cloud strategy

5 keys to overcoming cloud migration challenges

Cloud migration challenges continue to bedevil enterprises, despite the fact that the cloud itself has been around for nearly 20 years. Many enterprises have yet to realize the full promise of an abstract, distributed, federated data environment because migrations are still often so difficult. Nobody embarks upon a cloud migration expecting to fail, of course. […]

Continue reading

Plan for cloud-first initiatives with a cloud strategy road map

The term “cloud first” has different meanings for different organizations, and no two companies’ journeys to a cloud-first position are exactly alike. That’s why outlining a cloud strategy road map, a thorough guide to embracing the cloud, can help organizations prepare for their specific needs. A cloud-first strategy shapes how enterprises handle both technology and […]

Continue reading

Why organizations should make strategy central to cloud transformation

In his conversation with General Manager of IBM Hybrid Cloud Services Jim Comfort, InformationWeek’s Joao-Pierre S. Ruth asked a big question: what sets IBM apart from other cloud services? Throughout the interview, Comfort stressed that one of the key components is strategy. “All of the large deals that we’ve done have had a business strategy, […]

Continue reading

On the road to AI adoption, slow and steady wins the race

About 15 years ago, artificial intelligence (AI) was still in its infancy, with few companies actively using it. But since the explosion of cloud computing and new specialized processors for advanced statistical analysis, this 60-year-old computing discipline has gotten a new lease of life. Leading-edge companies have made AI adoption a key strategic differentiator, using […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Cloud innovation in the US federal sector

As federal agencies take their first steps toward cloud implementation, they are beginning to establish their own cloud strategies. These include laying out a framework that will identify different workload profiles and deploy each workload in the most suitable cloud environment. During this planning and design phase, they often realize a need to adopt a […]

Continue reading

Is your cloud strategy ready for the cognitive era?

This morning, IBM World of Watson 2016 welcomed thousands to explore the latest developments in the cognitive era of computing. Conversations are buzzing about the intelligence that will reshape the trajectory of business. I’m here on the ground, and the energy is electrifying.  Cognitive capabilities, endless possibilities   World of Watson spotlights the future of cognitive […]

Continue reading

A conversation with Steve Twist, Australian cloud expert

During the IBM Pulse 2014 conference in Las Vegas this week, I had a chance to interview Steve Twist, cloud lead for IBM Software Group in Australia. Steve speaks to many Australian businesses about how IBM can help transform their business with cloud technologies. Here’s what he had to say about how the cloud can […]

Continue reading

Using cloning to minimize production server downtime

In this post, we cover a strategy that allows near-zero downtime for maintenance activities on virtualized servers.

Continue reading

Five reasons why businesses are using cloud: An IBM study

There is no denying that cloud deployments continue to be on the rise. See this Gartner report and IBM infographic to learn about some of the ways that businesses are using cloud today.

Continue reading