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Cloud Control in The Cognitive Business Era

In the Cognitive Business Era business leaders need to have a certain level of cloud control. They need to be able to quickly determine and request the development of new business capabilities. This means a little bit of experimentation and a lot of collaboration....

Simplifying Hybrid IT with Managed Services

“We don’t need help. We have plenty of people right here, who are more than capable of tackling these projects…” and you do. But until you can add more hours to each day, you are limited to the top three items on the daily to do list, not to mention the...

Multi-Cloud Strategy: Establishing Governance

Contributor: Meenagi Venkat, Vice President of Technical Sales & Solutioning, IBM Cloud Enterprises manage risk. It’s a business reality that applies as much to cloud computing as it does to finance, operations or marketing. To mitigate risk from data loss or...

World of Watson Highlights

Tom Mitchell here. I am the VP of Sales for Flagship Solutions Group. Flagship’s CEO, Mark Wyllie, and I attended World of Watson this week and I thought it was significant enough to share the attached with you, our customers. IBM’s vision is coming to be a...

7 Tips for Business Resiliency

Business resiliency is essential, however preparing for the worst, can feel like a daunting task. What are the chances of anything bad happening to your businesses? Pretty good unfortunately. Beyond natural disasters, data breaches and cyber attacks are becoming the...

Lock Down While Opening Up Your Cognitive Business

The Part of Cognitive Business That’s Changing Everything It’s no surprise that the Cognitive Business era is coinciding with the dawn of the Internet of Things. Data growth is enormous now, and IoT will usher in an age of everything from connected cars to service...

Announcing ITPalooza IoT Hackathon

REGISTER TODAY! Are you ready for the great ITPalooza IoT Hackathon? You are invited to bring your A-Game to the ITPalooza IoT Hackathon. This year the hackathon will be held at the Las Olas Campus of Broward College, Friday Dec 2 thru’ Sunday Dec 4. Winning teams...

Resiliency, Hybrid Cloud and the Perfect Storm

Building resiliency in hybrid cloud computing environments could be simpler than you think. Modern IT operations are undergoing upheaval, brought on by a perfect storm of internal and external forces. Is resiliency in danger in this environment or could it actually be...

Questions to Ask Your Cloud MSP

Not all clouds are created equal, and neither are cloud providers. A cloud managed services provider (MSP) should be flexible, offering you choices – of hardware, operating system and platform components – to align your cloud deployment with your business and workload...

Proud to be a Floridian – Hurricane or Not

Being a South Florida resident is something I take great pride in. Here are a few reasons why I am grateful to call Florida home. One, I love me a good Hawaiian shirt. You could say I have a few in my closet, but that would be about 30 shy of the truth. Two, I am a...

Hurricane Matthew Alert – Letter from Flagship’s CEO

As you are most likely aware, Hurricane Matthew is heading toward the US, slowly but surely. While at this point we don’t know its exact location for sure, it will have some impact on the East Coast (and possibly the West Coast of Florida). Flagship operates out of 8...

Purposeful IT Environments for the Cognitive Era

Your applications are unique; so why shouldn’t you be able to have a choice in where your various services run? In the cognitive era you’ll be able to have a choice in platforms, runtimes, and deployment models. The technology leaders of tomorrow will have to...

Vegas Was Hot, So Was The Tech At IBM Edge 2016

Blog Written By: Kevin Mort, VP Technology Services, Flagship Solutions Group So we just got back from Las Vegas, and the 2016 iteration of IBM Edge. Billed as a premier infrastructure conference, Edge provided its usual massive array of sessions covering everything...

Outsourcing Monitoring and Management

Blog Series: IT Perspectives by Jaqui Lynch In my earlier blog on managed services and outsourcing, “To Manage or Not to Manage – That is the Question,” I talked about the various options available in a managed services environment and mentioned that it...

SoftLayer – Don’t Let the Name Fool You

There’s Nothing “Soft” About This Cloud Heavyweight It’s time to consider SoftLayer. Your organization has heavy, complex workloads that may spike in certain seasons, and your business success demands high security and availability. Sound...

Innovate with Open Technologies

Open Technology – Not Your Father’s IBM There’s a tendency in the tech world to view IBM as a pusher closed technology ecosystems. We don’t blame you if this is what you think about IBM, but we’re here to say that in regards to today’s IBM, that perception is flat-out...

Database (I/O) Acceleration – It’s About Time

Blog Series:  About IT by Ed Turetzky In today’s demanding world, speed to get to the data is important. Most storage vendors talk about how much data they can access which is measured in a combination of IOPS or MB/sec. While that measure has some importance, the...

Performance Without Limits – IBM Cloud Event – Miami

Attend our IBM Cloud event. What does it mean to perform without limits? It means to go beyond what is expected and achieve the extraordinary. It’s the ability to harness innovation and knowledge to drive the “art of the possible” in order to achieve...

Hard Rock Stadium, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM: A winning team

Home to the Miami Dolphins, Hard Rock Stadium (formerly Sun Life Stadium) is a 65,326-seat stadium in the heart of Miami, Florida. The stadium also hosts the University of Miami football team, Orange Bowl and Super Bowl LIV, and features international soccer and a...

Enabling Hybrid Cloud Apps and Multi-Speed IT

Contributor: Kim Gajda, via Thoughts On Cloud With the evolution of the cloud, startups seem to have it easy. They come up with an idea, implement it on the cloud, and deploy continuously right away. For companies that have developed software for years, either for...

Boca’s Ballroom Battle Begins Tomorrow

Boca’s Ballroom Battle takes place tomorrow, Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club at 6 pm. All proceeds from this event benefit the George Snow Scholarship Fund. Amongst the eight brave souls from the Boca Raton community, who have...

AIX Sessions at IBM Edge, Lead by Flagship’s Jaqui Lynch

Are you going to IBM Edge 2016? If you are an IBM Power Systems user, or are considering becoming one, this is one event you can’t miss! Edge is an IBM conference featuring more than 750 sessions covering everything from becoming a cognitive business to deep...

Get What You Need With Managed Services

How do managed services fit into your organization? According to IDC research, the top 4 corporate imperatives of organizations today are as follows: Drive down operational costs Strengthen customer relationships Improve financial management Lead in product innovation...