elasticity

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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Cloud computing: Our next public utility?

Whenever I try to understand a new concept, I take a quick look at Wikipedia, where you can usually get a basic overview of a concept. A few years ago, I read of a concept started by John McCarthy from the early 1960s about how computation may someday be organized as a public utility. When […]

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Tennis, anyone? IBM Cloud heads to the Australian Open

This is the story of the third platform built on the technology pillars of cloud, analytics, mobile and social, along with Australian Open tennis. Every year, the Australian Open captivates the hearts of millions of fans with world-class tennis on the court, providing an unforgettable experience for everyone through media and digital channels. It is […]

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7 benefits of cloud from an enterprise architect point of view

I was recently asked to provide an overview of the benefits of cloud. In all fairness, it would be difficult for anyone to answer this question and provide a thorough overview as cloud benefits continuously evolve with the addition of new services, uncompromising research and innovations that relentlessly push the boundaries of the underlying technology […]

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Rapid elasticity and the cloud

More cloud providers are advertising their capabilities on elastic scaling, but what is this exactly and how do we benefit?

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