Mobile banking: Money in the cloud

On a recent trip overseas, while paying for my taxi fare with a mobile app, I took a second to appreciate the simplicity of digital money. Thanks to the global financial framework that enables mobile payments, prevents fraud, and provides reassurance to travelers, I was able to quickly and simply pay for a service. Surely […]

Moving development to the cloud: Should developers be included?

Moving development to the cloud is similar to getting a new work location. The way you normally take to get to work has changed. You can still take the car, train, bike or whatever means of transportation you usually use, but you will drive a new route and encounter different traffic signs and stoplights, and […]

How to choose the right cloud model with a workload analysis

Let’s look at using a five-step workload assessment to choose the right cloud model, how you can form your own workload hierarchy for cloud suitability, and map workloads to available cloud deployment and service models. In my previous post, I discussed the five-step workload assessment method in detail. Here’s how to apply this method. You […]

What should I deploy: A cloud-enabled or a cloud-centric application?

With the recent exploration of cloud computing technologies, organizations are using cloud service models like infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) along with cloud deployment models (public, private and hybrid) to deploy their applications. There is a concept in the cloud world that is based […]

Four traps to avoid when migrating mature applications to the cloud

Some organizations still run some very old applications. In fact, I’ve come across some applications recently whose origins date back to the mid-1990s! Applications of this age can introduce some unique challenges that may not be obvious at first glance. But as with people, they still have value even when they get to an advanced […]

Top benefits of software as a service (SaaS) for IT consulting

Information technology (IT) consulting measured on a per-day basis is becoming rare since customers want to know how much they will spend on each project. It’s more common to find fixed-price IT consulting contracts or per module and project phase pricing with a well-defined scope and activities. In this scenario, IT consulting companies do not […]

Multitenancy and the three little pigs: Sharing the cloud

Most people know the story of the three pigs and the big bad wolf, I will give you a contemporary view of it, using a multitenancy approach that would help the poor pigs to escape and live secure in their houses.

Cloudant’s bright future with IBM & SoftLayer

Cloudant CEO Derek Schoettle explains how his company's partnership with IBM & SoftLayer allows it to better address new Web projects and mobile applications in the enterprise.

Run mobile workloads using IBM Worklight and Zend PHP on the cloud

In this proof of concept, the author uses IBM Worklight as the front-end platform and the Zend Server as the back-end platform.

Top 10 ways to secure your SaaS application

The author lists the top security issues you should address to ensure your SaaS application is secure.

A reference model for moving your applications to cloud

Moving your business applications to the cloud may be easier than you think.

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise + disaster recovery considerations for DB2

Application-level disaster recovery is not the solution for every scenario, but it can be a valid, cost effective and less complex alternative.