Application modernization

Smarter Business Review stories about application modernization

IT leaders weigh in on the value of moving enterprise apps to the multicloud

Written by Erin Poole | December 3, 2019 | Application modernization, Cloud, Manage cloud

In the next three years, 98 percent of companies plan to adopt a multicloud architecture. Yet many are grappling with the complexity of integrating crucial workloads such as Oracle and SAP applications in hybrid multicloud environments. According to a recent IBM Market Development and Insights (MD&I) study, 43 percent of IT leaders cited a shortage ...read more


Enterprise container platforms, Part II: Risk, reward and rethinking IT for the next generation

Written by Juergen Loeb | October 29, 2019 | Application modernization, Manage cloud, Open source

The benefits of enterprise container platforms are ultimately a product of the business becoming faster with new, cloud-native applications and simplifying access to resources. But to make this happen, enterprise IT leaders must embrace agile, cloud-enabled technology that reflects business requirements for compliance, security and control. Risk and investment Let’s step out of IT for ...read more


Enterprise container platforms, Part I: Why IT leaders are embracing the microservices revolution

Written by Juergen Loeb | October 1, 2019 | Application modernization, Open source

I used to think of container platform services as an evolution of existing virtualization products; just a new way to provide access to infrastructure resources. But the more time I spend with these technologies, the more I see them as catalysts, quickly revolutionizing the way we consume and deliver IT services. Now I believe that ...read more


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


How Forrester sees digital workplace evolution

Written by Henry Cipriano | July 9, 2019 | Application modernization, Cognitive enterprise

In 2007, Forrester predicted the PC market would grow beyond its then-standard, two form factors: laptops and desktops. As we know, the prediction came true. Today, enterprise computing devices have not only grown more diverse and numerous, but IT teams also struggle to keep up. Taming the complexity while satisfying the needs of employees requires ...read more


The Smart List: Whirlpool turns up innovation with managed SAP on cloud

Written by Erin Poole | June 25, 2019 | Application modernization, Cloud, Manage cloud...

The Smart List features the innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients. View more client stories here. Whirlpool Corporation knows a thing or two about innovation. They’ve helped make consumers’ lives easier for over a century. To power more innovation and scale, Whirlpool Corporation sought to migrate their SAP workloads in four geographies to the ...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


You moved to SaaS. Now what?

Written by Joseph Msays | May 28, 2019 | Application modernization, Multivendor management, Process optimization

Virtually every organization relies on SaaS products. And there’s a reason why enterprise-level, on-premises software has been vital to the engine of global commerce for so many years. However, privacy, end-to-end control, service-level agreements, uptime, and customization introduce restrictions to security, functionality, and performance. Add to these issues a global footprint and multiple SaaS solutions ...read more


Intelligent Workflows 101: Graham Wright on the future of procurement

Written by Dayna Sargen | May 10, 2019 | AI, Application modernization, Automation...

Think about the last time you purchased a work computer. The process probably involved research, verifying company-approved brands and models, comparing options online or via a physical catalog, and then patiently wading through multiple approvals. That’s hardly the responsive, agile procurement approach needed to support today’s busy teams and demanding customer experiences. Graham Wright, IBM’s ...read more