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Survey reveals 90% of tech leaders seek self-service cloud consumption

Written by Erin Poole | October 15, 2019 | Cloud, Manage cloud

It’s no surprise that using multiple cloud providers can create consumption issues. Employees expect fast self-service, which doesn’t always match with compliance and security rules. A recent survey conducted by IBM Market Development & Insights (MD&I) found that enterprise leaders need to balance cloud consumption and self-service with efficient service procurement. The evidence is in ...read more


AIOps is a game-changer for hybrid multicloud management

Written by Rebecca Hardy | September 20, 2019 | AI, Cloud, Manage cloud

Modern business is well on its way to cloud. A recent IBM Market Development & Insights (MD&I) study found that 89 percent of organizations expect to increase or maintain their number of cloud providers over the next two years, while the use of managed cloud services is expected to triple. But there’s no way around ...read more


Q: My colleagues say we’re not ready to move business-critical data to the cloud. What should I tell them?

Written by Kevin Jackson | August 27, 2019 | Business transformation, Cloud, Manage cloud

When I hear about executives hesitating to embrace cloud computing, I think about the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Since its 1896 inception, the Dow has been a closely followed bellwether of marketplace stability, one that historically has  experienced little change. In fact, there have been only 50 changes to the index of included companies since ...read more


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