David Leaser

10 December 2014

Harnessing the power of Big Data: Where do you begin?

Harnessing the power of Big Data: Where do you begin? A new IBM certification may help! By David Leaser A new article in Forbes magazine is titled, “Why Big Data Is The New Natural Resource.” The article, written by Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President, Information and Analytics at IBM, makes the point that, if we […]

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19 November 2014

Top 20 Tools People Use to Learn: The results of a new study may surprise you

Top 20 Tools People Use to Learn The results of a new study may surprise you By David Leaser At last year’sIBM Insightevent in Las Vegas, I had the good fortune to meet withMarcia Conner andIBM’s Global Skills Initiativeteam. Marcia (@marciamarcia) is a thought leader in skills development andthe author ofThe New Social Learning(Berrett-Kohler/ASTD),Learn More […]

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4 November 2014

The Need for Speed: Data-driven companies are winning the race!

The Need for Speed: Data-driven companies are winning the race! By David Leaser A new study of more than 1,000 business and IT executives from more than 60 countries revealed four transformative shifts affecting the fast-paced digital marketplace: 1) Organizations now realize a return on their big data investments within a year: Most organizations (63 […]

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23 October 2014

IBM launches new Big Data & Analytics Certification at IBM Insight 2014

IBM launches new Big Data & Analytics Certification at IBM Insight 2014 Big Data & Analytics represents a new era in data exploration and utilization, and IBM is uniquely positioned to help clients design, develop and execute a successful strategy. IBM has taken the lead developing a Big Data & Analytics certification specifically designed for […]

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9 July 2014

Is It Time to Create Your Own Cloud Academy?

Use the Cloud to Improve the Skills of Your Team By David Leaser Everything is moving to the cloud – and for good reason. Cloud computing can reduce costs, conserve resources and foster collaboration. But how is it affecting the way we learn? The Cloud is quickly redefining leading academic institutions, helping unite disciplines, students, […]

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15 May 2014

New Video: Value of Training

  NEW Video: The Value of Training We’ve created an overview video to quickly show the value business leaders can achieve with a focused skills development program. Based on industry information published in the new document, “The Value of Training,” the 90-second video provides statistics which are startling, including: The World Is Facing a Talent […]

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17 February 2014

The Fresco Fiasco: Is Knowledge Enough?

An historic fresco in Spain was ruined after a parishioner with good intentions attempted to restore it Elias Garcia Martinez’s ‘Ecce Homo’ (left) in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Zaragoza, Spain had deteriorated (center) over time from moisture damage. A parishioner’s restoration (right) destroyed the fresco. Photo: Centro de Estudios Borjanos By David Leaser […]

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21 October 2013

The Social Imperative in Workforce Skills Development

Today’s hyper-connected world fundamentally changes how people engage with each other. Digital, social and mobile spheres are quickly converging – connecting customers, employees and partners to organizations and to each other. As a result, employees are beginning to be empowered as part of open, less rigidly controlled organizations.i The demographics of the workforce are also […]

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