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A field guide to managing hybrid IT complexity

Written by Dominik Bredel and Andreas Graef | February 12, 2020 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Manage cloud

It’s a given that digital technology is dominating today’s business. Whether you follow the news, analyze stock markets or talk to industry experts, digitalization is disrupting many business models and will continue to do so. Based on analysis conducted by the World Economic Forum, more than 60 percent of the global GDP will be digitized ...read more


IT leaders weigh in on the value of moving enterprise apps to the multicloud

Written by Erin Poole | December 3, 2019 | Application modernization, Cloud, Manage cloud

In the next three years, 98 percent of companies plan to adopt a multicloud architecture. Yet many are grappling with the complexity of integrating crucial workloads such as Oracle and SAP applications in hybrid multicloud environments. According to a recent IBM Market Development and Insights (MD&I) study, 43 percent of IT leaders cited a shortage ...read more


This digital transformation enabler may suprise you

Written by Kevin Jackson | November 26, 2019 | Digital reinvention, Manage cloud, Multivendor management

Hint: It includes rethinking how your team spends its time ...read more


IT leaders say governance is key to effective hybrid multicloud management

Written by Rebecca Hardy | October 31, 2019 | Cloud, Manage cloud

As cloud solutions for enterprise infrastructure quickly become the norm, cloud management practices must evolve to keep up. Managing hybrid multicloud environments calls for capabilities that offer visibility and governance over cloud resources. A recent study from IBM Market Development & Insights (MD&I) found that 89 percent of enterprises plan to increase or maintain their ...read more


Enterprise container platforms, Part II: Risk, reward and rethinking IT for the next generation

Written by Juergen Loeb | October 29, 2019 | Application modernization, Manage cloud, Open source

The benefits of enterprise container platforms are ultimately a product of the business becoming faster with new, cloud-native applications and simplifying access to resources. But to make this happen, enterprise IT leaders must embrace agile, cloud-enabled technology that reflects business requirements for compliance, security and control. Risk and investment Let’s step out of IT for ...read more


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