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The silver lining: Why businesses should invest in cloud transformation

Cloud computing is nearing its second decade of existence. Since 2000, the industry and technology landscape has matured greatly, with organizations evolving from using cloud experimentally to cloud being a platform for innovation and running entire businesses. However, despite the growth in acceptance, enterprise cloud adoption and the rate at which enterprises actively run workloads […]

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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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Get agile, structured and efficient with IBM at Gartner IOSS Summit

If you’re attending the Gartner IT Operations Strategies & Solutions Summit 2017 this week, you shouldn’t miss what the IBM Performance Management and Operations Management team will be sharing. Our team’s portfolio covers the monitoring and management of customer solutions both from a DevOps perspective as well as for centralized IT operations management teams. We […]

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Why you shouldn’t choose between agile and DevOps approaches

You may hear your IT department talking about implementing agile or DevOps development. Both promise better and faster software development through collaboration. How are they different, and which is better for your business? Agile software development principles enable developers to deliver new functionality quickly while responding to changing business requirements. Development teams deliver incremental features frequently, perhaps […]

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Is your hybrid cloud storage strategy agile enough to handle data growth?

More than 80% of enterprises embarked on a hybrid cloud strategy in 2015, according to Rightscale’s 2015 State of the Cloud Survey. Driven by new workloads and the convergence of cloud, mobile, analytics, and cognitive technologies, data growth is increasing at an accelerated rate. Most of that data is unstructured, which means the strategies used […]

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Evolving to an agile enterprise with hybrid IT

Business agility, critical for success these days, starts with having access to the ideas with the highest potential and rapidly validating these ideas in marketplace. Enterprises that want evolve to agile need to implement IT that can manage conflicting challenges of agility and control.  Traditional business IT has focused on providing a dependable service, with predictable […]

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Five cloud coding tips from an Agile development team

When it comes to developing code for cloud applications, I have learned that having basic ground rules helps to ensure efficient and secure code development.  Following these ground rules can yield higher quality code. I work with a team of exceptionally bright cloud application developers that provide cloud infrastructure for clients. The team has implemented […]

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4 benefits of making cloud service delivery agile

Agile software development methodology has been around for many years. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development was released in 2001 and its practices have been widely adopted in developing a software product. But what about using agile methodology to deliver a service project? Traditionally, a contract is created to define the scope of the work, deliverables, […]

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The seismic impact of social and mobile on IT

This blog post is the fourth in a series of articles on reimagining enterprise IT in the age of social and mobile with open cloud. My aim is to explore the open cloud inspired approaches such as OpenStack and deployment automation that can enable the IT department to remain relevant to business developers and to the […]

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Responding to disasters: Government and the cloud

We’ve all heard and seen the stories in the media on natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, flooding in the Midwest, fires in California and Oregon, Hurricane Katrina and more. Recovery efforts from these disasters and others have highlighted the need for cloud technology in times of need. When Hurricane Rita hit Houston in 2005, there […]

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Getting the most out of DevOps through cloud computing

Clients do not procure and purchase software products today the way they did in the past. Clients focus more on buying capabilities and solutions that help them move their business forward. In the cloud operating model, this becomes even more relevant, because installation, configuration and deployment are hidden from the users. Clients expect simplicity and […]

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What is DevOps, anyway?

Is DevOps something new? Something cool someone invented? Yes and No.

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