Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude
We are in a new era of big data where organizations must leverage modern warehouse technologies (appliances, in-memory) to reduce cost and speed up analytics. "A modernized data warehouse takes advantage of new in-memory capabilities and IBM PureData for Analytics, powered by Netezza and DB2," says
How do CIOs free up more money to invest, innovate and deliver?
In his session at Gartner Symposium ITxpo, IBM Senior VP and Group Executive of IBM Software and Services Steve Mills provided a framework to help CIOs understand the cost structure of their IT infrastructures to begin making the tough
Smart Machines will deliver more benefit than harm to a CIO's career until at least 2020, Gartner hypothesizes, but CIOs should exercise care in how they introduce them into their organizations, said Gartner VP and Fellow Tom Austin.
Gartner VP and Fellow Mark Raskino presented that scenario in a session entitled "Every Industry will be Digitally Remastered." With equal parts excitement and urgency, Raskino reeled of dozens of examples of how digitization is remaking products and services as everyday, as unassuming and as
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
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 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
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
Tim Crawford is a renowned executive information technology thought leader in the areas of IT Transformation, Innovation and Cloud Computing. He has extensive experience working with startups through large enterprise organizations on strategic planning, organizational development, governance, and
"By using information to provide exceptional customer experiences, whether online or in a store, retailers will be able to attract more loyal customers and engage them in an ongoing relationship rather than a series of isolated transactions. The challenge facing all retailers is how to
According to research by the CMO Council, "both marketers (85 percent) and IT executives (85 percent) say the relationship between the two is critical to the execution of customer-centric programs." With customers securely fastened in the driver’s seat. it’s imperative that the CIO, CMO and CCO