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IT is a business unit, and it is transforming industries

IBM Systems Lab Services

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 ...read more


The best kept secret of IBM POWER8: Simplified remote restart

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

IBM Power Systems have a well-established reputation for putting data to work across a business. Power Systems are built with open technologies and designed for mission-critical applications, and numerous organizations around the world have come to rely on them. Today, I want to share what I think is one of the best kept secrets of ...read more


Where to find trusted advice for your IBM i

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Are you looking for support on your IBM i installation? Or perhaps considering IBM i for the first time? Maybe you’re wondering how to find experts with the practical experience to guide your business toward the next step in its digital transformation. As a senior technical staff member and the leader of several client advisory ...read more


Reimagining IT infrastructure for the cognitive era

IBM Systems Lab Services

There’s an old entrepreneur’s adage: “The pioneers get the arrows and settlers get the land.”   In today’s connected economy we are seeing pioneers get the land and settlers end up paying the rent! We know that the new connected economy is real and that all businesses are going digital.  This shift is changing how people, ...read more


CIO influence and counsel

IBM Systems Lab Services

Across the globe, there are major business schools that educate CEOs, CFOs and COOs on how to effectively operate businesses. Their work is recognized as pivotal and influential for the success of companies. Consider, however, the importance of Chief Information Officers (CIOs). CIOs must also be visionaries, innovators, business leaders, technology managers and increasingly: catalysts ...read more


What is your IBM Systems innovation destination?

IBM Systems Lab Services

The sailboats sweep across the harbor, commuter ferries and water taxis drift by, the “T” subway and buses run like clockwork and cabbies and app drivers speed around the historic city of Boston. All have destinations. Having a destination implies a beginning and an end. I would argue that most goals or projects in IT ...read more


Improv and IT: A recipe for success

IBM Systems Lab Services

My kind of town… Chicago is where I landed for my next appearance at an IBMTechU Comes to You event. As a New Yorker originally from the Chicago ‘burbs, I immediately made a beeline for my favorite Chicago hot dog and Italian beef restaurant, then found my way to the historical and factoid-filled Palmer House ...read more


IBM technical events and a “non-techie” – curiosity matters!

IBM Systems Lab Services

Curiosity matters at events, especially at technical training opportunities. But that doesn’t mean technical events are only for data scientists, engineers or developers. Join me on a recent day at IBMTechU Comes to You event in San Francisco, California and get a glimpse of what awaits at our hands-on IBM technical events. Can non-techies attend ...read more


IBM Power Systems job board opens the door to opportunity

Academic initiatives, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers...

For many colleges and universities, Spring generally marks the time of year for commencement ceremonies. For graduates, it can also signify the start of their job search. Thus, this is the perfect time to shine the spotlight on two valuable resources available to IBM Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) members: a job board for entry-level ...read more