By Petrena Prince on 7 October, 2020

IBM continues to deepen its collaboration with the University of Oxford

Partnerships between academia and business have taken place for hundreds of years and IBM’s involvement stretches back to 1945. In the modern world, these partnerships have become ever more necessary, with universities requiring access to funding, technology and real-world skills, and industry needing greater creativity, invention and vision to tackle problems of the future.  With […]

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By Sreeram Visvanathan on 5 October, 2020

Post-pandemic thinking: how industries can break out of survival mode

The pandemic continues to dominate news headlines around the world. The ongoing pressures of the health crisis emphasise how critical remote working, business agility and digital customer engagement are to business. Business leaders the world over are reflecting on the need to build resiliency, flexibility and agility into their organisations (I explore some of my […]

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By Mark Davies on 23 September, 2020

Emerging stronger and smarter: A three-stage strategy to help clear the NHS backlog and build operational resilience post-lockdown

As the UK steels itself for potential further waves of COVID-19, we are still calculating the toll on our health service. With NHS resources significantly consumed by the pandemic, what will be the impact on healthcare provision in the medium term, and how can technology help alleviate the pressure? A new Ipsos MORI online poll […]

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By Claire Zhuang and Sunil Mehta on 17 September, 2020

How Extreme Automation Can Shape the Future of KYC

Celent estimated that the total IT and operational spend on AML and KYC activities by European financial institutions in 2019 has reached $12.5 billion. Despite of the increasing amount of investment on resources in the KYC process, financial institutions still face a number of major challenges and risks of hundreds of millions of dollars’ fines […]

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By Mo Haghighi on 16 September, 2020

Code@Think – Build the skills you need to emerge smarter

Build the skills you need to emerge smarter at Code@Think If we’re going to emerge smarter from the challenges 2020 has thrown us, we’re going to need the best technology available – and, more importantly, the skills to manipulate it. We’re living through an era of transformation like no other. We’ve all experienced phenomenal change […]

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By Simon Edward on 10 September, 2020

How Think Digital Summit UK & Ireland 2020 can help us all Emerge Smarter

If you’d asked any of us a year ago where we’d be today, would we have even got close? Our current situation is not just changing the way we live and work, it’s also accelerating the pace of transformation – fast. And while it’s important to take these challenges in our stride, what we do […]

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By Vikki Bradney-Spencer on 3 September, 2020

IBM Unveils Free Digital Learning Platform SkillsBuild Reignite to Reach More Job Seekers & Provide New Resources to Business Owners in the UK

Reskilling the UK’s workforce for the economy of the future has become even more urgent. The last few months have been a challenging time for people and organisations throughout the UK. Faced with the uncertainty and disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and with competition increasing in the job market, we have seen many […]

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By Sreeram Visvanathan on 2 September, 2020

From survive to thrive: digital leadership beyond lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic delivered an abrupt shock to organisations across the UK both large and small. The experience has dominated our lives and news headlines around the world – disrupted business and triggered economic volatility in global markets. The ever-changing pressures of lockdown have emphasised the criticality of areas including remote working, business agility and […]

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By Andi Brocks on 1 September, 2020

IBM Cloud for Financial Services

Balancing innovation, agility and regulatory responsibility Financial Institutions in the United Kingdom have been at the forefront of digitalisation transformation, until now this has been primarily led by financial technology (FinTech) companies due to them being born on the cloud. Unencumbered by legacy systems and complex integrations has allowed them to innovate faster, innovating faster […]

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By David Metcalfe on 28 August, 2020

AIOps – reducing the cost of downtime

For too long – data has been held captive within our systems of record.  Isolated by the rigidity of platform/application/workload choices, segregated by business line, business function, and data type or initial usage. The result is splintered views of segmented data that’s difficult to access on the whole, and impossible to attempt to gain true […]

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By Sharon Moore on 25 August, 2020

IBM Cloud for Public Sector in the UK

UK Government and IBM sign public cloud agreement to accelerate innovation across the public sector If you follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn you may have seen me in a short video sharing excellent news: the UK Government and IBM have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for IBM Cloud. This is a first for […]

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By Aoife Lawton on 11 August, 2020

Galvanising digital transformation at Ireland’s National Health Library & Knowledge Service

Creating a new virtual assistant named LAMA Supporting the needs of thousands of health service professionals with prompt access to critical medical information during the COVID-19 pandemic was the key driver for us to transform rapidly and implement our virtual assistant LAMA (Library Ask Me Anything) at the National Health Library & Knowledge Service (NHLKS). […]

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By Tina Marron Partridge on 6 August, 2020

Transforming Talent to Transform the Enterprise

Disruption is the new normal. Business change is constant. As organisations seek to navigate Business, Technology and now Economic Disruption, re-aligning the skills of your workforce and the ability to transform at speed, will be essential. Key disruptive forces are shaping the next era of business reinvention. Unprecedented convergence of technological, social and now supply […]

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By Robert Calvert on 5 August, 2020

NCSC recognises IBM for efforts to address the Cybersecurity skills gap

A second year of success for IBM and the CyberFirst programme In a year in which digital technologies have risen in popularity, we are reminded of the importance of securing these vital systems. Dependable electronic communication and interaction is essential to our society. When cybersecurity skills are in high levels of demand, action to ensure […]

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By Indy Dhami on 29 July, 2020

Financial Services Cyber Resilience and the New Normal

IBM Security, as a global leader of security services and software, has seen a unique change in the way organisations are facing the challenge of cyber resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The societal, technological and employee challenges have come alongside increased pressures from regulatory bodies on firms to maintain “robust market surveillance” whilst unorthodox working […]

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