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5 ways cloud can help you innovate

Despite the prevailing wisdom that cloud is disrupting established business — and it is — many business leaders are uncertain  about how to take advantage of cloud computing’s benefits. An analysis of more than 100 cloud projects of varying sizes shows that successful projects use one or more of the following five actions: 1. Offer […]

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5 ways cloud services can help you meet your marketing goals

CMOs are under increased pressure to show tangible return for their marketing spend while delivering on an expanded customer agenda. That means providing a consistent, high-quality experience across an ever-more layered omnichannel environment. As anyone wearing a marketing hat can testify, that takes some juggling. To keep those balls moving, marketing leaders need efficient processes […]

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Enterprise cloud strategy: Applications and data in a multi-cloud environment

Say you’ve decided to hedge your IT bets with a multi-cloud environment. That’s excellent, except, what’s your applications and data strategy? That’s not an idle question. The hard reality is that if you don’t coordinate your cloud environments, innovative applications will struggle to integrate with traditional systems. Cost management, security and compliance — like organizational […]

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Can the cloud help keep your team motivated and productive?

A 2014 Cloud Survey Report by KPMG of nearly 800 global business executives found that in the past two years we’ve seen the primary driver for cloud adoption shift from simple cost savings to more enduring goals, such as enabling a flexible and mobile workforce; improving alignment and connection with customers, suppliers and business partners; […]

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10 key cloud considerations for small businesses

It’s a well-known fact that cloud offers small businesses the means to start and scale quickly. But while many small businesses have already taken full advantage of cloud services, a new report from cloud services provider RightScale says that a full 30 percent of small businesses still have no plans or remain on the sidelines […]

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IBM Cloud offers SaaS solutions for small businesses

By Lanny (William) Short We’ve all have an idea of where things are heading in technology. We see terms thrown around like “cloud,” “SaaS” and “social media,” etc. But what if your business is not in the world of IT? You know that you need to have some sort of web presence, and you need it to be […]

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How to explain cloud computing to a lawyer

In April 2014, IBM was entering a new era of information technology (IT). It was time to embrace the cloud, and I realized that we were going to be deeply transformed by it. I needed to change the way I was doing my job, so I was pretty busy attending many training sessions and calls […]

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3 ways SMBs can speed innovation through cloud

By Shivanand Biradar Innovations in technology and business processes are essential for the “hockey stick” model of growth that is desired by small and big businesses worldwide. Many people think of Picasso as the world’s greatest innovator. I once read that he often bought or borrowed ideas from several places and stitched them together to […]

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More myths about software as a service debunked

Earlier this year, there was an excellent post on Thoughts on Cloud that debunked three common myths associated with software as a service (SaaS). After reading the post, I thought it would be useful to address three additional myths that I’ve had to deal with in my work with the different SaaS products and teams in […]

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Cloud architecture for a highly resilient, always-on system

I recently studied a customer’s applications that supported online banking services for their consumers. They were recovering from an unexpected outage that brought down their online services systems for a period of time that impacted their customer satisfaction ratings. In an effort toward a flawless customer service rating, this financial institution desired to establish a […]

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7 benefits of cloud from an enterprise architect point of view

I was recently asked to provide an overview of the benefits of cloud. In all fairness, it would be difficult for anyone to answer this question and provide a thorough overview as cloud benefits continuously evolve with the addition of new services, uncompromising research and innovations that relentlessly push the boundaries of the underlying technology […]

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What is dynamic cloud?

This week at the IBM Pulse 2014 Conference there has been quite a bit of talk about the composable business and dynamic cloud, and I’ll be writing a two-part series on both. In this blog post we’ll focus on dynamic cloud. Is it hybrid cloud? Is it infrastructure as a service (IaaS)? Is it platform […]

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