Journey to cloud

Smarter Business Review stories about the journey to cloud

The imperative role of strategy in cloud migration and app modernization

Written by IBM Services | January 7, 2020 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

Migration to the cloud is more than a technical exercise. This is among IDC’s key observations from a global survey of IT decision makers about their application and data center initiatives and their plans for cloud hosting over the next five years. A successful cloud migration also involves a business transformation, both organizationally and culturally. ...read more


Network modernization is essential for digital transformation

Written by Rebecca Hardy | December 17, 2019 | Journey to cloud, Software-defined

Multicloud adoption has become a critical step in digital transformation. In a recent IDC survey, 90 percent of respondents said they planned to evolve their digital transformation strategies to encompass multicloud postures in 2019.* And IT is certainly feeling the pressure: In the same survey, 47 percent of IT teams voiced the business demand for ...read more


2020: The year of the intelligent, AI-driven technology support model

Written by Carol Zichi | December 13, 2019 | AI, Digital reinvention, Journey to cloud

2019 provided a steady stream of information and discussions about the rise of the digital workplace and the potential of cognitive and AI to optimize the worker experience. Forces of change in the workplace are undeniable, with every aspect of our work lives becoming digitized: By 2021, 68 percent of large enterprises believe that a ...read more


Phased migrations to private cloud help large enterprises curb complexity

Written by Erin Poole | November 7, 2019 | Business transformation, Cloud, Journey to cloud

Large enterprises with complex networking and security environments are migrating thousands of servers and workloads to the private cloud. They need a way to help reduce source design changes and production environment risk. Weighing resources and risks Network design changes to environments are a major cloud migration challenge and introduce more post-migration work and operational ...read more


The Smart List: Broadridge makes critical move to cloud without disruption to clients

Written by Rebecca Hardy | October 10, 2019 | Business transformation, Financial services, Journey to cloud

The Smart List features innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients and partners. View more client stories here. As a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and corporate issuers, Broadridge Financial Solutions is the backbone of financial markets. It owns 98 percent of the stock trading ...read more


How data center challenges may hinder digital transformation

Written by Adam Kleiner | September 26, 2019 | Journey to cloud, Multivendor management, Open source

Analyst report paints a picture of how IT leaders are thinking about the data center in context of hybrid cloud ...read more


Five reasons why your organization should move to cloud-native applications

Written by Dayna Sargen | September 19, 2019 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

According to a recent IBM survey of more than 150 top enterprise executives, companies plan to move 75 percent of their non-cloud applications to the cloud in the next three years. Before investing in any significant change to the technology your company uses, it’s critical to investigate the return it may deliver. And, that’s actually ...read more


Q&A: Mike Lyons, Executive IT Architect, discusses the rise of SDN

Written by Erin Poole | September 17, 2019 | Business transformation, Journey to cloud, Software-defined

Software-defined networking (SDN) plays a significant role in IT management and migrating critical workloads to the cloud. A new report underscores SDN momentum and estimates the market size will reach $130 billion by 2022. Executive IT Architect for IBM Services Mike Lyons sheds light on how SDN transforms networking and cloud governance. What’s top of ...read more


IT managers fight fear with facts on the journey to cloud

Written by Rebecca Hardy | September 3, 2019 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

A recent survey conducted by IBM Market Development & Insights (MD&I) shows that businesses are moving to cloud faster than ever, deploying an estimated 57 percent of workloads and applications into a cloud environment over the next two years, up from 33 percent today. Cloud migration is a vital step for business growth, which begs ...read more