Hybrid IT service management

Four key forces that are impacting digital business

Digital technologies are ushering in a new era of business, but is your organization ready for the change? Customer expectations are high: users want personalized, real-time, omnichannel experiences. Traditional industry boundaries are shifting as a result of market changes. New technologies come out every year, and businesses at times struggle to adapt to the rapid […]

IBM POWER8 and OSU advance genomics research through porting

IBM POWER8 is serving a major role in an immensely significant field of science, genomics. Genomics is the study of the genome, the complete DNA within a single cell of an organism. Advances in genomics research have triggered a revolution in understanding the most complex biological systems. Researchers can use DNA sequencing to search for […]

DevOps for z Systems provides leading edge function day one

IBM takes pride in offering day one development tooling support for emerging technologies available within IBM z Systems. Applications delivered on complex or emerging environments require development tools that can scale to the complexities of the work you do. With day one support, you don’t have to worry about these complexities and issues. Take IBM […]

Three ways to align IT with business priorities

How does your organization view IT? As a competitive business differentiator or merely a necessary cost? Why align business and IT Why worry about business and IT alignment? The short answer is: technology shifts influence every aspect of today’s businesses. According to the Global C-Suite Study, CEOs say technology is the chief external influence on […]

Eight tips for working with a cloud service provider

Technologies like cloud computing have created new challenges for CIOs and IT teams, but working with a cloud service provider (CSP) can relieve some of that pressure. How can your CIO and IT organization ensure that your CSP is doing the right things? Here are eight tips to get you asking the right questions: 1. […]

“It’s complicated”: How cloud computing challenges today’s CIO

I’m a technical advisor to IT teams, and that means at some point most of my conversations include the phrase: “It’s complicated.” This phrase is particularly pertinent when it involves cloud computing. Cloud is a major topic of conversation in CIO corners these days, and it is discussed as both a potential saving grace and […]

Why we added new map tools to Netcool

I had the opportunity to visit a number of telecommunications clients using IBM Netcool over the last year. We frequently discussed the benefits of have a geographically mapped view of topology. Not just because it was nice “eye candy” in the Network Operations Center (NOC), but because it gives an important geographically-based view of network […]

How to streamline continuous delivery through better auditing

IT managers, does this sound familiar? Just when everything is running smoothly, you encounter the release management process in place for upgrading business applications in the production environment. You get an error notification in one of the workflows running the release management process.  It can be especially frustrating when the error is coming from the […]

Why you need DevOps to rethink digital transformation

We are passing through many worldwide changes due to the digital transformation era. In under a decade, think how profoundly your personal and professional life has been affected by technology. The world continues to digitize quickly. Entrepreneurs who are thinking about innovation and want to develop successful digital businesses must understand why DevOps is so […]

How to choose the best DevOps toolchain orchestration solution

One of the biggest challenges around application development is the role of communication and transparency between teams. For a long time, different team—like developers, business analysts, QAs and operations—were independent. Companies sometimes suffered from the siloed approach that resulted. The results of this scenario were longer app delivery cycles, less innovative products and a slower […]

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 […]