Building your cloud using IBM hardware and software (Part 1 of 3) – Design

In this three-part blog series, the author outlines the process, from conception to deployment, that his team used to build a private, on-premise cloud environment by using an IBM hardware and software stack.

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#Cloudchat November Recap: Retail analytics and the cloud

Just in time for the barrage of advertisements and deep discounts that dominate the holiday shopping season, our November #cloudchat focused on retail analytics and the cloud.

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Scale workforce on cloud through crowd

Cloud can really be a disruptive model for the workforce. Other than the common benefits (and pitfalls) generally being discussed – such as cost savings, time-to-value, security, quality of service, and so on – one of the biggest shakeups because of the cloud will be with the workforce.

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Development and operations on a cloud, keeping your feet on the ground

If the teams in charge of enterprise applications operations are dedicated to the stability of systems and infrastructure to provide business users with the means to carry out their work, by contrast it is expected of those that develop the applications to regularly develop new features to ensure an evolving and competitive business. These two conflicting objectives often cause problems and tensions between the two teams.

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November #cloudchat: Retail analytics and the cloud

With just a couple of weeks until brands unveil their Black Friday doorbuster deals, we decided to focus this month’s #cloudchat, which takes place on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. ET, on retail analytics and the cloud.

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ITIL and cloud series: Beyond the books, ITIL value and cloud implications

In my previous blog, “ITIL 2011 speaks about cloud computing. Is this enough?” I reported how the recent 2011 version of ITIL speaks about cloud computing and realized we definitely need to try to go beyond the official books. With this and future blogs I will try to contribute with some ideas and statements, which are my own and not necessarily best practices.

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Introduction to the Java API of IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

In a previous blog, "What are the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise APIs?" I explained the types of APIs provided by the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. Now, I explain in more detail the Java API that is provided by the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform. This blog also contains a video that demonstrates the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Java API.

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Invitation: Nov. 16 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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Considerations when defining a desktop cloud solution

In the previous blog posts of this series, we discussed motivations for moving desktops to the cloud and also desktop cloud technologies. Now let's bring all of them together!

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Executive Corner: Interview with LotusLive Chief Architect Marshall Lamb (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of Fang Feng's and Neena Richard's interview with IBM LotusLive Chief Architect Marshall Lamb about his perspective on various aspects LotusLive and SaaS, including shifting services to the cloud, collaboration, competitors, data privacy, licensing and more.

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Executive Corner: Interview with LotusLive Chief Architect Marshall Lamb (Part 1 of 2)

Fang Feng and Neena Richard interviewed IBM LotusLive Chief Architect Marshall Lamb about his perspective on various aspects LotusLive and SaaS, including shifting services to the cloud, collaboration, competitors, data privacy, licensing and more.

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Does IBM use cloud?

When I started dealing with cloud computing, about one year ago, I happened to ask myself: does IBM use it? In fact it is something I often wonder about when I approach a new technology as part of an IBM offering, for at least two reasons.

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