Internet of Things

IBM opens a cloud-powered pop-up studio in London

According to Andrew Fitzgerald, cloud marketing leader for IBM U.K. and Ireland, the idea to open a pop-up Cognitive Studio in the Old Street underground tube station in London was “an experiment.” “We wanted to find a new way of inspiring and engaging with customers, developers, businesses and the general public by demonstrating exactly what […]

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7 things to know about hybrid cloud and hybrid IT

Ever wondered what’s with the big buzz around hybrid cloud and hybrid IT lately? Or why it should matter to you? The simplest definition of hybrid cloud is that it is a combination of private and public cloud, but that is far from the entire story. To really grasp it, think about the challenges that […]

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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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Sramana Mitra: Cloud has driven “fantastic” productivity growth

Sramana Mitra is a Silicon Valley strategy consultant who has written and been interviewed widely on the topic of cloud computing. She is the founder of One Million by One Million, a virtual global incubator that aims to help one million businesses reach one million in revenues. Her most recent book, Carnival in the Cloud, […]

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IBM InterConnect Day 1: The new era of hybrid IT

The MGM Grand Arena was packed and excitement was high Monday,  the opening day of IBM InterConnect 2015. Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Cloud, heralded the new era of hybrid IT and the digital transformation.

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Exposing enterprise services using web API management solutions from IBM

Web application programming interfaces (APIs) are quickly establishing a mainstream position in the marketplace. As with any other business access route, the web API channel has to be secure and managed to ensure the necessary level of technical and business control. The purpose of this blog post is to provide a brief overview of the […]

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Basho CEO Wray: Internet of Things offers world of opportunity

Sometimes I feel like a data soothsayer. I’m often asked for my thoughts on how to best take advantage of the opportunities to monetize the Internet of Things (IoT). When I hear this, my mind goes straight to data. The IoT marketplace boasts some pretty hefty figures. I’ve heard it valued at $14 trillion. A […]

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Smarter cities with hybrid cloud: A promising way forward

A city should care about its citizens and itself. As much as city leaders may hate to admit it, all cities around the world can do more for their citizens than they are already doing. Precious resources may be wasted. This waste can be reduced both figuratively and literally. Enter an idea called a smart […]

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3 cloud computing predictions for 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, we look ahead to what promises to be a very fruitful cloud computing landscape. Cloud adoption is, without a doubt, on the rise. A recent IDC report predicts the global cloud market will top $118 billion in 2015, which translates to a 23 percent bump over 2014. We reached out to a […]

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Internet of Things (IoT) and IBM Bluemix for growth and innovation

You enter a store, select a pair of jeans for purchase, and weight sensors on the shelf communicate through the cloud to the retailer’s data center that product inventory has changed. Inventory is replenished based on near-real-time analytics and trends. This is not a wishful thinking scenario; it is really happening in the retail supply […]

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How governments can tap into cloud and Internet of Things

In my previous post, I discussed some of the innovations that can be achieved by governments using cloud. I presented on this topic recently at the Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for cloud computing. At the session I went on to explore mobile, the Internet of Things and some changes in the skills needed […]

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