Journey to a Value Integrator

The 2010 IBM CFO Study found that one group of Finance organizations, Value Integrators, stand out by demonstrating the highest effectiveness across the entire CFO agenda. In particular, they excel at two capabilities: 1) Finance Efficiency brought about...

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IBM’s Public Sector video series: Strategies to Cut Costs and Improve Performance

This video, featuring Debra Cammer Hines, IBM's Public Sector Consulting Leader, is second in the thought leadership series from the group. Debra discusses IBM's Strategies to Cut Costs and Improve Performance report, which she co-authored along with fellow...

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10,000 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs and CHROs and counting… What did we learn?

Over the last two years, thousands of IBMers around the world conducted face-to-face interviews with a whopping 10,000+ executives. So what is it that they talked about?  1. Complexity, not change, is the major theme—a worry for most actually. Those that are...

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IBM’s Public Sector video series: Maria-Paz Barrientos on the 2010 CHRO Study

This new video, first in a series from IBM's Public Sector Consulting Leaders, features Maria-Paz Barrientos, IBM's Organization and People Leader for North America discussing the 2010 Chief Human Resource Officer Study . The recently released study provides...

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M&A and all its complications

When you talk about M&A, people always think it so complicated.  Many companies make it more complicated, and the ones that don’t often don’t fair well on the back end of a merger.   Why is that?  Maybe because M&A has so many moving parts, maybe...

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How social is your business?

As the world becomes more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent and the population continues to embrace social computing, today’s enterprises face the dawn of a new era – the era of the Social Business. Just as the Internet changed the marketplace...

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The top 10 trends from 2011 CES!

 Each new year brings not only new beginnings and annual resolutions, but the promise of new value and a better life enabled by technology, as demonstrated by the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Inevitably you have seen or heard coverage of the show...

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How Value Shifts in Digital Business Models

Consumption of digital content is now mainstream among younger segments, and older audiences are catching up at an astounding rate. With their “always on” devices, consumers are just clicks away from a virtually limitless selection of music, videos, games,...

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When it comes to M&A – How do you Measure it?

2010 was an interesting year in the world of M&A. Many companies elected to begin spending again and we saw both small deals take place, as well as a few mega deals. But as referenced in a recent Dealbook news article - what is really going on, is that...

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Unleashing collective intelligence within our own organization using BlogJams

Preliminary research conducted within our Strategy & Transformation consulting practice indicates there are five overarching themes driving change within our core clients: D igital Transformation - Addressing the opportunity of increasingly digitized...

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Senior HR Executives invade NYC – and not just for the Rockefeller Tree Lighting!

While New Yorkers and visitors were heading to the annual Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting on November 30th, I was headed to the Senior HR Executive Conference hosted by The Conference Board at the Waldorf Astoria. Though it felt as though the entire city was...

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Intelligence is not Intimacy

Customer intimacy, that Holy Grail of Customer strategy, has recently taken on a new reality with the proliferation of mobile broadband, social media & social networks, as well as the growth of customer analytics. But just knowing things about customers –...

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