7 Reasons to Adopt Cloud Hosting

Many benefits of moving to the cloud are more obvious than others. However, the obvious benefits only scratch the surface of the business advantages you can achieve from adopting the cloud. Whether using a private, public, compliant or hybrid cloud model, the hidden benefits of the cloud can help your business advance over your competitors and gain or retain the status of a market leader in your industry. Download the document below to learn more.
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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Cloud

Cloud computing is not a new concept having evolved over time and adapted to new technologies and business challenges. Until recently, cloud technology has been somewhat unknown outside of IT teams. Today, cloud computing has gone mainstream for both personal and business use for such things as computer backups, file sharing, email, mobile applications, and more. Learn more about today’s Cloud, the benefits and trending applications across all sectors of business. Download the document below to learn more.
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DevOps in the Cloud: Accelerating Time to Business Value (Part 3)

In an age where there’s an app for everything, reducing the amount of time from ideation to deployment can deliver a real competitive advantage. For many organizations, the adoption of agile methodologies and DevOps practices have changed the way that organizations view IT and development teams, and have yielded measurable results and proven ROI.

This TechBytes series takes a quick dive into three areas of DevOps – an overview of methodologies; testing approaches; and automation of release practices – and delivers actionable advice on how organizations can best turn DevOps into bottom-line value.

About the presenter:

As an offering manager for IBM’s Continuous Testing portfolio, Marianne Hollier brings her nearly 20 years of testing, quality assurance, and quality engineering experience to shape and define the test automation and service virtualization offerings that IBM brings to market.

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DevOps in the Cloud: Accelerating Time to Business Value (Part 2)

In an age where there’s an app for everything, reducing the amount of time from ideation to deployment can deliver a real competitive advantage. For many organizations, the adoption of agile methodologies and DevOps practices have changed the way that organizations view IT and development teams, and have yielded measurable results and proven ROI.

This TechBytes series takes a quick dive into three areas of DevOps – an overview of methodologies; testing approaches; and automation of release practices – and delivers actionable advice on how organizations can best turn DevOps into bottom-line value.

About the presenter:

Eric Minick, leads the product management team to identify the path forward for our continuous delivery offerings at IBM, and shares that vision with their clients.

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DevOps in the Cloud: Accelerating Time to Business Value (Part 1)

In an age where there’s an app for everything, reducing the amount of time from ideation to deployment can deliver a real competitive advantage. For many organizations, the adoption of agile methodologies and DevOps practices have changed the way that organizations view IT and development teams, and have yielded measurable results and proven ROI.

This TechBytes series takes a quick dive into three areas of DevOps – an overview of methodologies; testing approaches; and automation of release practices – and delivers actionable advice on how organizations can best turn DevOps into bottom-line value.

About the presenter:

As IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO, DevOps Technical Sales and Adoption, Sanjeev Sharma is responsible for leading the worldwide technical sales community for DevOps offerings across IBM’s portfolio of tools and services, working with IBM’s customers to develop DevOps solution architectures for these offerings, and for driving DevOps adoption.

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3 Challenges of Moving to a Cloud-Based Infrastructure

Moving applications and services to the cloud means you’ll be offloading some daily tasks and maintenance, and ideally saving time, space and money. But remember that those SaaS or hybrid cloud apps still belong to your organization and are still part of IT. When there’s downtime or slowdowns, users will still be coming to IT’s door to get help.

Don't get caught unprepared! Download this guide to learn about 3 major challenges you'll face as you move to a cloud-based infrastructure.

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7 Steps to Getting Your API Architecture Right the First Time

As a best practice for solution delivery, a strong API strategy can drive a whole landscape of opportunity for IT managers. This paper draws from data collected by CIC and many customer discussions to highlight the most pressing API issues facing IT teams.

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  • Why you need an API strategy
  • Tips to avoid common pitfalls and barriers to compelling APIs
  • Ways to foster new ecosystems
  • The value of connecting back"
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Why IoT Needs a Data Integration Strategy

One of the exciting areas of the IoT is its potential to change how we engage with technology and transact business. The move to IoT is providing unprecedented access to data that either didn’t exist before, or was too complicated and expensive to collect. While the Machine to Machine (M2M) era focused mainly on the challenges of connecting devices, the IoT era concentrates on the opportunities presented to businesses who use connected data. This data can provide valuable context for business processes. By collecting and analyzing IoT data, groups within an organization can increase efficiencies with services such as predictive maintenance and route optimization. It can also improve the customer experience by supporting new service experiences such as omnichannel retail and smart home applications.
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Application Performance Management for App-Driven Businesses

Software applications are essential in today’s business environment, where internal and external services are delivered across mobile, social, collaboration, and cloud technologies. Application Performance Management (APM) is strategically important for companies that need to ensure the performance and availability of business-critical software applications -- if an application has problems that impact customers, a business can lose revenues or incur damage to its brand.

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12 Reasons You Don’t Need to Monitor Your Apps

Still wondering what all the application monitoring hype is about? Read more to find out all the reasons why you still don't need to monitor your apps, no matter what everyone else says!

  • You already know your application is doing great and everyone loves it.
  • You can't even remember your last outage; It was probably before you were born.
  • All those nasty messages on Twitter about your app are just people being silly on the Internet.
  • APM provides no real value to you or your business: it's about as informative as tabloid magazines.
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Office 365 Provisioning Demo

Microsoft is making a massive push to the cloud. As a result, Office 365 is taking off. But in its complexity, Office 365 is unlike any other cloud app. Often this causes impactful deployment delays. Instead of relying on legacy tools Microsoft gives away, learn to remove the identity barriers for your Office 365 migration while building a foundation from which to launch your entire future cloud strategy.

This on-demand webinar discusses:

  • The basic identity management requirements for an Office 365 deployment
  • Microsoft’s existing identity management tools
  • The role of identity management in building a diverse cloud strategy
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Okta Directory Integration – An Architectural Overview

This May 2016 Forrester report explores a landscape in which organizations in every industry are moving from cloud adoption to cloud creation and participation.

For most companies, Active Directory (AD) or LDAP and plays the central role in coordinating identity and access management policies. Directory integration typically serves as a "source of truth" for user identities, and it provides access control to on-premises resources such as networks, file servers, and web applications. A byproduct of the transition to cloud applications is the proliferation of separate user stores; each cloud application typically is rolled out independently and therefore has its own unique database of user credentials.

Read this whitepaper to learn how Okta eliminates the pitfalls that come with trying to build and manage multiple on-premises active directory integrations yourself.

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Why Choose Okta vs. ADFS?

You're moving towards Office 365 and you want true single sign-on for users. You also want to ensure authentication is directly tied back to the policies and user status in Active Directory. With Okta's lightweight agent, you can minimize your on-prem footprint as you move to the cloud. Zero servers and on-prem software to deploy, update and manage means lower TCO.
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Office 365 Adoption: Identity and Mobility Management Challenges

Microsoft made a massive push to the cloud in 2014, and as a result Office 365 is taking off. We’re seeing it in how Okta customers are using Okta to connect to Office 365 in increasing numbers. However, Office 365 is unlike any other cloud app in its complexity, and it is best for IT to plan and deploy solutions around identity and mobility management in concert with their Office 365 rollout to get maximum user adoption.
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