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A brief history of composition (and why it still matters)

Professionals in the software engineering field have long recognized that software maintenance is the largest component of the total cost involved in building and running any application over a period of time. In response, the information technology (IT) industry has pursued the idea of services as a way to encapsulate reusable units of business functionality, […]

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Do you trust your cloud service provider?

In an increasingly diverse market, you must be able to trust your cloud service provider.

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Drive business process innovation with SaaS applications

There are a wide variety of business processes that can be managed with software as a service (SaaS) applications.

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Cloud offers peace of mind to Bangalore parents

Cloud technology provides a real-time text message service for Bangalore parents to track their child's school bus.

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Tivoli Service Automation Manager 7.2.2 makes life easier for cloud service providers

As mentioned by Marcela Adan in her blog post “Integrated service management for cloud: The heart of the IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform,” Tivoli Service Automation Manager (as part of IBM Service Delivery Manager) is the heart of the “manage” pillar of IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform. According to my personal experience, it is also the core of several IBM private and public cloud implementations all over the world.

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Cloud: An enabler for a smarter home

Today’s Internet of people is evolving into an “Internet of things,” because soon there will be more than one trillion connected devices. By 2013, 1.2 billion connected consumer electronics devices are expected in the more than 800 million homes with broadband connections. Imagine a home where your windows, doors, air conditioning, appliances, entertainment, security and more were controllable via the Internet.

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Trusted computing and clouds

An overview of trusted computing and how the cloud ties in.

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A future historian tells us the path to cloud computing

Back in the 2000s, the cloud was first conceived as a pay-by-the-hour idea, and was born in the habit of borrowing computer resources and paying according to consumption.

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5 things to consider before using cloud services

Cloud application providers promise ease of use, cost savings and innovative solutions. Typically you are only a few mouse clicks away from getting a free trial account and with several more clicks you will be able to sign up for a license. But wait! There are a number of aspects to consider. Let’s discuss the most important ones (I am sure there are much more and depending on the scenario others might be more important – so please feel free to add your thoughts as a comment).

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Cloud for Everyman

There is a lot of discussion here about cloud for business, but what about cloud for Everyman – the average Joe – the man on the street? How will cloud computing change life for the average person? In short, cloud has already changed things significantly, and will continue to have an impact on our lives for years to come.

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Interview with Portal Cloud Lead Developer Paul Kelsey (Part 2 of 3)

Part two of Fang Feng's interview with Paul Kelsey, discussing WebSphere, IBM Workload Deployer, Amazon, Salesforce, and more.

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Decentralized control in IBM SmartCloud Provisioning

IBM SmartCloud Provisioning is designed to minimize the use of a centralized “command and control” approach, in favor of scale-out management, where endpoints can participate in management activities and do not depend on a single configuration management database.

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