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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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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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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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Why true cloud adoption is increasingly important

Recently, I have noticed that the subject of cloud conversations I have with clients has shifted. They are moving away from asking “How do I start with cloud?” and focusing more on this request: “We have cloud; help us adopt and make full use of it.” Cloud adoption is important and can be easily overlooked. […]

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SAP on the cloud: What to look for in a provider

I often meet with and advise CTOs and CIOs running big IT operations, many of whom use SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Quite justifiably, they rely on them as the systems of record and engagement. However, these decision makers are facing the reality of ERPs: the total cost of ownership of such systems, complex […]

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How much should hybrid cloud cost?

If you’re thinking about adopting hybrid cloud, you’re probably also thinking about cost. Every day, I speak to IT architects who are rethinking their cloud computing strategies. Questions about cloud cost are usually at the tops of their minds. One big advantage of working for a company like IBM is access to the latest market […]

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The next generation of IT issue resolution

For years, search engines have been the first place to go to look for information, from who batted cleanup for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (Willie Stargell) to how to optimize WebSphere Application Servers. While search engines have always been a great source of general information, they were not personalized for you and your situation. Until […]

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5 can’t-miss VMware sessions at IBM InterConnect 2017

VMware is looking to have a big showing at IBM InterConnect this year. With several VMware sessions planned for the conference, attendees will learn how their businesses can benefit when optimizing, migrating or extending workloads with VMware and IBM Cloud. Here are five sessions VMware fans won’t want to miss: Client experiences Three breakout sessions […]

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3 tips for networking in the cloud-hosted economy

In a distributed and connected cloud-hosted application economy, networking plays a key role. Companies looking to host their workloads with cloud service providers (CSPs) must make informed decisions on how to connect to cloud infrastructures. When choosing CSPs, companies sometimes overlook the importance evaluating networking options. It’s not just about having a network connection, it […]

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PeroxyChem builds a whole new IT infrastructure in less than five months

What sounds like a problem to some companies represents an opportunity for others. When PeroxyChem was divested from its parent company in 2014, the chemical manufacturer was given just one year to create a new IT infrastructure and department while maintaining day-to-day business functions. 40 percent management, 60 percent innovation When Jim Curley took over […]

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Cloud trends: Solving infrastructure management in the transition to strategic IT

Has your department started its shift toward more strategic IT? If you have, you’ve probably also faced the question, “How will I manage my business infrastructure to optimize performance?” Some of your peers have found an effective solution: managed cloud services. In a recent Frost & Sullivan survey, 52 percent of IT decision makers said […]

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VMware and IBM: Accelerating enterprise hybrid cloud

Earlier this year, IBM and VMware jointly set out to tackle the challenge of extending existing VMware workloads from on-premises environments to the cloud without incurring the cost and risk associated with retooling operations, rearchitecting applications and redesigning security policies. This collaboration is significant because it gives customers flexibility and transparency when moving workloads into […]

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