Since 2003, the IBM Institute for Business Value has conducted more than 23,000 interviews around the world with people representing all roles of the C Suite, including chief officers in finance, marketing, IT and of course, chief executive officers. A newly published report titled “Pushing the frontiers: CFO insights from the global C-Suite study,” draws input from nearly 4,200 of these top officers representing more than 20 industries. This study zeroes in on input from the chief financial officers. Spencer Lin, associate partner on the IBM Global Business Services® team, describes the key findings from the study. You can download the written study here.
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Technology vendors often tout their "real-time" products - but what does "real time" really mean? And is it what you need? Tom Deutsch compares real time to "customer time," which he says is the more meaningful measure: delivering the performance in the amount of time that it's needed and can be used. He also talks about in-memory solutions such as SAP Hana and describes the positives and negatives of in-memory systems.
Tom wrote about this topic in IBM Data Magazine; read that post here.
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