Consumption-based Models Are Easy, But Managing Consumption Economics Is Not

Business and technology leaders have been well-trained in the digital economy to perceive the world through the eyes of a consumer. Consumers’ day-to-day lives revolve around easy-to-use, consumption-based, pay-as-you-go platforms: Whether we’re watching a movie or TV show, listening to music, arranging transportation or planning a trip, it’s becoming less necessary to own a physical […]

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Mainframes: A Legacy to Discard or a Key Asset for Core Modernization?

“I predict that the last mainframe will be unplugged on March 15, 1996.” This forecast, made by former InfoWorld editor in chief Stewart Alsop in 1991, proves more highly exaggerated with each passing year. Mainframes continue to run inside many of the world’s largest companies, including banks, retailers, insurance companies and airlines, supporting their daily […]

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Overcoming Common DevOps Challenges to Gain Full Productivity Benefits

DevOps has ushered in a new era of agility, with diverse teams working collaboratively, sharing knowledge and responsibilities, and quickly delivering products and services. However, as competition increases amid demand for continuous process improvement, it’s not enough to just “do DevOps” – businesses need to unlock the full potential of their DevOps ecosystem. For many […]

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It’s Time to Prepare for the Smart Workplace

We’re all increasingly interacting with smart technology at home. My 4-year-old daughter learned to say “Hey, Google” before she could operate a mouse. As Amazon Echo and Google Home devices start to pervade millions of homes, consumers are growing accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant to book appointments, send emails or check […]

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10 Ways to Succeed with a Microservices Architecture

Amazon can make crucial changes on its e-commerce platform in seconds. Tesla can upgrade your car while you sleep. What digital unicorns can do in minutes, traditional companies might need months. The lightning-quick capabilities of born-digital businesses aren’t just the result of following a unique development methodology; they’re also possible because they’ve got a flexible, […]

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Applying a ‘Voice UX-First’ Mentality to Enterprise Apps

Almost every other consumer product today is enabled with a smart voice UX such as Alexa.  From audio/video receivers, Blu-ray players, electric switches and lightbulbs, to refrigerators, microwave ovens and TVs, smart voice assistants such as Alexa are ushering in the era of smart devices and appliances. This transition to voice UX-first interfaces has begun […]

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Cloud-as-Code: A Key Ingredient for Achieving Cloud Nirvana

While consumers increasingly expect IT systems that deliver anytime, anywhere, enriched experiences, as well as competitive pricing, businesses of all types are hurrying to meet these demands, digitally. But to be truly digital, they must achieve IT capacity at scale, agility with speed, and innovation at a reduced cost. Getting there means that underlying applications […]

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Demystifying the Role of Governance in AWS Cloud Operations

As more and more businesses tap into the infinite capacity offered by the cloud, two concerns increasingly require their attention: operations and governance.  This is particularly true with powerful cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, whose agility, speed, elasticity and innovation are made available on easy-to-use models, thus offering tremendous capability, along with […]

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