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IBM, Hortonworks and Red Hat collaborate on open hybrid architecture

A new joint project from IBM, Hortonworks and Red Hat will enable organizations to run big data workloads across edge, multicloud and on-premises architectures while gaining the benefits of hybrid cloud: agility, economics and scale. “Not only will this initiative bring cloud native to the data center, but it will also help our customers embrace […]

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5 ways cloud can help you innovate

Despite the prevailing wisdom that cloud is disrupting established business — and it is — many business leaders are uncertain  about how to take advantage of cloud computing’s benefits. An analysis of more than 100 cloud projects of varying sizes shows that successful projects use one or more of the following five actions: 1. Offer […]

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IBM cloud revenue up 35 percent in 2016

For anyone with any lingering doubts about the rapid growth of cloud computing, look no further than IBM fiscal year 2016 cloud revenue for proof. Total cloud revenue hit $13.7 billion on the year, which represented a 35 percent increase. The cloud as-a-service annual revenue run rate trended upward to $8.6 billion in 2016, a […]

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Reflecting on the 3 Dimensions of Enterprise Content Management

I can’t believe we are already at the end of 2016.  It’s crazy how fast time flies.  As we approach a new year, many of us take some time to reflect on the past year and think about our personal goals and priorities for the upcoming year.  But it’s not just a time for personal […]

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Automated Role-based Redaction Reduces Risk and Streamlines Data Security

As cognition makes its way into cars, devices, buildings, business processes and more, securing all transactions and sensitive data is even more essential to ensure trust in our systems of commerce and to reduce risk to every party involved. Business content often contains Personally Identifiable Information (PII) like social security numbers and credit card numbers, […]

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IBM wins Frost & Sullivan 2016 Cloud Company of the Year award

Market research firm Frost & Sullivan has conferred its 2016 Cloud Company of the Year award to IBM, citing hybrid integration and affordability as major factors. Lynda Stadtmueller, Vice President of Cloud Services for Stratecast/Frost & Sullivan, explained the choice of the IBM Cloud platform because it “supports the concept of ‘hybrid integration’ — that […]

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Anxiety-free app configurations with WAS, PureApplication and UCD

Almost every IT operations manager groans when forced to migrate to a new software version. No matter how convinced they are about the need to migrate, they worry about the business risks associated with a migration gone wrong. With support ending for Java SE 6, migrating to WebSphere Application Server Version 9.0 (WAS V9) from […]

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Cloud is ubiquitous. Even my mom knows.

Cloud is ubiquitous.  Even my mom knows. My mom asked me today if my job at IBM “is in the cloud.”  She doesn’t understand cloud computing or how it has dramatically changed our world in a few short years.  And she certainly doesn’t understand what it means for content management solutions, but she knows it’s […]

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Cloud computing changes IT job roles

IT job roles and responsibilities have changed as a cloud-based delivery model has become the norm for IT infrastructure. For the majority of IT jobs, cloud proficiency has become standard, a pre-requisite key word for every resume. A quick search for “cloud” skills on job sites like Monster.com or Dice.com reveal more than 800 jobs […]

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OpenStack: The myth of the middle

The middle is where self-declared reasonable minds gather to split the difference between seemingly irresolvable extremes. And so it is with OpenStack. Back in the wild-West days of Diablo and Essex, agile app dev ardents attracted by the open alternative of OpenStack had two choices: build it yourself (DIY), or sign up with Rackspace. Polar […]

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Securing the Internet of Things: This decade’s IT challenge

The Internet of Things (IoT) trend is such a hot topic today… and for good reasons. There is no doubt that a world with a fully functional collection of IoT systems will bring tremendous benefits to our work and personal lives. Let’s look at just three examples. Sensors in roads and in cars will tell […]

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IBM and Box link up to integrate enterprise cloud offerings

It’s a match made in cloud. IBM and Box have announced a partnership that’s already been labeled “huge,” “wide-ranging,” and “major.” Box will fold IBM Watson analytics and security into its current capabilities, and allow users to store their data on the IBM Cloud. IBM, meanwhile, will incorporate Box into its email and enterprise applications, […]

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