Cloud

By Emmanuel Treny and David Terrar on 7 October, 2019

Breaking Down Silos in your Business

Every organisation in every sector is dealing with digital disruption in today’s volatile, fast changing and uncertain world.  Businesses need to transform to stay competitive or be in danger of going the way of once great brands like Nokia, Blockbuster or Kodak who saw the writing on the wall but didn’t act fast enough to […]

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By Tom Naxton on 26 September, 2019

Time to THINK again

Modern enterprises continue to reinvent themselves for the digital world. A fundamental requirement is to quickly modernise key applications and run them across any type of IT infrastructure. This could be in the company data centre or private cloud for their most sensitive data and critical workloads; or the public cloud where they get scale […]

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By Stephen Warwick on 28 August, 2019

Festival of Innovation

Visit our major UK software lab at this free event Hursley Lab is our biggest UK R&D site. Here’s where we invent and build the new technology that is changing the world. Thousands of people come to Hursley every year for customer briefings, public sector discussions, training, hackathons, design sessions and developer events. Now you […]

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By Ian Robotham on 5 August, 2019

Banks, clouds and castles; the growth of cloud computing in banking

The castle walls of these incumbent banks are starting to open and the opportunities beyond the constrained world of the fortifications are tremendous The growth of cloud computing across all industries has been well documented.  Across the board, the barriers to adoption (both perceived and regulatory) are being lowered.  When it comes to Financial Services, […]

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By Alastair Rodgers on 19 July, 2019

What can retailers learn from Wimbledon’s fan engagement?

Like retailers, Wimbledon are in an industry going through unprecedented change where the ability to recognise – and address – market disruption is more critical than ever. Wimbledon are not only a sports tournament, they see themselves as a data-driven media business where being first to share insights and high video quality content is a […]

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By Chris Nott on 15 July, 2019

What can government learn from Wimbledon’s one chance to deliver?

In this third and final blog post on what government can learn from Wimbledon, I discuss how Wimbledon uses cloud to meet huge fluctuations in demand for its digital platforms and how it ensures its services are accessible for fans throughout The Championships.  My previous posts in this series explore innovating fabulous services and use […]

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By David Metcalfe and David Terrar on 10 July, 2019

Every cloud has a shadow hiding!

Apologies for the play on words – couldn’t resist it! This is our third blog, continuing the series of “where we’re going we don’t need roads” #dontneedroads, and for those of you wanting the throwback link how about Cliff Richard and the Shadows (cue Apache or Summer Holiday for those of a certain age!) So […]

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By Chris Nott on 13 June, 2019

Becoming a data driven government – Part 2

In the first part, I described the motivations for government to be data driven and the challenges to achieving this at enterprise scale. Success factors I see five major areas that need to change for Government departments to become data driven. Skills and culture The most significant change comes when business leaders recognise the advantages […]

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By Chris Nott on 10 June, 2019

Becoming a data driven government – Part 1

22% of governments have adopted cognitive computing by piloting or operating services versus 26% in other industries according to a recent survey by the IBM Institute for Business Value. Cognitive government We have seen Government successfully move on-line in recent years to deliver multi-channel services to citizens, often by using technology platforms. Historic siloed applications […]

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By Bill Kelleher on 10 June, 2019

Harnessing the Positive Power of IBM Technologies for Greater Good

The meaningful impact that cloud solutions and AI learning have on everyday society is inherently difficult to quantify, and the cliché that “technology has transformed our lives” has started to ring increasingly hollow. When considering who benefits most from the advantages granted by cloud storage and machine learning technology, large-scale enterprises tasked with mass data […]

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By David Metcalfe and David Terrar on 30 May, 2019

Cloudy with some fog on the edge

To quote Monty Python “what have the Romans ever done for us”? The same question in the future may well be asked of cloud computing, and how it has changed the face of computing, driven a new wave of technology and enables business/digital transformation. So what has cloud computing done for us? Most people think […]

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By David Terrar and David Metcalfe on 29 May, 2019

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!

There is a Danish saying you may have heard that “it’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future”.  That’s never been truer than in today’s challenging business landscape.  The rate of change is increasing exponentially.  New technologies, new ways of working and new business models are emerging.  How do you make sense of it […]

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By Holly Cummins on 23 April, 2019

Redefine the rules. Realise transformation.

What’s the point of architecture that can go faster, if you don’t go faster? As the Worldwide Development Discipline Leader for the IBM Cloud Garage, I work with clients who are trying to shift their businesses to the cloud as a way to beat their competitors to market, now and in the future. Companies feel […]

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By Corinne Doherty on 16 April, 2019

Cloud adoption – get beyond that 20% barrier

Cloud adoption is already high, but mainly comprises non-core workloads. As many as 70 percent of executives say their organisations use multiple clouds today, hence the common phrase multicloud. But so far, they have been using them primarily for non-core workloads; 80 to 90 percent of enterprise workloads have not yet migrated to the cloud. Hybrid multicloud […]

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By David Metcalfe on 25 March, 2019

From flags to Yam stations to digital! Networks – more important than ever

I have recently finished reading about the life of Genghis Khan, his battles and all conquering armies and his heirs. So how do you get to Genghis Khan and networks in the same sentence whats the link? Ghengis and his predecessors were not only masters at warfighting and land grabbing they were also very clever. […]

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