Planning your cloud education

Note: Over the next two weeks, 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 was originally published on Oct. 26.

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Cloud enables low-cost projects: BigDataUniversity.com

Note: Over the next two weeks, 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 was originally published on Nov. 7.

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Build a hybrid cloud using brokerage solutions

Note: Over the next two weeks, 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 was originally published on Nov. 9.

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Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) delivered from the cloud

Note: Over the next two weeks, 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 was originally published on Nov. 8.

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How to save in IT investments through cloud

There are various ways to save money when assuming a cloud computing strategy. Sometimes it is difficult to see these savings from the start, because people tend to think that there is a need to get into an up-front investment, which won’t provide a return on investment (ROI) in a clear way.

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Building your cloud using IBM hardware and software (Part 3 of 3) – Test and Use

Part 3 of the three-part blog series defines IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager and Tivoli Directory Server user roles, provides an example of the cloud provisioning process and a list of sample exercises the user can do to test the implementation, and shows you some general hints and tips we learned in implementing the project.

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Executive Corner: Interview with Technical Leader for Cloud, John Easton (Part 2 of 3)

Neil Weightman interviewed John Easton recently. The discussion concentrated on the future of IT departments, how organizations need to change to embrace cloud, the legacy of grid computing, and how customers are currently engaging with cloud.

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Is ITSM (as we know it) over when I move into the cloud?

IT service management (ITSM) projects could be long and painful, so hey, why don't we move everything to the cloud and forget about ITIL? Well, it ain't that easy. After all the initial hype, and even when there might be some confusion around it, seems cloud computing is here, not only to stay, but to change some of the game rules.

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Migration to cloud: It is all about workloads

Three years ago, when everybody started talking about cloud computing, every application and system seemed to be a good candidate to be migrated to the cloud. It was a time when few really understood the implications of migrating business applications and data to the cloud… or maybe the hype of cloud computing eclipsed any possible drawback.

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Successful cloud service provider: Requirements (Part 1 of 2)

What are the requirements for a cloud provider to become successful, to manage effectively client expectation, ensure the required service level agreement, and at the same time manage a cloud environment?

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Why IBM as a cloud solution provider?

Some months ago I was invited to a round-table conference organized by a French IT magazine “01 Informatique.” During the cocktail hour, a customer asked me the following question: Can you explain why working with IBM rather than any other provider is beneficial?

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Service management for hybrid clouds

I believe that hybrid clouds will be the future of cloud computing. There are a couple of workloads that are perfectly suited for the deployment in pure private or public environments.

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