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Industry Zone at Interconnect: Latest in AI, APIs and IoT

If you know anything about cloud or cognitive computing, you know that every industry will be affected by these advances in technology. Either you’ll embrace them or you will fall behind. It’s time to take the lead. Visit the Industry Zone at IBM InterConnect. You’ll hear from experts on cloud in financial services, healthcare and […]

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Fincantieri sets sail with IBM hybrid cloud

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, is looking to “improve the efficiency of designing, building and deploying new vessels,” InfoTechLead reports, and it has chosen an IBM hybrid cloud solution to help make that happen. The Trieste, Italy-based shipbuilder selected IBM in part because there is an IBM Cloud Data Center in Milan. […]

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How cloud can make CIOs into MVPs

As general manager of IBM’s North America cloud services and solutions team, I get to speak to a lot of clients. One CIO with whom I regularly talk compares his typical day to a hockey goalie’s, batting away slap shots from internal clients, vendors, hackers and bosses. “So many bosses,” he notes. I sympathize, but […]

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Expand your infrastructure with cloud and VMware

What might a retailer, an oil company and a tennis club have in common? They all need to increase their IT capability for short periods of time to support a peak business need. Retailers run sales promotions at different times during the year. Oil companies receive and then process seismic data from potential oil fields. […]

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Cloud computing helps airline industry soar

In a bitterly competitive business environment, the airline industry has gone to great lengths cutting costs and reducing the workforce. In the process, major air transport companies have been losing out to budget companies operating at a lower cost by using more agile processes while delivering better quality of service. So how could cloud computing be […]

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The role of cloud in industry ecosystems

One of the questions I am asked most frequently, whether by clients, the business press or colleagues, is what role cloud will play in industry ecosystems.

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The cloud shift

For cloud, each individual segment of the cloud market is growing faster than what was predicted one year ago.

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Which businesses are adopting cloud computing first?

Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #5 and was originally published on Nov. 1.

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How to save in IT investments through cloud

There are various ways to save money when assuming a cloud computing strategy. Sometimes it is difficult to see these savings from the start, because people tend to think that there is a need to get into an up-front investment, which won’t provide a return on investment (ROI) in a clear way.

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Government as cloud provider

Most of the cloud discussions happening today are related to large enterprises because they can gain significant benefits from the cloud environment. What about government, its institutions and agencies? Can the cloud model become a model for them, influence the way they work, their operations, and their efficiency? Will the government adopt a cloud model?

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