C-Suite

The human side of automation

I’ve worked with manufacturing clients for many years, so I’m very familiar with automation that is often employed to perform mundane, repetitive tasks. The goal in these cases is to improve process quality and speed while optimizing resources. Or, to put it bluntly, automation is often used to replace headcount with faster alternatives. However, I’d […]

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Why microservices matter to you

To meet the changing demands of business, enterprise CxOs need to participate in the digital economy, and capitalize on new channels and sources of revenue. If they have not already done so, it may be necessary for them to revitalize their core systems, and put into place an omnichannel environment that leverages multi-speed IT. Unfortunately, […]

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Your Digital Reinvention journey begins here

IBM helps organizations fundamentally redesign processes, experiences and infrastructure to create new sources of value and drive greater efficiencies through Digital Reinvention™. Our consultants help you apply advanced technologies embedded with AI, automation and analytics to modernize enterprise IT infrastructure and optimize operations.

Why – and how – you need to begin your cognitive enterprise automation initiative.

Automation doesn’t threaten jobs; it enhances job satisfaction. While 98%1 of companies are already engaged in some form of automation, their staff needn’t be concerned that robots will soon take over their work. It’s estimated that fewer than 5%2 of jobs are fully automatable. Rather than fear automation, many employees are elated when it relieves […]

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What are microservices and why are they important?

With the continued, unrelenting expansion of customer, supplier and partner ecosystems, organizations are seeking better ways to strengthen engagement with them, and optimize their contribution to the corporate bottom line. Microservices enable digital leaders to meet the requirements of these constituents by quickly adding new functionality, making changes to and maintaining existing functions, and bringing […]

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Do you know what an astounding number of senior IT executives admit they’re doing wrong?

A recent research report revealed that 95% of enterprises consider innovation to be important. As a matter of fact, approximately 30% consider innovation essential to their future survival and growth. That being the case, what percentage of senior IT executives do you think would describe their current business practices as innovative? The answer is going […]

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Designing for compliance and control: Financial crime

Throughout global finance and payments, the structural burden of compliance and control in financial crime is forcing new approaches to organizational design. From the CRO to the CIO office, there is an increasing dialogue between financial institutions, governing bodies, regulators, process and technology operators to reduce detrimental impacts on business value chains, economies and international security. Designing for compliance and control, targets […]

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CIOs deal with Cloud, Cognitive, and Complexity to bring innovation to their organization

Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering a key note address to the Millennium Alliance, a gathering of CIOs and CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) from many of the world’s most successful organizations. I am always energized by the interaction with our clients on the magnitude of transformation they are undergoing, and the depth of […]

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The Intersection of Automation and Artificial Intelligence

The difference between automation and artificial intelligence I get this question a lot – what’s the difference between automation and artificial intelligence?    With so many technologies and trends, it’s easy to get confused.   As with most technology topics, there are opinions – think of the great debate on how to pronounce GIF!  With that as […]

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5 Keys to driving automation adoption

Despite the attention-grabbing headlines, suggesting the workforce may one day be replaced by an army of robots, the reality is more complex. Fewer than 5% of jobs are fully automatable, according to McKinsey – but most roles have the potential to automate a significant proportion of their activities. This is the case in IT, where […]

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Weather means Business: Weather Data as a Driver for Digital Innovation

The impact of weather on business is underestimated. As organizations are increasingly looking to external data sources to innovate and optimize their business, precise weather data sticks out as a unique source of competitive advantage. Across industries, leading players are using weather data to transform decision making and to enable new business models. ‘Data is […]

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Optimize Your Enterprise for Microsoft & LinkedIn Integration

The Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn will integrate Microsoft’s productivity tools, including Microsoft Office 365, with employees’ social networks. That’s not a small task, considering there are over 450 million LinkedIn members (Source: Statista) and 1.2 billion Office users (Source: Window Central). I believe businesses will be affected one way or another — and you’ll need […]

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Telecom and IoT: A Market Transition

In the last 10 years, Telecom operators have engaged with mixed results in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. An initial focus on developing technology offerings – with the emphasis being on sensor and networking solutions – has been followed by a number of point technology solutions: Connected luminaries and traffic lights in the smart […]

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