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Cloud saves costs for brick and mortar retailers

Recently I came across an article predicting the sale of televisions on Black Friday. These predictions ranged from the types of TVs that will be in demand to price, the role of social media during Black Friday, to the price deals can consumers can expect.  The predictions that were around price peaked my interest. The […]

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Take a front row seat for cloud apps at InterConnect

There was a time when it was hard to spot who was using Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.  Maybe the marketing department signed up for digital analytics, a project team used BPM to manage workflows, or the HR team did recruiting online. But these were one-off and focused use cases within an organization. Everything […]

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Connect with cognitive computing innovators at InterConnect

When is a mall no longer a mall? When it becomes a gathering of disruptive technology, a destination for pop-up shops and a bridge for the customer’s physical and digital shopping experience. Westfield Centre in San Francisco is the retailing flagship, radically personalizing shopping and reinventing the in-store and digital customer experience using beacons, sensors, […]

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Emotion analytics solution delivered on IBM Cloud delivers long-term competitive edge

In Manhattan’s fast-paced, competitive marketplace, Fabler Studio provides video postproduction services to leading agencies and brands who strive to differentiate themselves with award-winning commercial content. When Fabler Studio managing director Nathan Byrne heard about facial imaging technology for capturing emotional responses to video content, he immediately considered its applications for his clients. “We’re a new […]

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Deliver.ee drives online retail order delivery within minutes – or by appointment – with IBM Cloud

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Paris, deliver.ee offers France’s first urban delivery network for online merchandise orders. The startup sought a scalable cloud hosting platform for the applications supporting its delivery service. According to Sébastien Poudat, deliver.ee co-founder and CTO, “We needed 100% reliability with what we planned to do. Once an order was […]

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BeBop creates first online editorial platform for entertainment industry

BeBop Technology offers innovative digital solutions for the media and entertainment industry, including its newly created BeBop platform, Hollywood’s first and only cloud-based editorial workflow platform. Running on SoftLayer infrastructure from IBM Cloud, BeBop gives users sophisticated video editing and post-production capabilities that address long-standing piracy and editing workflow problems. BeBop is currently working with […]

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3 characteristics of an effective cloud developer

The days of writing an application that goes down or becomes unavailable are long gone—this is simply no longer acceptable. The end user’s expectation is that once your service is “live,” it’s always available and it always performs reasonably well. The only way to do that is to ensure that you’ve built a highly resilient, […]

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Cloud-based community offers hope, advocacy for blood cancer patients in Brazil

In Brazil, approximately 50,000 new cases of blood cancer arise each year. “No one is ever prepared to receive such a diagnosis,” says Merula Steagall, founder and president of the Brazilian Lymphoma and Leukemia Society (ABRALE). Cloud technology and social media capabilities provided Steagall with an effective toolset for supporting the newly diagnosed. “Our goal […]

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Five steps to a cloud readiness assessment

Recently, I met the director of IT infrastructure for a manufacturing company who told me he wanted to move to the cloud. “What’s next?” he asked. This is a loaded question, and it can be addressed many ways based on the company’s previous knowledge and experience with cloud. For some, moving to cloud is a […]

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How project managers can measure a cloud project’s success

Years ago, I had the opportunity to lead a project management office (PMO). In this job, I learned to appreciate the difficult role project managers play: keeping people focused and working, managing changing schedules, a myriad of business and technical issues, and keeping everyone moving in the right direction. As project managers take on cloud projects, we’re seeing […]

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Blue Box founder Proudman talks OSCON, OpenStack, IBM future

When IBM announced in June that it had acquired Seattle-based Blue Box, which offers private clouds as a service via OpenStack, analysts and IT experts called it a step forward for IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities. Now more than a month into the relationship—and with OSCON fast approaching—we wanted to get a better idea of where Blue […]

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OpenStack: The myth of the middle

The middle is where self-declared reasonable minds gather to split the difference between seemingly irresolvable extremes. And so it is with OpenStack. Back in the wild-West days of Diablo and Essex, agile app dev ardents attracted by the open alternative of OpenStack had two choices: build it yourself (DIY), or sign up with Rackspace. Polar […]

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