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Data security is a must for building a digital business

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller said in 2012, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.” Companies — both business-to-business and business-to-consumer — are driven more than ever to rapidly adapt to digital business. The ways companies and their customers seek and consume information, make purchase decisions, […]

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6 short sentences that sparked the creation of a cognitive app

It started on a busy morning expressway in an unfamiliar city. Three of us were on our way to a meeting that was a little further away than we thought. While watching the driving app, we suddenly realized that we were in the wrong lane to make a sudden turn. Waiting precariously in the wrong […]

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Integration is at the core of effective hybrid deployment

No sizable enterprise instantaneously moves to cloud in one swoop. It is a gradual process of carefully selecting applications that will benefit most from the move. Each application will have its own challenges, such as sensitivity to the location of data, latency of connections with other applications and suitability for target cloud platforms, along with […]

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Cloud innovation in the US federal sector

As federal agencies take their first steps toward cloud implementation, they are beginning to establish their own cloud strategies. These include laying out a framework that will identify different workload profiles and deploy each workload in the most suitable cloud environment. During this planning and design phase, they often realize a need to adopt a […]

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Majesco teams with IBM to bring cognitive cloud to insurance

The insurance business is all about anticipating and preparing for what may happen in the future. That could be why Majesco, which provides core insurance software, consulting and services for providers across the world, has formed a five-year partnership with IBM to offer a cognitive, cloud-based platform to give insurers the power to develop new […]

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All about OpenStack and why it matters

I recently attended a week of presentations about OpenStack, looking to get a deeper understanding of what it is all about and why it’s important. Here’s what I learned. An OpenStack cloud is driven by a collection of open source software that allows organizations to build and manage cloud environments via the OpenStack API. The […]

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Weather Company Data Service helps developers build smarter, more precise apps

Weather patterns are constantly changing. It’s frustrating to not have the umbrella at just the right time or the right jacket when a cold front comes through while you’re at work or were looking forward to an outdoor picnic when a storm rolls through. Inconsistency in weather can wreak even greater havoc on businesses. In […]

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Direct Link facilitates secure and scalable hybrid clouds

Many organizations use cloud computing services to reduce information technology (IT) costs and take advantage of new business opportunities. For enterprises that have traditionally built and operated (or leased) their own IT infrastructure, the proliferation of mobile and web applications, ever-increasing sources of data, and easy access to advanced cloud analytics have created an application […]

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Enabling hybrid cloud apps and multi-speed IT

With the evolution of the cloud, startups seem to have it easy. They come up with an idea, implement it on the cloud, and deploy continuously right away. For companies that have developed software for years, either for internal use or to sell, things are more complicated. Those companies invested in their applications and will […]

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The yin and yang of cloud and mobile leadership

Cloud and mobile feed on each other’s success. Cloud provides a destination for innovation where developers can go to create the next great industry-shifting app with context data, weather and cognitive APIs. Cloud is an aggregation point of all this fantastic data that emanates from the single most important devices in many people’s personal lives, […]

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Daily highlights from IBM InterConnect 2016

Don’t miss a second of the excitement from IBM InterConnect, the premier cloud and mobile conference Feb. 21-25 in Las Vegas, NV. Explore the best moments from the top sessions, focused on helping our clients and partners outthink limits and transform their business. See highlights from Days 1-3 below, or watch on demand via IBMGO.

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Interop 2015 aims to add clarity to the cloud landscape

This week’s Interop in Las Vegas, the granddaddy of independent technology shows, will underscore just how widely adopted the cloud has become, and how companies are relying on it not just for efficiency, but for innovative business models and rapid application development. It will also address the considerable confusion IT leaders feel when sorting through […]

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