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 www.englandrugby.com 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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By Dr. Lloyd L Dale on 26 February, 2020

Command Centre of the Future

In this blog I’m going to write about the Command Centre of the Future.  Before I do, I’ll describe a typical contemporary Command Centre’s attributes.  Let’s play Command Centre Bingo and see how many of these attributes you may have also observed: 1) The Command Centre is manned by a large team of Operators who […]

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By Holly Cummins on 26 February, 2020

Nine Ways to Fail At Cloud Native

I’m going to be part of the IBM presence at London Tech Show, explaining how to fail at cloud native. Why so negative? The physicist Niels Bohr said “An expert is a person who has found out by their own painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field.” In […]

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By Joseph Kearins and Mary Wallace on 13 February, 2020

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

From personal recommendation engines to augmented reality fitting rooms, there is no doubt that emerging technologies are transforming the world of fashion. But there is a sustainability crisis casting a shadow over the industry and at this month’s London Fashion Week sustainability is going to be a hot topic – the British Fashion Council’s theme […]

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By Simon Edward on 10 February, 2020

IBM joins London Tech Show 2020 as a headline sponsor

The countdown is on until one of the UK’s leading and best attended technology events lands at the ExCel on 11th-12th March – London Tech Show 2020. We’re excited to announce that IBM is taking centre stage at the event as headline sponsor, showcasing our leadership in delivering enterprise level hybrid & public cloud and digital […]

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By Jenny Taylor on 6 February, 2020

Apprenticeships – helping secure the workforce of the future

Employers are spending more than £4.4 billion a year on the skills shortage[1] (Open University Business Barometer 2019), predominantly through recruitment activities, but buying skills and not building them is a short-term approach, which ultimately won’t pay dividends. It is crucial that organisations take a more sustainable approach using training to address their skills gaps. […]

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By James Lovell on 6 February, 2020

Who Said Stores are Dead, Long Live the Connected Store…

As a repeat attendee at NRF’s Big Show in New York, I have seen a notable shift in theme from “omni-channel retailing” to the “Connected Store”.  With retailers putting more and more connected devices and technologies in the store, and industry suppliers embedding AI in evolving solutions, it’s apparent that retailers have a wealth of […]

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By Charlotte Fisher-Morecroft on 3 February, 2020

Degree Apprentices – working for the tech sector

Digital & Technology Solutions degree apprentices are making an important contribution to IBM and the digital economy. At IBM, we have over 50 Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprentices, studying at University of Exeter, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Open University. Our first cohort of degree apprentices graduated from Queen Mary University of London and […]

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By Keric Morris on 23 January, 2020

Building new business models to support the energy transition

Across many sectors of industry, we have seen significant disruption in the past few decades. In the retail space, we have seen around 20% of trade go online since the turn of the millennium and a move to out of town retail parks with the corresponding demise of the high street, while in the leisure […]

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By John Kaduthodil on 20 January, 2020

Rugby Football Union, IBM delivering a refreshed digital experience.

Staying relevant, maintaining and exceeding expectations for fans and players: for any sporting organisation this is a continual challenge but also critical for the success of the sport. Ultimately fans and players are the lifeblood of the organisation and with the importance of digital channels as a primary access point and expectations of service quality […]

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By Dr. Lloyd L Dale on 14 January, 2020

Implementing Cloud Service Management Capability

In blog #3 I described the key process, organisation and tool capabilities required for Cloud Service Management.  In this blog I’ll focus on how to implement these capabilities. At this stage the Service Management Target Operating Model has been defined and the next step is to implement the enabling capabilities in order to transition to […]

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By Samuel Fry on 20 December, 2019

Artificial Intelligence to Create Art

Reflections on the Artists on Artificial Intelligence event, run by Lumen Art Projects at IBM Southbank on how to use artificial intelligence to create art. When technologists and artists challenge each other, we build more innovative experiences. This was the reason that IBM recently hosted a Lumen Art Projects event called ‘Artists on Artificial Intelligence’ […]

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By Keric Morris on 16 December, 2019

Climate Change and Energy Transition

We are getting used to news of failure on hitting climate change targets. The latest WMO provisional statement on the state of the Global Climate highlighted that instead of a carbon reduced, carbon emissions actually increased by 1.5% a year over the past decade, requiring a 7.6% reduction every year to 2030 to stay within […]

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