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Meet 3 contenders in the Connect to Cloud Cognitive Build initiative

Thomas J. Watson said, “I believe the real difference between success and failure in a corporation can be very often traced to the question of how well the organization brings out the great energies and talents of its people.” When you look at companies today — big or small, anywhere in the world — one […]

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Integration is at the core of effective hybrid deployment

No sizable enterprise instantaneously moves to cloud in one swoop. It is a gradual process of carefully selecting applications that will benefit most from the move. Each application will have its own challenges, such as sensitivity to the location of data, latency of connections with other applications and suitability for target cloud platforms, along with […]

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Meetups are a great way to share cloud knowledge

The meetup phenomenon is one that spans domains, industries and geographies. Take a quick moment to browse meetup.com for a local gathering, and you’ll find topics as diverse as “knitting for beginners” and “artificial Intelligence and machine learning.” Browse meetups in other cities, and you’ll see a similarly broad range of topics, driven out of […]

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Enterprise cloud strategy: Platforms and infrastructure in a multi-cloud environment

In past posts about multi-cloud strategy, I’ve focused on two principles for getting it right — governance and applications and data — and their importance when working with a cloud services provider (CSP). The third and final element of your multi-cloud strategy is perhaps most crucial: platform and infrastructure effectiveness to support your application needs. […]

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With DevOps, NBCUniversal massively reduces app release times

When you think about companies that employ DevOps practices, what comes to mind? Many people think of born-on-the-cloud startups built for market disruption and innovation, such as Uber. Increasingly, long-standing enterprises are eyeing DevOps, too. Take, for example, NBCUniversal, which uses DevOps to streamline time to market for new applications, increase application code quality, and […]

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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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Bluemix Local System can help banks ease operational pressures and boost innovation

The banking sector is facing some tough challenges. New entrants into the sector are quickly gaining customers through innovative services and because of increasingly stringent regulations. The urge for greater operational agility in response to new business models and rapidly evolving customer preferences is made even stronger by the market’s disruptor/disrupted scenario. Many banks’ lack […]

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How a mobile development platform can help IT pros cut through clutter

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the number of mobile gadgets you see every day? If so, you are not alone. In 2015, the total number of mobile devices worldwide (7.9 billion) eclipsed the world’s population (7.4 billion). Though smartphone manufacturers often pitch their products as if they are fashion accessories, a recent study by […]

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Cognitive for the greater good at the Watson Developer Conference

Three years ago, I decided to learn how to code. A large part of the reason why I decided to embark on a career in tech was to empower myself with the ability to create an application, thereby providing value to society. I was reminded once again why I chose to go down this route […]

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Surviving Black Friday and holiday shopping with cloud

Just as steel is strengthened through the application of heat, human character is “strengthened” through surviving the crucible of the holiday shopping season. My family has attempted to take me shopping in the wee hours of the morning on “Black Friday,” the day after the US Thanksgiving holiday, to no avail.  I’ve seen enough news […]

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Great mobile applications come from a great mobile development platform

Users increasingly expect more and more from their mobile applications. Where mobile apps once simply supplemented a larger application with useful-but-limited functionality, they now — in many cases — have become the key interface that drives sales or user adoption of a service because they offer an “any time, any place” experience. Increased functionality has […]

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Big Blue is the new-breed mobile platform standard

You may know IBM as an old-school monolithic, institutional giant, but newsflash: IBM is now a giant capable of extreme athleticism, flexibility and efficiency. Nowhere is that more clear than in the cloud-delivered mobile services space. Mobile applications are the de facto force in the cloud enterprise. Smart executives will place an emphasis on shaping the enterprise […]

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