internet of things

Three ways to align IT with business priorities

IBM Systems Lab Services, Workload & resource optimization

How does your organization view IT? As a competitive business differentiator or merely a necessary cost? Why align business and IT Why worry about business and IT alignment? The short answer is: technology shifts influence every aspect of today’s businesses. According to the Global C-Suite Study, CEOs say technology is the chief external influence on more

Closing the data quantity – data insights gap

Digital technologies are rapidly emerging as disruptive forces for businesses across a range of industries. In retail, for example, digital is fundamentally changing the way consumers communicate, collaborate and choose products and services. To win in their respective marketplaces, IT leaders need to find fresh ways to be relevant with tech-savvy customers, partners and employees more

Top five New Year’s resolutions for CIOs

Again, we find ourselves on the precipice of a new year, facing the prospect of making resolutions for 2017. CIOs are no different; they resolve to hone in on measures that will add business value to their organizations. Here are some New Year’s resolutions for CIOs to consider for 2017. 1. Work as closely as more

Travel and hospitality: IT for the demanding holiday season


Welcome to the end-of-year holiday season — a time when savvy businesses in the travel and hospitality industries can transform hectic consumer behavior into gift-wrapped opportunities. But making those opportunities sparkle takes an understanding of changing customer expectations, optimized mobile experiences and cloud-driven strategies that can handle the seasonal frenzy. And frenzy is often the more

Cognitive business transformation at IBM World of Watson

Internet of things

A version of this piece originally ran on the IBM Events Tumblr. Want to hear more from Paulo on this fascinating topic? Don’t miss his session this Monday at World of Watson. What are you most looking forward to at IBM World of Watson this year? “To share with clients how they can become architects more

Every blockchain session at World of Watson you can’t miss

Blockchain, Internet of things

Blockchain, the digital ledger for online transactions, is quickly moving from conceptual tests to real-world applications. This has all happened very quickly, in the last year alone. Check out this WIRED article on some of the rapid advances. There are more opportunities to play with, experience and learn about blockchain than ever before. In fact, more

Fueling the next generation of cognitive business

Flash storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

When we speak of performance, the only performance that matters is the one applications and users experience. Cognitive applications, big data analytics, mobile and social systems of engagement and hybrid cloud architectures all offer powerful new solutions for business. But they also increase expectations for IT infrastructure performance. IBM has responded with a comprehensive portfolio more

Architect the customer experience in today’s API economy

In today’s digital economy, business and technology leaders are taking the challenge head-on to be competitive in the market.   The main challenge: pushing innovation to the edge, and allowing everyone in the organization to innovate while still protecting brand and design for long-term sustainability.   How do you remain innovative by bringing the latest app or more

Modernizing data management with MongoDB and IBM POWER8

Power servers, Power Systems

How is your organization modernizing data management? One of the most compelling, popular ways is with Database as a Service (DBaaS) solutions. It’s easy to understand why–DBaaS starts by reducing the time to procure and install database infrastructure like MongoDB Enterprise Server, and it also makes it much easier to centralize security control, ensure high more