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. Continue Reading »
By Jonathan Batty
Urbanization is a global trend but one with unique urgency in Africa with some cities expected to grow by as much as 85 percent in the next 15 years. As the pressure on city systems increases, IBM’s new Africa research lab is researching solutions which address interconnected urban issues such as public safety and human mobility.
According to government estimates, traffic costs Nairobi US $600 000 a day. In an effort to tackle this growing problem, IBM has partnered with Kenyan internet service provider AccessKenya, to develop a pilot solution to enable Nairobi commuters to use their mobile phones to get advice on driving routes through the city depending on estimates of traffic congestion. Continue Reading »
By Nataraj Nagaratnam
With IDC predicting that by 2017, the U.S. Federal Government will quadruple from $2 billion next year to nearly $9 billion in what it spends on cloud computing (mostly on private cloud), the topic of cloud security is going to quickly become the center of attention in Washington D.C.
Though the government has established some early security certifications like the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) and the Federal Risk and Authorization management Program (FedRAMP) to give agencies guidance on security, there will be a heightened need to go even further as agencies move mission critical workloads to the cloud. Continue Reading »
By David Garrison
For most people, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a relatively small university in the midwest.
However, this institution has a scope and reach that leverages industry on a global scale. As such, we are committed to training young professionals with the most relevant skills possible that will help them secure high-value jobs upon graduation. These days, that starts with training them in the latest skills in cloud computing.
But it wasn’t always this way.
Until recently, if someone mentioned “the cloud” to my students, they might have looked to the sky. Today, many now understand that cloud computing architectures are the foundation for big business around the world. But it’s more personal than that. Continue Reading »
By Richard Silberman, Writer/Researcher, IBM Communications
For the past four years, Yu Deng has had her head in the cloud – working on nearly 20 cloud computing inventions for which she has filed or received patents. An IBM Master Inventor and researcher in services analytics and knowledge management, Deng is lead or co-inventor on innovations that will make cloud computing easier, more accessible and more affordable.
Deng’s work at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center, in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., is helping define a new type of cloud service delivery model and propel cloud computing into the future. One of Deng’s key ideas, which is up for patent, would help make catalog management flexible and extensible over the cloud. Continue Reading »
By Mike Grandinetti
From start-ups in Silicon Valley and New York City, to entrepreneurs in India and Africa, the world is witnessing an unprecedented rate of innovation.
For many of these young companies cloud is the technology and strategy behind their inventiveness and the keystone to enabling them to take advantage of the insights, collaboration and scale of things like Big Data, social and mobile.
But they’re not deploying any old cloud. For the majority of companies we work with, cloud solutions based on open standards are the leading development platforms. The reason: open standards enable them to scale in the future and avoid the high costs and technical limitations of vendor lock-in. Continue Reading »
By Sanjay Rishi
As I glanced at the date on my smart phone this morning, I couldn’t help but feel that the years were getting shorter – or, that time is simply moving faster. I often hear this same sentiment from family and friends, coworkers and, more frequently, from our clients. And we all know why.
With the convergence of mobile, social and analytic technologies, organizations simultaneously face their greatest challenge, and their greatest opportunities. And among the crowd of technologies, cloud computing is fundamentally changing the landscape of business and IT, and represents a transformation as profound as that created by our smart phones over the last handful of years.
In the beginning of the cloud movement, most CIOs viewed the technology as the latest in a series of fads or “next big things” that create a lot of buzz, but eventually just get integrated into the existing model. CEOs and other line of business leaders were neither aware nor curious about the long-term implications of cloud. Continue Reading »
By Scott Megill
The U.S. healthcare industry is undergoing a major transformation as it prepares for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For many organizations, one answer to the disruptive shift in how patient information is delivered and shared is cloud computing.
The U.S. spends over two and a half times more on healthcare per person than most developed nations in the world. To make healthcare affordable, though, the Federal government envisions cost savings through automation, information sharing, and embracing a new level of intelligence to improve patient care – going well beyond the current state of paperless clinics and digital record-sharing between providers. Continue Reading »
By Scott Burnett
Despite an impressive track record of pioneering technology, today’s consumer electronics industry finds itself in the throes of a of massive transformation, driven by the proliferation of Internet-enabled devices that offer new intelligence and connectivity rivaling the ubiquity of electricity.
The tectonic shift is compelling electronics companies to search for new and sustainable growth opportunities as they set course to ride the next wave of the Internet of Things. The solution for a growing number of companies lies in the increasing possibilities of data analytics and cloud computing. Continue Reading »