Rebecca Hardy

4 steps to get your cloud migration off the ground

Written by Rebecca Hardy | August 1, 2019 | Application modernization, Cloud, Journey to cloud

There’s no doubt about it: To meet customer needs, stay competitive and avoid disruption, businesses need to move to cloud. And they’re making progress. According to a recent survey, 33 percent of enterprise workloads and applications are currently in a cloud environment. This is expected to increase to 57 percent in the next two years. ...read more


The Smart List: Isbank builds a resilient future for its customers and the Turkish economy

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 23, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation, Financial services...

The Smart List features the innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients and partners. View more client stories here. Isbank is no stranger to the cutting edge. The Turkish financial institution has grown to 1,357 branches and serves 20 million customers. But with growth comes growing pains. In 2013, a system-wide computer network outage knocked ...read more


Storage vault: The rise and fall of the floppy disk

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 18, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention

By 2025, worldwide data is expected to grow to 175 zettabytes. Translation: 175 trillion gigabytes. That’s a staggering number by any standard — and likely unfathomable in 1967, when a team of IBM engineers led by David L. Noble began work on a project that would change computing forever. For context, 1967 was the same year the ...read more


CIOs set new benchmarks for managed cloud services providers

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 11, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Manage cloud

Hybrid cloud is quickly becoming the norm, and CIOs bear the bulk of the responsibility, especially as it moves IT to the very heart of the organization. It’s a precarious position—disruption can easily result in lost business and damage to a company’s reputation. With the stakes so high, many organizations seek managed cloud services to ...read more


The Smart List: StarKist runs global supply chain with SAP in the cloud

Written by Rebecca Hardy | June 20, 2019 | Application modernization, Cloud, Manage cloud...

The Smart List features the innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients and partners. View more client stories here. StarKist is one of the largest and best-known names in the canned tuna business — a business that relies on complex global supply chains. Peter Caldwell, IT Director at StarKist, recently discussed how using a cloud ...read more


The Smart List: Anthem champions insight-driven healthcare with analytics and automation

Written by Rebecca Hardy | June 11, 2019 | Automation, Business transformation, Financial services...

The Smart List features innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients.  View more client stories here. Anthem is a leading health benefits company dedicated to improving lives and communities, and making healthcare simpler. Anthem CIO Tim Skeen and IBM Infrastructure Services GM Phil Guido discuss Anthem’s next frontier: innovating with analytics and automation for insight-driven ...read more


The Smart List: Zebra Technologies and IBM take multi-vendor support to the next level

Written by Rebecca Hardy | May 21, 2019 | Business transformation, Manufacturing, Multivendor management

The Smart List features the innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients and partners. View more client stories here. Zebra Technologies is a hardware company that builds enterprise-level data capture and automatic identification solutions to help its customers’ businesses achieve operational visibility. As Zebra gets more and more into service offerings, Gary Lardiere, Global Alliance ...read more


The Smart List: City Furniture finds shelter from natural disaster in the cloud

Written by Rebecca Hardy | April 21, 2019 | Business resiliency, Cloud, Journey to cloud...

The Smart List features the innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients. View more client stories here. Home furnishings company City Furniture has 29 retail locations, two distribution centers and roughly 1,800 associates spanning almost the entire state of Florida, placing it smack in the midst of the hurricane belt. Here, City Furniture VP and deputy ...read more


Pioneers of Possible: The importance of business continuity with Pat Corcoran

Written by Rebecca Hardy | February 23, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

In this episode of the Pioneers of Possible podcast series, Pat Corcoran, global strategy executive with IBM Business Resiliency Services, explains how coupling business continuity with security can help lower the impact of a disaster on IT infrastructure. Q: You were deeply involved with the Ponemon Institute’s Cost of a Data Breach study. What was the ...read more