automation

The next step in the evolution of orchestration

Cloud orchestration and automation across multiple technologies, platforms and service provider environments have become complex processes with a wide range of challenges. According to IDC’s “FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions,” more than 60 percent of enterprise IT organizations building hybrid clouds will purchase new or updated workload-centric cloud management solutions by the end of this […]

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IBM and Automation Anywhere: A new partnership to reinvent business process

As the digital economy continues to grow and evolve, some companies face the challenge of managing increasingly complex business processes that involve massive amounts of data. The growth of the digital economy connects people and organizations in new ways. But it has also generated repetitive tasks like requiring employees to manually enter data. Companies need […]

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Three things businesses should know about process automation

Does your business understand process automation on the cloud? You’ve probably heard the buzz around concepts like machine learning, but are these advancements a threat to your business or an opportunity for future success? It depends on you. The history of business technology is in many ways a history of automation. From the first assembly […]

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A 5-stage model for shared blockchain processes

In our previous post, we outlined four major challenges of the interorganizational processes blockchain enables. To address those challenges, organizations should consider these five steps, which in many cases directly extend existing industry practice for private processes. Let’s return to our example of health records on a blockchain. An electronic health record (EHR) stored on a […]

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How to stop configuration drift during application deployment lifecycle

Quick hypothetical scenario: meet Dan, an application development executive at a large retailer. One morning, Dan was swamped with complaints about the new enterprise messaging system not working when he walked into work on what he thought would be a lovely day. He had sent out a note to the employee community announcing its availability […]

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2017 trend lines: When DevOps and hybrid collide

Author’s preface: The term Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is a job function that brings DevOps into infrastructure in a powerful way. Talking about hybrid infrastructure and DevOps without mentioning SRE would be a major omission. For further reading about SRE thinking, explore this series of blog posts. What happens when DevOps methods meet hybrid environments? […]

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3 keys to unlocking unstoppable process transformation

In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, business depends on continual innovation. As customers’ expectations continue to grow, delivering a stellar customer experience is more important than ever before. Eliminating process inefficiencies and increasing productivity and innovation are critical to success. To accomplish customer-driven innovation, businesses need a process transformation strategy that includes three key factors: […]

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Application performance blues? Dear Cloudie can help

Interested in adopting application performance monitoring? Let’s take a look at how you can embrace automation in the style of one of my favorite things to read: a classic, therapeutic newspaper advice column. Dear Cloudie, It was a beautiful spring Sunday with great weather outside. But it was ruined once again with an alert. My […]

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Be ready for disaster recovery with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Companies large and small are looking for the best way to use cloud service provider (CSP) capabilities, including disaster recovery, as part of an emerging hybrid cloud strategy. Many of those same enterprises have made significant investments in VMware-based technology over the past few years, deriving substantial business value. IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions are […]

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Choose the right workloads for early success in the cloud

You’ve heard this before, especially if you’re a chief information officer: deploying workloads and applications in a cloud infrastructure can help reduce costs, free up resources to drive innovation and streamline critical processes. But if you need to demonstrate value sooner rather than later, cloud deployment might not always be the best choice for every […]

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The retailer cloud journey: An incremental climb

As a Cloud Advisor who supports several retail clients, it’s impressive to see a company mature in its cloud adoption and realize true value in its business transformation. One such story is of a major U.S. retailer’s journey to cloud. It’s a story that’s still being written.  But how did this story begin? It started […]

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A practical guide to platform as a service: PaaS benefits and characteristics

One of the major benefits of platform as a service PaaS is its ability to improve a developer’s productivity. PaaS provides direct support for business agility by enabling rapid development with faster and more frequent delivery of functionality. It does this through continuous integration techniques and automatic application deployment. PaaS also enables developers to realize […]

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