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6 lesser-known hybrid cloud benefits

The most commonly talked-about hybrid cloud benefits are flexibility and control. A hybrid environment gives companies the freedom to store some of their data and applications in a low-maintenance public cloud while entrusting other resources to a more closely managed private cloud. While this perk remains the most important selling point, there are several other […]

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Will you have a eureka moment in an IBM Garage?

Established companies in mature markets often struggle to innovate. It can be hard to focus on delivering what made the organization successful while constantly feeling pressure to expand margins. It doesn’t have to be this way. All companies, regardless of size or legacy, have the opportunity to reimagine and test how they engage customers and […]

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Cloud accounts for more than 20 percent of record-breaking IBM patents in 2017

IBM was issued 9,043 US patents in 2017, making it the top company for US patents granted for the 25th straight year. Of those, more than 1,900 — about 21 percent of the total — were cloud-related. For example, one patent was for a system that monitors data sources including weather reports, social networks, newsfeeds […]

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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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5 ways cloud drives enterprise innovation

What if your organization had an ace up its sleeve that cuts costs, improves operational efficiency, makes customers happy, reaches new markets and creates new sources of revenue? The latest IBM Institute for Business Value study, “Beyond Agility: How Cloud is Driving Enterprise Innovation,” reveals that the cloud revolution is here now, delivering true business […]

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Digital transformation and innovation take the right mix of cloud technology

There is a massive shift in the way organizations are adopting cloud to differentiate themselves in the market. In a recent survey conducted by IBM, 78 percent of global respondents said their cloud initiatives are with traditional IT platforms, as there is a need to combine cloud applications with existing systems and data. Cloud computing […]

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3 strategies to ready your organization for cloud-based innovation

After years of heeding warnings about being disrupted, giant corporations are now behaving like startups. At Allstate, for instance, projects that used to take a year are now turned around in a week. The cloud is driving this agile approach from the inside and the outside. Internally, cloud technologies have made it possible to try […]

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4 top reasons businesses adopt hybrid cloud

The latest IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study, “Tailoring hybrid cloud,” confirms that organizations are increasingly turning to hybrid clouds to pursue new customers, reduce technology costs, access remote capabilities and facilitate innovation. In fact, the study found that the four top reasons organizations are adopting hybrid clouds are to keep costs down while […]

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Can’t-miss Innovation Talks, only at IBM InterConnect 2017

Are you interested in hot-button issues like cyberbullying, fake news, blockchain and cyberwarfare? Then you can’t afford to miss the all-new Innovation Talks at IBM InterConnect 2017. On March 19 through 23, thousands of the best and brightest in cloud computing will gather in Las Vegas for our annual gathering of innovators, thought leaders, academics […]

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API management and innovation can make businesses essential

How do you change your business from just being relevant to your customers to being essential? The API economy has turned the concept of what it means to go to market completely upside down. The crux of this shift is the ability to use APIs to innovate faster, connect with more partners, and expand the […]

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What traditional enterprises should know about object storage

Object storage is often a tale of two cities. If you run a cloud savvy organization or develop cloud-native applications, you get it and you employ it. Think of mobile applications we use each day: social mobile, collaborative applications in which object storage is foundational. On the other hand, if you represent an enterprise, corporation […]

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Why discipline is a cornerstone of smart innovation

This is the first in a series of three articles examining how a disciplined approach can help maximize the value of software innovations. History repeats itself. There is a major global transformation occurring that impacts all industries and major populations. Software is transforming our world as we become more reliant on digital systems. Software innovations […]

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