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A new European import: the Chief Data Officer role

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Chief Data Officers in the boardroomBy Mike Foden and Caitlin Halferty

Once upon a time, data knew its place. It sat locked in big data warehouses, all nicely structured, and you could only get to it on a need-to-know basis. Life was simple: most of us didn’t need to know. Then the world got social and data exploded—it was everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

What does social do for you? #FridayFun cartoon

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As part of our #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Social Business study. We asked actual respondents about ways social has improved their business.

So think about it and let us know in the comments – what does social do for YOU?

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Clouds take on an industry shape

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idc directions avatarAt the recent 2015 IDC Directions conference in Boston, I heard Scott Lundstrom speak on business transformation and industry clouds. What was particularly compelling about his examples was the extent of the transformation and the first-mover advantage generated by deploying an industry platform via the cloud. In fact, IDC predicts that these types of industry platforms will disrupt one-third of the top 20 market leaders in most industries by 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

The next frontiers for analytics: What will you explore?

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Frequently, when we hear about how companies are using analytics, we hear about the rainmakers who found a “gold nugget” about customer behavior buried deep in the data and how they’ve used that insight to transform their sales and marketing.

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What does social do for you? #FridayFun cartoon

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culture600As part of our #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Social Business study. We asked actual respondents about ways social has improved their business.

So think about it and let us know in the comments – what does social do for YOU?

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Two reasons you should care about Digital Learning Day

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Image from gettingsmart.com
Image from gettingsmart.com

Generation Z is a cohort of people born in the 2000s, after the Millennials. This is a generation that does not know life without the Internet; much like the younger members of the millennial generation, they are authentic digital natives. Ever wonder how teachers, school leaders, and district teams provide the best learning resources for the digital natives in the twenty-first century? Read the rest of this entry »

Social Business Gallery

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IBM_TA_Social_visualThe 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 social business thought leadership studies. Share an image you like, and be sure to bookmark the link to this gallery here–> http://wp.me/p4mqaW-tr

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One of DC’s sexiest jobs: The Chief Data Officer

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CISO_avatar_governmentA few years ago, Dr. DJ Patil, who was recently named the first U.S.Chief Data Scientist, co-wrote a Harvard Business Review article introducing the data scientist as “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”

“If ‘sexy’ means having rare qualities that are much in demand,” Patil, a veteran of such hot tech companies as Salesforce, eBay, Skype, PayPal and LinkedIn, and his colleague Thomas Davenport wrote, “data scientists are already there.”

In Washington today, the same can be said about the Chief Data Officer (CDO). Read the rest of this entry »

What does social do for you? #FridayFun cartoon

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As part of our #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Social Business study.  We asked actual respondents about ways social has improved their business.

So think about it and let us know in the comments – what does social do for YOU?

Read the rest of this entry »