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HTML5: The Holy Grail for bring your own device (BYOD)

For a while now in the workspace area, the BYOD concept has been a big buzz, but what does this actually mean?

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Transforming a local economy with cloud computing

University of Bari is one of southern Italy’s premier educational institutions, with 12 faculties offering degrees in a wide range of subjects. To help sustain the development of the local economy, the university has recently worked with IBM to design a comprehensive IT transformation.

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Cloud 101: the definitions, the benefits, the ubiquitous

All these terms and more detailed definitions can be found on the National Institute of Standards and Technology website: http://www.nist.gov/index.html. The old concept (IBM® Mainframe) is back with a new name, new vision, and new infrastructure: cloud. Well, not new, still in its infancy, but exponentially growing. So, what is this cloud and how are […]

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It’s all about the business: Winning in the cloud with IBM Cloud Service Provider platform

In a previous blog post, “The new “C” in CSP: from communications to cloud service provider”, I discussed the analysts’ estimates on public cloud market opportunity and expected growth. I explained why communications service providers (CSPs) are uniquely positioned to take advantage of this opportunity. I also summarized the actions that CSPs must take to […]

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IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: what’s in it for me?

Let me start by sharing a real story with you, although it is a little bit embarrassing on my part. I joined IBM in 1989 as a young IT graduate. One of my first assignments was to present IBM’s networking products at a small local IT event, focusing on how those products conformed to open […]

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Multi-customer, multi-tenancy considerations

Multi-tenancy in cloud service models implies a need for policy-driven enforcement, segmentation, isolation, governance, service levels and chargeback billing models for various consumer constituencies. Consumers might use a public cloud provider’s service offerings or actually might be from the same organization, such as separate business units rather than distinct organizational entities, but still share infrastructure. […]

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IBM Workload Deployer: Application-centric cloud platform (Part 2 of 3)

IBM Workload Deployer focuses on an application-centric model, defining virtual application patterns that incorporate capabilities such as autonomic scaling, caching, load balancing, and so on. It promotes the concept of deploying and managing your application workloads in a shared, self-managed environment rather than manually creating and managing the application middleware topologies. This concept promises to […]

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Cloud trends and happenings

I attended two cloud conferences in the Bay Area last week. Cloud Leadership Forum in Santa Clara and Structure in San Francisco. It was evident that cloud computing has taken center stage in the world of IT and come a long ways from being pie-in-the-sky. The who’s who in information technology was there, socializing their […]

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IBM at Structure 2011

Want to know about the cloud M&A landscape, how to win in cloud or curious about cloud opportunities in international markets such as Latin America? Join IBM at Structure 2011. IBM speakers and presenters will be covering the below topics in workshop sessions plus demonstrations in the networking area kiosk. Partner with IBM to win […]

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IBM at Cloud Leadership Forum

Want to understand the impact of Cloud on business continuity and resiliency, know more about what IBM is seeing in Cloud or have a general or specific Cloud question? Join IBM at Cloud Leadership Forum 2011. IBM speakers and presenters will be covering the below topics and more in workshop sessions plus demonstrations. Using the […]

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Leveraging cloud for business process management

As cloud offerings graduate from pure infrastructure services to higher level business services, enterprises are investigating how to harness cloud for their business process initiatives. Many enterprises and vendors get stuck into having a version of Business Process Management (BPM) technology suite running on the cloud. That is only part of the puzzle. Several other […]

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