Tag Archives: IBM

May 27, 2014

Rethinking the Approach to Fraud

If you think fraud is not your issue, think again; 1 in 13 people will be impacted by fraud. Therefore businesses that hope to maintain the trust of their customers must be able to address fraud in a consistent and predictable way.  If executed well, corporations, government, and non-profits companies need to protect their constituents […]

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September 17, 2013

Is Data Quality Relevant for Big Data?

One of the biggest benefits from a big data analysis is the ability to find answers to new types of questions and then quickly take action to improve business results. For example, a retailer can leverage social media data to analyze customer reaction to a marketing campaign and make immediate changes rather than waiting several […]

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July 31, 2012

Strategies to confront the rising democratization of IT

How employee’s use of cloud services are changing the way IT handles security Cloud computing has given business users the power to use sophisticated cloud services without the need to go through IT.  Well-meaning employees do not think about the potential risks associated with the cloud.  Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings like Facebook, Dropbox […]

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May 17, 2012

Back to the Future: Getting back to integrated systems

Back when computers were a shiny new concept, the hardware and software were tightly linked together. This tight coupling was mandatory because of the costs and technical immaturity of computing. The most powerful computers in the 1970s had less computing power than a smartphone has today.  Over time as systems became more powerful and less […]

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October 20, 2011

IBM Rethinks its Security Strategy

IBM is making a major push to try to establish leadership in the broad market for security, compliance, and governance.  The company’s latest foray is significant with the  acquisition of Q1 Labs.   On its own, this is an important acquisition because the company has developed significant intellectual property in security intelligence products in vital areas […]

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June 6, 2011

Is Big Data Real and Can IBM Execute on its Vision?

It is inevitable that data would emerge as the most complex and important topics of the next decade. The expansion of the amount and types of data that we have been accumulating across more systems—physical and virtual, applications, and electronic devices – is astounding.  These environments generate huge amounts of data – from structured to […]

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May 16, 2011

Can the Power of Open Source Change Industry Dynamics?

After spending two days at the Red Hat Summit last week, I started thinking about the power of open source software and how it has transformed the software industry. When I was writing my new book, Smart or Lucky, How Technology Leaders Turn Change into Success, I analyzed the success and failures of companies that […]

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December 15, 2010

Why is IBM in the horizontal solutions business?

Every year I attend IBM software analyst meeting. It is an opportunity to gain a snap shot of what the leadership team is thinking and saying.  Since I have had the opportunity to attend many of these events over the year, it is always instructive to watch the evolution of IBM’s software business over the […]

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