Shared Value vs Shareholder Value

Tradeoffs are an inherent part of strategic decision-making. Traditional organizational strategy’s focus is to deliver value to a single organization and its shareholders. Companies make decisions to leverage some resources (people, finance, natural resources or time) over others. Typically, value is measured from the viewpoint of that single organization rather than the ecosystem in which […]

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IBM Extends Consulting with New, Online Services

By Joanne Collins-Smee Today IBM launched IBM Global Business Services Online, a new capability that provides clients an easy-to-use service and a competitive price point to access IBM’s consulting services over the web. IBM is the first major IT consultancy to offer both new and existing clients immediate access to consulting capabilities and expertise.   We […]

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Insights for CFOs to accelerate growth in their organizations – Part 1

“Pushing the Frontiers”, IBM’s latest CFO study had more than 576 CFOs surveyed worldwide and many important patterns emerged when a comparison was made on their priorities today and with the ones cited in 2005. One such priority that stood out was the value they placed on information integration across the enterprise. The survey also […]

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Cognitive Consulting

Platforms such as IBM’s Watson will augment and ultimately challenge a portion of work currently done by management consultants. Much has been written about cognitive computing applications in industries such as healthcare, financial services and retail. The professional service industry is not exempt. In fact, it will be a driving force in its adoption. A […]

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Berman’s CES Annual Top 10 Trends for 2014

For the past 15 or so years, I’ve posted my annual review of the Consumer Electronics Show, where I discuss which innovations I think will hit big in the coming year – and which ones left me scratching my head wondering….why?  CES 2014 showcased more potentially disruptive innovations this year than ever before, as well as […]

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Cloud Computing Opportunities in Africa

Beneath African Clouds – Cloud Computing Opportunities in Africa Adnan Haider, Kirk-Dale McDowall-Rose and Pritesh Jani Question, what does a mobile application for tracking the fertility of cows have in common with an SMS based social network? Answer, they both represent what’s in store for innovation in Africa – and how the cloud can help. […]

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Why partnering strategies matter: How sourcing of business and IT services impacts financial performance

Today, leading enterprises are sourcing for more than just cost reasons. They’re partnering to innovate and to help them achieve the rewards of   financial out-performance. The financial services sector is no exception. What’s different for these companies is increased attention on agility  achieved through new business and operating models, and responding better by anticipating market […]

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Berman’s CES Annual Top 10 Trends for 2013

  Improved TV Everywhere or is it really Nowhere?   No, it is not even TV as we knew it!  It is video from the web or broadcast and it plays on a bigger better monitor!  It may be OLED and curve around itself so you can see from any...

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The Future of the IT Function

Technology, and business model innovation are sources of competitive advantage, but the advantages they confer can be short lived.  Organizations such as Dell and FedEx have demonstrated how technology and proc...

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Powerful partners: CMOs + CIOs = Front office transformation

In our Global Chief Marketing Officer Study , "From Stretched to Strengthened," CMOs told us they are unprepared to face the very challenges that they consider most critical to their future success: the data explosion, social media, channel and device choices,...

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Saudi Arabia – Why It’s Different to Dubai and Why It’s a Good Bet.

The oil rich state of Saudi Arabia is different in three significant ways. For a start – it’s big. Saudi has a huge land area of 2 million sq....

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Making the Business Case For Transformation

Business Transformation: Re-imaging The Case for Change Have you ever found it difficult to create meaningful business cases for implementing organizational change?  All too often transformation leaders and CIO's struggle with challenges when trying...

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