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Cloud assessment: A path to improving customer experience

The value proposition of cloud computing — the delivery model for digital innovation — has evolved from cost reduction and scalability to mobility and cognitive computing. One benefit is a path to improving customer loyalty using cognitive services available through cloud to create personalized promotions and interactive customer support. This thinking has extended the notion […]

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What is the cloud?

I was recently asked, “What is your definition of cloud?” I thought for a moment about giving the stock answer: the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition: Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and […]

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4 considerations for evaluating cloud computing benefits

If you are considering adopting cloud technologies and practices, you will receive a ton of different guidance about the benefits you might see. These benefits can vary dramatically from speed of delivery to infrastructure cost savings; and they will be unique to each and every transformation. However, four basic concepts can help guide your evaluations. […]

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Watson meets the Dublin Chamber of Commerce

I recently had the pleasure sharing details of Watson’s capabilities available on IBM Bluemix with attendees at an event hosted by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. At the event, themed “Cognitive computing: Disrupt or be disrupted,” attendees learned about industries where technologies such as mobile, cloud and analytics have enabled organizations large and […]

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Video games taught me a lot about DevOps

I’m a parent of two teenagers and I’ve observed, and in some cases participated, in playing video games. I grew up with video games and played Pac-man, Qbert, and Asteroids in the 1980s. It is amazing for me to see the advancements in video games. I’ve learned to play newer video games with my kids […]

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Finding Tanmay Bakshi

How old were you when you got your first business card? For most of us, business cards came long after our 12th birthday; but if you’re a 12-year-old keynote speaker at the IBM’s InterConnect 2016 Cloud & Mobile Conference, you’ll need one. Business cards were just one of the things Tanmay Bakshi, a 12-year-old software […]

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3 business outcomes you can expect from adopting hybrid cloud

As a business leader, you are looking for clear and immediate returns on any investment you make. Whilst cloud technologies may be essential to implementing a disruptive business model, the reality of driving the current business makes these ideas seem more like a dream or nightmare. However, there are more immediate and readily achievable outcomes […]

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Riding the InterConnect shuttle – Grand to Mandalay Bay

The most interesting dialogue with clients and partners that I’ve had while at InterConnect 2016 took place on the Connector Shuttle bus, from MGM Grand to Mandalay Bay and back. Each day, I sat on the bus and deliberately sat alone, making eye contact with folks that had either a green or blue ribbon on […]

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Permission to fail in an enterprise: How culture drives change and rapid innovation

When the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (BABL) set on its journey of digital transformation to compete in a market facing substantial disruption, the leadership, team structure and open mindset became the critical success factors – trumping the technology.  They then were able to embark on a journey of change to bring about speed and flexibility […]

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Key to success in the cloud is a sound strategy

Delivering transformative business value with limited resources is reality for many CIOs. CIOs are also faced with IT services that are increasingly multi-sourced, raising new challenges for service delivery aggregation, integration and management. We know that cloud is driving the new face of managed services and outsourcing. Of course, “cloud” means different things to different […]

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IBM Cloud Advisors – The road to success

Businesses everywhere are being disrupted – with fundamental shifts in processes, roles, and consumer demands – and IBM is not immune to these changes wrought by the digital economy. We are reinventing our company. We are reinventing ourselves. During the past year, a new role has evolved at IBM — The Cloud Advisor.  Cloud Advisors […]

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Organizational culture shifts that drive DevOps success

It is fair to say that development and operations have different tasks in their list of responsibilities. But there is an intersection of tasks between the two, provisioning and deployment. Both groups have a stake in successful provisioning and deployment of application environments. Unfortunately, they create their own tools and processes to accomplish the “common” […]

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