By Mark Davies on 14 June, 2019

IBM and the NHS: Working in Partnership

As a new generation of technology is changing our lives there are no shortage of opportunities for technology to revolutionise the National Health Service (NHS). But it’s not just about getting the current systems working better for the 1.4 million NHS staff and over a million patients the NHS sees every day. As I discussed […]

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By Chris Nott on 13 June, 2019

Becoming a data driven government – Part 2

In the first part, I described the motivations for government to be data driven and the challenges to achieving this at enterprise scale. Success factors I see five major areas that need to change for Government departments to become data driven. Skills and culture The most significant change comes when business leaders recognise the advantages […]

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By Jenny Taylor on 12 June, 2019

Building a diverse and highly-skilled workforce for the future

By 2020 the digital skills gap will have grown to a huge 500,000 people according to Europe’s Digital Progress Report 2017. At the same time, UK school systems still primarily encourage more traditional routes into higher education via University excluding many young people from professional roles and emerging opportunities due to a lack of qualifications […]

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By Joseph Kearins and Mary Wallace on 11 June, 2019

Finding the right fit: why AI is the solution to the sustainable fashion crisis

From personalised recommendations to augmented reality fitting rooms, AI-powered technologies have caused a stir in the fashion world. But with a sustainability crisis casting a shadow over the industry, there’s an argument that brands are missing the real issue facing fashion.   Sustainability and business performance Sustainability has been widely identified as a battleground for […]

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By Deborah Richards on 10 June, 2019

Five Reasons Why Organisations Must Accelerate Inclusion Initiatives

From childhood, we have a need to fit in and be accepted — Maslow’s hierarchy of needs outlines the basic factors driving both personal and professional motivation, building self-worth and happiness. Engaged employees’ impact on business performance is well-documented – and organisations are implementing initiatives addressing health and well-being, inclusion and more. These initiatives must […]

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By Chris Nott on 10 June, 2019

Becoming a data driven government – Part 1

22% of governments have adopted cognitive computing by piloting or operating services versus 26% in other industries according to a recent survey by the IBM Institute for Business Value. Cognitive government We have seen Government successfully move on-line in recent years to deliver multi-channel services to citizens, often by using technology platforms. Historic siloed applications […]

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By Bill Kelleher on 10 June, 2019

Harnessing the Positive Power of IBM Technologies for Greater Good

The meaningful impact that cloud solutions and AI learning have on everyday society is inherently difficult to quantify, and the cliché that “technology has transformed our lives” has started to ring increasingly hollow. When considering who benefits most from the advantages granted by cloud storage and machine learning technology, large-scale enterprises tasked with mass data […]

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By Michael Conway on 6 June, 2019

IBM at NextGen Banking AI event, London, 16th May 2019

A recent article in The Times highlighted that only half of UK companies have a clear AI strategy in place. There is huge potential for companies across industries to leverage the power of AI to improve their business. The banking sector is no different. But for all its benefits, what makes AI ethical? How do […]

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By Richard Stockley on 5 June, 2019

Blockchain: empowering retailers to forge stronger links with customers

Of all the new technologies that have come to prominence over the past decade, none has received more attention—or more hype—than blockchain. However, it’s only now that the cryptocurrency bubble is deflating that blockchain’s true potential value for businesses is coming into focus. At IBM, one of the key blockchain “centres of gravity” is for […]

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By Sarah Ishak on 5 June, 2019

Let them build tech

So many CIO blogs out there are telling you to worry about shadow IT. Lock it down, control it, close all the loops and take down any new tech you find. Prevent, control and lockdown. After all, who else is getting 3 am calls from annoyed CEOs when technology falls down? I have a different […]

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By Tom Naxton on 30 May, 2019

Love – 30: IBM and Wimbledon celebrate 30 years of Technical Partnership and Innovation

With the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet club readying themselves to open the doors for Wimbledon 2019 on July 1st, IBM will be celebrating a three-decade partnership of technological innovation with the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament. Both parties are busy preparing themselves to serve up the best fan engagement experience to date, powered […]

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By David Metcalfe and David Terrar on 30 May, 2019

Cloudy with some fog on the edge

To quote Monty Python “what have the Romans ever done for us”? The same question in the future may well be asked of cloud computing, and how it has changed the face of computing, driven a new wave of technology and enables business/digital transformation. So what has cloud computing done for us? Most people think […]

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By Indy Dhami on 29 May, 2019

The Future of Breach Preparedness

A crucial element for any organisation’s resilience is the ability to put comprehensive plans and preparation exercises through rigorous real-world scenarios.  Scenario planning and training is the norm for the emergency services, armed forces, and airline industry to name a few. Information technology and cybersecurity industries historically have not been at the same level of […]

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By David Terrar and David Metcalfe on 29 May, 2019

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!

There is a Danish saying you may have heard that “it’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future”.  That’s never been truer than in today’s challenging business landscape.  The rate of change is increasing exponentially.  New technologies, new ways of working and new business models are emerging.  How do you make sense of it […]

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By Vivian Braun and Elena Ghit on 23 May, 2019

Hyper-localised retail: Stay relevant with local data

Originally published in Essential Retail. Modern consumers have drastically changed the retailing landscape as their expectations can be instantly satisfied across multiple channels and locations. As a consequence, proximity and relevance are key to retailers seeking to keep their competitive edge and delight their shoppers through unique in-store experiences. Retailers aim to achieve efficiency and […]

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