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Smarter Business Review stories about cloud

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


Storage vault: The rise and fall of the floppy disk

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 18, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention

By 2025, worldwide data is expected to grow to 175 zettabytes. Translation: 175 trillion gigabytes. That’s a staggering number by any standard — and likely unfathomable in 1967, when a team of IBM engineers led by David L. Noble began work on a project that would change computing forever. For context, 1967 was the same year the ...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


Data center IT support is key in your enterprise’s digital transformation

Written by John Manasso | June 18, 2019 | Business transformation, Digital reinvention, Journey to cloud

The IT support landscape for modern IT environments is more challenging than ever. 94 percent of enterprises now use hybrid cloud models, with a mix of public, private and dedicated cloud environments and countless SaaS applications. Many CIOs worry about how they will manage this new mix in a consistent way, across all the vendors ...read more


Identifying the blind spots: Knowledge is power in your quest to achieve business resiliency

Written by Andrea Sayles | June 14, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation, Cloud

Protecting IT systems and infrastructure against cyber threats is a strategic priority for enterprises. But as technology ecosystems grow beyond the four walls of your organization, there may be a number of grey areas where it is not clear who is responsible for security and business resiliency, and who bears the costs if there’s a ...read more