standards

4 cloud adoption challenges for the Asia-Pacific region

Business leaders must weigh a number of options in the process of choosing a cloud computing platform or service. Not only do they have to pick the service that will best fit their business needs, but they also have to find just the right mix of options to ensure security, accessibility, meet regulatory requirements, and […]

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The impact of discipline and standards in automaking and software

This is the third in a series of three articles examining how a disciplined approach can help maximize the value of software innovations. The automotive industry had endured the same growing pains as software products and services, with missed deadlines, over-budget projects and failures to live up to customer expectations. Automakers leveraged the knowledge of […]

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How the growth of software engineering is like the Industrial Revolution

This is the second in a series of three articles examining how a disciplined approach can help maximize the value of software innovations. Let’s consider the Industrial Revolution, a transformation to new manufacturing processes which lasted from 1760 to 1840, marking a turning point in history. Almost every aspect of daily life was affected. Average […]

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Five reasons to migrate your physical environment to cloud computing

Moving to a cloud environment can have numerous benefits, including standardization, self service, virtualization and automation.

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OpenStack release “Folsom”, first thoughts

The OpenStack project has delivered the "Folsom" release of its cloud controller.

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Wow…my cloud went up in smoke! Now what?

Okay, so here’s something different to reflect upon. By now we all know the benefits that cloud computing brings and how it promises to be a game-changer in the days ahead. However despite all the buzz surrounding cloud computing, a nagging concern remains – who will ultimately be held responsible if the cloud flounders for whatever reasons? The accountability word hangs like the proverbial Damocles sword on any potential cloud customer.

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Event Report: Calgary IBM Cloud Symposium – 29 Nov 2011

The IBM Cloud Symposium was held at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary on November 29, 2011. The event was free and I estimate was attended by approximately 80 people. Here’s a summary of the key messages I heard throughout the day.

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What I learned at 2011 IBM Cloud Computing Technical Symposium

The purpose of this post is to share what I learned during the three days at the IBM Cloud Computing Technical Symposium, held from November 28 to 30 in Darmstadt, a nice town close to Frankfurt, Germany. Because it is not possible to summarize the content of 120 parallel sessions in one blog entry, this post highlights several key messages I caught in the sessions I attended.

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