Cloud

Integrating hybrid cloud for better organizational performance.

Success. It’s what you want for any project, cloud or otherwise. What one trait do you think successful organizations share in identifying cloud opportunities and implementing integrated solutions? More than twice as many high-performing organizations report fully integrating their cloud initiatives compared to low-performing organizations.1 It stands to reason that decision-makers who want to be […]

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The future of hybrid cloud: Driving innovation, efficiency and growth

Where we were, where we’re going In 2011, only a third of senior business leaders we queried1 said they had already adopted or planned to adopt the cloud. Fast-forward five years to 2016, and more than three-fourths of the executives described their cloud initiatives as already included in a coordinated program, or fully integrated with […]

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How cloud is helping reimagine traditional business models

In previous blogs, I discussed the importance of viewing cloud as a journey rather than a destination. Today, I’m going to discuss why this change in attitude is so important. I’m also going to reveal how cloud is being used by some innovators to redirect their focus to create new business models, new relationships and […]

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Transforming enterprise processes with microservices

Recently, AT&T announced that it is teaming up with IBM Services to use microservices exposed as APIs. The provider will use the APIs to transform and decompose large, complex, multi-functional legacy monolithic applications into smaller, highly reusable business functions that can be independently deployed. This is great example of a digital leader implementing a microservices […]

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Why many CIOs are taking a second look at cloud

As a CIO, you want your organization’s data to provide meaningful insights and predictive business models. You want it to be presented in a way that provides choice and control, knowledge, and sovereignty. And you want it to be stored with enterprise grade flexibility, scalability and security. How can you achieve these goals? With new […]

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How is cloud driving digital disruption across industries?

Why did companies and people first start using the cloud? Typically, it was a tactical play to save IT organizations time, human resources and money — table stakes issues. But the platform has quickly evolved, with a new generation of software products leveraging the cloud to drive business agility, scalability to match demand and improved […]

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Why microservices matter to you

To meet the changing demands of business, enterprise CxOs need to participate in the digital economy, and capitalize on new channels and sources of revenue. If they have not already done so, it may be necessary for them to revitalize their core systems, and put into place an omnichannel environment that leverages multi-speed IT. Unfortunately, […]

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What are microservices and why are they important?

With the continued, unrelenting expansion of customer, supplier and partner ecosystems, organizations are seeking better ways to strengthen engagement with them, and optimize their contribution to the corporate bottom line. Microservices enable digital leaders to meet the requirements of these constituents by quickly adding new functionality, making changes to and maintaining existing functions, and bringing […]

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CIOs deal with Cloud, Cognitive, and Complexity to bring innovation to their organization

Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering a key note address to the Millennium Alliance, a gathering of CIOs and CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) from many of the world’s most successful organizations. I am always energized by the interaction with our clients on the magnitude of transformation they are undergoing, and the depth of […]

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