Why improving strategic agility is good for business

Written by Anita Karlsson-Dion and others | July 22, 2019 | Cognitive enterprise, Process optimization

Modern enterprises must transform faster to keep up with changing market conditions. They must improve their strategic agility by marrying enterprise data and human talent to find opportunities to improve their processes. Companies need help innovating to find new efficiency in their operations — at speed and at scale. Agile innovation is the key to ...read more


Intelligent workflows 101: Putting talent first in the Cognitive Enterprise

Written by Tina Marron-Partridge | July 19, 2019 | Business resiliency, Cognitive enterprise, Process optimization

In many industries, the in-demand skill sets of today did not exist a decade ago. Think natural language processing, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI). Leaders surveyed for the 2018 C-suite study rated investments in human capital as the number-one factor impacting organizational performance. As the rate of change accelerates, the Cognitive Enterprise  (IBM’s vision ...read more


Storage vault: The rise and fall of the floppy disk

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 18, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention

By 2025, worldwide data is expected to grow to 175 zettabytes. Translation: 175 trillion gigabytes. That’s a staggering number by any standard — and likely unfathomable in 1967, when a team of IBM engineers led by David L. Noble began work on a project that would change computing forever. For context, 1967 was the same year the ...read more


Major automotive company plans to double production with multi-vendor support

Written by Erin Poole | July 16, 2019 | Automotive, Business transformation, Multivendor management

The Smart List features the innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients. View more client stories here. With over 94 locations and 11,000 employees across India, Volvo Eicher needed multi-vendor support to fuel high-availability IT operations and user productivity for its entire supply chain — not a simple task. Now, with modernized support in place, ...read more


Co-creating innovation with real partnering: A smart path to digital transformation

Written by Dayna Sargen | July 15, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise

In this ever-evolving technology landscape, companies across all industries face the difficult, yet necessary task of constantly trying to balance the right technology resources, knowledge and competencies that will prime them for growth and success. As new technologies emerge, it is even more challenging for companies to attract and find the talent with these new ...read more


CIOs set new benchmarks for managed cloud services providers

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 11, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Manage cloud

Hybrid cloud is quickly becoming the norm, and CIOs bear the bulk of the responsibility, especially as it moves IT to the very heart of the organization. It’s a precarious position—disruption can easily result in lost business and damage to a company’s reputation. With the stakes so high, many organizations seek managed cloud services to ...read more


How Forrester sees digital workplace evolution

Written by Henry Cipriano | July 9, 2019 | Application modernization, Cognitive enterprise

In 2007, Forrester predicted the PC market would grow beyond its then-standard, two form factors: laptops and desktops. As we know, the prediction came true. Today, enterprise computing devices have not only grown more diverse and numerous, but IT teams also struggle to keep up. Taming the complexity while satisfying the needs of employees requires ...read more


Cognitive cost takeout: The emerging role of AI in banking

Written by David Turner | July 8, 2019 | AI, Automation

Executives are excited about artificial intelligence. According to Venture Beat, 90 percent of C-suite executives say that AI is the next technological revolution. Financial services firms have already embraced AI for risk assessment, customer care and cognitive digitization, but Forbes notes that 51 percent of companies cite cost reduction as the primary benefit. How do ...read more


The Smart List: Whirlpool turns up innovation with managed SAP on cloud

Written by Erin Poole | June 25, 2019 | Application modernization, Cloud, Manage cloud

The Smart List features the innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients. View more client stories here. Whirlpool Corporation knows a thing or two about innovation. They’ve helped make consumers’ lives easier for over a century. To power more innovation and scale, Whirlpool Corporation sought to migrate their SAP workloads in four geographies to the ...read more