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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


Data center IT support is key in your enterprise’s digital transformation

Written by John Manasso | June 18, 2019 | Business transformation, Digital reinvention, Journey to cloud

The IT support landscape for modern IT environments is more challenging than ever. 94 percent of enterprises now use hybrid cloud models, with a mix of public, private and dedicated cloud environments and countless SaaS applications. Many CIOs worry about how they will manage this new mix in a consistent way, across all the vendors ...read more


Identifying the blind spots: Knowledge is power in your quest to achieve business resiliency

Written by Andrea Sayles | June 14, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation, Cloud

Protecting IT systems and infrastructure against cyber threats is a strategic priority for enterprises. But as technology ecosystems grow beyond the four walls of your organization, there may be a number of grey areas where it is not clear who is responsible for security and business resiliency, and who bears the costs if there’s a ...read more


Why digital transformation succeeds. And why it doesn’t.

Written by John Granger | May 22, 2019 | Business transformation, Cloud, Digital reinvention...

Eighty-four percent of digital transformation efforts fail What do these failures have in common? Better yet, what can predict success? To find out, we commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a global research study with 475 individuals leading digital transformation efforts at organizations spanning 10 industries. In the study, “Beneath The Surface Of Digital Transformation: Why ...read more


Cloud costs high? Declutter for better savings

Written by Ilyas Iyoob | May 16, 2019 | Cloud, Manage cloud

Every spring, my wife and I review our bills to see where we’re spending and then make adjustments. Decluttering our budget to align with our needs is a great way to find savings. The same technique can be used by IT to declutter cloud environments and cloud costs because enterprises often have thousands of bills ...read more


Unlocking the value of SAP applications in the digital cloud

Written by Devan Reddy | May 8, 2019 | Cloud, Manage cloud

Has building your technology core around SAP applications made your company more efficient? Are you still increasingly concerned about the ability to compete with digital native organizations? Today’s executives and line of business managers demand real-time data, intelligent automation and reliable customer experiences. In contrast, IT leaders don’t always have the resources necessary to execute ...read more


Do you really need a desktop? Three trends driving change in the modern digital workplace

Written by Henry Cipriano | May 4, 2019 | Business transformation, Digital reinvention, Journey to cloud

This won’t be news to you, but I’ll say it anyway: the idea of a “standard” workplace is changing. Employees are increasingly using more than one device to accomplish their work, often from multiple locations and using a variety of cloud services and applications. To do more than just keep up, it’s important to examine ...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