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3 strategies to ready your organization for cloud-based innovation

After years of heeding warnings about being disrupted, giant corporations are now behaving like startups. At Allstate, for instance, projects that used to take a year are now turned around in a week. The cloud is driving this agile approach from the inside and the outside. Internally, cloud technologies have made it possible to try […]

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Cloud-based community offers hope, advocacy for blood cancer patients in Brazil

In Brazil, approximately 50,000 new cases of blood cancer arise each year. “No one is ever prepared to receive such a diagnosis,” says Merula Steagall, founder and president of the Brazilian Lymphoma and Leukemia Society (ABRALE). Cloud technology and social media capabilities provided Steagall with an effective toolset for supporting the newly diagnosed. “Our goal […]

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Open Tech Summit coming to IBM InterConnect

For the past two years, IBM has hosted the popular Open Tech summits to kickoff major events such as Pulse, Impact and Innovate. We’re pleased to announce that we will continue that tradition at InterConnect, IBM’s new cloud, mobile and big data conference, Sunday, Feb. 22 from 4-6 p.m. We will feature IBM and guest speakers who are […]

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Demonstration: cloud, analytics, mobile and social using IBM Bluemix

In the 2013 IBM Annual Report, IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty talked about the shifts that she sees occurring in industries: “Competitive advantage will be created through data and analytics, business models will be shaped by cloud, and individual engagement will be powered by mobile and social technologies. Therefore, IBM is […]

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How governments can tap into cloud and Internet of Things

In my previous post, I discussed some of the innovations that can be achieved by governments using cloud. I presented on this topic recently at the Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for cloud computing. At the session I went on to explore mobile, the Internet of Things and some changes in the skills needed […]

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The next generation of cloud computing

The cloud isn’t just for techies anymore. Understanding what’s next for cloud computing is crucial for businesses at all levels. Managers are responding to the real opportunities that the cloud offers to develop new business models, forge closer ties with customers and tap into the expertise of employees and partners. From a technology that was initially […]

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Trying to make your business more social? Cloud can help

Social media reaches millions of people around the world, usually with just a single click. It is not uncommon to find people who have had their “15 minutes of fame” on the Internet, just by posting interesting memes or funny videos on the various social media sites.The most visited video on YouTube, “Gangnam Style,” has […]

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How software-defined environments and DevOps accelerate social and mobile delivery

This blog post is part of a series in which I am exploring how open cloud-inspired approaches, OpenStack, DevOps and open standards can help IT adapt to the shift to user and customer engagement through social and mobile applications. In many of the client cases I work with, users are demanding new applications and services […]

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IBM invests in UK startup community Shoreditch Works

Today, IBM announced more news about how we are helping to power the UK digital economy. At an event in the heart of London’s Tech City, I addressed an audience of entrepreneurs from the London startup community as well as other influencers and press, to announce a new investment in Shoreditch Works—a global community of […]

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Cloud powers the future of composable business

Cloud computing’s proliferation and its accompanying technologies is old news. We’re reading more and more stories about the latest cloud advancements and adopters every day, creating a veritable hype cycle. How these technologies mature and become rapidly applied across eco-systems, business and IT will affect everyone in profound ways, regardless of their business or where […]

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Reimagining enterprise IT in the social, mobile age with open cloud

I believe the enterprise IT application delivery model as it exists today in many organizations is broken. With the advent of cloud, social and mobile, it requires new thinking. Users seem to agree as shadow IT has grown exponentially in recent years. The advisory firm CEB estimates that 40 percent of all IT spending at […]

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IBM event highlights cloud’s impact in Hong Kong

It’s no surprise that the world we know today is no longer separated from technology. At IBM we’re seeing transformational shifts with the emergence of cloud computing, but lately I’ve been thinking about its practical applications and impact on everyday lives. With the proliferation of internet, wireless and mobile technology, new customers and new markets […]

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