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Thoughts on Cloud is a collection of cloud computing conversations led by IBMers and sponsored by IBM. The goal of this site is to provide readers with a forum to discuss and debate various cloud computing topics. Our intention is to cultivate a dialogue, so we hope you’ll join the conversation and share some of the content you find here with your colleagues and friends. We don’t expect to answer all of the questions raised, but we look forward to thoughtful and lively discussions with the greater cloud computing community. All postings represent the opinions of the individual contributors, and do not necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies, or opinions.


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Letzte Blogeinträge

  • 6 causes of application deployment failure

    Donnerstag, 11. August 2016

    Today’s businesses operate in an environment of accelerated transformation and rapidly changing business models. It is critical for concerned IT leaders to reduce the risk of failure. It’s no secret that application deployment failures and slow deployment timelines lead to massive financial losses. Potential damage to one’s businesses reputation and, ultimately, the loss of customers […]

  • A practical guide to platform as a service: What is PaaS?

    Mittwoch, 10. August 2016

    The generic “PaaS” (platform as a service) label is used very broadly to refer to many cloud services, making it difficult for customers to accurately evaluate and compare offerings from different service providers. To address this challenge, it’s helpful for customers to understand the range of capabilities that PaaS offerings provide. The ability to distinguish […]

  • In cloud’s ‘second wave,’ hybrid is the innovator’s choice

    Dienstag, 9. August 2016

    In the cloud business, there’s plenty of “tech talk” about APIs, containers, object storage and any number of other IT topics. I don’t discount its value, but my view of cloud is a little different because my job begins and ends with IBM clients’ success in adopting cloud, nothing more or less. As a result, I […]

  • Letting customers decide who really leads in cloud

    Montag, 8. August 2016

    When people discuss “the cloud,” what they’re really talking about is the vast landscape of cloud solutions. Today, clouds fuel apps that are touched by thousands of organizations and millions of people every day. In a lot of ways, the cloud has become the invisible thread weaving its way through everything digital, in one form […]

  • 4 cloud adoption challenges for the Asia-Pacific region

    Freitag, 5. August 2016

    Business leaders must weigh a number of options in the process of choosing a cloud computing platform or service. Not only do they have to pick the service that will best fit their business needs, but they also have to find just the right mix of options to ensure security, accessibility, meet regulatory requirements, and […]

  • Hybrid cloud storage: Past, present and future

    Donnerstag, 4. August 2016

    Many CIOs and line-of-business leaders say flexible cloud solutions can make their businesses more innovative, agile and competitive. They understand the value that vast amounts of data can bring to their business. But that data requires storage solutions that can adapt to many types of use cases and work with on-premises, off-premises and hybrid cloud […]

  • Cloud sets successful mobile initiatives apart

    Mittwoch, 3. August 2016

    Executives expect a lot from mobile initiatives. According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, 77 percent of executives are planning at least five mobile initiatives over the next year, and 62 percent expect those initiatives to pay off within 12 months or less. That’s not always how things pan out. About two-thirds of […]

  • How cloud can make CIOs into MVPs

    Dienstag, 2. August 2016

    As general manager of IBM’s North America cloud services and solutions team, I get to speak to a lot of clients. One CIO with whom I regularly talk compares his typical day to a hockey goalie’s, batting away slap shots from internal clients, vendors, hackers and bosses. “So many bosses,” he notes. I sympathize, but […]

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  • Why hybrid cloud is becoming the destination for enterprise transformation

    Montag, 1. August 2016

    The cloud has shifted from being a driver of cost savings to a key enabler of business innovation. As it matures, industries across the globe are realizing that the “cloud” is not simply a thing, but a multi-dimensional technology destination to fuel business innovation. A properly deployed cloud platform can improve business models, intelligence and […]

  • Hybrid cloud integration in 7 easy steps

    Freitag, 29. Juli 2016

    Hybrid cloud is attractive because it enables customers to draw on the wide-ranging capabilities of public cloud service providers while using private cloud deployment for sensitive applications and data. Interlinking cloud-deployed applications and data with traditional, non-cloud enterprise applications and data is also an important part of hybrid cloud deployments. The benefits of hybrid cloud […]