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Interview with Mac Devine, Director and CTO, Cloud Portfolio, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor (Part 3 of 3)

Part 3 of Jim Barnes' interview with IBM CTO Mac Devine focuses on IBM's cloud leadership and tenancy in the cloud.

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User scenarios for desktop cloud computing

Recently I decided to write about desktop cloud computing because I feel this area is still in the shadow of mighty "server cloud" topics shaping the modern IT industry and exciting the IT audience.

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Cloud versus open source

Is cloud computing against open source? Is it true that it locks users into proprietary, non-open source software? Is cloud computing “standard?”

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Maximizing the value of cloud for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

This difference is quite similar to the trends that I see with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their adoption of cloud technologies. When some of the large customers are still in the evaluation mode with cloud, there are many small businesses that have gone ahead and built their offices on the cloud.

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Tired of waiting for my servers

My client recently bought another company with 800 new users to join the clients existing enterprise landscape. Besides the other activities, I have to provide 800 new IBM Lotus Notes Accounts. Of course the first request is to get them connected to the collaboration tools, especially email. Sounds simple, but seeing the capacity of the existing servers, I had to order new hardware first.

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Privacy in a public cloud: Keeping data safe

You basically have the same security issues and considerations for deploying applications on the cloud as you do for running them on premises. The difference is that on cloud, some of those issues are handled by your cloud service provider.

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Doug Clark, IBM UKI Cloud Computing Leader, in conversation with Sam Garforth

In this three-part blog post, Doug Clark and I had a conversation on 4 May 2012 about his views on cloud in the IT industry and his role within it. It was my goal to learn more about the business aspects of cloud and whether there are geographical differences in its adoption.

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DevOps and the cloud

One of the hot topics around these days in IT is DevOps. But what is it exactly, why would I want it, and if so, how do I get it? This blog posting discusses these three questions; it’s up to you to decide when you start using it.

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June #cloudchat recap: Cloud and SMBs

This month's chat focused on cloud & SMBs, and featured analyst Laurie McCabe and IBMers Ed Abrams and Chester Karwatowski. Next month's chat will take place July 12 from 4-5 p.m. ET.

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SmartCloud Application Services is now in pilot phase

IBM SmartCloud Application Services' main capabilities include the application lifecycle, application environment, and part of the integration. Sign up for the pilot program to try it yourself.

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Advancements in SmartCloud Services – Proving Out Our Commitment to Add Value Through Innovation

On May 17th we made some important announcements focusing on advancements and client momentum related to our SmartCloud services and solutions capabilities. These announcements help strengthen the broad-based unique value that we deliver to companies like yours and thousands of others the world over.

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The IBM cloud offering decoder

Some cloud offerings actually existed before the term “cloud” came into use. These products ended up getting repackaged or renamed to fit in with the cloud portfolio. As new offerings emerged, many of them were shuffled around and renamed until more of the cloud puzzle pieces began to fall into place.

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