Connected Car service personalizes insurance using IBM IoT solution

There are two million cars in Ecuador. Only 20 to 26 percent of them are insured. There’s no requirement  to have car insurance in Ecuador and there’s a predominant attitude that “nothing will happen.” The average value of an auto insurance policy in Ecuador is $700, a considerable sum given that the basic monthly salary […]

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The effects of cloud-native architecture on continuous delivery

Modern, “cloud-native” architectures are making a big impact on continuous delivery. Continuous delivery is a set of practices and tools that enables rapid testing and release of changes. These architectures typically have many moving pieces, each of which is intended to stand on its own. Generally, the technologies of choice for these applications will be […]

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How to transform your corporate culture to embrace cloud

This is the third blog post in a series on cloud adoption and transformation following the release of The Cloud Adoption Playbook. Read Moe Abdula’s introduction to the series and insights from Ndu Emuchay on how to overcome cloud adoption and digital transformation challenges to learn more. Every organization has a unique corporate culture that […]

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European security, education, healthcare and hiring firms choose IBM Cloud

At the THINK South East Europe Conference this week, IBM highlighted several startup companies in the region that have chosen IBM Cloud to scale globally, demonstrating how versatile cloud technology can be. The companies come from across the region and from industries including banking security, higher education, healthcare technology, talent recruitment and alternative-energy cars. “By […]

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Specialist manufacturer goes from manual to modern with IBM Cloud for SAP Applications

It can often be difficult for established companies to commit to switching from well-worn methods to new operating models, even when upgrading to an innovative system could transform their entire way of doing business. However, in many sectors transferring records from paper to digital is necessary to remain competitive, as this maximizes the efficiency of […]

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How automating decision management helps organizations compete

Using sophisticated automation to support innovative business models and drive competitive advantage is nothing new for forward-thinking operations executives. Automation is also being applied to the decision-making process. After all, if it takes forever to respond to a customer request, or if the response is incorrect or unsatisfactory, it can be hard to keep up. […]

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Shaping a fast, frictionless auto loan application process in the IBM Cloud

Cars are some of the most significant purchases that people make in their lives. After the test drives and the price negotiations are finished, an auto loan is often the only thing standing between a customer and the road. Though it seems like just a formality, applying for an auto loan can be a complex […]

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Kubernetes adoption and the importance of application performance management

Keeping up with the pace of innovation can be challenging, especially when an organization is responsible for business-critical applications. To maintain a competitive advantage, businesses must implement the most up-to-date technology efficiently and where it can have the greatest impact. For example, the efficiency, reliability and performance benefits of implementing a Kubernetes-based cloud environment can […]

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Driving digital business with API management

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, application program interfaces, or APIs, are becoming the digital reflection of an organization. Like many prior technological shifts, the API economy — the commercial exchange of business functions and capabilities and data using APIs — is going to create winners and losers. Look at what happened to Blockbuster, which over […]

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A guiding framework for digital transformation

This is the second blog post in a series on cloud adoption and transformation, following the release of The Cloud Adoption Playbook. You can read Moe Abdula’s introduction to the series here. “Think, transform, thrive.” This is a framework we use to help clients scaffold their organization-wide cloud adoption and digital transformation. We help our […]

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What industry leaders think about IBM Multicloud Manager, part 2

Thoughts on Cloud asked a virtual roundtable of cloud experts and analysts to weigh in on the IBM Multicloud Manager announcement and the future of multicloud. Check out part one for each participant’s bio and additional insight. Thoughts on Cloud: How important is avoiding vendor lock-in with regard to enterprise cloud environments? Jo Peterson: It’s […]

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AirWire Technologies builds connected car app with IBM Cloud Garage

For both drivers and companies that create technologies to keep drivers safer, time is everything. At AirWire Technologies, we have been blown away by how quickly the IBM Cloud Garage helped bring our solution to market. AirWire created the Connected Car Internet of Things (IoT) device, which plugs into a vehicle’s onboard diagnostic port and […]

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