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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Containers vs. VMs: What’s the difference?

If you’ve only recently started learning about virtualization tools, you might wonder how containers differ from traditional virtual machines (VMs). After all, containers have become a dominant force in cloud-native development. It’s important to understand what they are and what they are not. Here’s everything you need to know to understand the containers versus VMs […]

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Karantis360 brings elder care into the 21st century with IBM Cloud

All over the world, people are living longer than ever. Many elderly people want to live independently, but still need some assistance to stay safe. While older people used to be able to rely on relatives for help, nowadays families often live too far away or have too many commitments to offer day-to-day support. Social […]

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Why a multicloud strategy beats a one-size-fits-all cloud approach

When cloud computing first started, one size really did seem to fit all. Companies looked for quick wins, moving generic applications to public cloud infrastructures so they could take advantage of lower costs and increased scalability. More than a decade later, the industry has evolved. Organizations are moving from single-cloud implementations to multicloud strategies. Many of the […]

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