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Digital disruption has transformed: The rise of incumbents

Recently, IBM conducted a massive study of hundreds of C-suite executives across the world. We weren’t certain what we would find. Would leaders of large firms fear that the next Uber or Airbnb would reshape their industry? Were incumbents struggling to keep pace? After seeing the results of the study, I can confidently answer this […]

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Why protecting your most valuable data is a priority for IBM Cloud

At IBM, cloud native is the destination, and hybrid cloud is the path to get there. Earlier this year, Forbes rounded up many forecasts and estimated that worldwide spending on cloud computing will grow at six times the rate of IT spending from 2015 through 2020. In the EU alone, the European Commission estimated the […]

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Can managed cloud services accelerate your SAP/HANA deployment?

Data analytics, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and similar technologies are helping all sorts of companies transform their digital presence. Lots of companies want to join the fun. Moving to SAP/HANA could help: it enables lines of business to analyze data in new ways and apply what they learn to help close sales and […]

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5 key success factors for cloud implementation

The journey to the cloud is different for every organization. Some organizations start with a very well thought out strategy, while other organizations may be responding to a request from the business, or to a report by industry analysts such as Gartner or Forrester. A study from the IBM Center for Applied Insights found that […]

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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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