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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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Are you listening to what social media is saying about your brand?

With the rise of social media, businesses gained vital new channels for interacting with customers. But the increasing number of available platforms can be difficult to manage effectively. “Our customers started asking for a new service to help with social media management,” says Mauricio Brentano, Chief Technology Officer for Seekr. “They needed a way to […]

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BeBop creates first online editorial platform for entertainment industry

BeBop Technology offers innovative digital solutions for the media and entertainment industry, including its newly created BeBop platform, Hollywood’s first and only cloud-based editorial workflow platform. Running on SoftLayer infrastructure from IBM Cloud, BeBop gives users sophisticated video editing and post-production capabilities that address long-standing piracy and editing workflow problems. BeBop is currently working with […]

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Building a core cloud learning curriculum

This is the second blog in a series on Continuous learning in the era of cloud.  In the first blog, Scott Simmons focused on the need to focus on education and building a learning organization to be successful with cloud.  Bottom line, organizations adopting cloud need to plan to build and manage cloud skills in […]

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Have a great idea for a startup? Come to SmartCamp

Imagine a college senior returning from a barbeque where beer was served. As he is driving, the lights flash behind his car and he is pulled over by the police. Two strikes against the college senior-one, he is young in a college town and two, it is nighttime and he is driving. Automatic checkpoint – and […]

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The picture-perfect solution for German startup pixx.io: SoftLayer technology

When it comes to managing photos and other digital assets, businesses are likely to require more advanced features than consumers, like enterprise-grade security, batch bulk processing and searchability along with the ability to support a vast range of users. Filling this need is pixx.io GmbH, a startup in Bavaria, Germany, that’s developed a professional image […]

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5 bold cloud predictions from IBM Distinguished Engineers

When we talk about the future of cloud computing a year from now—or even five, ten years from now—what will we say? Will the cloud become so ubiquitous it virtually disappears? Will it evolve into something we simply can’t foresee? There’s certainly no shortage of hype around the cloud, but there are also trends that […]

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Polish startup launches cloud-based e-textbook platform

In 2012 when Poland launched its “Digital School” initiative, one goal was to make e-textbooks and other educational resources, such as interactive maps, films, and audiobooks, available to teachers and students in K-12 schools on an online platform. The problem at the time, though, was that publishing houses hadn’t adopted a common e-learning platform or […]

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PLM transforms medical print media into interactive mobile apps with IBM Cloud

Headquartered in Mexico and operating throughout Latin America, PLM built its reputation by publishing popular and useful pharmaceutical reference books used by healthcare professionals as well as the general public. However, with the trend towards mobile technology, the company faced obsolescence. “Our mission is to restore health through knowledge: we bring doctors good content for […]

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Hungarian startup iLex Systems taps SoftLayer private cloud for corporate legal solution

Navigating the corporate legal process can be daunting for even the savviest organizations. Not only does it require coordinating activities between various agencies and an acute understanding of ever-changing regulations and laws, but it can also seem to go on forever. Worse, costs can run sky high. So when Budapest-based startup iLex Systems Zrt. introduced […]

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