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The IBM Institute for Business Value leverages IBM's global industry, functional and topical teams and experts to discover emerging trends, business innovations and success patterns.

The Individual Enterprise – How mobility redefines business

The Individual Enterprise – How mobility redefines business

Mobile and Analytics. Two coinciding phenomena that together change the way business gets done. They put real-time contextual information at employees’ fingertips and provide predictive recommendations and insights to improve decision making. They will give people access to collaboration opportunities when and where they need them and amplify organizational expertise.

– Authored by Fred Balboni, Saul Berman and Peter Korsten.

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    Global transformation from the inside out: Optimizing the entire ecosystem

The world continues to get smaller and bumpier. As a result, many companies find themselves functioning in a global environment with an operating model designed for more limited scope. Many companies are finding solutions to these issues by transforming into globally integrated enterprises (GIE). To find out more, download the complete study below from the Institute for Business Value.

Featured Industry Thought Leadership

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    The evolving promise of genomic medicine: How advanced technologies are transforming healthcare and life sciences

A new genomic health record will become a reality as genomic information gets combined with relevant data extracted from the traditional EMR. Rapid, precision oncology decision support is expected to expand on a larger scale by performing sophisticated genome/proteome/RNA analysis coupled with cognitive computing. To find out more, download the complete study below from the Institute for Business Value.

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#FUTURE OF WORK. How are Millennials transforming the workplace?

Are Millennials transforming the workplace? What's the most important technology trend emerging in your business? We want your opinion! Join IBM's Institute for Business Value (@IBMIBV) and blogger and work expert Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) for a TweetChat at 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Sept. 16. We'll be tweeting questions about work environment, use of technology at work, and B2B marketing to Millennials. Use the #FutureofWork hash tag to watch the discussion and share your thoughts.

IBM hits top spot in thought leadership rankings

  • The White Space Thought Leadership Rankings released February 24, 2014 rank the IBM Institute for Business Value as #1 among 24 firms that produce strategic business thought leadership for executives. Using four criteria – differentiation, appeal, resilience and prompting action – Source for Consulting cites "IBM’s unswerving focus on quality at the cost of volume” as how the top spot was earned.

“By understanding weak signals and early indicators of industry transformation, we help our clients to be ahead of the pack.”

—Peter Korsten,
Vice President and Global Leader,
IBM Institute for Business Value

IBM Global C-suite Study: The Customer-activated Enterprise

  • Insights from the IBM Global C-suite Study

    Across the boardroom, CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, CMOs, CHROs and CSCOs must open up to customer influence, pioneer digital-physical innovation and craft engaging customer experiences.

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IBM C-Suite Studies

2012 IBM Global CEO Study: Leading Through Connections
Interviews with more than 1,700 CEOs worldwide.

2011 IBM Global CMO Study: From Stretched to Strengthened
Interviews with 1,734 CMOs reveal three necessary actions: serve empowered customers, deliver customer value and be accountable to the business.

2011 IBM Global CIO Study: The Essential CIO
Conversations with 3,108 CIOs show how CIOs can be essential by leveraging business and IT to meet their particular organization's goals.

2010 Global Chief Financial Officer Study: The New Value Integrator
More than 1,900 CFOs share the secrets of outperforming their peers by combining two capabilities: finance efficiency and business insight.

2010 Global Chief Human Resource Officer: Working Beyond Borders
The insights provided by more than 700 Chief Human Resource Officers around the world show how workforce investment is shifting.

2009 Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Study: The Smarter Supply Chain of the Future
Interviews with 393 supply chain executives describe how they are making supply chains more sustainable, flexible and responsive through increased instrumentation, interconnection and intelligence.

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