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Brands partnering creatively with startups: A discussion with Evol8tion Gina Waldhorn

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Steve Rogers - Director, IBM Center for Applied InsightsOne of the key findings from the Business Tech Trends study is that Pacesetters use partnerships to stay ahead of rapidly changing markets.  They not only partner more – they partner more creatively. A few months ago, Steve Rogers, Director of the IBM Center for Applied Insights, had a great discussion with Gina Waldhorn, COO of Evol8tion, about how brands are partnering with start-ups. Evol8tion specializes in matching major brands with start-ups to drive innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

Security Gallery

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The IBM Center for Applied Insights is always looking for ways to share our research in consumable and compelling ways. Below you’ll find image galleries from our cybersecurity and security leadership thought leadership studies. Share an image you like, and be sure to bookmark the link to this gallery here–> http://wp.me/p4mqaW-tu

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4,000 voices, three shifts, one story

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IBMCAI_videostill_cloud_mobile_social_bigdata_as_natural_resource-AVATARWithin information technology, the period between innovation and obsolescence is increasingly shrinking, and a great deal can happen over the course of a single year. To help understand that gap and its impact to business, the IBM Center for Applied Insights engaged with 3,925 people through our 2014 studies.

We’ve come up with an organizing principle from those conversations: 4,000 voices, three shifts, one story. All the interviews, opinions and responses can be channeled into what IBM views as the three major areas constituting our industry’s horizon: data, engagement and cloud. Those three shifts form the backbone of IT in 2015 and beyond. And they’re inspiring one big story of business change, providing organizations with the chance to know more and move faster. Read the rest of this entry »

Adding cloud to your IT outsourcing contract? Here’s where to begin

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IBM cloud icon“…a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” —Lao Tzu  

What would the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu know about helping companies that outsource IT move to the cloud?  It turns out quite a bit.

Lao Tzu’s observation that every journey must begin with a single step offers sage advice for companies that have yet to incorporate cloud into their outsourcing contracts.

But what should that first step be? Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Category Gallery

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The IBM Center for Applied Insights is always looking for ways to share our research in consumable and compelling ways. Below you’ll find image galleries from our cross category thought leadership studies. Share an image you like, and be sure to bookmark the link to this gallery here–> http://wp.me/p4mqaW-to

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[Infographic] Looking at the future of security leadership

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Insights from the 2014 CISO Assessment by the IBM Center for Applied Insights.

Landmarks for the future of security leadership
Click to view or download the PDF. Full study available at http://www.ibm.com/ibmcai/ciso

 

CISO 2014, Fortifying for the future

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CISO_cloud_shieldSecurity Greetings: Gifts from the 2014 IBM CISO Assessment

While December ushers in festive moods and the spirit of giving, there are some things that companies don’t want to be on the receiving end for, namely a security breach. Luckily, the IBM Center for Applied Insights and IBM Security have gift-wrapped something much better: their annual CISO Assessment, with this year’s edition focusing on how security leaders can prepare for an uncertain future.   Read the rest of this entry »

[Infographic] Confident and Careful in the Cloud

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Early insights from the 2014 CISO Assessment by the IBM Center for Applied Insights.

Confident and Careful: CISOs are building their cloud security strategy with confidence
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It takes a village to become a Pacesetter

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“It takes a village…” – African proverb

I was recently reminded of the old proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” as I presented the findings of the 2014 IBM Business Tech Trends study to executives in New York City.

That saying expresses a fundamental truth that could be applied not only to raising a child, but also to building a leading and lasting organization.

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Big Data and Analytics Gallery

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The IBM Center for Applied Insights is always looking for ways to share our research in consumable and compelling ways. Below you’ll find image galleries from our big data and analytics thought leadership studies. Share an image you like, and be sure to bookmark the link to this gallery here–> http://wp.me/p4mqaW-tm

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