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The Cloud Adoption Playbook: Your guide for enterprise cloud adoption

This is the first post in a series on cloud adoption and transformation, following the release of The Cloud Adoption Playbook. Cloud technology is challenging people’s fundamental understanding of how business works. Companies are using cloud to reimagine and reinvent business models, make decisions using the newest natural resource, data, to improve customer engagement and […]

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Are you putting cloud and AI to work?

Businesses are becoming smarter with the use of intelligent digital platforms. But not all digital platforms are built equally. What was your digital platform initially built for? Knowing the answer to this question will help you understand what capabilities your business will be able to adopt and adapt to in the future. Are you ready […]

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Why data is the key to IBM being “the enterprise cloud”

In a recent interview with CloudTech, John Considine, IBM general manager of cloud infrastructure services, made the IBM view of cloud abundantly clear. “Here’s the trick: for us, we are the enterprise cloud,” he said. Data is a cornerstone of that way of thinking, Considine said: “One of our theories leading into the cloud, for […]

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Beyond the hype: Designing a cloud for data

Many of the tech industry headlines I’ve read this week have discussed advancements in AI and deep learning, describing how cloud providers are enabling enterprises to unlock the value of the vast amounts of data now stored in the cloud. IDC estimates that by 2018, nearly 75 percent of developers will build AI functionality into […]

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Analytics on cloud opens a new world of possibilities

Data has become the most valuable currency and the common thread that binds every function in today’s enterprise. The more an organization puts data to work, the better the outcomes. How can we harness data in a way that makes lives easier, more efficient and more productive? Where can we find the insight from data that will […]

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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 […]

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Conquering impossible goals with real-time analytics

“Past data only said, ‘go faster’ or ‘ride better,'” Kelly Catlin, Olympic Cyclist and Silver Medalist, shared with the audience at IBM World of Watson event on 24 October. In other words, the feedback generated from all her analytics data sources — the speed, cadence, power meters on her bicycle — was generally useless to this […]

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The need for speed in IaaS platforms

When you look at the rapidly evolving infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market, you might get the impression that it’s a race to the bottom with commodity hardware, inexpensive storage options, ongoing price cuts and the like. If a cloud service provider can’t differentiate itself, things can get very ugly. That’s why one of the […]

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Weather Company Data Service helps developers build smarter, more precise apps

Weather patterns are constantly changing. It’s frustrating to not have the umbrella at just the right time or the right jacket when a cold front comes through while you’re at work or were looking forward to an outdoor picnic when a storm rolls through. Inconsistency in weather can wreak even greater havoc on businesses. In […]

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In pursuit: Chasing down data and stronger performance

In 2008, I saved the little bit of energy I had left in my tank to unleash a huge smile as I crossed the finish line of Ironman Lake Placid. I was overjoyed to have completed racing 140.6 miles, which included my first marathon. For six months, I followed a classic endurance training approach: base, […]

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Data and application portability in the hybrid cloud

You know those messages that show up sometimes when you’re logging into your bank account to check your balance? They’re the ones that say something like, “Due to scheduled maintenance, access to online banking will be limited,” usually over the weekend in the middle of the night. Would you miss them if they went away? […]

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Eight Wire Ltd. simplifies moving and managing data in the cloud

When they’ve got a big vision and have to think about navigating constant change, the last thing tech startup CEOs want to worry about is whether their infrastructure can keep up with their rapid growth. That’s one of the reasons Jason Gleason, CEO at Eight Wire Ltd. chose SoftLayer, an IBM company, to support its […]

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