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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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Sramana Mitra: Cloud has driven “fantastic” productivity growth

Sramana Mitra is a Silicon Valley strategy consultant who has written and been interviewed widely on the topic of cloud computing. She is the founder of One Million by One Million, a virtual global incubator that aims to help one million businesses reach one million in revenues. Her most recent book, Carnival in the Cloud, […]

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21st century alchemy: Spinning clouds and weaving magic

Entrepreneurs have been around since the dawn of time. They are the engineers of innovation in each and every epoch. Contrary to popular belief, the modern concept of an entrepreneur is essentially European, derived from the French entreprendre (to undertake) in the late nineteenth century. Turing – the entrepreneur It won’t surprise you to learn […]

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Thursday Thoughts: Systems of record and engagement

Erik Anderson talks about systems of record (traditional IT) and systems of engagement (interaction) and how they can work together with a hybrid deployment.

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3 ways to get competitive with SaaS

Companies often adopt software as a service (SaaS) to reduce costs. In so doing, many are surprised to find that cost savings is not the only benefit they reap.  A study, conducted by IBM examining almost 900 companies that adopted SaaS, found that nearly half credited SaaS with helping them to gain a competitive advantage […]

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4 ways moving to cloud reduces the IT energy footprint

By Aredis S. Oliveira Energy consumption in information technology (IT) services seems to always increase. Many individuals, governments and organizations are working to find  ways to reduce energy demand in a smarter way, encouraging new ideas for using existing and new IT resources. One way to accomplish this is through cloud computing. When you think […]

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A deeper dive into mobile cloud computing

I discussed  the benefits of combining cloud computing and mobile/handheld devices in a blog post called, “What is mobile cloud computing?.” In this post, I will dive deeper into mobile cloud computing concepts with cloud-based services for mobile solutions. Let’s revisit the definition of mobile cloud computing. It’s is an architectural pattern where data storage and […]

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Getting started with IBM Containers on Bluemix

Now that you’ve learned about the top five game-changing capabilities of IBM Containers on Bluemix,  take advantage of this complimentary trial offer to get started today. 1. Log into the IBM Bluemix console. Select IBM Containers. 2. You can view documentation or sample labs, or you can select Create a Container. 3. The deployment panel offers […]

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Thursday Thoughts: SoftLayer image template demo

Shelbee Eigenbrode demonstrates how easy it is to use SoftLayer image templates to boost productivity.

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4 reasons why hybrid cloud is becoming the new normal

At IBM Interconnect 2015 we heard the prediction that “cloud” will become the common name for what is known today as “hybrid cloud.” In other words, there will be no division between public and private clouds; every cloud will be a combination of the two, either with or without a traditional IT infrastructure. My colleague […]

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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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Q & A with Will Reilly: Cloud ‘fundamental’ to IBM/Twitter partnership

Twitter data isn’t just for marketers anymore. This week, IBM and Twitter announced their latest round of cloud data services that will allow business pros and developers to gain valuable business insights from Twitter data. Will Reilly, director of IBM’s business and Industry Solutions Marketing for Big Data & Analytics, joined us to talk about the new features, which will be available […]

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