By Bill Kelleher on 28 May, 2020

Expanding Access To Digital Skills With IBM Open P-TECH

Today, IBM announces the UK launch of Open P-TECH, an online platform that offers free technical skills, as well as professional skills learning, required to be successful in the digital economy. Specifically designed for students ages 14-20, Open P-TECH will begin initially with five institutions – Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, STEM Learning, Leeds […]

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By David Terrar and Nektarios Singh on 19 May, 2020

Automation – the past, present and future

Learning from the past, present and future of automation Is there anything new in the idea that automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are a threat to our jobs and livelihoods? The “rise of the machines” has been happening steadily since the first industrial revolution and gaining pace throughout the last two centuries, transforming everything […]

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By Rob Warren and Rajeev Saxena on 12 May, 2020

3 Steps to Get Started with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared (IC4V Shared) provides a cost-effective, self-service way to get started moving VMs to the cloud within minutes. IC4V Shared leverages VMware vCloud Director, providing a solution option for those looking to offload hypervisor management and save costs by leveraging multi-tenant infrastructure. Get started in minutes with IC4V Shared by […]

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By Rajeev Saxena and John Connolly on 12 May, 2020

Ensuring Business Continuity Across VMware Workloads

Announcing a 90-day, $500 USD credit for getting started with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions Shared. In this unprecedented time, businesses must quickly adjust and embrace the situation at hand while ensuring business operations remain constant and reliable. Whether that includes implementing a business continuity strategy, temporarily migrating critical workloads to the cloud, or quickly […]

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By Ian Moyse and Tom Naxton on 6 May, 2020

Making smart cloud choices in uncertain times

Cloud is often portrayed as the easy solution to today’s business challenges – the one big shift that saves costs all round. Many believe that, when it comes to cloud, any choice is a smart choice. Here we discuss the realities of choosing the right cloud for your business, and why one cloud does not […]

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By Mark Pulling on 6 May, 2020

Helping customers move to ERP Cloud, winning awards along the way

  At the recent Oracle FY20 EMEA Partner Awards, IBM was awarded the Oracle ERP/M Cloud Partner of the Year 2020 for the UK & Ireland. The award recognizes IBM for its outstanding work in driving customer success with Oracle ERP/M Cloud. As an Oracle partner IBM drive innovation and support customers in their upgrade […]

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By Neil Cattermull and Jamie Frampton on 29 April, 2020

Modernising with cloud technologies: do nothing, do something – or do the right thing

In this brave new world of heavily technology-driven organisations, where recent events have shown that organisations need to respond rapidly in uncertain times, we have become accustomed to gathering vast amounts of data and employing systems to control and manipulate it. Often, our goal is to build more efficient practices and concepts. But what about […]

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By Michael Conway and others on 27 April, 2020

Reinventing customer contact in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

Overview: During this time of great uncertainty, banks, utility providers and retailers are playing a greater role in society. Customers are worried about their finances, making sure they can access basic necessities and needing doorstep service. With most face-to-face contact disappearing overnight, the contact centre has become the emergency beacon for vulnerable customers – and […]

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By Tom Woodham on 16 April, 2020

From crisis to clarity: How short-term supply chain problems can deliver long-term gains

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape our world in unpredictable ways. It’s a safe bet that millions of people now have a better understanding of the global supply chain than they did a month ago. That complex and interconnected chain is the reason why some store shelves remain empty and why others will be full […]

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By Andy Stanford-Clark on 9 April, 2020

IBM employees join the rallying call to build visors for NHS staff

IBM staff with 3D printers are volunteering to turn their devices and skills to help alleviate the shortage of protective face visors for hospitals. Within just the first few days of a rallying call for help, a shipment of 20 visors was created and sent to a grateful University Hospital Southampton. Over 300 have now […]

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By Mark Wakefield on 9 April, 2020

IBM and Cisco partner to support education, charity and healthcare professionals across the UK

In response to the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak IBM and Cisco have joined forces to support teachers and operational staff in schools, charity workers and people working in care homes and healthcare including GPs. All these people across the UK have the opportunity to secure free access to video conferencing through use of the […]

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By Andrew Worsley-Tonks on 6 April, 2020

Time to make your case

An extended SAP migration deadline is the perfect opportunity to turn practical necessity into a strategic advantage. In February, in what many in the ERP community industry saw as an inevitable response to a customer base that appeared hesitant to commit, SAP announced that it had extended the deadline for customers to migrate from ECC […]

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By Keric Morris and Franz Hochstrasser on 9 March, 2020

Developing the solar community

While some progress has been made on renewables deployment – in the US they now make up around 20% of energy production – there is still a long way to go in achieving net zero carbon in energy production. If you then consider that in order to decarbonise transport, heating, cooling and cooking, even with […]

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By Jonathan Moss on 5 March, 2020

Building a trusted foundation of data to help grow the game of rugby in England

The RFU and IBM have been on a journey of digital transformation since they extended their partnership in 2018. The public-facing element of this has been a project to consolidate and refresh their digital properties including to improve the experience for rugby fans and community players alike. You can read more about that journey […]

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By Rupert Clegg and Bob Booth on 3 March, 2020

CFO: the restless reinventor – Chapter 5

Tackling the competition through transformation As we have explored in this series, CFOs are entering a brave new, cognitive and digitised world. The way organisations interact with their customer base, absorb and understand the avalanche of data is critical for CFOs and their teams in terms of decision-making agility. IBM’s Institute of Business Value study […]

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