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6 causes of application deployment failure

Today’s businesses operate in an environment of accelerated transformation and rapidly changing business models. It is critical for concerned IT leaders to reduce the risk of failure. It’s no secret that application deployment failures and slow deployment timelines lead to massive financial losses. Potential damage to one’s businesses reputation and, ultimately, the loss of customers […]

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A practical guide to platform as a service: PaaS benefits and characteristics

One of the major benefits of platform as a service PaaS is its ability to improve a developer’s productivity. PaaS provides direct support for business agility by enabling rapid development with faster and more frequent delivery of functionality. It does this through continuous integration techniques and automatic application deployment. PaaS also enables developers to realize […]

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Workday taps IBM Cloud for development and testing

Workday, which specializes in human resources and finance software, announced this week that it has signed a 7-year agreement with IBM to use the IBM Cloud platform for developing and testing new products. Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri said the platform will enable his company to scale development and testing faster. Previously, the firm used its […]

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A practical guide to platform as a service: What is PaaS?

The generic “PaaS” (platform as a service) label is used very broadly to refer to many cloud services, making it difficult for customers to accurately evaluate and compare offerings from different service providers. To address this challenge, it’s helpful for customers to understand the range of capabilities that PaaS offerings provide. The ability to distinguish […]

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developerWorks Open: 12 months, 100 projects

As of July 22, IBM developerWorks Open is officially one year old. And what a year it’s been. We’ve now featured and helped grow more than 100 open source projects. It’s been an amazing ride and a year full of challenges and discovery. How did we get from concept to that 100-project milestone? Well, think […]

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Hybrid cloud is about choice

Demands on IT architects are high. Among their myriad responsibilities, they’re called upon to align IT strategy with changing operational and regulatory requirements, respond to changes in a timely manner and secure and consolidate traditional IT systems with new applications to reduce costs. They’re also faced with the task of creating architectural solutions that drive […]

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The yin and yang of cloud and mobile leadership

Cloud and mobile feed on each other’s success. Cloud provides a destination for innovation where developers can go to create the next great industry-shifting app with context data, weather and cognitive APIs. Cloud is an aggregation point of all this fantastic data that emanates from the single most important devices in many people’s personal lives, […]

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Moving development to the cloud: Should developers be included?

Moving development to the cloud is similar to getting a new work location. The way you normally take to get to work has changed. You can still take the car, train, bike or whatever means of transportation you usually use, but you will drive a new route and encounter different traffic signs and stoplights, and […]

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Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Ramji hits the ground running

In just two short months—including the holiday season—the newly incorporated Cloud Foundry Foundation has hit the ground running with incredible support of the Linux Foundation staff. Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced that the board, which includes yours truly, had chosen Sam Ramji (@sramji) to lead the foundation as its CEO. Sam has been operating in the […]

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Getting the most out of DevOps through cloud computing

Clients do not procure and purchase software products today the way they did in the past. Clients focus more on buying capabilities and solutions that help them move their business forward. In the cloud operating model, this becomes even more relevant, because installation, configuration and deployment are hidden from the users. Clients expect simplicity and […]

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Top 7 most common uses of cloud computing

Cloud computing has been credited with increasing competitiveness through cost reduction, greater flexibility, elasticity and optimal resource utilization. Here are a few situations where cloud computing is used to enhance the ability to achieve business goals. 1. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) When it comes to IaaS, using an […]

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Top 7 most common uses of cloud computing

Cloud computing has been credited with increasing competitiveness through cost reduction, greater flexibility, elasticity and optimal resource utilization. Here are a few situations where cloud computing is used to enhance the ability to achieve business goals.

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