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How to make the SAP S/4HANA move as quick and smooth as possible

Written by IBM Services | January 15, 2020 | Cloud, Cognitive enterprise, Software-defined

It’s tempting to believe that 2025 is far into the future. Only five short years from now, for some businesses, that date inspires urgency. That’s because 2025 is when SAP will end mainstream maintenance of SAP Business Suite installations that occurred before the launch of SAP S/4HANA. This end of maintenance deadline impacts those who ...read more


Network modernization is essential for digital transformation

Written by Rebecca Hardy | December 17, 2019 | Journey to cloud, Software-defined

Multicloud adoption has become a critical step in digital transformation. In a recent IDC survey, 90 percent of respondents said they planned to evolve their digital transformation strategies to encompass multicloud postures in 2019.* And IT is certainly feeling the pressure: In the same survey, 47 percent of IT teams voiced the business demand for ...read more


Q&A: Mike Lyons, Executive IT Architect, discusses the rise of SDN

Written by Erin Poole | September 17, 2019 | Business transformation, Journey to cloud, Software-defined

Software-defined networking (SDN) plays a significant role in IT management and migrating critical workloads to the cloud. A new report underscores SDN momentum and estimates the market size will reach $130 billion by 2022. Executive IT Architect for IBM Services Mike Lyons sheds light on how SDN transforms networking and cloud governance. What’s top of ...read more


Q&A: Managing hybrid infrastructure and evolving network needs with Annapoorni Chittore

Written by Sherry Gera | October 4, 2018 | Cloud, Manage cloud, Software-defined

As you strive to use new technologies to meet your business’ evolving needs, your hybrid cloud network infrastructure is likely becoming tougher to manage. An integrated and scalable approach can help you bring the pieces of your heterogeneous network together under one centralized management system. To understand the opportunities for efficient network management, we put ...read more


The network is essential; now it needs to be programmable

Written by Archana Vemulapalli | March 8, 2018 | Cloud, Software-defined

Today’s enterprise networks fuel the way people live, work and play. But their ability to push out the rising volume of data and applications in real time and meet expectations is increasingly in jeopardy. The pervasiveness of cloud computing, along with the escalating demand for mobility and social collaboration, continues to place an enormous strain ...read more


Five ways SD-WAN equips enterprises to improve network security

Written by Rick Key | January 10, 2018 | Business resiliency, Cloud, Software-defined

Network security had a pretty tough year in 2017. From the WannaCry virus to the Equifax breach, the world of data communications has gotten a lot scarier for enterprises and consumers alike. While the headlines have been alarming, overall industry trends are mixed. According to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost ...read more