IBM InterConnect 2017

IBM Cloud, HyTrust and Intel cloud offering helps ensure security and data compliance

New regulations call for new solutions. On 25 May, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in the European Union (EU), with sharper teeth than any other compliance regulation to date. With tighter controls and higher penalties, the new law enforces data sovereignty like never before, forever impacting the way EU […]

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Redefine digital productivity: Announcing IBM Digital Business Assistant

Understanding information is more important than ever, but many of the tools organizations use aren’t exactly built for this complex and changing digital age. High-value employees are overloaded with: Data, scattered across many tools, including enterprise applications (enterprise resource planning [ERP], customer relationship management [CRM], and support systems), spreadsheets, calendars, apps, social media and email […]

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Open Technology Summit focuses on contributors

The Open Technology Summit, now in its fifth year, has become an annual state of the union for the established and budding open source projects that IBM supports. The conclusion drawn at Sunday’s OTS during IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas is that the state of open tech is strong and getting stronger. The event brought […]

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A new tool to manage multicloud with speed and control

In this post, we’ll cover the most critical steps to adopting a multicloud strategy. But first, some exciting news:  We will be announcing the IBM Cloud Automation Manager at InterConnect 2017. IBM Cloud Automation Manager will be released in March 17, 2017. Companies can use CAM to manage their multicloud environment through a single dashboard. […]

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Detours on the way to microservices

In 2008, I first heard Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix describe microservices as “fine-grained service oriented architecture.” I’d spent the previous six years wrestling with the more brutish, coarse-grained service-oriented architecture, its standards and so-called “best practices.” I knew then that unlike web-scale offerings such as Netflix, the road to microservices adoption by companies would have […]

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3 keys to unlocking unstoppable process transformation

In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, business depends on continual innovation. As customers’ expectations continue to grow, delivering a stellar customer experience is more important than ever before. Eliminating process inefficiencies and increasing productivity and innovation are critical to success. To accomplish customer-driven innovation, businesses need a process transformation strategy that includes three key factors: […]

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Take the InterConnect celebrity challenge

As I mentioned in my last blog, I’m the person you want to talk to if you’re looking for the inside scoop on finding fun at InterConnect. I’ve already shared where you can find beer, enjoy some video games and even hang out with Wayne Brady. Now, I want to give you the inside scoop […]

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11 ways to go cloud native with microservices and containers at InterConnect 2017

Think of a microservice within a cloud native application as similar to a Linux process: it’s designed to do one thing very well, runs only when and as long as needed, and often combines with others to work together on data. Since microservices run in containers, how a cloud platform manages relationships and resources among containers […]

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Hybrid cloud app deployment: Meet the experts at InterConnect

Hybrid cloud can liberate organizations by providing complete flexibility in infrastructure. An organization can start on public cloud. As their business grows, they can move to a private cloud that offers a dedicated, single-tenant cloud environment. Or they can do the reverse. Businesses can also choose to run only front-end applications on an off-premises environment, […]

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Gain confidence with Cloud Technical Engagement

Adopting and thriving on cloud will make or break many industries. Using cloud to transform business is this generation’s professional challenge, but digital transformation doesn’t have to be confusing or daunting. Whether you are just learning about the business value of cloud, or you’re in the middle of your own transformation, there’s room to learn […]

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“Toon” into these InterConnect highlights

I recently asked IBM employees for some of their questions about InterConnect, which kicks off next Monday. We had so much fun inside IBM preparing the answers, we thought we’d share it with the world. Check out this brief video to learn the top 5 things I think you should check out InterConnect this year. […]

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8 ways to be serverless and event-driven at InterConnect 2017

Serverless, based on the Apache OpenWhisk open source project, IBM Buemix OpenWhisk is a programming platform as a service with packaged access to 160+ cognitive and other cloud services.  OpenWhisk scalably executes code in runtime containers in response to configurable events, through direct invocation, and without the need to manage infrastructure. Besides making cloud computing cost-effective […]

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