transformation

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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Loneliness in the aging population affects society and the economy

Loneliness often isn’t recognized as an important health, societal and economic challenge. That must change. Research has shown that it can lead to health complications such as heart disease and dementia. But it can have equally serious social and economic consequences. And the aging population is especially at risk. Loneliness in the aging population will […]

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Digital era brings new wave of customer experience lessons

Today’s customers can be disappointed after just one click, making customer experience more complex — and more important — than ever. Changes that come from digital customer experience impact not only customers, but also companies’ strategies, processes, operations and employees. The IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 1,400 companies and 6,600 consumers to better understand […]

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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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3 top reasons banks adopt hybrid cloud

If banks are reticent to fully embrace the power of hybrid cloud, they may be missing out on getting closer to customers and outflanking competition. The latest IBM Institute for Business Value report, “Tailoring Hybrid Cloud for Banking,” reveals the three top reasons banks are adopting hybrid cloud — and why bankers think they’re important: […]

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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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From insight to action: Make blockchain work for you

Blockchain isn’t the tool of tomorrow; it’s the tool of today. Industries already are reimagining business models with this technology. Leading organizations have rolled out commercial blockchain solutions, and many others are following suit. Those who haven’t started investing in it risk falling behind their competitors. The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) is publishing […]

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Watch the webinar: Future-Proof: Your Insights

Trying to help your organization build a competitive advantage from data and analytics? Looking for new ways to innovate? Are you considering the role of Chief Data Officer to do this, but not sure what the role does or how it achieves business value? Hear from two CDOs about their role in the second of […]

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Top 3 tips on how to wrangle us Millennials

I used to think the term “Millennials” was only used to describe the generation that takes pictures of every meal, has personal transportation on-demand and smartphones cemented into their palm. But after watching the Future-Proof: Your Boardroom webinar, I now know this group of 19 –30 year olds—myself included here—are actually being defined by the […]

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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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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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The Road to a Smarter Enterprise: Six Principles for Successful Transformation

 This is the golden age for business transformation. The Great Recession forced organizations to jettison unprofitable business lines, dramatically cut costs, and reinvent themselves in radical ways to remain competitive. Firms of all sizes have launched...

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