At IBM, we’ve been busy advancing App Connect to enable business and technical users to achieve more. In this first installment of our new blog series on App Connect, I will highlight some of the new capabilities and detail our exciting new partnership with Salesforce. Multi-action flows Many business users are looking to integrate and […]
The decision to move to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is often driven by a number of different goals, including reducing fixed costs, meeting client demand for data localization, putting a scalable solution in place, developing a licensing structure that matches usage patterns and gaining the ability to deploy new functionalities rapidly. Business leaders at Sodexo, […]
Integration has always been hard work. It requires dealing with the complexity of the diverse landscape of applications and the nuances of how these apps expose their information and services. As we move forward, the diversity of things that need to be integrated is rising exponentially. SaaS applications, APIs from internal and external sources, new […]
Say you’ve decided to hedge your IT bets with a multi-cloud environment. That’s excellent, except, what’s your applications and data strategy? That’s not an idle question. The hard reality is that if you don’t coordinate your cloud environments, innovative applications will struggle to integrate with traditional systems. Cost management, security and compliance — like organizational […]
One of the first questions asked with the introduction of a new technology is: “When was it invented?” Other questions like “When was it first mentioned?” and “What are the prospects for its future?” are also common. When we think of cloud computing, we think of situations, products and ideas that started in the 21st […]
It has become vitally important for organizations to be cloud players. They must be innovative with their IT transformation approaches in building flexible and agile business systems such as Customer Resource Management (CRM) systems, storage systems, complex process automation and for leveraging social media and mobile technologies.
Cloud may not be perfect for everything, but it certainly is applicable for everyone in various ways. I would like to start by saying that most businesses will move away from on premises in the future.
First, cloud made large-scale, shared infrastructure a reality. Now, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is taking cloud to the next level with insights as a service that deliver sustainable innovation for every department in every business. Here are five things you might not have known about SaaS applications that you could have learned at InterConnect, February’s IBM cloud […]
IT security threats can be daily, and can come from anywhere, through any application. As IT and business leaders look at implementing Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, a key consideration is the security of putting data in the cloud. As the Chief Information Security Officer of IBM’s cloud business, I can tell you that […]
“Cloud first, cloud first.” You can hear your leadership team chanting from around the corner. You’re ready to go for the speed, agility and value you get from cloud. But as you move to a “cloud first” strategy, what happens to your on-premises licenses? Can you –and does it make sense to — move them […]
There was a time when it was hard to spot who was using Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. Maybe the marketing department signed up for digital analytics, a project team used BPM to manage workflows, or the HR team did recruiting online. But these were one-off and focused use cases within an organization. Everything […]
When is a mall no longer a mall? When it becomes a gathering of disruptive technology, a destination for pop-up shops and a bridge for the customer’s physical and digital shopping experience. Westfield Centre in San Francisco is the retailing flagship, radically personalizing shopping and reinventing the in-store and digital customer experience using beacons, sensors, […]