cloud adoption

What’s stopping your cloud adoption?

As an IBM Cloud Adoption Leader, I spend a lot of time with clients who are implementing projects in the IBM Cloud. Typically, but not always, I get involved when there’s something blocking the project or otherwise hindering progress. These tend to fall into a small number of common categories: 1. The tools are not […]

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5 ongoing changes in the world of cloud

I was recently invited to talk to a group of IT professionals on the theme of trends in cloud computing. Thinking about the brief and my experiences working in the field for the past few years, my talk centered on five major trends and signs of changes that I’m seeing on a day-to-day basis: 1. […]

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Why true cloud adoption is increasingly important

Recently, I have noticed that the subject of cloud conversations I have with clients has shifted. They are moving away from asking “How do I start with cloud?” and focusing more on this request: “We have cloud; help us adopt and make full use of it.” Cloud adoption is important and can be easily overlooked. […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2017

2016 has shown that expert predictions don’t always play out in quite the ways people expect. If anything, the mantra of “expect the unexpected” seems to be the only one to follow right now. With this as a backdrop, I thought about what the world of cloud might expect to see as 2017 begins. With […]

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4 simple steps to cloud adoption

It has become vitally important for organizations to be cloud players. They must be innovative with their IT transformation approaches in building flexible and agile business systems such as Customer Resource Management (CRM) systems, storage systems, complex process automation and for leveraging social media and mobile technologies.

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The state of cloud computing in Europe

Cloud computing is the most touted technology in the global business landscape today. Europe is no exception. There are two main ways we’re seeing businesses take advantage of the cloud in Europe. First, there are the smaller, innovative, and born-on-the-cloud startup companies that use it to help them disrupt existing industries by getting to market faster […]

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Connect your cloud to IBM SoftLayer in 2 steps

Do you have a few minutes? If so, this post can show how to connect your data center to SoftLayer resources. More precisely, I’ll show you how to connect a VMware ESX server hosted in IBM SoftLayer to your local vCenter server thanks to an OpenVPN server also hosted in SoftLayer. If you are just […]

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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 […]

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Find your perfect cloud adoption pattern

When a company embraces the cloud, it must decide which adoption pattern best fits the workloads it plans to migrate to the cloud. That decision shouldn’t be made lightly—the more informed IT pros are going into the process, the easier it will be. In this post, I’ll outline how you can find the right cloud adoption pattern for your […]

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Successful cloud migration in 5 easy steps

Today, every information technology (IT) business wants to reap the benefits of moving its workload to the cloud. But as we all know, not everything is suited for cloud migration. In order to assess whether it’s beneficial to move to a given workload to the cloud, workload analysis is vital. Two common questions faced by […]

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4 things to consider when selecting a cloud provider

By Scott Wallace and Marcos Quezada When choosing cloud providers, we usually pay attention to things like whether the provider has adopted open standards such as OpenStack, whether their cloud computing hybrid approach is dynamic and whether they have integrated platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) offerings. What we often […]

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4 ways to ease cloud adoption for financial institutions

By Krzysztof Rafalski and Mariusz Lesniak The financial services industry faces numerous challenges at present. Many banks are struggling to cut costs and improve flexibility, efficiency and scalability to respond quickly to changing markets. They need to contend with industry regulations and serve clients in a faster, better way. In addition, there is the consistent […]

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