Cloud Computing IBM 15.6.2010

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I participated in a cloud computing seminar at IBM Finland in June 2010. The themes discussed were:
  • smart traffic systems
  • smart oil fields
  • smart food
  • smart health care
  • smart energy grids
  • smart retail
  • smart supply chain management
  • smart countries
  • smart weather
  • smart cities and communities
  • smart wellness management
  • smart planet
We’ll have one trillion connected devices by 2011. The cloud can be used to connect software, hardware and services into pre-integrated systems. Resources are virtualized to automate service management into standardized service entities.  The cloud delivers services over the Internet regardless of location. They are scaled to meet the needs of the users.
  • The cloud means moving from customized to configurable
What does the cloud mean for IT enabled businesses?
  • less technology shifting
  • easy to change business models
  • virtualized
  • standardized
  • automated
We’re able to do more with less to ensure high-quality services. A breakthrough of agility and reducing risks at the same time.  The customer controlled cloud service promises with appropriate technology, functional cloud services, and consulting to enable best possible user experience:
  • IBM promises that it should be easy to get started
  • Go to service through portal pages
  • Flexible pricing
  • We pay for usage time
  • Integration of services
  • Workflow automation
  • Reduced maintenance cost
  • No need to depend on peoples hands-on services
IBM delivers:
  • deployment
  • consumer support
  • management
  • optimization
  • design & construction
  • quality assurance
  • security
  • lifecycle support
What more does it mean?
  • strategy
  • workload adaption
  • delivery model
  • architecture
  • business case support
Who gets benefits?
  • industry
  • cities and municipalities
  • health care
  • education
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