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Find your perfect cloud adoption pattern

When a company embraces the cloud, it must decide which adoption pattern best fits the workloads it plans to migrate to the cloud. That decision shouldn’t be made lightly—the more informed IT pros are going into the process, the easier it will be. In this post, I’ll outline how you can find the right cloud adoption pattern for your […]

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Why hybrid cloud makes better cattle than pets

I’ve lost count of the number of times a successful product or technology is undone by feature bloat and reaches the point where it is so overblown even its most diehard fans struggle to recognize it. It seems we are incapable of drawing a line, knowing when to stop, or recognizing we’ve taken something to […]

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10 questions to ask when moving applications to hybrid cloud

In my previous post, I reviewed a common set of application types and highlighted the importance of understanding the type of the application that is being considered to move to a hybrid cloud. To help in the analysis of your potential to move an application to a hybrid cloud, I have put together a top […]

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5 key considerations for a successful cloud migration

One of the most widely discussed topics in IT today is moving workloads to cloud. The process of deciding whether or when to migrate to the cloud can be daunting. In order to make the process easier for you, we have come up with five things that you should consider before you make your decision. […]

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10 tips for CIOs contemplating a move to the cloud

Before I joined IBM, I was chief information officer and chief technology officer at a large state agency where I drove a number of early cloud and cloud-like efforts. All my prior work had been with commercial companies and I brought a commercial, forward-thinking attitude to the job.

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5 key success factors for cloud implementation

The journey to the cloud is different for every organization. Some organizations start with a very well thought out strategy, while other organizations may be responding to a request from the business, or to a report by industry analysts such as Gartner or Forrester. A study that was just released from the IBM Center for […]

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The next generation of cloud computing

The cloud isn’t just for techies anymore. Understanding what’s next for cloud computing is crucial for businesses at all levels. Managers are responding to the real opportunities that the cloud offers to develop new business models, forge closer ties with customers and tap into the expertise of employees and partners. From a technology that was initially […]

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The four tenets of cloud computing

I develop technical training course content for IBM Lab Services and Training cloud computing curriculum. In the beginning level courses, I assume attendees have no previous background in cloud computing. It helps to talk about simple things that students can memorize and use as the base to learn more complex concepts of cloud computing. I […]

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10 tips for adopting cloud computing

Cloud computing is here to stay and change the way we consume IT services. However, chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) often feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available on the possibilities for cloud. There’s also the rushing from the financial people to deal with—all because they heard that cloud is […]

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How to explain private, public and hybrid cloud to your spouse

It’s a great thing that my wife is a good sport. This series started about two years ago when I set out to explain cloud computing to my wife (Part 1 and Part 2). Now that her knowledge of the basics has grown, I wanted to branch out and try to continue to describe some […]

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Which private cloud is right for me?

Some of the reasons for selecting private cloud implementations are due to security, integration, management or costs. Another reason is related to the type of workload that is going to be deployed there. All these reasons need to be taken into consideration when deciding where the private cloud will be deployed and which type of […]

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5 questions you should ask your cloud provider

Many of you have asked if I could provide a cheat sheet on how to select a cloud provider. Inherently, a one-size-fits-all solution does not exist in cloud due to its dynamic nature and the continuous evolution in strategic alignment that most businesses experience in this new digital world. Fortunately, I believe the following set […]

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