open technology

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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An open letter to CIOs about open, hybrid cloud technology and the blended environment

Remember when the topic of open technology made many people in the industry uncomfortable? At IBM, we foresaw how critical open technology would become to our clients and the industry, and therefore embraced it. It was and remains essential. Now we’re at the forefront of another disruption: a transition to cloud in the form of […]

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3 keys to keeping your business competitive through cloud

As cloud, mobile, data, analytics and cognitive computing become seamlessly ingrained in business strategies across industries, the ability to perform without limits is critical. This was made abundantly clear during the recent IBM Performance without Limits 3.0 event in New York City, where business leaders gathered to experience IBM performance capabilities. Several themes emerged during […]

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Open technology: The goo that binds Internet of Things

Behind the dozens of forecasts about how many billions of Internet of Things devices will come online by 2020, there lies the challenge of interconnectivity. Gartner predicts 21 billion devices. IDC predicts 29.5 billion. Suffice to say we’re in for a data deluge. In order to get from where we are today to achieving that […]

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Open technology: The key to an effective hybrid cloud

At IBM InterConnect 2016, hybrid cloud is everywhere. On Monday, IBM Cloud senior vice president Robert LeBlanc reiterated IBM’s point of view, saying the company is and plans to remain “all in” on hybrid cloud. That position was reinforced in IBM’s announcement that it would partner with VMware to extend hybrid cloud offerings. According to […]

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation takes off

This is a big week for many people in our industry—and not just because of the coming “Star Wars” release. It’s also significant because the Linux Foundation has announced the formal open governance structure for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. This announcement is important because it confirms the Linux Foundation Working Group and marks the […]

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Top 10 open cloud technology stories of 2015

In my nearly 20 years of experience working in and around open technology, I can’t recall a more eventful year. It seems like new foundations are popping up on a weekly basis. But, as cloud, mobile and Internet of Things technologies evolve, there’s a definite need to standardize and come together to establish a way […]

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Thursday Thoughts: Open technology and the future of containers

In this week's Thursday Thoughts, Shelbee Eigenbrode interviews Alex Heneveld, CTO of CloudSoft, about his predictions for open technology and containers like Docker.

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IBM announces OpenStack borderless cloud beta for Bluemix

Today, in front of more than 15,000 attendees at IBM’s Interconnect conference in Las Vegas, IBM announced the OpenStack borderless cloud beta surfaced through IBM Bluemix. With the new beta service, developers can deploy applications to OpenStack cloud infrastructure from within Bluemix. This borderless OpenStack cloud can provide compute, storage, and network resources through public, dedicated and local cloud infrastructure, all available to developers directly within Bluemix.

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Intel’s Billy Cox on the unprecedented awesomeness of disruption

When I gave the keynote at Open Compute Platform (OCP) European Summit this past October, I talked about disruptive technologies. As anyone reading this blog knows quite well, our industry moves very quickly, constantly bringing new disruptions to market. That’s a given—and a good thing. In this case, what was disruptive five months ago is […]

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Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Ramji hits the ground running

In just two short months—including the holiday season—the newly incorporated Cloud Foundry Foundation has hit the ground running with incredible support of the Linux Foundation staff. Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced that the board, which includes yours truly, had chosen Sam Ramji (@sramji) to lead the foundation as its CEO. Sam has been operating in the […]

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Node.js community looks toward an open future

This week finds me and a good number of the IBM OpenTech team at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco for this year’s Node Summit Conference. In case you haven’t heard, this morning at the summit, the community announced that Node.js is going to move into open community governance and a Node.js Foundation is […]

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