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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How winning companies use cloud as a technology convergence platform

Technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and predictive analytics are causing massive industry dislocation. Visionary organizations are leveraging cloud technology to take advantage of them all. These organizations are a giant step ahead in the game, according to new research from the IBM Institute for Business Value. They […]

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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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The pivotal CIO: Strategic mandates and an urgency to transform

“Who needs a CIO?” The IBM Global CIO Study raised that question back in 2011. At that time, the usefulness of a centralized CIO role was under question, with technology being infused into every aspect of the organization as peer executives applied specific technologies to support their disciplines. However, the 2011 study revealed that CIOs […]

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How to Win the Race to Reinvent

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when […]

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How to Find Your Next Breakthrough

“Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And they’re beautiful.” — director David Lynch Entrepreneurs have […]

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How IBM is leveraging the power of RPA to speed up its procure to pay process

Key Points: IBM Procurement implemented RPA to automate a blocked invoice payment process that often required intensive manual intervention IBM was able to reduce manual intervention by 95 percent, and our blocked invoice resolution time has fallen from 32 minutes per invoice to 90 seconds per invoice Existing process experts were shifted to focus on […]

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What does artificial intelligence mean for your business processes?

Key Points:  To deliver next generation business process services and support the digitally reinvented enterprise, businesses need to embrace intelligent automation Artificial intelligence (AI) can now deliver personalized, end-to-end frictionless experiences that are outcome focused and easy to scale Learn about three cognitive solutions from IBM that are transforming the way finance, HR and procurement […]

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How one consumer goods company took advantage of design thinking and automation

Key Points: A design thinking workshop helped solve a consumer packaged goods (CPG) company’s challenges with its upstream order management process Robotic process automation proved a pragmatic approach to resolving process imperfections and driving down operational costs This scenario illustrates how implementing automation in one operational domain can impact the broader business Learn more The […]

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Secure your future with mainframe

When your company’s major investors ask you how safe their assets are, how do you respond? Do you have the right technology to keep them safe? Mainframe could help you answer those questions more confidently. While mainframe technology is nothing new, the latest generation is even safer and more cost-efficient. In fact, modern mainframes are […]

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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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