Chief Financial Officer

Cloud and cognitive are revolutionizing financial technology

What if cognitive technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, could personalize your investing experience? What if an investment scenario offered a simple but complete picture of how to reduce risk while achieving higher returns? Could games, or more precisely “gamification,” help you achieve critical investments insights that offer the promise of long-lasting value? […]

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Do cloud managed services make financial sense for your business?

With cloud-enabled applications and infrastructures, the approach that most businesses use to make financial investments in IT is undergoing a dramatic change. Gone are the days when IT budgets were closely held by CIOs. Today, leaders from other departments exert influence over IT decision making. Now more than ever, companies are demanding a clear understanding […]

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Blockchain and the third trust revolution

Blockchain has the potential to sweep away the central trust authorities of governments, banks and corporations as  I discussed in my previous post. Why? Because blockchain enables virtual communities to re-create the person-to-person trust of small villages and societies at a global scale. Ancient societies were based on the idea of personal trust: I trust […]

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Trust revolutions and the need for blockchain

In my previous post, I outlined what makes blockchain a transformative technology. It builds trust in data and business networks, which makes it the latest part of a long history of trust as the basis for economic transactions. People trust each other based on personal knowledge. I trust you because I know you and what […]

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4 characteristics that set blockchain apart

I speak to lots of customers who are using or thinking of using blockchain. Depending on who you speak to, blockchain is either a new power poised to change the way we do business or the latest IT hype. I believe blockchain has characteristics which mark it as something transformative, perhaps even more transformative than […]

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Are managed services the best financial choice for your business?

In the old days, many IT employees used a simple gauge to assess the financial viability of their technology decisions: is there enough money in the budget? Today, as chief information officers embrace the role of “strategic service broker” to the business, the organization must have a better understanding of how technology decisions impact the […]

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The economics of hybrid cloud

Many businesses adopt hybrid cloud because all workloads are not the same. There are times it makes sense for security and governance concerns to place workloads in a private cloud. When the organization must be accountable for customer data, it may find that that private cloud enables its users to track and govern data more […]

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United States of Cloud saves states millions of dollars

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, state and local governments are embracing the cloud. In all, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) finds that 20 percent of states are now investing heavily in cloud computing, according to their 2014 survey. And these early adopters are saving significant taxpayer dollars. In Iowa, for […]

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AIX in a public or private cloud – IBM Managed Services does both

In an era when CIOs are ever more cost conscious, required to support more customers on stagnant budgets, cloud managed services can control costs for AIX-based application environments.  In this post, I examine the traditional IT approach to customer support as well as a cloud managed services approach, which can provide tremendous benefits. The traditional […]

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