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Big Data & Analytics Epiphany Cartoon Utilities Leader, Russia

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What was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of big data & analytics.

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 big data & analytics.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for big data & analytics?

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IBM Executive Interview, Colleen Arnold [P-TECH intern]

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Colleen Arnold, Sr VP, IBM Sales and Distribution (Image credit: IBM)

[To deliver an exceptional client experience], “you have to LISTEN! LISTEN! LISTEN!” – Colleen Arnold, SVP IBM Sales & Distribution

January is National Mentoring Month. While there are many definitions and meanings for the word “mentor”, at the core, a mentor is a trusted advisor. This summer, I had the opportunity to mentor Leslieanne John, a star student at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, as she navigated the corporate world for the first time. As an intern, her project was to interview top executives at IBM about their career paths, views on technology, and their advice for young people starting in the technology world. Her sixth interview was with Colleen Arnold, who is not only Senior Vice President of IBM Sales and Distribution, but also a mentor to over one hundred IBMers. Colleen has a strong commitment to mentoring and somehow finds the time to schedule mentoring sessions into her insanely busy days. The act of mentoring seems to energize her, enabling Colleen to tackle her daily challenges with an incredible amount of passion and excitement. Read the full interview with Leslieanne and Colleen below:

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Workforce analytics: moving from reporting to predicting

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Image credit: IBM workforce analytics study
Image credit: IBM workforce analytics study

Many organizational functions such as Marketing, Supply Chain and Finance are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their use of analytics to inform decision making and are seeing clear benefits in terms of business outcomes. With the abundance of data about people in organizations, it stands to reason that the Human Resources (HR) function could similarly benefit. Using analytics to extract and apply insights about the workforce is one of the biggest opportunities for HR, but is it an opportunity that is being realized? The IBM Smarter Workforce Institute commissioned new research to find out to what extent workforce analytics is being used today, and what unique factors enable or inhibit the application of analytics in HR.

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Big Data & Analytics Epiphany Cartoon Chemicals Leader, China

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What was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of big data & analytics.

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 big data & analytics.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for big data & analytics?

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Big Data & Analytics Epiphany Cartoon India Telco #IBMBTT

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What was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of big data & analytics.

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 big data & analytics.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for big data & analytics?

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Greetings from the cloud – Executive Postcards #CloudBound Quotes

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Wrapping up our #MondayMotivation series on cloud, here are all the postcard quotes from the IBM Cloud bound study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents sharing advice for companies that outsource and are incorporating cloud into their IT mix.

Greetings from the cloud – CIO Postcard #CloudBound Quote

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To:  Organizations that outsource, Greetings from the cloud from a CIO

As part of a #MondayMotivation series, we will be sharing one postcard quote per week from the IBM Cloud bound study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents sharing advice for companies that outsource and are incorporating cloud into their IT mix.

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Learning from your best through workforce science

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ibm smarter workforce avatar2In the high-stakes war for talent, traditional HR practices are no longer a tactical advantage, because traditional approaches lead to average results.  Fortunately, traditional HR practices are being transformed by technological advances and workforce science.  To move from traditional to smarter, we must apply scientific understanding to high-potential employees.

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Creative IT partnering strategies – #IBMBTT datagrams

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Wrapping up our #TechTuesday series on IT partnering, here are all the datagrams from the IBM Business Tech Trends study for this series. These are actual data facts from the study.  For more posts on the study – #IBMBTT

Greetings from the cloud – CIO Postcard #CloudBound Quote

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To:  Organizations that outsource, Greetings from the cloud from a CIO

As part of a #MondayMotivation series, we will be sharing one postcard quote per week from the IBM Cloud bound study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents sharing advice for companies that outsource and are incorporating cloud into their IT mix.

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