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IBM SolutionsConnect: Technology leadership in the cognitive era

Zafar Anjum | June 6, 2016
Technology giant IBM organized a one-day thought leadership conference in Singapore and shared with its partners and customers the possibilities of exploiting disruptive cutting-edge technologies such as hybrid cloud, cognitive computing and blockchain to radically transform businesses for future success.

The answer to this "Multi-Speed" conundrum is Microservices, which involves the implementation of the SOA architecture to create small autonomous services that work well together.

"Microservices solve the problem of different teams working on different projects at different speeds. They allow IT teams to continue running like 'Steady Eddies' but let digital teams innovate and create new offerings," said Nulf.

Online retailer Gilt managed to improve productivity of its development teams which developed more than three hundred Microservices - since adopting the new approach, the number of services per engineer tripled, according to Gilt's CTO, Michael Bryzek.

Nulf shared that IBM offers a complete cloud platform for digital transformation - based on IBM API Connect, IBM MobileFirst and IBM Hybrid Cloud. Together, these ensure quality, rapid development, hyper-contextuality and cognitivity.

API Connect connects all stages of the API lifecycle - involving the Create, Run, Secure and Manage stages - promising an unparalleled, integrated user experience. 

 The IBM way to industrialise innovation

  • Use design thinking to create better user experiences
  • Launch of microservices with frequent feature updates
  • Adopt cloud-based delivery that make it easy to grow.
  • Leverage customer insight by connecting existing systems and data
  • Empower employees with real-time mobile analytics
  • Build an ecosystem of partners large and small. Eg. Run hackathons with partners to generate new innovative ideas.

(With inputs from Nurdianah Mohd Nur and John Tan)


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