Smarter Business Review stories about cloud

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 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 more

Do you really need a desktop? Three trends driving change in the modern digital workplace

Written by Henry Cipriano | May 4, 2019 | Business transformation, Digital reinvention, Journey to cloud

This won’t be news to you, but I’ll say it anyway: the idea of a “standard” workplace is changing. Employees are increasingly using more than one device to accomplish their work, often from multiple locations and using a variety of cloud services and applications. To do more than just keep up, it’s important to examine more

The Smart List: City Furniture finds shelter from natural disaster in the cloud

Written by Rebecca Hardy | April 21, 2019 | Business resiliency, Cloud, Journey to cloud...

The Smart List features the innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients. View more client stories here. Home furnishings company City Furniture has 29 retail locations, two distribution centers and roughly 1,800 associates spanning almost the entire state of Florida, placing it smack in the midst of the hurricane belt. Here, City Furniture VP and deputy more

Are your SAP applications running at cloud speed? 3 questions to ask providers

Written by Susan Wallace | April 17, 2019 | Application modernization, Cloud

Migrating SAP applications to the cloud is top of mind for many IT leaders. A recent Frost & Sullivan report cites that 26% of US-based enterprises have deployed SAP’s cloud-based S/4HANA system for at least some of their SAP workloads, and another 44% plan to do the same. However, it’s not just a matter of more

Pioneers of Possible: Building a network for the cloud with Archana Vemulapalli

Written by Erin Poole | March 23, 2019 | Cloud, Journey to cloud

What do smart trash cans, schools and multicloud infrastructures have in common? They all need networks to function. In this episode of the Pioneers of Possible podcast series, General Manager of IBM Network Services Archana Vemulapalli  (former chief technology officer of Washington DC), talks about how network services are the backbone for many enterprise solutions. more

Need help with your cloud journey? Learn how to accelerate application migration and modernization

Written by Varun Bijlani | March 13, 2019 | Cloud, Journey to cloud, Manage cloud

Nearly all our clients face the same challenges with the cloud. They want to enable new capabilities with velocity and agility, know which applications should be migrated where to unlock extra functionality, and reduce costs with increased efficiency. In a world that is increasingly hybrid and multicloud, with the complexities associated with data and security, more

5 reasons CIOs choose Microsoft 365 for digital workplace services

Written by Nikhil Singh | February 22, 2019 | Cloud, Manage cloud

The workforce is incredibly diverse in preferences for how they get stuff done, and that dramatically impacts the IT landscape. Employees expect “always-on” access, scalable solutions and 24/7 IT support. For the CIO office, meeting those demands while ensuring the security of enterprise data can be daunting. Multiple products are expected to seamlessly thread together more

Pioneers of Possible: Why data is the new oil in the Middle East with Bashar Kilani

Written by Erin Poole | February 19, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Journey to cloud

In this episode of the Pioneers of Possible podcast series, we chat with Bashar Kilani, IBM Services Region Executive for the Middle East. Bashar works with local enterprises, helping them integrate IBM managed services, software and systems. Can you talk a bit about how technology is impacting the Middle East? The Middle East is an up and more