Innovation

A New Generation of Networking Is Upon Us

For decades, organizations have relied on the underlying network to link systems and facilitate the transfer of information. The network’s role as an agent for IT is without question, with virtually every job, transaction and operation depending on it. But today it is the network’s role as an agent for business innovation that is far […]

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The Innovative Impact of IBM Fellows

Having been appointed an IBM Fellow in 1992, I have a long perspective on the program, and immense respect for what it allows one to accomplish. What makes the IBM Fellow program perhaps most exceptional is that it was launched in 1963, by T.J. Watson Jr. This was an era where large corporations traditionally handled […]

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Jerrier A. Haddad: An Appreciation

Many college students hold part-time jobs. Jerry Haddad took a job at IBM while a student at Cornell – and embarked upon a 38-year career in which he helped lead IBM into the computer age. Haddad, one of IBM’s titans of technology, died on March 31, 2017 at the age of 94. The child of […]

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Study: As ‘Uber Syndrome’ Wanes, CxOs Refocus on Traditional Targets

Two years ago, a new phenomenon was dominating the minds of CxOs all over the world. One executive from the U.S. transportation industry described it succinctly as: “the ‘Uber Syndrome’ — when a competitor with a completely different business model enters your industry and flattens you.” Indeed, many business leaders expressed the same fear, that […]

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Blockchain: It Really is a Big Deal

By Arvind Krishna Over the past two decades, the Internet, cloud computing and related technologies have revolutionized many aspects of business and society. These advances have made individuals and organizations more productive, and they have enriched many people’s lives. Yet the basic mechanics of how people and organizations forge agreements with one another and execute […]

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Taking the New Era of Computing to Healthcare

By Michael Rhodin When biomedical companies develop and test new products, they are required by law to employ management systems that prove that everything they do follows the rules concerning safety, quality and privacy. That includes the computers and software they use. Because of the strict requirements, these industries have found it difficult to take advantage […]

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