This is a guest post written by Adam Gunther and Ruth Taylor of IBM, originally published on the IBM Bluemix blog here.
Cognitive Business. Another buzzword? No. Businesses are working hard every day to differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace. The path to differentiation is harnessing the world’s data and turning these data into insights on which you can take action. This is the path to digital intelligence – the next evolution of the world’s digital journey.
There is a common challenge. How do I find the time and resources to drive my transformation to a cognitive business? No one is handing out blank checks for innovation. CIOs are challenged to cut costs while achieving growth. Successful CIOs need to balance optimization with innovation.
IBM Bluemix helps strike this balance. Unless you are a start-up, you have existing applications. While sometimes you build net new apps, other times you may lift and shift an application to the cloud or simply leave it where it is and leverage services from the cloud, like Watson. Bluemix provides a suite of services and tools to help you from various entry points:
Developing for each entry point brings specific challenges, including the choice of development languages and tools. IBM Bluemix and Apprenda have partnered to make it even easier to move, develop or augment workloads for the cloud by making .net support available on Bluemix.
Customers face the challenge of not only how to build cloud native .NET apps, but also the challenge of how to cloud-enable their existing .NET app portfolio. Microsoft .NET developers and organizations with large portfolios of existing .NET applications benefit in multiple ways:
Watch Apprenda’s Michael Michael, Director of Product, show how to get started:
Don’t wait – get started now!