Business

CMOs have a new marketing mandate

If ever there was a time for Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) to take center stage, it’s now. According to the new Global C-suite Study from the IBM Institute for Business Value, market factors surpassed technology as the most important external force impacting C-level survey respondents’ businesses. As more companies adopt foundational digital technologies, these become less […]

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CIOs: The role has become more than meets the ‘I’

The role of the chief information officer (CIO) is getting harder. CIOs must anticipate and build for the future while responding to the pressures of the current business environment. With increasing numbers of organizations putting IT at the center of their strategies, CIOs are playing key roles in everything from driving culture change to creating […]

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IBM Services and Wired Present: Six Degrees of Automation

 LEARN MORE ABOUT IBM AUTOMATION No choice we make is small nor do occurrences take place disparately. We are all connected in some shape or form. An event that occurs in Bangladesh can have a ripple effect that changes the way people live in Canada. What you eat for lunch could alter a distant coworker’s […]

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Finance leaders are unlocking the potential of digital

Finance is the critical component to help the enterprise capitalize on the new digital environment. How? By providing the insights, forecasts and foresights to support the enterprise in making strategic decisions. The CEO looks directly to the CFO to understand the anticipated financial impact of new business models and operational changes in an uncertain business […]

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Seven strategic considerations electronics executives should be talking about

Starting this week, the newest gadgets will glisten in all their glory at CES in Las Vegas. While the latest curved TV is beautiful, the IBM Institute for Business Value would like to focus on strategies that can help your business before your feed is filled with shiny objects. We have one of the richest global […]

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Artificial intelligence can elevate the human workforce to meet challenges of the future

From the invention of the mechanical weaving loom at the start of the Industrial Age to the debut of personal computers in the Information Age, people have typically been more hesitant than eager when faced with rapid technological change. In retrospect, it seems laughable that society would view such transformational advances with skepticism. Technological revolution […]

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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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Business trends change faster than executives can prepare

It has become something of a cliché to hear that the pace of change in business continues to accelerate. Yet based on the evidence from thousands of in-depth interviews with senior executives for the Global C-suite Study over the course of this year, it’s apparent that there is some truth to the claim. At the […]

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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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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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The risk of disruption is a regional phenomenon

Nearly half of the more than 7,000 executives we’ve surveyed so far for the IBM Global C-suite Study report little to no disruption in their industries. At first, this finding surprised us. Now, we have a possible explanation for it: Some regions seem to be more affected by disruption than others. If you operate mainly […]

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Alternative payment options threaten to unsettle the business world

As alternative payment options such as PayPal and Google Wallet gain popularity, they also are climbing the list of the C-suite’s top concerns. The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) has tracked global industry trends through its ongoing series of C-suite studies since 2003. Our latest research, which we will publish in 2018, shows that […]

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