ADA at 30: Colleagues With Diverse Abilities Make Us All Stronger

Thirty years ago, three thousand people gathered on the lawn of the White House to watch President George H.W. Bush sign legislation that finally, after years of struggle, gave people with diverse abilities equal rights and access. With the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) on July 26, 1990, daily life promised […]

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Gender Pronouns: How Small Words Make a Big Difference

What’s in a pronoun? Does he, him, his not apply to every person who is perceived as a male? Or she, her, hers to a perceived female? In our non-binary world, they do not. For non-binary or genderqueer individuals, and those who relate to gender in a fluid way, to be misgendered can be a […]

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30 Years and Counting: Why IBM’s Environmental Report Matters More Than Ever

As we publish the 30th edition of IBM’s annual corporate environmental report, the world is in crisis: we are in the midst of a pandemic, a global economic contraction, and the heartbreaking persistence of racial inequality. In times like these, it would be easy for business leaders to neglect their responsibility for environmental protection, including […]

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Shifts in U.S. Consumers’ Preferences Amid COVID-19 Make Business Agility Essential

As we move through the pandemic, and states and businesses in the United States begin to carefully re-open, U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward life and work are continuing to evolve, according to new research from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). The IBV polled more than 18,000 U.S. adults in May and early June to […]

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Taking on Racism With Call for Code Employee Challenge

The events and reactions sparked by the recent killings in the United States are a reminder of the urgency of dealing with systemic racism. IBM is taking action and increasing efforts to ensure technology is used appropriately and productively to deal with racial inequality, beginning with an internal Call for Code Emb(race) Spot Challenge for […]

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Creating a New Path to Digitalization for the Mining Industry

In the current economic climate, many companies are naturally trying to work out priorities for their business strategies and decide how to best leverage opportunities as countries move into the recovery phase. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on digitalization and how it can help provide cost efficiencies, speed up delivery of products and […]

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The Supreme Court Decision Is a Landmark. Let’s Take the Next Steps Toward Full Inclusion.

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Monday, that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from workplace discrimination, was a watershed event for the LGBT+ community and our allies nationwide. For IBMers, it feels like the world is finally making progress on an issue we have been focused on for decades. Since 1984, when sexual […]

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Igniting the Dynamic Workforce in Your Company

In the rapid push to moving to remote work, we’ve seen digital strategies  accelerate by years – transforming their workplaces, workstyles, and business processes forever. Overnight, remote workforces put advanced environments of multi-device mobility, dynamic connection points and robust cloud-based apps that ease communication and collaboration. A new normal is emerging, led by the companies aggressively adopting cloud […]

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Lessons from Space May Help Care for Those Living Through Social Isolation on Earth

Since the Crew Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on May 31, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have been busy—according to their Twitter posts, even working over the weekend to repair the ISS treadmill. They likely don’t have much time to think about being lonely and cut off from life […]

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For the Decade of Ocean Science, We Need More Data

Close your eyes for a moment. With the world struggling with COVID-19, civil unrest, global political upheaval and environmental concerns, it’s tempting to imagine a place to escape to. But what comes to mind? When asked that question, many people imagine a place next to the ocean. It’s where we spend our holidays, where we […]

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Reopening the Economy: How AI Is Providing Guidance

As communities take various measures to reopen for business while reducing the risk of further COVID-19 outbreaks, navigating the recovery is daunting. It’s a historic juggling of public health considerations with the need to revive the economy. Business and community leaders are struggling to pilot through a dense fog. For us at Wunderman Thompson, a […]

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What Can Games Teach Us About Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is essential. But building a strong security culture is a struggle for many organizations. New processes and structures need to be created and adopted for securing users, data and applications—wherever they are, including in the cloud. That means managing change, training and persuading teams to do things differently than they have before. Increasingly, training […]

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