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…

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.

Hybride cloud als basis voor een cognitieve wereld [NL]

Initiatieven op het gebied van kunstmatige intelligentie en de API-economie zijn kansloos als daarvoor de juiste basis ontbreekt. Uiteraard kun je als bedrijf of CIO vanuit je bestaande IT-landschap stappen zetten, maar dat is de moeilijke weg. De weg naar succes is bottom-up: via cloud (IaaS, PaaS en SaaS), mobiele technologie, de juiste user experience…

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…

Clouds en compliance – zo gaat het samen [NL]

Originally appeared on IT Executive.nl on January 13, 2016 (in Dutch). Bedrijven profiteren graag van de mogelijkheden van cloud-technologie. Lagere kosten en meer flexibiliteit, wie wil dat nu niet? Maar risico’s als dataveiligheid en compliance blijven bestaan, vooral bij de publieke clouds.

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…

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…

Eminence in the Social Age: Why… [2/3]

In part one of this series we have explained what eminence is and why we have definitely entered the social age. This second part details why eminence matters, to advance your career and grow your knowledge. Learn why eminence in the social age matters, to you personally and to businesses around you, again with great…

2013 Cloud Prediction Wrap Up

It’s mid December, so everyone who’s anyone creates their own list (a bit of sarcasm here.) Naturally I created mine, but with a twist: I created a list of the 8 IBM white papers on cloud computing not to be missed which of which the content will transcend to 2013 and beyond. But maybe two…

8 IBM White Papers on Cloud not to be missed.

The new year is approaching so it’s “create your list” time so it seems. In my blog post Big Data “as a Service”, featured on The Atlantic, I stated that “Insight + Hindsight = Foresight”, so I’ll take a different approach to making my own list here.

Beware of Fake Clouds!

Featured on Wired Insights on January 8, 2013. You’d think that by now, the term cloud computing started to be used in 2008, we’d all know what it’s characteristic are and how it’s consumed and delivered. This however does not seem to be the case, even though there are some great recaps out there. Just…