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Empowering governments through contextual computing: How context can improve decision making and mission outcomes

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Data is growing exponentially, but only a small fraction is effectively leveraged today. As government leaders prepare for the next phase of business intelligence, they must be smarter in how they approach data to unlock its full value. We suggest they focus on contextual computing.


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Digital reinvention - Preparing for a very different tomorrow

The individual-centered economy is already here. To prepare for the radical disruption ahead, companies need to act now to create experiences and business models that are orchestrated, symbiotic, contextual and cognitive.

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Greater expectations - Consumers are asking for tomorrow, today

A historic convergence of technology trends is sparking a new retail era: the explosion of mobile technologies, the spread of social networks, a new generation of advanced analytics and the disruptive nature of “the cloud.”

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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.