Rebecca Hardy

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 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 more

The Smart List: Fortis Healthcare puts patients first with centralized IT support

Written by Rebecca Hardy | February 14, 2019 | Business transformation, Healthcare, Multivendor management

Fortis Healthcare Ltd. is a globally dispersed healthcare organization with an employee base of more than 16,000 people. The technology and systems that are the backbone of Fortis’ hospitals must be highly available; in a hospital, it’s not an exaggeration to say disruption can be a matter of life and death. Over the past several more

Client spotlight: LiquidPower fuels cloud migration without disruption

Written by Rebecca Hardy | January 23, 2019 | Cloud, Energy and utilities, Journey to cloud

When it comes to cloud migration, regardless of scale, one thing that keeps execs up at night is the need to migrate without disrupting customers. This certainly was the case when the team at LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. (LSPI) was tasked with becoming a standalone company within the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio, and in just a more

Pioneers of Possible: Follow the data with Charlotte Wang

Written by Rebecca Hardy | January 16, 2019 | Automation, Cloud, Journey to cloud

In this episode of the Pioneers of Possible podcast series, IBM Services Chief Technology Officer and Distinguished Engineer Charlotte Wang shares the experiences that led her to a career in automation solutions and hybrid cloud architecture systems integration. Wang specializes in designing complex automation and cloud architecture solutions, and integrating infrastructure elements. Outside of work, more

Client spotlight: Iptor migrates 70% of customers to the cloud

Written by Rebecca Hardy | January 15, 2019 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

To global enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain provider Iptor, speed and data are vital. Any delay in managing inventory or operations can mean risk and disruption for its customer base. Iptor knew that cloud solutions — and a fast track to help customers get to the cloud — had to become a key more