agility

Business agility powered by decision management

Agility is the ability to move quickly and act fast. Business agility is the ability to adapt and respond to the change rapidly. Notice the difference? In business, the emphasis is on flexibility. Of course, I am borrowing this concept from software development, where agile development is the new norm. But think about this: if […]

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Object storage benefits, myths and options

Object storage is a relatively new option for data storage, optimized for general binary or unstructured data, often multimedia. It has gained a lot of importance in the last few years due to the exponential growth of audio, video and images on the web, and thanks to the huge growth of mobility and social networks. […]

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Travel and transportation in the cloud cognitive era

In my capacity as a Cloud Advisor, I’ve had several discussions with clients in the travel and transportation (T&T) industry over the past 18 months. During one initial discussion with a large airline, the client’s enterprise architect posed a targeted question to the IBM team: “What are the industry disruptors and what can we do […]

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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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Endpoint consolidation in the cloud

Co-authored by Javier Barabas In the early days of centralized computing when mainframe was the king, systems were limited in their communication abilities. Over time, systems and paradigms evolved and intermediate processing was required to minimize the constraints of transaction processing at the central site. Many of today’s commercial applications use traditional back-end concentrators to minimize […]

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Analytics on cloud: Better insights at the speed of SaaS

In a 2014 Association for Finance Professionals (AFP) Risk Survey 45 percent of finance executives reported that corporate earnings were exposed to more uncertainty today compared to three years ago. From uncertain customer demand for products and services to volatile commodities prices and exchange rates, every aspect of business in every geography and industry is […]

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HR and the cloud: A powerful combo for the empowered workforce  

Gartner reports more than 80 percent of all talent management suite deployments are happening in the cloud, while only 15 percent were deployed on-premises.  It’s no surprise that HR is now done in the cloud. Agile and efficient, software-as-a-service solutions speed time to value, provide better economics than on premise solutions, and enable business leaders, […]

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Top 5 benefits of IBM Bluemix

As part of the roll out of Bluemix, IBM is hosting many educational events about this new cloud platform. One of these events is the Bluemix workshop that I recently had the opportunity to attend. The workshop is very hands-on and takes you through how to create and manage a Bluemix application. This workshop provided […]

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What is a composable business?

In this two-part series, my goal is to explore some new terminology that came out of the IBM Pulse 2014 conference. In part one we asked: “What is dynamic cloud?” In that post I interviewed several IBM Redbooks thought leaders to get their take on dynamic cloud.  Now in part two, we’ll look at the […]

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Does cloud computing drive business agility?

Over the past few months, I’ve been talking to people about business agility. I recently attended the IBM Pulse 2014 conference where business agility and cloud computing were talked about at length. I heard business agility discussed strategically in keynote presentations and breakout sessions. Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President of Software and Cloud Solutions at […]

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Cloud computing basics

Cloud computing is a new IT delivery model accessed over the network (Internet or intranet).

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Are all applications good candidates for the cloud?

While many companies are considering moving their applications to the cloud, there's still hesitation.

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