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Video chat: Top Predictions for Hybrid Cloud in 2015

At the beginning of 2014, stories rolled out touting hybrid cloud “as the Next Big Thing.” Is 2015 the year we drop the “Next,” and hybrid cloud becomes “The Big Thing”? On Nov. 20, we gathered cloud experts for a video chat, “Top Predictions for… Continue reading

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What I learned about Big Data at IBM Insight 2014

It seemed really far away in the year, but it finally came and flew by! I am speaking about IBM Insight—the Big Data Conference hosted in Las Vegas. I had the opportunity to attend Insight 2014, and I have to say that it was an… Continue reading

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How cloud can change your IBM WebSphere Portal Server experience

Cloud has a way of changing things for the better that you wouldn’t have thought could be improved. An IBM Cloud experience can show you the benefits of this new era in computing. IBM WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 and IBM Web Content Manager V8.5 are… Continue reading

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Things to know when switching from Oracle Database to IBM PureData System for Analytics (Part 1)

One aspect of my job is helping people who want to switch from Oracle Database to IBM PureData System for Analytics. They always tend to ask similar questions, so I thought I’d put together some things that I always go through. Most of the differences… Continue reading

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Extend the Linux partition and file system size in an IBM PureApplication System virtual image

You may be surprised, like I was, to find that cloning a virtual image and increasing the size of the disks in the image does not automatically make the additional space usable on a Linux system. There are additional steps that need to be taken… Continue reading

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Six questions from PureData

Six answers to common questions about IBM PureData System for Analytics

For me, the great thing about the IBM Insight conference in Las Vegas is the chance to meet clients and find out what they are doing. You can also meet with other IBMers and learn new stuff. There are a lot of general questions that… Continue reading

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