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Insatiable Innovation: From sporadic to systemic
A view is emerging that innovation is no longer the driver of growth it once was. Pundits point to declining growth in global productivity as further proof that “The Big Idea” is a thing of the past.
Our view, based on analysis of past IBM Global CEO studies, as well as practical, hands-on experience, is that innovation is far from dead. It is, instead, thriving among those outperforming companies that apply product, operational and business model innovation to truly differentiate themselves from their competition.
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Chief Procurement Officer Study: Improving competitive advantage through procurement excellence
Like other strategic functions in the enterprise, procurement’s role continues to evolve. Today, the Chief Procurement Officer can be a significant contributor to organizational value and a driving force behind gaining competitive advantage.
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Collaborating beyond traditional boundaries: What convergence means for our health care systems
Market forces, dramatic changes in regulatory rules and concerns over sustainability – combined with advances in technology and the ability to better predict and manage health care risk – are creating a unique opportunity for broad health care industry transformation aimed toward convergence.
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Our benchmarking data is built around a common, cross-industry Process Classification Framework, which means that business performance can be objectively evaluated.
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IBM Global C-suite Study: The Customer-activated Enterprise
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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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.