Hybrid Cloud

What the shift to DevOps means for your production environment

As more organizations move to the DevOps model, teams are having to relearn what it means to operate a production environment. Most organizations seem to think DevOps means no Ops, but the reality is that the operations component is still required. The concepts of service management are still relevant in the era of microservices, cloud […]

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3 key ideas to help drive compliance in the cloud

Deploying critical data and workloads in a cloud environment can drive numerous benefits such as reduced costs and increased time to market on product and services. When designing a strategy for regulatory compliance in cloud deployments, however, IT leaders must first make some big decisions. For example, the choice of public, private or hybrid cloud […]

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Your line of business can “go fast” with hybrid integration

(This post is part of a series. Read part one, part two, part three, part four and part five to learn more about the urgent need for Hybrid Integration.) Just like Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights, in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace there is only one rule: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” First movers have a […]

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Business process isn’t just about code, it’s about human connection

We ask ourselves — dockers or kubernetes? What’s the migration process? How are we incorporating the latest features of RPA and AI chatbots? But when do we stop and consider the human side of technology? The rapid convergence of technology and digitization often makes us forget about the human side of the equation. In 2016, […]

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4 common myths about private cloud

Recently, we unveiled IBM Cloud Private. It’s been exciting to see the impact that this technology has had on our clients’ businesses. Many immediately understood the value of the offering. But for those who are still evaluating their cloud adoption model, there are still some misconceptions of why a private cloud may be needed. If […]

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Does your team have the IT infrastructure discovery capabilities it needs?

In the digital economy, availability of business applications is critical. It’s a complex activity to keep track of the dependencies between applications and the underlying infrastructure elements. As enterprises modernize their infrastructure for agility and adopt cloud deployment models, they’ll need to discover new technologies and platforms in order to have an accurate and complete […]

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Are analytics making your company smarter or (dumb and) dumber

This post is part of a series. Read  part one, part two, part three and part four to learn more about the urgent need for Hybrid Integration.) Smart, intelligent, predictive — whatever you call it, I feel like the promise of analytics has been around for a long time. Marketers  are constantly seduced by the […]

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Enter the dragon with IBM Cloud Private

Comparing IBM Cloud Private to Bruce Lee might sound like a stretch for most people.  I mean, Bruce Lee was Kato from the Green Hornet! He used nunchucks! He even defeated Walker Texas Ranger, aka Chuck Norris! But if you strip away the top layer and replace the nunchucks with a transformative private cloud platform […]

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Extending your Salesforce business process automation

IBM and Salesforce are pleased to discuss a variety of new technologies that will be instrumental in helping our customers with their business transformations. One of the most relevant advancements is in business process automation (BPA). If you’re unfamiliar with BPA, it’s worth taking a moment to describe what we mean. The goal of BPA […]

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Who you gonna call? APIs!

(This post is part of a series. Read  part one, part two and part three to learn more about the urgent need for Hybrid Integration.) Remember the part of Ghostbusters when they realized something big was going to happen? They had been seeing an increasing amount of paranormal activity across the city, and they knew […]

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Empower your chatbots with connectivity to all your applications

New ways of engaging your customers, partners and employees are emerging within the domain of chat technologies. Imagine engaging customers in an automated fashion through technologies like SMS, Salesforce Live Message, Slack or other such interfaces and helping them check information, resolve problems or even order products. Three years ago, before the emergence of cognitive […]

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Media and entertainment companies innovate with cloud

In today’s connected world, a multi-cloud environment is integral to gaining maximum agility, efficiency and scale while lowering operating risk. To support big data processing in the cloud, organizations need a multi-cloud solution specifically designed to move large files and data sets to and from cloud infrastructures quickly and securely. The media and entertainment industry […]

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