Design for cognitive business

Machine learning paves the way for creative business decisions

Business leaders require the ability to make fast, accurate predictions and exploit new insights on demand. Consider a financial institution. Timely, accurate predictions could identify a fraudulent transaction before it completes. What about an insurance company? The ability to predict based on customers’ driving records could help with setting competitive rates. In a support call […]

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Is your organization undergoing a hybrid cloud evolution?

In the last few years, cloud computing has evolved considerably, motivating CTOs and other IT leaders to rethink their enterprise cloud strategy. They want to modernize their IT environment and shepherd their organizations along a path to digital transformation. Besides reducing costs, they also need to consider whether a cloud infrastructure is efficient and flexible, […]

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Building trusted relationships one transaction at a time

People have exchanged goods and services for centuries.  Over time those transaction-based relationships have evolved and spawned a full supply chain discipline, often with multiple trading partners involved. The result: complexity. And complexity can introduce opportunities for discrepancies, disputes, fraud or corruption. These various issues become more prevalent as complexity increases, because not everyone within […]

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Trailblazing blockchain innovation

With the advent of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, businesses are drawn to the promise of reducing time and cost and increasing trust in payments and transactions. Financial institutions in particular have been taking a serious look at blockchain. Organizations ranging from banks to the London Stock Exchange are taking innovative approaches to blockchain solutions […]

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Cloud computing: Journey or final destination?

CEOs often see a public cloud platform as a journey’s end — a goal to be attained as soon as possible. The reality for CTOs, however, is far more complex. Many enterprises have existing IT infrastructure, applications and data that need to be taken into consideration, particularly when the value of a hybrid cloud becomes […]

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Why blockchain is good for business

You’re probably hearing a good deal of hype these days around blockchain and how it is the technology behind the bitcoin cryptocurrency. But is blockchain technology something you should have on your radar? The answer is an emphatic “yes.” Not only is this technology advancing rapidly, but blockchain also offers a new way of implementing […]

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Insights on data and CTO challenges

A conversation with an IT social influencer During InterConnect 2017, we spoke to industry thought leader and prominent social influencer Craig Mullins, president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc., about his perspective on the challenges faced by today’s CTOs and the growing complexity of data. Mullins has an extensive background in data and database […]

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Five must-haves for an enterprise-ready blockchain platform

No business operates alone. Regardless of your industry, your business is part of a large, diverse network of organizations and individuals, from parts suppliers and financial services firms to distribution partners and customers. Traditionally, all transactions and contracts among these network participants have been recorded in independent ledgers. But reconciling these various views can be […]

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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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