Invitation: January 18th and 19th IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API User Group Virtual Meeting

The IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API User Group is a technical community composed of individuals interested in the application programming interfaces (APIs) of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offering. The group includes customers, IBM Business Partners, independent software vendors, and IBM employees who share a common interest in understanding the APIs of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise offering and how they can be used to automate processes and build solutions that integrate with IBM SmartCloud Enterprise.

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Executive Corner: Interview with Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive for workload and Platform Cloud Offerings (Part 2 of 2)

Prabhakar Attaluri interviewed Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive, Workload and Platform Cloud Offerings. In this part, Robert explains the licensing and pricing structure, integration of this into customer legacy environments, migrating workloads onto cloud, and a roadmap of future features.

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Cloud Commerce: Tailor Your Commerce Strategy via Cloud Solutions

Someone recently asked me how it was possible that cloud computing began to take off at just about the same time the economy got cold -- circa 2008. This argument had a culinary simile: that major new technology shifts (such as cloud) are like ice cream. Delicious when things are hot, but forget about it when things are not. And cloud rolled along at a not-hot time. Ergo, cloud should have failed.

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Executive Corner: Interview with Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive for Workload and Platform Cloud Offerings (Part 1 of 2)

Prabhakar Attaluri interviewed Robert Orshaw, Global Offering Executive, Workload and Platform Cloud Offerings. In this part, Robert explains the IBM SmartCloud for SAP Applications, its benefits to customers, what differentiates IBM from the competition, and how this fits into the overall IBM cloud strategy.

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Jan. 12 #cloudchat: All about hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud was big in 2011 and no doubt will only grow as a major strategy in 2012. We figured to start out 2012, our first #cloudchat of the year should focus on hybrid, why it's such a smart choice for organizations, and how it's being used today.

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Federated identity management: Made for the cloud

The motivations for moving your business’ existing internal applications to the cloud, developing new applications in the cloud, or subscribing to cloud- based software as a service products are clear. But just in case you missed them, or this is the first paragraph about the cloud you’ve ever read, here’s a quick breakdown.

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Tivoli Service Automation Manager 7.2.2 makes life easier for cloud service providers

In my previous blog posts (“Does IBM use cloud?” and “Transforming a local economy with cloud computing”), I described two cloud computing solutions that take advantage of Tivoli Service Automation Manager to automate service delivery. As mentioned by Marcela Adan in her blog post “Integrated service management for cloud: The heart of the IBM Cloud […]

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Insights from the Global CIO study about cloud computing

Some weeks ago I presented the conclusions of the IBM 2011 CIO Study at the itgsm VISION 2011 congress in Madrid and moderated a round table with CIOs and experts on the role of the CIO. If you can understand Spanish, you may want to watch it online here. One of the most interesting conclusions derived from the 3,000 interviews conducted with CIOs in 71 countries is the rising interest of CIOs in cloud computing.

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ITIL and cloud series: Service design for cloud implementation

Your business is changing and you verified cloud computing as a possible solution. You have defined your strategy, formed a vision and a roadmap to realize it, and decided on the service and deployment models to start with. Now you need to focus on the design of your cloud implementation and you need consultants and architects, helping you with the base of good practices and proven architectures.

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Executive Corner: Don’t settle for the check mark

Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #10 and was originally published on Nov. 28.

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Cloud: A catalyst for commoditization of business analytics

Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #9 and was originally published on Oct. 20.

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Introducing IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ (Part 1 of 2)

Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #8 and was originally published on Nov. 16.

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