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Cognitive Computing Transformation in the World of AI – Good or Evil?

From man-and-machine contests in Go game to machine (IBM Watson) beating human contestants mercilessly in Jeopardy not too long ago, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has become perhaps the most discussed technological topic in recent years. AI is not a single piece of technology but a collective set of disciplines and technology areas that delivers business […]

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Changing the Game

Do businesses have a shelf life just like the products they build and sell. In an industry like electronics where obsolescence is encrypted into the business DNA, it is hardly surprising that companies often find that technology, customers and business models have passed them by before they knew it. Sometimes the most difficult thing for […]

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Electronics Is Becoming A Software Business – Part 2: Why Is It So Difficult?

“Software is increasing in importance…yet, we don’t have the best practices, organizational structure and mature capabilities to leverage software to the fullest extent”, says a US-based office equipment manufacturer executive in an IBM Institute of Business Value interview. In the first part of this blog series, I explained through examples how software is changing every […]

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Electronics Is Becoming A Software Business – Part 1: Why Is Everyone Impacted?

“Software is eating the world”, as Marc Andreessen, general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen-Horowitz and co-founder of Netscape, put it. The value that customers perceive in products and services is increasingly driven by software. This is true for every company in every industry, but electronics industry is at the frontlines, and companies are […]

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Why digitally oriented future provides a new world of opportunities?

Technological advancements are the enablers of major business transformations over the decades. Mainframes, departmental and personal computing has transformed the back office of the organizations. Internet, social and mobile computing is now transforming the front office of the organizations. These technologies enable companies to get closer to the end customers to understand their purchase and […]

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Products are Dead – Service and Software are the new stars also for the Power & Automation Equipment Industry

In my previous posts (Industry Introduction) and here (Industry Landscape) I gave an outline and of our latest Point of View for the Power & Automation Equipment Industry and and overview of the industry landscape. Today, let’s discuss the Business Model Evolution of the P&AE Industry. In subsequent posts we’ll touch upon Impact of Emerging […]

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Semiconductor Companies: Why You Need Digital Marketing to Mine the IoT Opportunity

The simple reality is market forces are disrupting semi-conductor companies – which will result in a great many companies needing micro-electronics to add powerful features to their devices. These new market entrants will of course, predominantly use the existing group of providers, but we fully expect they will do it in new and more collaborative […]

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Avoiding fate – the Imminent Change in the Utility Industry.

When we look at the Energy Market, we see a number of developing forces that will markedly change – and disrupt the way we view the entire ecosystem.  Some are convergent technologies – such as Internet of Things, Microgrids and Transactive Energy, others are endpoint tech, such as smarter consumption – like Nest Smart Thermometer. […]

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Newer = Better? Updated Landscape for Power & Automation Equipment Industry

In my previous post (click here) I gave an outline of our latest Point of View for the Power & Automation Equipment Industry. As promised I will follow-up in the next couple of weeks with a deeper dive by section to share more of the insights that a team of IBM industry expert including my […]

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Session Preview: IBM Electronics Global Leadership Forum (#EGLF) in Shanghai next week

I am very excited to be attending IBM’s Electronics Global Leadership Forum in Shanghai next week.  As one of IBM’s three premier events of the year, this one is more focused on creating great conversations and dialogues with our clients – it’s very strategic.  This year is shaping up to be a very mission-critical agenda, […]

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Software: The Golden Opportunity for The Electronics Industry

The electronics industry is at the cusp of a connected, digital revolution that is driving the convergence of several industries including telecommunications, media and entertainment, retail, healthcare, and software. This industry convergence has profound implications and in-progress impact on the electronics industry that are changing the competitive dynamics and market structure of the electronics industry. […]

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3D Printing – Transforming The Supply Chain: Part 3

3D Printing – Transforming Service Operations By Leonard Lee July 10, 2013 In the second post of my series on 3D printing, we began to explore the benefit case for the Software-Defined Supply Chain (previously referred to as “Digital Supply Chain”) for the scenario of a service organization. Specifically, we looked at the case of […]

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