The connection between automation and obsession

If you’ve been reading analyst reports lately, you may have noticed that the discussion around business transformation is becoming more urgent. For example, we used to talk about “customer-focused” organizations, which gave way to those that are “customer-centric,” and today, we’re talking about companies that are “customer obsessed.” What’s next? Customer stalkers? Forrester has long […]

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IBM and SAP: Extending a partnership built on trust

When I talk to enterprises about their digital business strategy, it’s clear that there can be no one-size-fits-all approach to cloud. Companies have a broad spectrum of needs and want the flexibility to run their workloads across any platform without having to rewrite everything as they go. That’s why IBM has committed to a hybrid […]

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Creating good vibrations with app modernization

What do sleigh bells, bongos, empty soda cans, trains and a barking dog having in common with application modernization? To explain, let’s travel back to the 1960s. In 1966, the Beach Boys released their album Pet Sounds, which is often regarded as one of the most influential albums in the history of music. Pet Sounds […]

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Feeding the planet as the climate changes with rapid analytics on IBM Cloud

The latest climate research indicates that the planet might be warming at an even faster rate than previously thought. As extreme weather events such as droughts become more common, it’s becoming more difficult and costly for farmers to irrigate their fields, making crop failures more likely. The current world population of 7.3 billion is expected […]

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Data management and Kubernetes come together in IBM Cloud Private for Data

In addition to the short-term benefits of IBM Cloud Private for Data — a data management platform built on Kubernetes with support for Db2, MongoDB and Postgres databases — General Manager for IBM Analytics pointed to the long-term effects in an article at Container Journal this week. As IT organizations continue to take advantage of […]

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Buzz Radar Cognitive Command Center makes insights actionable with IBM Watson

Marketing departments have long abandoned instinct and survey-based marketing favored by the mad men of old. Marketing has evolved to a point where it is extremely sophisticated and complex, generating huge volumes of data from many different sources. CMOs increasingly have to work with CTOs to understand and wrangle this data to deliver effective strategy, […]

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Reducing bullying with AI-powered WatsomApp on the IBM Cloud

Bullying is a serious issue in schools around the world, and the growing popularity of social media can make it harder than ever for victims to find safe spaces. Bullying can lead to low self-esteem, isolation and depression. Even though its effects are very serious, bullying goes unnoticed by a student’s parents and teachers for […]

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Enable your smarter business with IBM Cloud

Think about the last time you traveled on an airplane. The airline’s cloud played a critical role in your experience, from the app you used to book your flight, to checking in at the kiosk, to the on-demand notifications that told you where to pick up your bags. Today, your cloud strategy needs to be […]

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Benchmark your readiness for a GDPR-compliant world

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data regulation going into effect, we recently wrapped the latest GDPR Summit in London. Almost 500 attendees across most industries attended three parallel tracks of GDPR focused activity: GDPR program, HR and sales, and marketing. I was honored to give the keynote with my IBM colleague Jonathan […]

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5 things to look for in an RPA provider

If your IT team doesn’t know what to look for in an RPA provider, chances are you won’t make the ideal choice. This could mean your team misses out on some crucial IT advantages. Robotic process automation (RPA) has exploded in popularity as a way of automating repetitive business tasks, enabling workers to focus on […]

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Automated platform for processing workers’ compensation claims runs on IBM Cloud

Workers’ compensation insurance covers employees who get injured at work and lose their ability to earn income. Typically, the employer agrees to pay an injured employee so they are not personally financially affected because of something that happened while they were working. What that means, though, is the compensation is also high in comparison to […]

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Working with IBM, OSRAM embarks on a multicloud strategy to enable transformation

OSRAM is reinventing light. In 2016, the company, whose history dates back more than 100 years, divested its LED and traditional lamp business to focus on the digital future of light. Be it with laser light for automobiles, increased security thanks to iris recognition or intelligently connected lighting, OSRAM is transforming light into more than […]

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