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5 ways cloud drives enterprise innovation

What if your organization had an ace up its sleeve that cuts costs, improves operational efficiency, makes customers happy, reaches new markets and creates new sources of revenue? The latest IBM Institute for Business Value study, “Beyond Agility: How Cloud is Driving Enterprise Innovation,” reveals that the cloud revolution is here now, delivering true business […]

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Protection in the cloud with a two-pronged approach

Hacking often conjures images of malicious criminals breaking into computer systems to steal and sell data for monetary gain. More recently, hacking has become known as a weapon that can cause public embarrassment and wreck reputations. Cyber-extortion and the threat to expose sensitive information are on the rise. In a recent IBM report, “Ransomware: How […]

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Overloaded? Digital assistants to the rescue

Data is empowering us like never before. But there’s a flip side to having access to so much valuable data: information overload. That’s when data causes more pain than gain. It looks something like this: It all feels like a bit too much. The catch-22 of “knowledge work” The term “knowledge workers” generally describes anyone […]

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Benefits of increasing use of cloud managed services

This is the second part in a two-part interview series with Lynda Stadtmueller, vice president of cloud services for the analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. In part one, we discussed why 80 percent of US companies plan to increase their use of cloud managed services. Today, she offers perspective on the benefits that cloud managed […]

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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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How organizations are measuring cloud success

Cloud adoption has entered the mainstream. Organizations are embracing cloud to drive enterprise-wide innovation that improves customer relationships while delivering operational efficiencies. But how are they measuring the success of their cloud initiatives? What criteria are they using to decide which workloads should move to the cloud? How are they using return on investment (ROI)?  […]

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3 statistics that prove enterprise video is on the rise

The landscape of video content is changing, and not just at home. New viewing patterns have created a dramatic shift in the media world as consumers move to cloud-based streaming video to watch their favorite shows on laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Companies have taken note and are ramping up their use of streaming video […]

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Why 80 percent of companies are increasing use of cloud managed services

This is the first in a two-part interview series with Lynda Stadtmueller, vice president of cloud services for the analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): A recent survey by Frost & Sullivan reported that 80 percent of US companies are planning to increase their use of cloud managed services. What factors are […]

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4 top reasons businesses adopt hybrid cloud

The latest IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study, “Tailoring hybrid cloud,” confirms that organizations are increasingly turning to hybrid clouds to pursue new customers, reduce technology costs, access remote capabilities and facilitate innovation. In fact, the study found that the four top reasons organizations are adopting hybrid clouds are to keep costs down while […]

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Blue Hill Research: New Watson services will add value for video content owners

Independent research and advisory firm Blue Hill Research has both good news and bad about streaming video. The good news is that the growth of video is astonishing. By 2020, it’s likely that video data will make up 80 percent of all global IP traffic.  People upload a year’s worth of video (nearly 9,000 hours) […]

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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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Most enterprises tailor hybrid cloud to their specific needs

CIOs, CTOs and all line-of-business leaders looking to gain differentiation and strategic advantage: you’ve come a long way in the last four years when it comes to cloud technology. That’s one of the key takeaways from a new IBM Institute for Business Value report, Tailoring Hybrid Cloud. My co-authors — IBMers Justin Chua, Robert Freese, […]

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