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Please join us at Thoughts on Cloud, the new blog home for cloud integration

Looking for new IBM Cloud content? We’re moving! Going forward, we will be publishing all new blog posts relating to Cloud Integration and Middleware topics on the Thoughts on Cloud blog. We’re moving these topics to make it as easy as possible for readers to find news and stories about IBM Cloud that they care […]

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3 things you need to know about new file dependencies

Put file dependencies to work for you. In a previous post, we introduced conditional dependencies, and here you can watch how to get started with them. Using IBM Workload Scheduler, you can define different types of dependencies for your workflow. This post is about file dependency, which prevents the execution of a task until the […]

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Can’t-miss DevOps and Service Management experiences at World of Watson

IBM World of Watson 2016 is the ultimate data and analytics conference. Celebrating the rise of cognitive computing, it showcases how new technical approaches are changing the way people and machines work together. Throughout the week, you’ll have opportunities to network with 20,000 peers and experts, gain valuable skills from more than 200 hands-on labs […]

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What playing with building blocks can teach you about app development

If you’re like me, you enjoyed playing with toy building blocks growing up. I distinctly remember sitting for hours, creating all kinds of buildings, cars, planes and a number of unidentifiable structures out of these little blocks. The building process is just as important as the management process, so let’s connect toy blocks to IBM […]

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Netcool’s network health dashboard at Cisco Live!

If you plan on attending Cisco Live Las Vegas next week, please drop by IBM Booth #1536 to learn about the latest Netcool innovations in the area of cognitive operations and analytics, including the opportunity to see a demo of our analytics capability. I will also be giving a talk at IBM Booth #1536 titled […]

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Murphy’s law: How to react quickly to an IT crisis

On the eve of Black Friday, your e-commerce platform can expect a huge volume of users, transactions and sales. In the first 2 hours of the special event the platform is operating as expected, but suddenly, Murphy’s law kicks in. Your web server starts to slow down, transactions do not get completed and the end […]

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Savings in the bank – Using ITOA cognitive capabilities

The IBM Global Business Services (GBS) mantra is: Help your organization fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value Digitally reinvent your operations for great efficiency Transform your entire enterprise through cognitive Recently IBM GBS put an IBM IT operations analytics (ITOA) solution to work for a large financial services customer, resulting in massive […]

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From the Stone Age to modern times in IT operations

Over the past century, automation has transformed our way of living. It began with the automotive industry when Henry Ford built an affordable modern car, the Model T Ford. But in the early 1900s he also established one of the first moving assembly lines. Since then, automation or mass production has become popular across most […]

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Happy first birthday

Once a year we get to say “Happy birthday,” and it is with great pride that I wish a happy 1st birthday to the IBM Performance Management forum for troubleshooting issues. Last year I blogged about troubleshooting and I compared the move of troubleshooting content to the forum to my music collection. “Have you noticed […]

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