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Using blockchain, FreshTurf simplifies package delivery in Singapore

Waiting for a package to be delivered can be frustrating. Deliveries mostly happen during work hours, so customers often miss the delivery window, then worry that their packages aren’t safe. To make online shopping more convenient, the Singaporean government created a nationwide system of delivery lockers from which the public can retrieve packages ordered online. […]

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Why would a cloud expert be interested in a new DevOps tool?

I have been working on cloud infrastructures since before the hype over cloud computing. I have watched as the cloud matured from just being a way to get cheap Linux instances into a set of services that are literally changing the way we deliver IT forever. I have also witnessed the challenges enterprises face when […]

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How the cloud is revolutionizing roles in the IT department

Many people see cloud as an evolution of outsourcing. By moving their traditional information technology (IT) resources into a public cloud, clients can focus on their core business differentiators. Cloud doesn’t nix the need for the hardware, software and systems management—it merely encapsulates and shields the user from those aspects. It puts IT in the hands of […]

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Four IT innovations to deliver social and mobile

This blog post is part of a series in which I am exploring open cloud-inspired approaches such as OpenStack, DevOps and open standards. I want to look at how these approaches can enable IT to adapt to the shift to user and customer engagement through social and mobile applications. This debate is shaped by the […]

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Cloud computing delivery models explained

In my last blog post, I compared cloud computing with the transformation of individual families with cattle farms to a more modern concept of large cattle farms providing consumers milk through stores. In this blog post, I will explain cloud delivery models. In general there are three major delivery models: • Infrastructure as a service […]

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How to resolve problems in B2B SaaS quickly

Business-to-business (B2B) electronic data interchange as software as a service (SaaS) is a combination of various programs with different points of flow for the data processing and transfer.

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IBM SmartCloud Entry: Deploy two working environments in minutes

IBM SmartCloud Entry allows you to deploy two working environments (IBM i 7.1 and AIX 7) in just a few minutes.

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Which type of private cloud should I use?

The author shares pros and cons for a "private in dedicated" cloud environment versus a "private in public" environment.

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Is it time for desktop on the cloud?

Are we already using desktop on the cloud? Without an Internet connection, I find that I can do very little.

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A storage cloud ahead of its time

IBM's private file storage cloud was originally conceived long before the widely accepted definition of “cloud computing” existed, well before cloud was even considered cool.

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February 2013 #cloudchat recap: Is customer service cloud’s Achilles heel?

Recap of the February 2013 #cloudchat that took place on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. ET.

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Surefire ways to design a private cloud — Part 2

In this blog, I would like to show you details of Flexible Private Cloud Architecture (FPCA) by describing each of the layers and its function.

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