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Take an agile approach to your cloud future

Written by Dayna Sargen | August 20, 2019 | Cloud, Manage cloud

Meet TOM – the operating model of the digital era Building value and providing compelling customer experiences at lower cost requires more than just a quick technology fix. Instead, it demands a business and technological commitment to a new way of running your business using a target operating model (TOM). This targeted approach combines digital ...read more


Q&A: How open source is shaking up the IT landscape

Written by Camilla Sharpe | August 20, 2019 | Business transformation, Cloud, Open source

Open source software has become a critical player in the IT world, where 96 percent of commercial applications now include some kind of open source component. Open source technology gives users unprecedented freedom to tailor source code to specific needs and share new versions with other users. The results of this dynamic, open collaboration can ...read more


New research reveals DevOps hurdles

Written by Erin Poole | August 15, 2019 | Business transformation, Cloud, Digital reinvention

In the race to get to market, digital enterprises are using DevOps and cloud platforms to optimize software development pipelines. But while DevOps adoption is gaining ground, just 26% of respondents are using the practice across their organizations, and 45% are using it in some areas, according to a recent survey of 199 DevOps users ...read more


Is it time for my company to jump on the composable architecture bandwagon?

Written by Kevin Jackson | August 12, 2019 | Automation, Cloud, Manage cloud

Composable architectures are quickly becoming a feature of the modern enterprise. In its Hype Cycle for I&O Automation 2019 report, Gartner suggests particular benefits of composable infrastructures in “use cases where infrastructure must be resized frequently, or where composability increases the utilization of high-cost components.” Why composable architecture? Composable infrastructures deliver compute, storage and network ...read more


Application containerization, Part I: The silver bullet for enterprise digital transformation

Written by Dewakar Manickam | August 8, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Open source

After months of meticulous planning, business strategy iterations, acquisition of project funding and business approvals, and analyzing competitor portfolios, products and services, you’ve finally launched a great product — only to find out a competitor was ahead of the game. One of your customers requested a feature addition to a B2C application but it required ...read more


Five ways to prepare for a multicloud future today

Written by Joel Plavin | August 8, 2019 | Cloud, Open source

The most significant recent evolution in cloud computing is the shift toward multicloud environments. According to research from the IBM Institute for Business Value, 85% of enterprises already operate a multicloud infrastructure and 71% are using more than three types of cloud. By 2021, that percentage is projected to soar to 98% of enterprises planning ...read more


How to optimize a hybrid cloud to deliver great user experiences for workers

Written by Carol Zichi | August 6, 2019 | Cloud, Journey to cloud, Manage cloud

Responsibility for maintaining a great user experience (UX) for workers falls on the shoulders of the CIO. With the rise of the digital workforce and the number of connected devices expected to grow by 500% by 2025, many businesses are adopting a hybrid cloud strategy to enable a seamless UX across virtual, physical and connected ...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


IBM Services drives digital reinvention enabled by hybrid cloud with Red Hat

Written by John Granger and Juan Zufiria | August 1, 2019 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

As companies continue on their digital reinventions, they are shifting more of their mission-critical business applications and workloads to hybrid cloud so they can build, adopt and scale AI while also becoming more agile and responsive to changing market and client demands. Global research from IBM shows that 85% of enterprises already operate a multicloud ...read more