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Smarter Business Review stories about AI

Collaborative business planning harnesses the power of the global supply chain

Written by Saif Rivers and others | October 10, 2019 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise, Process optimization

We’ve written a lot about how new technologies are building a better supply chain. But technologies such as AI, IoT and advanced analytics can only achieve their true potential if all parties within the supply chain network are working together. Even the smallest, most well-intentioned decisions made by individual stakeholders can cause catastrophic failures in ...read more


Enterprise container platforms, Part I: Why IT leaders are embracing the microservices revolution

Written by Juergen Loeb | October 1, 2019 | Application modernization, Open source

I used to think of container platform services as an evolution of existing virtualization products; just a new way to provide access to infrastructure resources. But the more time I spend with these technologies, the more I see them as catalysts, quickly revolutionizing the way we consume and deliver IT services. Now I believe that ...read more


AIOps is a game-changer for hybrid multicloud management

Written by Rebecca Hardy | September 20, 2019 | AI, Cloud, Manage cloud

Modern business is well on its way to cloud. A recent IBM Market Development & Insights (MD&I) study found that 89 percent of organizations expect to increase or maintain their number of cloud providers over the next two years, while the use of managed cloud services is expected to triple. But there’s no way around ...read more


R.I.P. data governance: Data enablement is the clear path forward

Written by Dan Sutherland | September 11, 2019 | Business transformation, Cognitive enterprise, Process optimization

Let’s be clear — we do not intend to bury data governance, but rather to place it within the context of a more comprehensive approach: data enablement. The goal of data governance — ensuring the quality of an organization’s data across the data lifecycle — is noble enough. But the processes involved often end up ...read more


8 envy-inducing traits of the future workspace

Written by Matthew Johnson | August 22, 2019 | Automation, Cognitive enterprise, Digital reinvention

Most conversations about the future of work underscore two key considerations — user experience and the technology that enables it. For good reason: Technology increasingly factors in when it comes to where people want to work. A January survey by IBM’s Market Development & Insights division found that 74 percent of participants view the ability ...read more


Cognitive solutions creating closer relationships with banking customers

Written by Dayna Sargen | August 14, 2019 | AI, Automation, Financial services

The financial environment is changing quickly. The world in which banks make money by converting short-term savings to long-term loans is disappearing. To succeed, banks need to sell a more diverse set of products while maintaining a close relationship with their customers. Laurent Prud’hon, head of the Cognitive Factory team at Crédit Mutuel, says artificial ...read more


Is it time for my company to jump on the composable architecture bandwagon?

Written by Kevin Jackson | August 12, 2019 | Automation, Cloud, Manage cloud

Composable architectures are quickly becoming a feature of the modern enterprise. In its Hype Cycle for I&O Automation 2019 report, Gartner suggests particular benefits of composable infrastructures in “use cases where infrastructure must be resized frequently, or where composability increases the utilization of high-cost components.” Why composable architecture? Composable infrastructures deliver compute, storage and network ...read more


4 steps to get your cloud migration off the ground

Written by Rebecca Hardy | August 1, 2019 | Application modernization, Cloud, Journey to cloud

There’s no doubt about it: To meet customer needs, stay competitive and avoid disruption, businesses need to move to cloud. And they’re making progress. According to a recent survey, 33 percent of enterprise workloads and applications are currently in a cloud environment. This is expected to increase to 57 percent in the next two years. ...read more


The cognitive era is now. How connected is your business?

Written by Dayna Sargen | July 31, 2019 | AI, Cognitive enterprise

Cognitive building blocks are shaping current and  future technology within the analytics and cognitive computing domains, including big data, cognitive computing and data science. Every day, cognitive solutions are helping global enterprises produce smarter processes, that lead to smarter decision-making and innovative thinking which equates to doing smarter business. It means doing more with less ...read more