cloud integration

Cognitive and ITOA: A new vision

Cognitive systems can understand the world using senses and interaction, reason using hypotheses and arguments and learn using experts and data. That definition sounds both incredible and scary in a SkyNet sense (to use a Terminator reference). When I think about cognitive IT I often imagine a personal digital assistant attached to the computers in […]

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Another release full of value-added capabilities for Netcool

In the midst of large changes to the products we own, it can sometimes be easy to miss the smaller additions that could generate real value for our organizations. IBM recently published the third OMNIbus Integrations release of the year, and there have been several additions to capabilities that you should know about. Note that […]

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Business activity monitoring: Bring visibility to your business processes

Do you want to get more insight into your business processes? I regularly hear from organizations that are struggling to see what’s happening behind the scenes. They are collecting process data but don’t have easy ways for business people to summarize, consume and gain actionable insight from this data. They want to be more agile […]

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Are you Brock? Design thinking for operations management

A couple of weeks ago, I spent time with one of our development teams near Boblingen, Germany. The mission was to review our progress across operations management areas and plan for major milestones across existing offerings using a methodology called DesignThinking. DesignThinking puts the user’s experience and goals at the center of processes, and reminds […]

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Cognitive roadmap for IT Operations Analytics

During one of my European excursions in 2015, a client asked me to reveal my ten-year vision for IT Operations Analytics (ITOA). Needless to say, it stopped me in my tracks. Generally speaking, I’m armed with a two-year offering roadmap for any client meeting. But ten years? How was I going to claw my way […]

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How mobile and the IoT will save cloud computing

There’s a chicken-and-egg situation in cloud computing today. Cloud is growing but companies aren’t investing enough to take full advantage of it. Despite years of technological development, vast communities supporting key cloud software at the development and deployment levels, and endless marketing and thought leadership campaigns, cloud consumes only about one-third of enterprise IT budgets. […]

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How cognitive APIs will take big data and your business to the next level

AI and machine learning are hot topics lately, and for good reason. As we continue to produce more data at faster and faster speeds, the ability to extract value from that data becomes increasingly important. Not to mention, data sources now pull from amalgamations of unstructured and structured data, which makes the ability to easily […]

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The rise of shadow IT: Pros and cons

Shadow IT is the proliferation of information technology (IT) that remains largely unknown and unseen by a company’s business IT department, which is concerning from both a security and a management perspective. Gartner is predicting that by 2016 35 percent of IT expenditure will go toward shadow IT, so what is driving this and how […]

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Integration and cloud: A new chapter in a long story

Sometimes a whole new way of doing things comes along and changes your world. At IBM Pulse 2014 and dev@pulse, Jerry Cuomo showed how IBM is solving the new challenges to integration posed by the adoption of cloud architectures. Integration: Always the same, always changing I’ve been working on integration for a while now. The […]

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