Industry

History lessons from the auto industry apply to cloud

The early 1900’s saw the automobile industry awaken to a revolution of the car – a new product that would be used by the masses. Many saw the opportunity and jumped on the bandwagon. By 1908 there were more than 250 companies producing cars. Manufacturing cars was not an easy task. Companies had to design, […]

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Cloud saves costs for brick and mortar retailers

Recently I came across an article predicting the sale of televisions on Black Friday. These predictions ranged from the types of TVs that will be in demand to price, the role of social media during Black Friday, to the price deals can consumers can expect.  The predictions that were around price peaked my interest. The […]

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DevOps helps car sharing service car2go lead the pack

German automotive corporation Daimler AG knows cars. Whether you’re financing, insuring, managing or servicing a vehicle – Daimler has got you covered. But when the company stumbled upon the bright idea for a new car sharing and mobility service, the motor giant knew it was speeding ahead into a new frontier.. Daimler’s on-demand car sharing […]

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How IBM Cloud is building a rich ecosystem for developers and startups

Happy New Year! As IBM Cloud charges into 2016, we are ready to build on the strong momentum we achieved within the cloud ecosystem and developer areas in 2015. But before we jump ahead, I want you to take a look what we managed to achieve last year. In 2015, we established a new global […]

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Enterprise cloud providers: What business really wants

My colleagues at IBM and I frequently find ourselves in similar discussions when it comes to enterprise cloud requirements. We thought it would be beneficial to get these questions out in the open for a wider conversation. At a recent Twitter chat, chaired by Forrester analyst Paul Miller, we looked to answer: “What does the […]

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Love, sister…it’s just a swipe away

The Rolling Stones 1969 classic song “Gimme Shelter” was about mood, mavericks and movement away from mayhem.  Rolling Stone magazine said at its release,  “The Stones have never done anything better” and the song has become an anthem to evoke storm clouds and the change that follows.  Perhaps its greatest contribution to culture, though, is […]

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Boston startup Water Hero finds its flow with IBM Cloud

As a serial entrepreneur, I’ve started a bread company, lead a security technology company, consulted for the tech industry and, most recently, launched an Internet of Things company. Like most good entrepreneurial ideas, my latest passion project came from identifying problem in my own life. Unfortunately, in my case, it was a burst pipe in […]

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Deliver.ee drives online retail order delivery within minutes – or by appointment – with IBM Cloud

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Paris, deliver.ee offers France’s first urban delivery network for online merchandise orders. The startup sought a scalable cloud hosting platform for the applications supporting its delivery service. According to Sébastien Poudat, deliver.ee co-founder and CTO, “We needed 100% reliability with what we planned to do. Once an order was […]

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#EUCloudChat preview: What the enterprise needs from cloud providers

A new sense of urgency is taking hold as enterprises face the implications of digital transformation. Aligning a company’s resources and strategic direction to respond to exceptionally dynamic and unpredictable forces in the competitive environment is a priority. Cloud is the enabler of business transformation. Worldwide total cloud spending for 2015 is estimated at $32B, […]

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SKIDATA unlocks a new business with cloud-based apps for bike and self-storage access

For SKIDATA AG business development manager Christian Wenninger, cloud technology presents an exciting new business landscape.  “With cloud, a whole different business model is opening up for us,” he says. Known for its comprehensive access and visitor management solutions, SKIDATA previously delivered fully on-premises systems, providing quick and secure access for people and vehicles in […]

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developerWorks Premium – all-access pass to powerful tools, resources, and support

developerWorks just launched its developerWorks Premium membership program, and it’s that one-stop shop I’ve been dreaming of. Apparently, the team over at developerWorks decided to give us an early holiday gift with enough benefits to leave me in the developer equivalent of a sugar coma for a few months. Why am I so stoked? Well, […]

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Building a continuous learning organization

Building a learning organization is a goal that many teams and companies strive for, but the complexities of setting up such an environment is often overlooked. As with any undertaking that requires motivating people with various backgrounds and skill sets toward a common goal, you start by identifying the needs and drivers of your audience […]

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