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Building a hybrid cloud strategy with IBM Systems Consulting

In my previous post, I argued that a foundational element of digital transformation is the integration of new technologies with existing core systems into hybrid clouds. In IBM Lab Services Systems Consulting, we work with clients around the world using a combination of proven expertise, tools and methodologies to develop business-aligned IT strategies and implementation […]

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Embracing hybrid cloud on your digital journey

Cloud, mobile and social engagement are driving a digital disruption that’s revolutionizing business. Individuals are more connected than ever before, taking advantage of more diverse channels of engagement. Readily available digital technologies have empowered consumers to expect more from their service providers (financial institutions, government, retailers and so on). They want faster, more transparent ways […]

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IT in the wild

Quick: picture the leader of IT infrastructure for your organization in your mind. Regardless of what your colleague may look like, we’re willing to bet that you at least pictured a fellow human. But if you take a closer look at some of our pals from the animal kingdom, you might just start to wonder […]

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The three C’s of enterprise security for bolstering defenses

If you’ve picked up a newspaper or visited a news site in the past few weeks, it will come as no surprise: the number, variety and complexity of enterprise security threats all continue to increase in the modern digital age. In addition to a constant stream of malicious outside threats, enterprises also need to contend […]

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Artificial intelligence is coming: Are you ready? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this blog series, I set the stage with how artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed in recent years and outlined an approach to build an AI strategy. Now, let’s look at data transformation, training techniques and subsequent steps in the AI journey. Data transformation and training techniques for your AI strategy Here […]

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Artificial intelligence is coming: Are you ready? (Part 1)

Artificial intelligence (AI), technically known as “machine intelligence,” is a buzzword in the tech industry today. Businesses are finding innovative ways of mining data to generate insights that help them understand their customers better. In an era in which marketing rules, business leaders see a strong need to personalize marketing content to make it more […]

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Expanding cloud options

According to industry analysts, more than 50 percent of IT spending will be cloud-based by 2018.[1] IBM research confirms that 75 percent of enterprises in the US plan to increase cloud investment.[2] It’s clear that cloud computing has become a foundational part of 21st century IT infrastructure solutions. Data protection is one area that has […]

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The right IT infrastructure for fast data and analytics

A manufacturer improves the ability to match output with demand that enables earlier logistics planning and rising profitability. A natural gas company’s engineers get a clearer picture of its pipeline operations to greatly enhance decision-making capabilities. And with a more holistic view of its customers, a bank’s executives are able to offer products that appeal […]

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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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