Breaking through the Clouds

A new cloud order is emerging Enterprises are placing public cloud services in the center of their hosting strategies. Cloud services are used next to existing private cloud and traditional IT services. This so-called ‘Hybrid IT’ is driving the need for a (cloud) service brokerage model. This model which integrates multiple cloud service providers in…

Business and IT: two peas in a pod

How a drama slowly turns into a fairy tale In our last episode, Polly and Bob saw the light. Things need to change! During the annual company kick-off, they even had a pleasant conversation – granted, it was under the pleasant influence of a couple tequilas, but the result still stands. They are no longer…

15th Edition of ‘IT’ Sunday school lessons!

The past two Sundays employees and friends of IBM have volunteered for the 15th year in a row as teachers of a series of classes on ‘Information Technology’ to primary school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Mapping the ultimate hybrid cloud

Cross-posted on LinkedIn Pulse and Find the Best Path. Too often, the journey to the cloud is viewed as a purely technical challenge. The reality, however, proves to be different. Cloud technology capabilities must match the organization’s knowledge and processes to be able to leverage them to their full potential, and vice versa. Especially the…

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Unleashed VI

This edition focuses on IBM’s open cloud strategy and dives a bit deeper into the IBM SmartCloud Application Services services for DevOps and pattern based deployments.

Four steps to create kick-ass blog posts

In the three part series Eminence in the Social Age, authored by Katie Keating and myself, detailed the what is, why and how to of working on becoming the go-to person in your area of expertise with the aid of social media. This follow-up post extends the how to with additional tips and tricks for…

7 more IBM white papers on Cloud not to be missed

This year will be the year of hybrid – both hybrid IT and hybrid cloud – as well as the year that platform as a service (PaaS) starts to mature and bare fruits. As usual, at IBM we have a lot of valuable insight to share. This blog post adds seven more white papers to…

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Unleashed V

This edition focuses on what’s new in IBM SmartCloud Enterprise release 2.2 and IBM SmartCloud Application Services 1.0. You will find the link to an e-book “Cloud Services for Dummies” which is available at no charge and also discover how to do encryption in your images and find out what the differences are between IBM…

Eminence in the Social Age: How to… [3/3]

Now we’ve covered the what is (part 1) and why (part 2) of working on your eminence and how this reflects in the social age, we finish the series with the how to. We want to provide you with useful guidance on the different levels of engagement and practical tips and tools on how to…

A Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) perspective on Cloud Computing

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is a centre of network and information security expertise for the EU, its member states, the private sector and Europe’s citizens. In their report, published on February 14, 2013, they look at cloud computing from a Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) perspective.