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[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon Africa #IBMBTT

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What was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of cloud.

As part of a #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents on when they first realized the value of cloud computing.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for cloud?

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Explore Business Tech Trends By Industry in Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Social #IBMBTT

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You can now explore the 2014 Business Tech Trends study findings from an industry perspective and compare it to the 2012 data for trends. Within each technology area (Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Social), you can interactively investigate adoption rates, investment levels and skill shortages by industry to see how your industry compares. If you’d like to share an insight about what you find, you can embed any view you choose into your own blog posts or web pages. The embedded dashboard will still be interactive—so your audience can explore, too.

Play with the Business Tech Trends Dashboard here

Africa – A Growing Opportunity

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Image credit: IBM Mobile Insights blog (http://asmarterplanet.com/mobile-enterprise/blog/2013/10/ibm-lasgidi-hackathon-hacking-middle-africa.html)
Image credit: IBM Mobile Insights blog

We all know that dreaded sight when you return from vacation: the imminent swelling number of emails in your inbox. Now imagine 6 months of unread emails. I was fortunate to have the support of my IBM team to take a leave of absence to pursue an opportunity as a volunteer consultant for an NGO called TechnoServe in Tanzania. Yet in the midst of the 1000+ emails, there was one email that caught my eye and energized my spirit. The subject read Learn about IBM in Africa and highlighted IBM’s strategic focus in Africa in 2014.

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IBM Executive Interview, Jon Iwata [Biz Leader Latte]

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Jon Iwata, IBM Sr VP, Marketing & Communications (Image credit: IBM)
Jon Iwata, IBM Sr VP, Marketing & Communications (Image credit: IBM)

“Initiate something that no one expects you to do and really try.” – Jon Iwata, IBM Sr VP, Marketing and Communications

Leslieanne John, P-TECH student and IBM CAI intern, is conducting a series of executive interview posts exploring topics such as the technical skills necessary for business today and preparing students for the future.  She’ll also be looking into technical skills gaps and how technology integrates with education.  Her third interview was with Jon Iwata, IBM Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications.

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[Datagrams] IBM Business Tech Trends Social Business #IBMBTT

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(All graphics courtesy of IBM Social Business

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  • Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Social Media Strategist, IBM Center for Applied Insights 

Raising the game: The IBM Business Tech Trends Study #IBMBTT

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IBM Study: Three power plays of leaders

Learn how they are staying ahead in Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile and Social
On August 21, 2014, IBM announced the results of a new study entitled Raising the game: The IBM Business Tech Trends Study‘.  In the previous study, the Pacesetters, or leading companies, were those who were adopting these technologies faster.  That is no longer the case as big data and analytics, cloud, mobile and social have gone mainstream – they are now each used by 7 in 10 enterprises.  However, Pacesetters are still keeping their edge, as 9 in 10 are gaining competitive advantage from these technologies.  So what’s their secret playbook?

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[Quotes] IBM Business Tech Trends Webcast Speakers #IBMBTT

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–Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Social Media Strategist, IBM Center for Applied Insights

[INFOGRAPHIC] Citizen Developer Trend #IBMBTT

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datagram_citizen developersDid you know that 80% of leading companies, also called Pacesetters, use citizen developers?  Learn more about the IBM Business Tech Trends Study coming on August 21 and register for the announcement webcast now!

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Big Data & Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, Social Trends #IBMBTT

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datagram_cams trendDid you know that big data & analytics, cloud, mobile, and social are now each used by 7 in 10 enterprises?  Learn more about the IBM Business Tech Trends Study coming on August 21 and register for the announcement webcast now!

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Social Media & Mobile Analytics Trends #IBMBTT

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datagram_analytics trendsDid you know that 80% of leading companies, also called Pacesetters, are planning to increase use social media and mobile analytics over the next two years?  Learn more about the IBM Business Tech Trends Study coming on August 21 and register for the announcement webcast now!

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