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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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Organizations are reinventing their businesses with AI

A gap is emerging between companies that have embraced artificial intelligence (AI) and those that have not. Early adopters are using AI to rethink and reinvent their enterprises, positioning themselves to discover innovations that were once unimaginable. Those that haven’t yet leveraged AI are missing out on insights and opportunities that could help transform their […]

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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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Who’s blazing the blockchain trail in your industry?

Hundreds of potential blockchain use cases are emerging in many industries, leading to large investments in smart contracts that involve money, health records, property records and supply chain data. Leaders across industries say blockchain could bring solutions that would disrupt current business models and create new ones. How are organizations reacting to this new technology […]

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Companies ignore the threat of disruption at their own peril

Industry disruption is here to stay according to research institutions, top analysts and the business press, but many C-suite executives (CxOs) beg to differ. Almost half of the 6,000 CxOs we’ve surveyed through June as part of the IBM Global C-suite Study say their industry is experiencing little to no disruption today. If disruption really […]

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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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Finance leaders are stepping into the cognitive era

Pressure on chief financial officers (CFOs) to enable enterprise agility and help their businesses make better decisions is intensifying. Finance organizations must now proactively manage business growth and risk. Cognitive computing can help CFOs improve operational efficiency and create the potential for faster profitable growth. According to surveyed chief executive officers (CEOs), finance is one […]

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Blockchain Explorers are breaking away from the competition

As boundaries between industries continue to blur, new leaders are emerging: the Blockchain Explorers. They are far more open to new possibilities and experimentation. They have the capacity to learn fast and the capability to move even faster. And if past performance is any indication, they’re poised to break away. Who are the Explorers? Researchers […]

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Disruption is a well-known threat, but some organizations are still unprepared

Executives have heard many warnings about the threat of disruption. Yet some organizations appear to be doing little to prepare for a more dynamic, uncertain future. And they may be paying for it in lost opportunities and lower revenue. The IBM Institute for Business Value is exploring how organizations respond to the threat of disruption […]

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CxOs set their sights back on traditional targets

Two years ago, a new phenomenon was dominating the minds of CxOs the world over. One executive from the US transportation industry described it succinctly as: “The ‘Uber syndrome’ — where a competitor with a completely different business model enters your industry and flattens you.” Many other business leaders professed the same fear — that […]

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Data as a Service

Big Data unlocks more information than traditional storage approaches can – relational, file stores, streaming, document repositories, unstructured and enterprise repositories all available from within the ‘data lake’ (a Big Data construct where many different types of data reside). It also enables the democratisation of analytics, whereby business users (without formal data management training) use […]

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Minimize the risk and cost of Occupational Fraud…THINK Data Monitoring & Analytics

Are you confident that your organization’s policy and compliance programs proactively identify risks across your enterprise? Or do you believe that your industry or business is immune to such risk? Weak or ineffective policy and compliance programs can open the door to risks and more specifically, Occupational Fraud — an employee’s misuse or abuse of […]

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