Business transformation

Smarter Business Review stories about business transformation

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


Q&A: How open source is shaking up the IT landscape

Written by Camilla Sharpe | August 20, 2019 | Business transformation, Cloud, Open source

Open source software has become a critical player in the IT world, where 96 percent of commercial applications now include some kind of open source component. Open source technology gives users unprecedented freedom to tailor source code to specific needs and share new versions with other users. The results of this dynamic, open collaboration can ...read more


New research reveals DevOps hurdles

Written by Erin Poole | August 15, 2019 | Business transformation, Cloud, Digital reinvention

In the race to get to market, digital enterprises are using DevOps and cloud platforms to optimize software development pipelines. But while DevOps adoption is gaining ground, just 26% of respondents are using the practice across their organizations, and 45% are using it in some areas, according to a recent survey of 199 DevOps users ...read more


Application containerization, Part I: The silver bullet for enterprise digital transformation

Written by Dewakar Manickam | August 8, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Open source

After months of meticulous planning, business strategy iterations, acquisition of project funding and business approvals, and analyzing competitor portfolios, products and services, you’ve finally launched a great product — only to find out a competitor was ahead of the game. One of your customers requested a feature addition to a B2C application but it required ...read more


Healthcare analytics: Leveraging data as a strategic asset

Written by Dayna Sargen | August 5, 2019 | Business transformation, Healthcare

The global healthcare industry is experiencing fundamental transformation as it moves from a volume-based business to a value-based business. With increasing demands from consumers for enhanced healthcare quality and increased value, those in the healthcare industry are under pressure to deliver better outcomes. Analytics can provide the mechanism to sort through all the complexity. And ...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


The Smart List: Isbank builds a resilient future for its customers and the Turkish economy

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 23, 2019 | Business resiliency, Business transformation, Financial services...

The Smart List features the innovative stories of leading IBM Services clients and partners. View more client stories here. Isbank is no stranger to the cutting edge. The Turkish financial institution has grown to 1,357 branches and serves 20 million customers. But with growth comes growing pains. In 2013, a system-wide computer network outage knocked ...read more


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