It’s never easy to venture outside of what you know. Lord Ned Stark did not want to venture too far outside the safe walls of Winterfell, Bilbo Baggins wasn’t pleased to forgo the comfort of his hobbit hole, and Harry Potter? Well, actually, he was pretty happy to leave his closet under the stairs. Although […]
A perfect storm is defined as an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. It generally builds quickly to a point where it possesses tremendous energy which must be dissipated. Depending on the specifics of the situation, it can potentially lead to a violent reaction creating significant collateral damage. A […]
Cloud is an essential competitive differentiator for digital enterprises and has become a key element in digital disruption. But in a world with public, dedicated, private and hybrid cloud options, it’s critical to understand which environment best suits your workload. Some applications make sense to run on premises, while others are better suited to run […]
I don’t like to be restricted, or have anyone make choices for me. For instance, if a restaurant serves me steamed broccoli with my entree, I want sweet potato fries. The point being, I want the choice. If a restaurant can offer options to pair with your burger, why shouldn’t you have the freedom to […]
At InterConnect 2016, IBM realigned its software and hardware offerings towards hybrid cloud, strengthening IBM’s position as a hybrid cloud leader. It’s not surprising, then, to see the PureApplication family at the center of this change, as PureApplication already has a proven record as the hybrid platform of choice for our customers around the world. […]
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 […]
In this week's Thursday Thoughts, Shelbee Eigenbrode interviews Alex Heneveld, CTO of CloudSoft, about his predictions for open technology and containers like Docker.
At InterConnect 2015, IBM announced an update to the container service beta on Bluemix that was originally released last December. The update expands capabilities that provide enterprises with integrated tools and services they need to automate application deployment across the public cloud and on-premises cloud. This means businesses can rapidly create portable applications and services […]
In this Thoughts on Cloud video, Shelbee introduces Tim Vanderham, VP, IBM Cloud Services, to talk about three cloud computing skills IT leaders must have to impress recruiters.
I’ve lost count of the number of times a successful product or technology is undone by feature bloat and reaches the point where it is so overblown even its most diehard fans struggle to recognize it. It seems we are incapable of drawing a line, knowing when to stop, or recognizing we’ve taken something to […]
For the past two years, IBM has hosted the popular Open Tech summits to kickoff major events such as Pulse, Impact and Innovate. We’re pleased to announce that we will continue that tradition at InterConnect, IBM’s new cloud, mobile and big data conference, Sunday, Feb. 22 from 4-6 p.m. We will feature IBM and guest speakers who are […]