COVID-19

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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A Day to Recognize and Honor the Vital Role of Nurses

Compassionate care is a big part of what we do as nurses. Our job has always been to help both patients and their families. We listen to questions and concerns, explain details of treatments and procedures, and lend support in many other ways. We have extensive skill sets in the health sciences, as well as […]

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The Crisis and Beyond: How to Cut Costs Intelligently

Because of revenue declines from the coronavirus pandemic, 25 percent of all global public companies could run out of cash in the next six months—unless they make a smart intervention. Preserving cash is, therefore, a huge imperative. But so is planning for the post-pandemic business world. I’m a strategist for IBM Global Business Services, which […]

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Adapt to Survive: COVID-19 Is Forcing Resilience in the Electronics Industry

We’re witnessing Darwinian effects in every industry, and electronics is no exception. Lack of resilience, which had been obvious but not critical, now has severe consequences. The most adaptable companies will emerge as the strongest. Electronics felt early impacts from COVID-19. The industry’s supply chain is highly dependent on Chinese manufacturers, which account for 90 […]

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Using Tech for Good Where it Matters Most in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas

Making the world a better place is a guiding principle embedded in IBM’s core values. As COVID-19 continues to present unprecedented, global challenges for individuals, communities and organizations across the globe, we continue to take a stand and do what’s right to reestablish health and safety across the globe. I’m constantly in awe with the […]

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New Advances in Green IT

What does COVID-19 have in common with climate change? Supercomputers are an important tool in fighting both of them. In collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy and many others, IBM helped launch the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which assembled massive supercomputing power to […]

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Digital Transformation is the Auto Industry’s Road to Recovery

Even before COVID-19, the automotive industry had its share of challenges. Sales were down in many markets. Huge investments in electrification, autonomous driving and digital were hurting revenue and profitability. The coronavirus pandemic turned those challenges into a crisis. Global vehicle sales have stalled, production facilities have been shuttered and many supply chains have ground […]

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Confronting Global Challenges on Earth Day’s 50th Birthday

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. As we observe this occasion in the midst of a global pandemic, it strikes me as a timely reminder that we must not relegate climate change and the health of our planet to the back burner. Rather, Earth Day 2020 is a chance to reflect on […]

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The Telecom Industry Is Proving Essential in the COVID-19 Response

Telecom operators have never been more relevant than they are today, connecting families and communities while keeping businesses and educational institutions logged on. During this unprecedented time, communication service providers (CSPs) have shown a resilience and willingness to act, giving us a glimpse into the new market reality. In this “new normal,” CSPs are leading […]

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The Essential Role of Government During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic touches every aspect of business, technology, and society. And stable and effective government is at the heart of managing through this crisis. What we do now will have longer-term implications for the health and safety of our families, our citizens, the economy, and even global stability. In the past few weeks, IBM […]

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Coronavirus Has Hit Retail—Hard

What times we are living in. Almost overnight, everything changed as quarantine rules were put into place by many governments across the world.  The growing pandemic began to feel very real. The retail industry bifurcated into the “essential” (grocery, pharmacy and household supplies) and “non-essential” (apparel, home furnishings and malls). For essential stores, every day […]

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IBM Report: COVID-19 and Future Supply Chain Planning

The COVID-19 contagion has caused a major slide in manufacturing and disrupted the supply chain for many companies across the globe. While the immediate focus is on maintaining the supply and meeting customer needs—often through hands-on rigorous work—leaders should also analyze the current pain points to plan for future disruptions. Most supply chain leaders are […]

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