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?
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” – Sherlock Holmes
As part of my job with the IBM Center for Applied Insights, I often spend hours on end –days even – with my head deep in data. I like to call it “data spelunking” – like a miner deep in underground caves, I explore, perform repeated analyses, and chisel away until data sets reveal their precious gems. The latest study undertaken by my team, The 2014 IBM Business Tech Trends Study, offered no end of data to examine. We surveyed over 1400 global IT and business leaders to uncover adoption and investment trends in cloud, analytics, mobile, and social. But it’s the deeper findings relating to big data and analytics that I find the most exciting.
Did 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!
A few months ago, Steve Rogers, Director of the IBM Center for Applied Insights, had a great discussion with Frank DiGilio, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for IBM Cloud about how incorporating Cloud as a strategy can give businesses a competitive advantage. Last week we shared their discussion about collaboration. Today, we’re focusing on the CIO.
Cloud leaders, BYOD and new ways of working. A discussion with Frank DeGilio, Chief Architect for Cloud
A few months ago, Steve Rogers, Director of the IBM Center for Applied Insights, had a great discussion with Frank DiGilio, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for IBM Cloud about how incorporating Cloud as a strategy can give businesses a competitive advantage. We’ll share excerpts and audio files of their conversation over the coming weeks.
At the IBM Center for Applied Insights, we could probably create data visualizations, infographics, and datagrams in our sleep. Cloud Pacesetters? Marketing Scientists? Chief Information Security Officers? No problem. But this week, we faced an exciting new challenge. Along with our broader Market Insights team, we participated in “Hack Week”, a competition to create the best infographic for a great cause, the West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH).
A bit about the cause – West Side Campaign Against Hunger’s mission is to alleviate hunger and create a culture that promotes self-reliance and works for change. The WSCAH food pantry, located in New York City’s Upper West Side, is unique – it is a customer-choice, supermarket style pantry. Clients choose the food they need for themselves and their families and also volunteer at the pantry, creating a cooperative system. In 2013, WSCAH served 1 million meals to 115,000 people. Read the rest of this entry »