Application modernization

Smarter Business Review stories about application modernization

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


Retail Business Services embraces innovation with IBM IGNITE

Written by Paul Austin and Andrew Williams | April 30, 2019 | Application modernization, Business resiliency, Business transformation

RBS QA Manager, Nancy Silva, shares her experience working with IBM’s Dyllan Rafail, a member of IBM’s IGNITE program who self-identifies as having autism spectrum disorder Quality assurance is an extremely important job in the fast-paced grocery industry. Nancy Silva, QA Manager for Retail Business Services (RBS), is no stranger to what it takes to ...read more


Intelligent workflows 101: Revolutionizing the way your business works

Written by Jay Bellissimo | April 29, 2019 | AI, Application modernization, Automation...

Don’t just optimize one task, reimagine an entire workflow We often read about the power of emerging technologies and their collective potential to remake entire industries. But in practice, we tend to focus on one part of a business, for example, the back office. Think help desk tickets, processing payments, and job applications. What if we took an end-to-end ...read more