By Mathews Thomas
Are you facing challenges creating business process that require services from multiple cloud vendors with your enterprise? Wouldn’t it be nice to seamlessly integrate these services with large volumes of data you have to obtain key business insights?
Right now, cloud applications and services are single instances from one provider or vendor. IBM inventors have created a new technique that would make it possible to bring cloud applications and services into a single view to make it easier for business users to access these services and integrate them with in-house systems – for a single view of business operations.
IBM’s patent # 8,504,400 Dynamically Optimized Distributed Cloud Computing-based Business Process Management (BPM) System, helps combine the benefits of cloud services with in-house systems.
As users rely on cloud to help create new ways of connecting with internal colleagues, business partners and customers through mobile applications, social media and big data analytics, the operational complexities begin.
This approach will make it easier to not only manage business operations but also access, integrate and analyze data no matter where it is stored. Through a cloud marketplace, business users can identify cloud services based on specific project criteria and use these services at pre-negotiated prices so that the optimal cloud services needed are put to use tackling complex business processes.
IBM’s patent expands on IBM’s earlier Cloud Suites for the C-Suite announcement. Business users ranging from chief marketing officers, procurement leaders to sales and finance executives can gain a single view of operations, without having to toggle between information stored on the cloud and other in-house repositories.Underneath cloud apps, complex business processes integrating services and data running at multiple cloud service providers are required. For example, a retailer can tap social media data to analyze customer shopping habits and use multiple cloud-based services to identify the target segment, create real-time campaigns and execute special offers on different channels that can be changed on fly using cloud.
By distributing capabilities across multiple cloud providers and in-house systems, business users can transform their organizations with cloud. IBM’s new patented technique that seamlessly combines business process across the enterprise with distributed cloud services. This new technique provides business users a cloud marketplace of services to create complex business processes that run across multiple cloud service providers and the enterprise and effectively use the data distributed across the providers.
Delivering business management solutions in such a manner, through the cloud, levels the playing field for companies of all sizes affording them economies of scale, reduced costs, less financial risk and greater efficiency.