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Why cognitive manufacturing matters in electronics: Activating the next generation of production success.

Why cognitive manufacturing matters in electronics: Activating the next generation of production success.

Updated 14 Feb 2017

A core early adopter group has kicked off the generation of cognitive manufacturing, gaining both higher ROI and productivity.

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Fast forward: Rethinking enterprises, ecosystems and economies with blockchain

Updated 28 Jun 2016

Our analysis of the impact of blockchains across the enterprise, ecosystems and economies shows that frictions can be greatly reduced or even eliminated, leading to a new economic equation for organizations, trust and value exchange.

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The Business of Things: Designing business models to win in the cognitive IoT

Updated 04 Jan 2016

As the IoT becomes ubiquitous, and embedding connectivity and intelligence get cheaper, companies must learn to compete in the Business of Things.

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Cloud for consumer electronics

Updated Aug 2015

Cloud plays a key role in re-shaping the electronics industry, opening up opportunities for traditional companies to transform across value chains and emerging ecosystems.

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The Economy of Things: Extracting value from the Internet of Things

Updated 23 Jun 2015

Companies must grasp the scale of IoT transformation ahead and prepare now to profit from the new Economy of Things.

 

Empowering the edge: Practical insights on a decentralized Internet of Things

Updated 31 Mar 2015

To test device democracy’s underlying technology vision, IBM jointly developed with Samsung the ADEPT proof-of-concept: Phase 2 of 2014 IBM IoT Study.

 

Device democracy - Saving the future of the Internet of Things

Updated 09 Sep 2014

Scaling the IoT from billions to hundreds of billions of devices means executives must rethink the technology strategy, business models and design principles at its foundation.

 

The new software-defined supply chain: Preparing for the disruptive transformation of Electronics design and manufacturing

Updated 21 Jun 2013

In the rapidly changing Electronics industry environment, companies will need to evaluate their value positions in the new software-defined supply chain as it hollows out, moving toward the technology innovation or customer intimacy ends of the supply chain.

 

The connected consumer challenge: Extending the electronics experience through services

Updated 16 May 2011

To satisfy the connected consumer’s demands for a quality device experience, electronics companies need to expand their focus to include capabilities that foster collaboration, glean customer insight and enhance service operations.


The future of connected health devices: Liberating the Information Seeker

Updated 30 Mar 2011

Health device makers have a chance to capture a large, emerging market if they approach this opportunity with comprehensive, integrated solutions.


Rewiring for global integration: Connecting the electronics value chain with SOA

Updated 21 Apr 2009

SOA helps electronics companies become globally integrated enterprises and can facilitate more efficient operations and an improved customer experience.


More than "Moore" to win: Optimization strategies for success in a maturing semiconductor industry

Updated 05 Feb 2009

Semiconductor demand remains strong as chips are embedded practically everywhere today; yet, many disruptive trends are pushing companies in this maturing industry to re-examine their business strategies in order to remain viable.


Winning the global challenge: The Japanese electronics companies' race to innovate

Updated 19 Jan 2009

Learn about the competitive challenge facing Japanese electronics companies and steps they can take to become global innovators.


And then there were few: How to survive the next wave of consolidation among Network Equipment Providers

Updated 11 Dec 2008

This new IBM study offer insights on the changing ecosystems within the electronics industry and the steps Network Equipment Providers should take to try to survive the coming wave of convergence and consolidation.


Go mobile, grow...Should mobile Internet services be the next big growth gamble for mobile device makers?

Updated 11 Dec 2008

With hardware sales slowing as a result of market saturation, mobile device makers may have the opportunity to use mobile Internet services as a new catalyst for growth.


Rebooting the electronics industry: New innovations are vital to address unprecedented economic challenges

Updated 24 Nov 2008

More than perhaps any other, the electronics industry has an endless ability to reinvent and transform itself - it is arguably the world's most innovative, and such innovation should serve it well in traversing today's unprecedented economic terrain.


The Enterprise of the Future: ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY EDITION

Updated 17 Oct 2008

Electronics industry CEOs share their views on the future of business.


Podcast Interview: Not business as usual: Changing channels in consumer electronics

Updated 23 Apr 2007

Interview with Christian Seider and Sean Lafferty


Not business as usual: Changing channels in consumer electronics

Updated 13 Dec 2006

Innovative business models for "how to sell" are now almost as important as innovative products - CE manufacturers need to deftly manage their mix of sales channels.


Hiding in plain sight: Service innovation, a new priority for chief executives

Updated 28 Nov 2006

Manufacturers may find a tremendous business opportunity "hiding" in their Service function.


Who's in charge here? In the world of digital convergence, it's the end user

Updated 20 Oct 2006

Who's in charge here? In the world of digital convergence, it's the end user


IBM: Stand Out from the Consumer Electronics Crowd with First-Class Product Design

Updated 05 Jul 2006

IBM: Stand Out from the Consumer Electronics Crowd with First-Class Product Design


Becoming a Leader Among Leaders: Electronics CEOs reflect on their innovation capabilities

Updated 18 May 2006

Given the electronics industry’s track record, few would question whether electronics companies are innovative. But when we spoke to electronics industry CEOs in our 2006 Global CEO study, we were surprised to learn just how confident they were.


Audio Interview: Consumer Electronics in China, Today and the Future

Updated 07 Apr 2006

In this podcast, an electronics expert from IBM describes the relationship between consumers and manufacturers of electronics products.


Audio interview: Better Consumer Electronics Value from Better Consumer Relationships

Updated 20 Feb 2006

In this podcast, an electronics expert from IBM describes the relationship between consumers and manufacturers of electronics products.


Audio interview: Online gaming is not just for kids anymore

Updated 30 Jan 2006

Andreas Neus, a consultant with IBM Germany and an online gaming expert, explains some of the wider implications of today’s Online Gaming phenomenon.


Audio interview: Telehealthcare will soon be keeping all of us healthier

Updated 11 Jan 2006

In this podcast, Hagen Wenzek explains what Telehealthcare is, its advantages, and the current state of using Telehealthcare in the world.

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