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5 tech buzzwords every business leader should know

Love them or loathe them, buzzwords are everywhere in IT. Technology changes, and suddenly, new buzzwords pop up in the IT lexicon. But understanding the actual technology behind the buzzwords — and how it can bring value to your business and your clients — can help to keep you on the cutting edge of the […]

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Making a case for cloud computing

My wife, who is home for the day, just informed me that her IT department moved their email and home directories to the cloud.  Previously, the company’s access policies were so restrictive that she could never see this information offsite.  As I reflected on what this change would mean to remote users, I wondered about […]

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How to make sure your IT project succeeds

The sad reality is that most IT projects fail, far exceed budget or are completed well behind schedule. As CIO reported in 2016, 55 percent of IT professionals say they’ve had a project outright fail. But why? We need to understand why so that we can figure out how to improve the success rate. In […]

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Unlock hybrid clouds at InterConnect 2017

Today, having a hybrid cloud strategy doesn’t set you apart.  What does is being able to create business value by taking advantage of hybrid cloud. With unmatched scalability, security and reliability, IBM z Systems provides the foundation for modern and agile services needed by organizations today.  By taking advantage of offerings that simplify the management […]

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Breaking the barriers of platform virtualization for SAP HANA

Now more than ever, businesses need to move beyond traditional enterprise IT boundaries as they transform. This means delivering new levels of customer service, integrating partners and providing relevant, actionable insights out of all available data. Clients making the digital transformation with IBM and SAP frequently find they achieve maximum business value with solutions that […]

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The value of enduring leadership

True leadership isn’t something that’s here today and gone tomorrow. True leadership endures. Choosing solutions from a team that has demonstrated leadership over years of industry turnover can greatly reduce risk. It also increases the chance that the heart of your business will still be beating tomorrow morning. This is the real value to our […]

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Architecting infrastructure for the cognitive era at IBM Edge 2016

Designing, building and delivering intelligent infrastructure requires thinking differently about IT architectures. Architecting these systems means selecting the right technologies optimized for new workloads, considering the placement of data where it’s needed and when it’s needed, and delivering through cloud platforms. For IT leaders tasked with building infrastructure for the cognitive era, IBM is devoting […]

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The vision of FlashSystem leadership

Gartner just released its annual 2016 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays report.  As in 2014 and 2015, IBM FlashSystem was named a leader in the solid-state array (SSA) marketplace. IBM FlashSystem has been placed in the Leadership quadrant every year since the inception of the SSA Magic Quadrant Report. I believe such consistency is rooted […]

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IT is a business unit, and it is transforming industries

In a recent education session, my colleague Lisa said that IT is a business unit. As I nodded in agreement, I suddenly had an OMG moment (that is, a moment of revelation). I realized that not only is IT a business unit; IT is increasingly a revenue-producing business unit. Technology transforming business Most people agree […]

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