Thought Leadership

84% of Companies Fail at Digital Transformation

It’s true, and you can’t afford to be in that 84%. You’ve made digital transformation a priority in 2017, and it’s time to make sure your IT projects are truly transformational. Let’s look at some companies that have taken on digital transformation and succeeded. JD Williams A catalogue retailer in an online-shopping world, JD Williams […]

Thought Leadership

The Theme of 2017: Digital Reinvention

Are you treading water while hoping the next digital trend doesn’t put you out of business? Industries have shifted to adopt new models throughout time, and each shift embraces those who thought ahead while punishing the late adopters. Digital reinvention is the answer going into 2017. It’s not enough to digitize a process or two. […]


IBM’s Oracle Service Line Achieves Oracle Cloud Elite Status

I am thrilled to announce that the Oracle Service Line has achieved Cloud Elite status, the highest level of recognition in the Oracle PartnerNetwork Cloud Program.  There are only a handful of competitors that have also achieved this designation and it is an important milestone in our Oracle Cloud story. About Oracle PartnerNetwork Over the […]

Oracle ERP Cloud to JD Edwards (JDE) Integration

Accelerate your journey to Oracle Cloud transformation with IBM’s solution for Field Service Operations, using Oracle Procurement Cloud integrated with JD Edwards ERP. The solution is designed for companies with field procurement spend across a number of business units (BUs), suppliers, and products necessary to ‘maintain’ and ‘service’ field assets and install base. Companies struggle […]

Oracle ERP Cloud to Maximo Integration: Easy Entry with Low Risk

This is an introduction to an IBM solution for asset intensive industries such as Oil and Gas, EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Utilities, Industrial Manufacturing, etc. designed to help “Accelerate” their Journey to Oracle Cloud and digital transformation. Many asset intensive companies struggle with integration of ERP systems (Procurement, AP, Projects and G/L) into their […]

Building Blocks of a Digital ERP

An emerging Hyper Growth Digital ERP Market Place: Analysts predict Digital Transformation to be a $2.2 Trillion marketplace by 2020. This market is an integrated framework of technologies including Cognitive, Cloud, Internet of Things, Big data, robotics, mobility and a range of other emerging technologies. IDC also predicts the worldwide cognitive systems, content analytics, and […]

History Lessons From Automobile Industry Applied to the Cloud Industry

The early 1900’s saw the automobile industry awaken to a revolution of the car – a new product that would be used by the masses. Many saw the opportunity and jumped on the bandwagon. By 1908 there were more than 250 companies producing cars. Manufacturing cars was not an easy task.   Companies had to design, […]

The Future of the Cloud at Oracle Open World

The countdown to Oracle Open World is upon us!  This year’s conference theme is “The Brightest Minds Share Their Vision for the Future of the Cloud” and IBM is pleased to bring some of our brightest minds to share our vision on how Cloud is strategic to an organization’s Digital Transformation. IBM is pleased sponsor […]

Is Your Oracle Enterprise Ready for Digital Reinvention?

The ever-changing digital landscape has CEOs looking for better ways to connect with their customers.  Those CEOs who outperform do so because they pay more attention to their customers than their competitors. Customer experience is at the forefront of digital reinvention for Oracle enterprises, and IBM has centered its industry and cognitive solutions around this […]

Top 5 Reasons to Check Out #IBMatOOW

Last year I shared the top 5 reasons to check out IBM at Oracle Open World 2015.  The list was such a hit that I thought I would share the Top 5 list for Oracle Open World 2016! So why should you visit IBM at Oracle Open World? IT’S ALL ABOUT COGNITIVE! Win a CogniToy […]

Going COG · NI · TIVE (käg-n ə -tiv) with Oracle Cloud

  Oracle Open World 2016 (#OOW16) marks a new milestone for the IBM Oracle Practice with the launch of Cognitive digital Industry solutions on the Oracle cloud. As I interact with Oracle ERP clients, one of the questions that comes to me often is, “What does IBM’s Cognitive Solution have to offer for our Industry?” […]

Introducing Digital: How Cognitive Will Supercharge Your Oracle Investment

“A new technological era is upon us, one that marries digital business with digital intelligence. It’s what’s known as cognitive business.” – *Ginni Rometty This month, I got the opportunity to visit IBM’s Oracle Digital Transformation Center of Excellence in Kolkata, India. It was exciting to see the innovation and IBM’s Oracle Practice capabilities in […]

The Executive Forum – Going Cognitive with JD Edwards (Part 1)

No need to wait no more! Let’s go cognitive with JD Edwards! The Cognitive Era is here.  Some of you may be thinking that cognitive is just another IT buzzword like “Internet of Things” or “Cloud.”  Cognitive is defined as “concerned with the act or process of knowing and perceiving,” but what does this mean […]

IBM Wins JD Edwards Partner of the Year Award

I am pleased to announce that IBM has  been recognized with the  JD Edwards Global Partner Award for 2016 at the 7th annual Oracle JD Edwards Partner Summit in Broomfield, Colorado hosted from February 1st – 5th.  This year’s theme was “Thrive in the JD Edwards Economy” – for which IBM has truly demonstrated throughout 2015 and beyond. IBM […]

“Watson meets JD Edwards” – Welcome to the Cognitive Era for ERP

Are you ready for the cognitive era? If you have been following IBM’s Watson messaging you would be familiar with the story of  IBM Watson going head to head with Jeopardy Champs and winning or the more recent video ad of  Bob Dylan’s conversation with IBM Watson. As I reflect back on the recently concluded […]