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Open technologies enable digital transformation

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The world is going through massive changes and it’s transforming how business is done in every industry. In the current cognitive era in where everything is being redesigned by data, remade in the cloud and rewritten in code, companies are discovering new business models and consumers are being engaged in new and different ways.

To survive and compete in this environment, companies need an IT infrastructure capable of managing this complexity. The movement toward the adoption of open technologies plays an essential role.

With concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT) and all the unpredictability it brings, digital transformation needs open technologies to effectively meet all the challenges and rapidly-changing market demands. “Open” implies the adoption of technologies that facilitate interoperability, speed and security, giving companies the flexibility to choose from multiple vendors. It also involves collaboration among industry leaders across the entire ecosystem to spur technological advances that benefit the whole community.

Systems composed by open technologies provide the freedom to change environments and deliver a robust and secure experience extending existing IT to cloud. It enables customers to do more work with less infrastructure, deliver a broader range of services, incorporate new technologies and boost greater innovation around the cloud.

In August 2015, IBM launched the Linux mainframe platform LinuxONE, one of the industry’s most powerful enterprise servers designed for the new application economy and the hybrid cloud era. Now in 2016, the company just introduced the updated IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper, supported by improved speed and processing power which can give clients the option to develop, deploy and manage applications for the cloud, simply and efficiently with robust security.

The combination of the best of open environments with the most advanced system in the world helps clients embrace new mobile and hybrid cloud workloads. Linux on the mainframe pushes limits beyond the capabilities of commodity servers that are not designed for security and performance at an extreme scale.

Believing that open source and standards are the best option to address real-world customer pain points, IBM’s commitment to open community is a history of more than 15 years of collaboration, beginning in the 90s with work on Apache to the year 2000 investment in Linux, followed by Java, Eclipse, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. It is a history of cooperative innovation on behalf of technological progress that helps organizations reduce cost of ownership, energy and software licensing while gaining security, scalability and flexibility.

In this moment when the world is going through huge changes, continuing to do things as you’ve done them in the past is not feasible anymore. Digital transformation requires systems based on open technologies in order to to efficiently deliver insights in real time, with innovation, security and an economic differential.

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