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2018 API economy and management trends

This year IBM was a sponsor of API World, one of the largest application programming interface (API) conferences in the world, and we had a great opportunity to both deliver and learn first-hand the major trends and initiatives on the minds of API professionals working to solve real business problems. As someone who has been […]

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How to build a shopping experience for the new economy

Evolving technology and the rapid expansion of interactive touch points and devices has fundamentally changed the way we shop. Consumers are taking charge of their own shopping experiences by using various channels to help them get the right information to make choices. They expect services, values and experiences consistent across channels, whether it’s online or […]

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Don’t go it alone in the team sport of retail digital transformation

The reaction of IT teams to the ever changing “bimodal IT” landscape has been interesting to watch over the past several years at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG Show. There have certainly been winners and losers, but not always the ones you might expect. There has been a surge away from centralized IT in […]

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API management and innovation can make businesses essential

How do you change your business from just being relevant to your customers to being essential? The API economy has turned the concept of what it means to go to market completely upside down. The crux of this shift is the ability to use APIs to innovate faster, connect with more partners, and expand the […]

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Easy on-ramps to hybrid cloud are the best bet in Vegas

Maybe I’m in the Las Vegas spirit, but if I were a betting man, I’d bet a dollar every time I heard someone say “hybrid cloud” and undoubtedly, I’d hit the jackpot.  Why? Well, after spending the past two days at the IBM InterConnect Conference in Las Vegas, hybrid cloud has been at the forefront […]

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Hybrid integration: Catalyst for digital disruption

“The Butterfly Effect” — where small actions can have a large impact on something totally unrelated to the initial event — is what I think of when we see how simple, collaborative relationships between IT and LOB teams can be the catalyst for disrupting a market, redefining business models, and ultimately making or breaking a […]

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Bluemix emerges as a hub for secure access to cloud services

Bluemix started as IBM’s Cloud Platform as a Service for software developers with a variety of build packs and a well equipped set of DevOps tools. In the short time since its inception, Bluemix has expanded its cloud platform to include OpenStack, Docker and virtual machines, further extending its ability to service workloads. Bluemix is […]

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APIs: Building blocks for creating a cognitive business strategy

This is the second post in the Digital Transformation in the Cognitive Business Era series where we will explore how cognitive systems like IBM Watson are redefining society, business and human interaction in the digital economy by helping people make better decisions. The ability to offer computing infrastructure with choice and consistency for cloud services […]

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API security: Key takeaways from recent breaches

The IRS was recently in the headlines for the wrong reason: a lawsuit claims more than 330,000 taxpayer accounts were illegally accessed using the “Get Transcript” API. API breaches have for some time now plagued startups, affecting the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Buffer and Snapchat, and it’s clear these breaches are now affecting established enterprises. […]

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5 reasons why cloud is vital in the developing world

By Anthony Butler My region (Middle East and Africa) is one of the most diverse in the world. Economically, it features some of the poorest countries—and some of the richest. It spans two hemispheres, from the tip of South Africa to the northernmost borders of Turkey, and it boasts a linguistic diversity that, by some […]

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5 reasons why cloud is vital in the developing world

My region (Middle East and Africa) is one of the most diverse in the world. Economically, it features some of the poorest countries—and some of the richest. It spans two hemispheres, from the tip of South Africa to the northernmost borders of Turkey, and it boasts a linguistic diversity that, by some estimates, covers over 3,000 languages.

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A delicious recipe: Cloud Foundry with IBM Bluemix on top

Who’s hungry? If you’re a fan of open source, I have a great recipe to share with you that you might find quite appetizing. The ingredients are the key to any recipe, so let’s take a look at our two main ingredients. What is IBM Bluemix and what is Cloud Foundry? What are their similarities […]

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