AIOps is a game-changer for hybrid multicloud management

Written by Rebecca Hardy | September 20, 2019 | AI, Cloud, Manage cloud

Modern business is well on its way to cloud. A recent IBM Market Development & Insights (MD&I) study found that 89 percent of organizations expect to increase or maintain their number of cloud providers over the next two years, while the use of managed cloud services is expected to triple. But there’s no way around ...read more


Five reasons why your organization should move to cloud-native applications

Written by Dayna Sargen | September 19, 2019 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

According to a recent IBM survey of more than 150 top enterprise executives, companies plan to move 75 percent of their non-cloud applications to the cloud in the next three years. Before investing in any significant change to the technology your company uses, it’s critical to investigate the return it may deliver. And, that’s actually ...read more


What does innovation mean for your business?

Written by Dayna Sargen | September 18, 2019 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise, Digital reinvention

To Merriam-Webster of dictionary fame, innovation means the introduction of something new; a new idea, method, or device. To today’s enterprise organization, it means updating operational processes for boosting efficiency and reducing manual overhead. To some it means taking R&D to new heights to ensure product relevance in the marketplace. And yet to other businesses, ...read more


Q&A: Mike Lyons, Executive IT Architect, discusses the rise of SDN

Written by Erin Poole | September 17, 2019 | Business transformation, Journey to cloud, Software-defined

Software-defined networking (SDN) plays a significant role in IT management and migrating critical workloads to the cloud. A new report underscores SDN momentum and estimates the market size will reach $130 billion by 2022. Executive IT Architect for IBM Services Mike Lyons sheds light on how SDN transforms networking and cloud governance. What’s top of ...read more


Cyber insurance: A study in fine print

Written by forbesinsights | September 11, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation, Financial services

The economic damage from cybercrime doesn’t always come in the form of bits and bytes. Malware such as NotPetya and WannaCry are behind the most damaging attacks to date, according to Munich Re. The latest ransomware events join a long list of claims denied by insurers, leaving many to wonder: What does cyber insurance actually cover? ...read more


R.I.P. data governance: Data enablement is the clear path forward

Written by Dan Sutherland | September 11, 2019 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise, Process optimization

Let’s be clear — we do not intend to bury data governance, but rather to place it within the context of a more comprehensive approach: data enablement. The goal of data governance — ensuring the quality of an organization’s data across the data lifecycle — is noble enough. But the processes involved often end up ...read more


Availability coverage by cloud service providers: Who bears the true cost of a cyber event?

Written by forbesinsights | September 11, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

Most organizations rely on their cloud-service providers’ guarantees of security, recovery and continuity, yet there is a remarkable lack of confidence that those providers can deliver on their promises in a cyber event. ...read more


Shadow IT: You can’t protect what you can’t see

Written by forbesinsights | September 11, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

The democratization of IT means most users no longer have to beg, borrow or steal to get the technology they want. Anyone with a credit card and an internet connection can line up a cloud-based solution designed specifically for their team or their line of business—and many are doing so with no regard for security. Who should be responsible if something goes wrong? ...read more


Cyber resilience perception gaps: What could go wrong?

Written by forbesinsights | September 11, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

Protecting enterprise systems against cyber threats is a strategic priority and a well-funded, highly analyzed process at most organizations. Worldwide spending on cybersecurity is estimated by Gartner at $124 billion for 2019, up nearly 9% from last year. But not every new threat to cybersecurity can be addressed through financial investment alone. As technological ecosystems grow beyond contained enterprise systems into infinite networks, a number of gray areas arise where it is not clear who is responsible for security and who bears the costs if there is a breach, an outage, a simple error or outright sabotage. Shadow IT, availability coverage by cloud-service providers, and cyber insurance coverage are three of the most vexing and persistent blind spots for CIOs today. ...read more