhaps drowning—in a sea of apps. And this sea of apps isn’t going to cease anytime soon: Cisco forecasts that cloud applications will account for 90 percent of worldwide mobile data traffic by 2019. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this wave of apps, don’t shoot […]

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Bring your workflow to the private cloud

Many people know Bluemix as the IBM platform as a service (PaaS) for building, deploying, running and managing applications built for the cloud. But what if you want use Bluemix to run applications that cannot be outside your company’s data center? Bluemix Local is the solution, providing an on-premises version of Bluemix for local deployments. […]

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How DevOps is changing application performance management

As I travel around the world meeting with clients, I see a consistent trend: a significant number of companies have already moved to DevOps, and many others are evaluating or moving to DevOps now. They see DevOps transforming the process of developing, rolling out and administering business applications—making the entire process more efficient. Unique DevOps […]

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Three questions developers have about WebSphere V9

I dream in code. I know all developers do. As a senior software architect on the WebSphere team, I have a long working relationship with my fellow developers—both at IBM and through clients. We all dream in code, and we love it when that code becomes reality. That’s why IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 9 […]

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Three steps for capitalizing on the IoT

Businesses are betting on the Internet of Things (IoT) by installing a few billion sensors, handheld devices and monitoring systems this year. While this is a big number, that’s not the big story. Because when it comes to the IoT, the things are cool but the data is golden. We are in the age of […]

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The yin and yang of cloud computing and traditional IT

Why should we have to choose between using traditional IT or the cloud? There is no doubt that mainframes are necessary for large, mission-critical applications. But the cloud provides the flexibility and agility that we need to dominate our competition. Why can’t we have both? Cloud is to yin as traditional IT is to yang […]

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Five things you can’t live without from IBM WebSphere V9

WebSphere customers are smart. They are in the trenches navigating the ever-changing digital landscape to keep their businesses vibrant, ahead of the competition. This is why we’ve listened to our customers to help us deliver capabilities to solve their most urgent needs with our latest IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 9 release. So, without further […]

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Get connected to the cloud with IBM WebSphere

Yes, you read that correctly—with new IBM WebSphere Connect capabilities you can connect your on-premises applications to the cloud. It’s true. Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about IBM WebSphere Connect capabilities with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 9, but you’re still be at a loss as to what exactly this offering provides and how it […]

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Second gear application performance management

Part 2 – Traditional IT In my previous blog post, “Part 1 – Agile IT,” I focused on the developer and line-of-business (LOB) personnel. Here I’ll focus on IT operations and I’ll bring the two-speed IT approach for APM solutions together. IT operations The IT operations employee is another heavy user of monitoring solutions. Their […]

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Create cloud apps and microservices with IBM WebSphere

Not so long ago, mobile apps were merely a “hip thing” companies bragged about. A commodity only iPhone users could enjoy. Those days are long gone. Now, mobile apps are a must-have for companies to simply stay in business. With new and innovative mobile apps rapidly solidifying their reputations as must-haves in order for businesses […]

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Second gear application performance management

Part 1 – Agile IT In 2014 Gartner predicted that “75 percent of IT organizations will be bimodal in some way by 2017.” We are in the midst of this two-speed IT approach that organizations are adopting at an increasing rate to stay relevant for their customers. Whereas speed 1 is traditional IT being managed […]

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