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IT infrastructure transformation for India power company

How do you successfully migrate a substantial database to new hardware and storage in a tight timeframe? IT infrastructure transformation of this magnitude is a major undertaking for a large enterprise, and one that comes with substantial risks. In this blog post, I want to share the story of how IBM helped a major power […]

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Does cloud free you from understanding IT infrastructure?

As many investors discovered when the dotcom bubble burst, fundamentals still matter.  Companies eventually had to generate revenue, manage expenses and realize profits.  Those who invested blindly in enterprises with rising stock prices without evaluating the underlying business model’s propensity to generate profit lost money. So it is with cloud computing and the fundamentals for […]

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Taking security to the next frontier

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the In The Making blog. The opinions in these blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. Attackers always have the upper hand on the information security battlefield. They can […]

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YOU to the power of IBM Systems training

Have you seen the new You to the power of IBM campaign? I hope so, as it tells a compelling story of how the transformative power of technology can help you do your best work. The IBM Systems Lab Services team understands and is ready to support that objective better than anyone. Our mission is […]

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Who’s tops in server reliability? Ask 750 enterprise users

Imagine what would happen if one of your critical, revenue-generating applications suddenly became unavailable. What if the systems running your core transaction processing services went down or suffered a security breach? Each hour of downtime typically costs between $150,000 and $400,000, and each “average breach” lasting from one to 60 minutes could cost upwards of […]

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How IT can save your business

I joined the Marine Corps right after high school graduation because I was tired of school, and restless. I wanted to do something. So, what does the Marine Corps do with me after my basic training? You guessed it, they put me in a classroom for nine months of rigorous technical training to teach me […]

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The evolution of open collaboration in business models

Disruptive change has always allowed organizations or individuals to redefine markets and to upset established industry paradigms and thought patterns. Information technology is also undergoing significant disruptive change, including changes in the economics of chip development and manufacturing, the growth of new workload types such as big data, cognitive computing, and the Internet of Things […]

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Speed, the competitive advantage with flash storage

The financial sector was one of the earliest adopters of flash storage. The explanation for this is simple: In the financial industry, speed is a competitive advantage.[1] Equities trading provides a good example. As traders began moving to automated systems, the speed of equities transactions increased until they were completing in milliseconds. Human traders couldn’t […]

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Is your organization undergoing a hybrid cloud evolution?

In the last few years, cloud computing has evolved considerably, motivating CTOs and other IT leaders to rethink their enterprise cloud strategy. They want to modernize their IT environment and shepherd their organizations along a path to digital transformation. Besides reducing costs, they also need to consider whether a cloud infrastructure is efficient and flexible, […]

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