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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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, […]
The rapid growth of streaming video and internet-based television has empowered viewers to watch the content of their choice whenever they want, wherever they want, as often as they wish. Yet there are still pain points around the viewing experience, from irrelevant ads to compounding subscription fees and technical challenges to a lack of compelling […]
Are you a CIO searching for ways to free up resources and drive innovation? If so, you’re in good company. A recent C-suite study conducted by IBM found that 70 percent of the CIOs identified as “torchbearers”—that is, IT executives recognized for thought leadership in their respective industries—are seeking to tap into additional skills […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) trend is such a hot topic today… and for good reasons. There is no doubt that a world with a fully functional collection of IoT systems will bring tremendous benefits to our work and personal lives. Let’s look at just three examples. Sensors in roads and in cars will tell […]
Marc Dietz discusses the results of the IBM SaaS study.
You can’t turn around without seeing something cloud-related from IBM these days. IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Plus, IBM SmartCloud Provisioning…the list goes on and on. But what you might not know is that some of the technologies in these products got their start in IBM’s biggest internal cloud environment.