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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


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


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


CIOs set new benchmarks for managed cloud services providers

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 11, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Manage cloud

Hybrid cloud is quickly becoming the norm, and CIOs bear the bulk of the responsibility, especially as it moves IT to the very heart of the organization. It’s a precarious position—disruption can easily result in lost business and damage to a company’s reputation. With the stakes so high, many organizations seek managed cloud services to ...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


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