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Avoid these mistakes when migrating applications to the cloud

It must be nice to be a startup, with no legacy infrastructure weighing you down. Write a great app, provision yourself some space in the cloud, and your business is global, just like that. For the rest of the world, however, life is not so straightforward. Any business of consequence, or older than 10 years, […]

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5 ongoing changes in the world of cloud

I was recently invited to talk to a group of IT professionals on the theme of trends in cloud computing. Thinking about the brief and my experiences working in the field for the past few years, my talk centered on five major trends and signs of changes that I’m seeing on a day-to-day basis: 1. […]

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Sodexo conquers asset management challenges with IBM SaaS solution

The decision to move to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is often driven by a number of different goals, including reducing fixed costs, meeting client demand for data localization, putting a scalable solution in place, developing a licensing structure that matches usage patterns and gaining the ability to deploy new functionalities rapidly. Business leaders at Sodexo, […]

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Do cloud managed services make financial sense for your business?

With cloud-enabled applications and infrastructures, the approach that most businesses use to make financial investments in IT is undergoing a dramatic change. Gone are the days when IT budgets were closely held by CIOs. Today, leaders from other departments exert influence over IT decision making. Now more than ever, companies are demanding a clear understanding […]

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3 ways to deliver better customer service with cloud

With IT budgets shrinking and customer expectations rising in a congested market, IT departments are under increasing pressure to maintain and improve customer service. How can this be achieved when 60 to 70 percent of IT budgets are already consumed keeping existing systems running? It’s time to optimize how IT budgets are spent and take […]

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How the EU Cloud Code of Conduct helps build cloud trust in Europe

Trust in cloud computing is essential for it to reach its full potential. Surveys conducted on the European cloud market by IDC and others have identified concerns with security and data protection as the main inhibitors to cloud adoption. The European Commission was very much aware of the need to build trust when it launched […]

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Join the jam to help the IBM think conference meet your needs

Next year, IBM is bringing together InterConnect, World of Watson, Edge, Amplify, Connect and Vision to form one massive global conference: think. This new event merges IBM AI, Cloud, Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Systems, Security and Services to reflect the way we all work. As part of this unification, IBM is hosting an online […]

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Do you have a cognitive business?

Cloud and cognitive technologies are driving a revolution throughout enterprises. They’re “disruptive enablers” that produce deeper customer engagement, scale expertise and transform how organizations uncover new opportunities. Ideally, the combination of cloud and cognitive joins digital business with a new level of digital intelligence, resulting in an organization that creates knowledge from data and expands […]

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A 5-stage model for shared blockchain processes

In our previous post, we outlined four major challenges of the interorganizational processes blockchain enables. To address those challenges, organizations should consider these five steps, which in many cases directly extend existing industry practice for private processes. Let’s return to our example of health records on a blockchain. An electronic health record (EHR) stored on a […]

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Training helps users get more out of Watson Developer Cloud

Watson has come a long way since first winning against the Jeopardy! champions in 2011. Watson was initially delivered via supercomputers, but now, with the evolution of cloud platforms, the power of Watson is pervasive and available to all via the Watson Developer Cloud. Delivered through IBM Bluemix, Watson Developer Cloud provides a suite of […]

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Managing microservices with Istio

Nowadays, there are more and more developers adopting a microservices approach to build their applications. One of the main drivers for this is the need to build cloud-native applications, which are continuously available and dynamically scalable. This approach helps the developers break the applications into small, manageable pieces that can be developed and managed independently […]

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4 challenges of shared processes managed by blockchain

Blockchain is already disrupting industries and bringing trust to scenarios where it was previously complex to implement. Many of these solutions transfer data or assets between network members, but each scenario also represents a process between organizations. For example, the journey of a shipping container is made up of hundreds of requests, approvals and document transfers. For a letter of credit, the blockchain solution is a shared business process. The benefits of a solution […]

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