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Greetings from the cloud – IT Director Postcard #CloudBound Quote

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To:  Organizations that outsource, Greetings from the cloud from a Director of Finance & IT Operations

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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[Datagram] How to make IT decisions #IBMBTT

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Leading companies are 2.5x more likely to engage start-ups for their IT decisions.

As part of a #TechTuesday series, we will be sharing one datagram per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.  These are actual data facts from the study.  And how do YOU make IT decisions?

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[QUOTES] Greetings from the cloud – CIO Postcard #CloudBound

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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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[Memes] Cloud Computing Cartoon Quotes #IBMBTT

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–See the #IBMBTTCartoon tag to download the individual cartoons and their PDF versions

IBM Executive Interview, Mike Rhodin [Biz Leader Latte]

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Mike Rhodin, Sr VP, IBM Watson Group (Image credit: IBM)

“Watson can achieve in nine minutes what it would take 30 doctors a month to do…we’re actually revolutionizing entire industries and professions with Watson” – Mike Rhodin, Sr VP, IBM Watson Group

Leslieanne John, P-TECH student and IBM CAI intern, conducted a series of executive interview posts exploring topics such as the technical skills necessary for business today and preparing students for the future.  She also looked into technical skills gaps and how technology integrates with education.  Her fourth interview was with Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group.

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[Datagram] Product development how-to #IBMBTT

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Leading companies are 2x more likely to engage academia for product development.

As part of a #TechTuesday series, we will be sharing one datagram per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.  These are actual data facts from the study.  And how do YOU develop products?

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[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon UK #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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Generation D leads with data and analytics

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Enterprises, as a whole, are currently struggling with an “e pluribus unum moment” when it comes to their information technology. Over the past few years many have written about the evolution of IT and the convergence of various technology trends such as cloud, mobile, social, and analytics. Many acronyms and mnemonics have been bandied about to help describe this shift. Whatever framework helps you understand this shift, the objective is clear – find the best way to meld these new technologies with existing IT infrastructure to drive value. Ginni Rometty recently framed this worldview during her opening remarks at the IBM THINK Forum in early October.  Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween cartoons from #IBMSocialStudy

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(All graphics courtesy of IBM Social Business)

Learn more about the #IBMSocialStudy


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

[Datagrams] Inside the mind of Generation D #GenD

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These graphics focus on key insights from the Generation D study. They are great for IBM THINK Forum converations and supporting ideas at IBM Insight.

Learn more about Generation D and the research behind it on October 27th.


  • Posted by Ellen Cornillon, Digital Communications Lead, IBM Center for Applied Insights