open source

Open standards vs. open source: A basic explanation

What are open standards, exactly? You’ve probably heard the term thrown around, but why does it matter to your business? How does it relate to open source? What’s the difference? Take a common example. Have you ever noticed that Wi-Fi seems to work the same with any router, phone or computer? We tend to take […]

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3 reasons most companies are only 20 percent to cloud transformation

The way some providers seem to describe it, cloud transformation is easy. All companies must do is migrate all workloads to one cloud, modernize their applications and enjoy the full benefits of the digital transformation. Of course, if it were really so easy, the majority of businesses would already have done it. The reality, though, […]

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3 open source solutions that could help mitigate natural disasters

In the last 20 years, more than 2.5 billion people have been affected by natural disasters. In only the past few years, Puerto Rico suffered a massive hurricane, wildfires in California destroyed thousands of homes and an earthquake devastated parts of Mexico City. To help pilot technology that addresses these issues, IBM sponsored Call for […]

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The top 6 cloud announcements from Think 2019

A central theme of IBM Think 2019 was cloud transformation. Thousands of business leaders and technical experts from around the world gathered in San Francisco to share ideas, build partnerships and learn about the future of IT, including what’s next with the cloud. For those who weren’t able to attend, here are some of the […]

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4 ways IBM has embraced an open, hybrid multicloud approach

Most companies are just getting started on their cloud journey. They’ve maybe completed 10 to 20 percent of the trek, with a focus on cost and productivity efficiency, as well as scaling compute power. There’s a lot more though to unlock in that remaining 80 percent: shifting business applications to the cloud and optimizing supply […]

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3 reasons you can’t miss IBM Think 2019

Business has changed. And it’s going to continue to change. In this new age of rapid innovation, it’s essential to understand how the latest technologies will impact your industry. Organizations that wait to embrace transformation are finding themselves on the wrong side of disruption. IBM is determined to help its clients and partners harness this […]

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What industry leaders think about IBM Multicloud Manager, part 2

Thoughts on Cloud asked a virtual roundtable of cloud experts and analysts to weigh in on the IBM Multicloud Manager announcement and the future of multicloud. Check out part one for each participant’s bio and additional insight. Thoughts on Cloud: How important is avoiding vendor lock-in with regard to enterprise cloud environments? Jo Peterson: It’s […]

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IBM, Google Cloud and the open community launch Istio 1.0 to bring microservices to the enterprise

Just over a year ago, we launched the first release of Istio in collaboration with Google Cloud, Lyft and the open community. Since then, Istio has become a popular and active open service mesh project with hundreds of contributors and users from startups and global airlines to international data networks. In collaboration with Google Cloud, […]

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20 years of innovation: WebSphere Application Server

Back in 1998, during the Wild West days of the internet, a small team of developers saw an opportunity to take the IBM core competency of transactional processing and merge it with the then still-evolving World Wide Web. Back then, the majority of companies were only using the web for publishing purposes, but IBM sought […]

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Private cloud: The great transformer

Enterprises are driving a golden age of business transformation, with cloud the connective tissue and AI the nerve center of this fundamental economic shift. In this transformation, many firms are taking a “hybrid” approach, using multiple providers and developing cognitive capabilities to create competitive advantage. Their goals? Rapid deployment, scalability, ease of use and elasticity. […]

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In the news: IBM Cloud Private

This month, IBM launched IBM Cloud Private, a scalable cloud platform built on open source frameworks and that runs on users’ own infrastructure. IBM Fellow Bala Rajaraman described it as a way to “use your heritage to your advantage.” But he’s not the only one talking about what IBM Cloud Private can do. Numerous print […]

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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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