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CIOs must reinvent their businesses on three levels: Hung LeHong

October 8, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
CIOs must reinvent their business processes and their business models to capitalize on business moments, according to Gartner VP and Gartner Fellow Hung LeHong.   Similar in impact to a Black Swan, a "business moment" is a transient, dynamic experience that can come from anywhere, can...

Three key trends to watch: Nick Jones

October 8, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
On the emergence of the new "digital industrial economy," Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst Nick Jones was blunt: "Accept it. Excel at it. Be the best technology company you can be." Of the litany of trends CIOs must follow and - possibly - invest in to help their organizations, he was equally...

CIOs look to "tame the technology dragon" in 2014: Dave Aron

October 8, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
CIOs will spend the next 12 months "taming the digital dragon," according to Gartner VP and Fellow Dave Aron.   The dragon in question is the "nexus of forces" (Cloud, Social Business, Mobility, Big Data/Analytics) introduced earlier in the day by Gartner SVP and Global Head of Research...

No security? No data? Big problem!

October 7, 2013 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
Protecting and security sensitive big data is necessary to ensure data is shared for new forms of analysis. Before the owners of that data will share it (yes, political silos still exist, and yes individuals still feel they own data and can say no to sharing it), they want to ensure it is...

Digital skills shortage a pressing IT problem: Gartner

October 7, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
In a dynamic, near-breathless address beamed to overflow screens throughout the Swan and Dolphin hotels, Sondegaard explained how a "nexus of forces" - Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Social Business - are driving the creation of a new "Digital Industrial Economy" in which every organization, budget...

Twisting the Kaleidoscope: Part 1

Bring NoSQL into sharp focus for integrating hybrid environments into a unified architecture

October 4, 2013 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Bring NoSQL into sharp focus for integrating hybrid environments into a unified architecture

Time to Modernize the Mainframe

Develop mobile, web, and social media applications that utilize legacy data for business innovation

October 4, 2013 | by Dusty Rivers
Develop mobile, web, and social media applications that utilize legacy data for business innovation

Stress Relief: Part 2

Exploit the simple-by-design characteristics of Netezza technology to avoid the slowdown of system stress

October 4, 2013 | by David Birmingham, Senior Principal Consultant, Brightlight Consulting
Exploit the simple-by-design characteristics of Netezza technology to avoid the slowdown of system stress

Simply Improving Decision-Making

October 4, 2013 | by Mike Kearney, Sr. Product Marketing Director
I will be attending InterConnect 2013 in Singapore from 9 to 11 October where big data analytics will be central to discussions. Earlier this year when Tata Consultancy Services released The Emerging Returns on Big Data – A TCS 2013 Global Trend Study (available with registration), they identified...

Customer Privacy in the Age of Transparency

October 3, 2013 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Privacy is a state of mind (like Trust) that cannot be quantified or regulated in the world that we live in today. Virtually every consumer has abdicated their Privacy Rights by signing one EULA after another with their Service & Software Providers for all of the “apps, gadgets & devices”...