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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

  • IBM opens a cloud-powered pop-up studio in London

    Donnerstag, 28. Juli 2016

    According to Andrew Fitzgerald, cloud marketing leader for IBM U.K. and Ireland, the idea to open a pop-up Cognitive Studio in the Old Street underground tube station in London was “an experiment.” “We wanted to find a new way of inspiring and engaging with customers, developers, businesses and the general public by demonstrating exactly what […]

  • In pursuit: Chasing down data and stronger performance

    Mittwoch, 27. Juli 2016

    In 2008, I saved the little bit of energy I had left in my tank to unleash a huge smile as I crossed the finish line of Ironman Lake Placid. I was overjoyed to have completed racing 140.6 miles, which included my first marathon. For six months, I followed a classic endurance training approach: base, […]

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  • developerWorks Open: 12 months, 100 projects

    Dienstag, 26. Juli 2016

    As of July 22, IBM developerWorks Open is officially one year old. And what a year it’s been. We’ve now featured and helped grow more than 100 open source projects. It’s been an amazing ride and a year full of challenges and discovery. How did we get from concept to that 100-project milestone? Well, think […]

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  • Bringing secure Blockchain services to the cloud

    Montag, 25. Juli 2016

    Blockchain has a number of different uses, but some users are hesitant to dive in because of security concerns. In some cases, the decentralized control of the system—a permissionless database with an ever-growing list of data records—could leave back doors open for unauthorized access. IBM is looking to alleviate those concerns with a new, cloud-based […]

  • Small businesses: 5 steps to keep your cloud secure

    Freitag, 22. Juli 2016

    As e-commerce has grown, cybercriminals have set their sights on small businesses. In 2015, 43 percent of phishing attempts targeted small businesses, a dramatic increase from 18 percent in 2011, according to security provider Symantec. You can’t stop cybercriminals from targeting you, but you can make your business a harder target. Here are five steps […]

  • Cloud technology: A game changer for athlete training and health

    Donnerstag, 21. Juli 2016

    With the opening ceremonies of the Rio Olympics less than a month away, this Olympics will showcase the most innovative technology the Games has ever seen. From sensors that allow fans to monitor athletes’ heart rates in real time, to lap counters at the bottom of swimming lanes, technology is changing the entire landscape of […]

  • Consider the full spectrum of cloud computing models

    Mittwoch, 20. Juli 2016

    The cloud computing environment has come a long way in the past few years. Today’s cloud computing models provide choices that vary in control, flexibility and ease, ranging from bare metal with maximum control and responsiveness to event-driven apps with maximum ease in development and deployment. Until recently, virtual machines (VM) were the primary cloud […]

  • IBM reports strong growth in cloud

    Dienstag, 19. Juli 2016

    Cloud is growing. More and more studies and reports prove it as the months tick by. For more proof of cloud’s rapid rise, look no further than the cloud-related revenue numbers released this week in the second-quarter earnings from IBM. Cloud revenue increased by 30 percent over the second quarter of the previous year, for […]

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  • The impact of discipline and standards in automaking and software

    Montag, 18. Juli 2016

    This is the third in a series of three articles examining how a disciplined approach can help maximize the value of software innovations. The automotive industry had endured the same growing pains as software products and services, with missed deadlines, over-budget projects and failures to live up to customer expectations. Automakers leveraged the knowledge of […]

  • IDC: Cloud infrastructure spending will top $37 billion in 2016

    Freitag, 15. Juli 2016

    By the end of this year, spending on IT infrastructure products to be deployed in cloud environments will be $37.1 billion, International Data Corporation predicts. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, released this month, enterprise spending on cloud will increase about 15 percent over last year. Public cloud infrastructure makes up the […]