Digital Transformation

IBM Consultants share how their clients are tackling digital transformation.

GDPR and protecting data privacy with cryptographic pseudonyms

Within two years, most of today’s cybersecurity technologies will be obsolete. Since the beginning of 2016, hackers have stolen more than 8 billion records — more than double the two previous years combined — and that doesn’t account for unreported intrusions. The current system of patches, firewalls and blacklists isn’t working. It’s no match for […]

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Netflix, Hadoop, and Big Data

Six rectangular tiles organized in neat horizontal bands define most of our days. These carefully curated images change with some regularity, as to not get stale, but only give the illusion that we have a choice of TV shows and movies to watch. They’re chosen for us. Netflix utilizes data to suggest shows to visitors. […]

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The progress of automation in the financial services industry

Working across a range of industries as I do, I’m always interested to get the perspective of a peer group on the way automation is impacting their own particular industry. So when I gave the keynote speech at the recent Millennium Alliance FSI event in Palm Beach, FL, I relished the opportunity to meet with […]

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This is not your grandfather’s automation

Automation isn’t new. But it’s changing. And what it’s changing into is going to alter your world. When automation was first introduced to IT departments, it was in the form of macros and code snippet generators that were intended to save valuable developer time. But developers love what they do, and what they do is […]

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What girl scouts can teach you about blockchain

Having trouble getting your head around how blockchain IT works and why it’s important for business? In order to help simplify things for you (and in the spirit of it being Girl Scout cookie season), let’s look back at a model that any former Girl or Boy Scout knows well: the fire triangle. The fire […]

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Let’s Talk Quantum Computing for Business

Learn More The business world is approaching a moment akin to the mainframe’s entrance into the modern office, except this time it’s the emergence of quantum computers. The exciting thing about quantum computers is that they work fundamentally differently from today’s computers. A classical computer makes use of bits to process information, where each bit […]

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Automation in Action

New digital business models have completely shaken the global economy. More than half the names of the companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared since the year 2000. It’s likely that in another decade many more will fall off the list –- whether they are transformed through mergers and acquisitions or replaced by new companies […]

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Integrating hybrid cloud for better organizational performance.

Success. It’s what you want for any project, cloud or otherwise. What one trait do you think successful organizations share in identifying cloud opportunities and implementing integrated solutions? More than twice as many high-performing organizations report fully integrating their cloud initiatives compared to low-performing organizations.1 It stands to reason that decision-makers who want to be […]

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The future of hybrid cloud: Driving innovation, efficiency and growth

Where we were, where we’re going In 2011, only a third of senior business leaders we queried1 said they had already adopted or planned to adopt the cloud. Fast-forward five years to 2016, and more than three-fourths of the executives described their cloud initiatives as already included in a coordinated program, or fully integrated with […]

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How cloud is helping reimagine traditional business models

In previous blogs, I discussed the importance of viewing cloud as a journey rather than a destination. Today, I’m going to discuss why this change in attitude is so important. I’m also going to reveal how cloud is being used by some innovators to redirect their focus to create new business models, new relationships and […]

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Transforming enterprise processes with microservices

Recently, AT&T announced that it is teaming up with IBM Services to use microservices exposed as APIs. The provider will use the APIs to transform and decompose large, complex, multi-functional legacy monolithic applications into smaller, highly reusable business functions that can be independently deployed. This is great example of a digital leader implementing a microservices […]

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Why many CIOs are taking a second look at cloud

As a CIO, you want your organization’s data to provide meaningful insights and predictive business models. You want it to be presented in a way that provides choice and control, knowledge, and sovereignty. And you want it to be stored with enterprise grade flexibility, scalability and security. How can you achieve these goals? With new […]

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