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[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon Italy #IBMBTT

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IBM BTT Cloud Epiphany Quote CartoonWhat 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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[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon India #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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[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon Germany #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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Cloud Computing Revolution: The March Goes On

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In a June article in CIO magazine, strategist Bernard Golden posed a provocative question: “Has Cloud Computing Been a Failed Revolution?”

Has cloud computing passed its zenith, or is it still just advancing slowly, due to the reluctance of IT organizations to embrace it?

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Riding the social technology rocket ship #IBMSocialStudy

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Are you sitting on the social technologies launch pad, poised for takeoff? Already soaring in digital engagement? Or still working out how to build a starship?

Social technology adoption has more than doubled in the past two years, and leading enterprises are achieving a wide range of objectives from social capabilities (Source:  IBM Business Tech Trends Study).  But it’s a long way to the stars – and the path is not always clear. Read the rest of this entry »

[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon France #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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[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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