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Meet Michael

He’s the CIO of
Lakewood Holdings.

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Like many CIOs,
work is always on his mind

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Some thoughts really
keep him up at night,

Like how to

Dig up new insights that will give his organization a competitive advantage

Act quickly on available insights to help his organization get a jump on the competition

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Last week a headline caught Michael’s attention.
His greatest concerns for his company was:

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How can I connect my existing applications and infuse the latest capabilities?

How can I build an environment of experimentation to foster innovation?

How can I deliver the necessary updates and new technologies fast enough to meet our business needs?

How can I enable easy but governed access to our data and deliver meaningful insights?

How do I provide LOB with valuable tools that empower people of varying skills to discover meaningful insights and drive our business forward?

How can I implement an analytics infrastructure that brings unprecedented speed and innovation to every business decision?

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I know API management is a key driver of our digital transformation, and the agility we need to remain competitive, but with so many solution providers how do I choose the one that’s for my organization?

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Clearly digital transformation demands more agility than our current architecture can deliver. I need to make sure my teams have the necessary tools and are empowered to make informed decisions.

Take a guided tour of IBM Cloud and learn more about how IBM Cloud Method can provide the foundation for iterative innovation in todays multi-cloud environment.

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To stay competitive, I need to accelerate our application development and management processes while reducing our costs and associated risks.

With deeper application insights, Michael was able to increase his team's productivity and mitigate risk.  Check out the total economic impact a company like Michael's saw from IBM's Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence.

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I need to be able to combine and analyze data from multiple sources — both proprietary and open, and traditional and new.

Data warehousing has evolved to help support the growth in data complexity and disparity. Read this Aberdeen Group report to learn how Michael can maximize the value of his data.

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I needed to discover which tools would reduce the complexity of analytics and enable easy visualization of key relationships.

Michael and his team are able to provide tools to the LOB, enabling non-experts to discover trusted insights in minutes. Explore Watson Analytics with this free trial and see the benefits it can bring to your organization.

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How do I enable employees to independently find, explore, and share data-driven, trusted insights in a governed and scalable environment?

The best modern BI solutions balance self-service, agility, reliability, and scalability.  Read how IBM Cognos Analytics is designed to deliver that balance and address Michael’s needs.

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We need to be able to acquire, analyze and capitalize on insights faster to outpace competition. What levers do I have to accelerate insights?

Michael and his team learned to supercharge their data access with flash storage for more rapid insights. Learn how to benefit from flash storage in this Frost & Sullivan paper.

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I understand specialized, purpose-built servers could give me an additional edge in speeding up analytics, but I suspect this is a costly option.

Michael didn’t need to rip and replace existing infrastructure. He migrated data-intensive workloads to servers built to run them, and achieved analytics acceleration without server sprawl or exploding costs. Learn more in this IDC report.

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