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Daniel Diermeier: Brand stewardship and the role of the CIO

Daniel Diermeier, the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice at the Kellogg School of Management, is one of the country’s leading experts on managaing reputational risk. Originally trained as an applied game theorist, Diermeier’s teaching and research focuses on the interaction of business and politics, crisis leadership and reputation management. His most recent book, […]

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The data-driven enterprise demands a new kind of c-suite collaboration

The data-driven enterprise demands a new kind of c-suite collaboration [shareable] Organizations across many industries are driving growth and business performance with data and analytics. The more companies characterize themselves as data-driven, the better they perform on objective measures of financial and operational results. That’s not just big data hype; it was the finding of […]

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Create a culture of analytics

To truly obtain the benefits of analytics, companies must create a data-centric culture that reaches across the organization.1 Successful organizations are infusing analytics throughout their organizations to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimize outcomes. In its 2013 study, Analytics: A blueprint for value, the IBM Institute of Business Value found that 75 percent […]

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CIOs are moving from the back office to the front lines

Since its inception, the role of the CIO has always been in flux as technology capabilities and the needs of business are always rapidly changing. The number of CIOs who are responsible for providing basic IT services has increased, as has the number responsible for pioneering and engineering innovation.1 Although the basics will always be […]

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Use cognitive computing to build new kinds of organizations

Business leaders make thousands of decisions over the course of a year. Fortunately, we have more data, more evidence to help support those decisions than ever before. But the sheer volume and complexity of the information that could potentially inform a decision far exceed the analytic capabilities of the human mind. Imagine if some of […]

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Culture of security: New vocabulary

Adopting security policies across the enterprise What it means Cybercriminals motivated by financial gain, politics or notoriety will stop at nothing to penetrate enterprise networks and steal sensitive data. Their operations are well-funded and disciplined, often centering on employees or business partners of their corporate targets. Attackers patiently evaluate targets based on risk and reward […]

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Culture of security: Step by step

Adopting security policies across the enterprise Introduction Cybercriminals motivated by financial gain, politics or notoriety will stop at nothing to penetrate enterprise networks and steal sensitive data. Their operations are well-funded and disciplined, often centering on employees or business partners of their corporate targets. Attackers patiently evaluate targets based on risk and reward analyses, and […]

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Sahal Laher: Breaking down the barriers to omnichannel

Brooks Brothers is America’s oldest clothing retailer, an iconic brand known for its high-touch service and classic style. The ability to reinvent clean lines in a way that feels fresh and relevant is one of the qualities that has allowed Brooks Brothers to remain vibrant over its 186-year history. The celebrated look of “Mad Men,” […]

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Manage reputational risk and IT: Step-by-step

Protecting brand value from internal and external IT failures What it means Safeguarding corporate reputations is becoming significantly more challenging as digital technologies open access and blur boundaries. With technology a part of nearly everything a business makes, sells or services – and the primary means by which so many companies interact and transact with […]

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Manage reputational risk and IT: New Vocabulary

Protecting brand value from internal and external IT failures What it means Safeguarding corporate reputations is becoming significantly more challenging as digital technologies open access and blur boundaries. With technology a part of nearly everything a business makes, sells or services – and the primary means by which so many companies interact and transact with […]

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Michael Gutnick: Converting data into wisdom

Finding a cure for cancer is increasingly becoming a team effort that involves oncologists, medical researchers and data scientists alike. So says Michael Gutnick, CFO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, who, for the past decade, has overseen the hospital’s ambitious effort to build a national database of more than 1 million cancer patients to […]

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Patricia Morrison: Making the case for business analytics

As one of the largest healthcare-service companies in the world, Cardinal Health distributes medications, manages pharmacies, manufactures basic medical supplies like surgical gloves, and provides medical technologies and support services. Traditionally each business unit organized its data separately, presenting a major challenge when the company began using data to make better decisions on everything from […]

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