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Analytics: The upside of disruption: Reinventing business processes, organizations and industries in the wake of the digital revolution

In the wake of the global digital revolution, organizations need new expertise including how to operate differently, manage infrastructure and analyze data.

Banking industry feature

Disruption, transformation and the next-generation bank

Bankers face a trio of challenges: declining revenues plus difficulty cutting costs further; easily dissatisfied and disillusioned customers; and new emerging competitors.

Cross-industry feature

Thinking out of the toolbox: How digital technologies are powering the operations revolution

A new industrial revolution is upon us as digital technologies redefine business strategy and operational execution, and pressure executives to innovate and make smart investments.


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Institute for Business Value recognized for high quality for third consecutive time

  • In March 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value was again named the industry's premier engine of thought leadership in a White Space Report by Source Information Services, a leading provider of research about the management consulting market.

    As in both October 2014 and February 2014, IBM was recognized as the leader among 24 major global consulting firms. The White Space rankings are based on four evaluation criteria: Resilience, Differentiation, Appeal and Prompting Action

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

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IBM Institute for Business Value

2015 IBM Global C-suite Study: Redefining Boundaries

  • IBM C-Suite Study 2015

    How 5,247 CxOs are tackling competitive threats: what they think the future holds, how they're identifying new trends and how they plan to prosper in the "age of disruption."

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2013 IBM Global C-suite Study: The Customer-activated Enterprise

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    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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