The Right Way To Do Exchange In The Cloud The Story of Exchange Server For the past decade, front office and back office systems, such as CRM, payroll, and document management, have gradually moved to the cloud. That change has been relatively seamless. But now enterprises are contemplating and executing the migration of once immovable major systems that have been ensconced inside the walls of the corporation for decades. At the top of the list is Exchange Server, Microsoft’s enterprise stalwart. With the introduction of Office 365 in 2011, Microsoft is encouraging businesses to shift core apps like Exchange, SharePoint
Cloud Infographic: 2013 Cyber Security Intelligence Index Based on daily monitoring of security for more than 4,000 clients, IBM has determined that DDoS attacks are on the rise. The average large company must filter through 1,400 cyber attacks weekly according to the IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index. But many organizations do not have the on-site expertise or the right IT skills and tools required to combat them. Also, many do not have an incident response program in place or rely on existing programs that are out of date, not regularly tested or recently updated to address the growing exponential threats.
IBM AWARDED 10 YEAR $1 BILLION FOUNDATION CLOUD HOSTING SERVICES CONTRACT TO ASSIST US DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR’S MOVE TO CLOUD COMPUTING AUGUST 14, 2013 — ARMONK, NY – IBM today announced it will work with the United States Department of the Interior (US DOI) as the Department embarks on a decade long transformation of their information technology (IT) systems to a cloud computing model. As part of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, valued for IBM up to $1 billion, the Department may use IBM cloud computing technologies, services and hosting as the foundation of their next generation infrastructure. IBM’s
IBM Announces a 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit to Deliver New Services The multi-billion dollar agreement will enable UniCredit to leverage innovative solutions and Cloud technology, gaining significant levels of efficiency and competitiveness ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Jul 2013: IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today a multi-billion dollar, 10-year agreement to transform the IT infrastructure that supports all of UniCredit’s commercial and private banking activities in Europe. As a result of this transformation, UniCredit will gain dramatic efficiency and flexibility with the introduction of new service models and a cloud-based infrastructure for its data centers. As a result, Unicredit clients would be able to
Why Morgan Stanley Is Wrong About Amazon Web Services In their research report published the other week, Morgan Stanley came out projecting that Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be on track to reach $22 billion in revenues by 2022. Although it seems that the financiers understand the magnitude of the paradigm shift and the impact it will have on existing IT incumbents, they seem to have missed some key dynamics taking place in the IaaS cloud market, leading to conclusions that could end up being way off the mark. Originally launched in 2006, AWS is the undisputed cloud pioneer. With
IBM to Acquire SoftLayer to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing in the Enterprise IBM to Form New Cloud Services Division ARMONK, N.Y. – 04 Jun 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest privately held cloud computing infrastructure provider. The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership position in cloud computing and will help speed business adoption of public and private cloud solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. “As businesses add public cloud capabilities to their on-premise IT systems, they need enterprise-grade reliability, security and management. To address this opportunity, IBM has built a portfolio of
Saudi Arabia Builds A Healthier Tomorrow With The IBM Cloud “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” - Gautama Buddha (563-483 BC), spiritual leader and founder of Buddhism. Cloud computing can bestow many gifts on businesses – cost efficiencies, performance optimization, mobility – but when it bestows the gift of a healthier future, that is the greatest gift of all. And this is what has led Saudi Arabia to embrace IBM’s cloud-based Public Health Solution. This is not the first time I’m writing about the significant synchronicities between cloud computing and healthcare. From two