Enterprise

Restructuring the Enterprise

The structure of most companies is so stale that a Victorian industrialist appearing in our midst would only wonder why there were no top hats. Everything else would be familiar. An insistence on people being in the same space. Supervisors looking out over everything being done. Decisions emerging from all male board rooms and percolating…

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Red Hat

IBM’s CEO Big Bet: Can Red Hat Deal Save Cloud Services Roads to Revenue?

IBM’s CEO Rometty acquired Red Hat Inc for $34 billion to turn around cloud computing services. This is IBM’s largest acquisition in over 100 years, according to Reuters. IBM big bet is to turn around its higher profit margin in cloud and software services. IBM’s revenue and profits have been declined over the last five…

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The Analyst Syndicate

The Analyst Syndicate Gains Ground on Old Business Models

Today, the Analyst Syndicate is thrilled to announce its ranking as the 20th largest analyst firm by ARInsights. The ranking is determined by the number of analysts in each firm of the hundreds in the industry. ARInsights’ market-leading product, ARchitect, provides the platform on which leading technology companies have built their successful Analyst Relations programs, from one-person AR…

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Engineering Technology

Why CIO’S Must Better Engage with Engineering Technologists to Leverage Digital Twins

In the post “The Missing T: Why OT & IT Are Not Enough in Manufacturing,” I made the argument that CIOs need to better engage with the engineering community. I postulated CIOs need to elevate engineering technology (ET) to the same prominence as operational technology (OT) and traditional business information technology (IT). The rise of…

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BPO

Enterprise Operational and IT Cost Takeouts: Re-think BPO

Paradoxically, one of the areas of IT cost takeout and recovery that we see enterprise clients most interested in pursuing is business process outsourcing (BPO) – which tends to be adopted in order to reduce operational and IT costs. But as businesses rethink how they work, BPO is ripe for rethinking as well. Many opportunities…

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IBM

What Artificial Intelligence means to IBM SVP Rob Thomas – and what this should mean to you

In a far-reaching and candid interview after IBM’s #THINK2020 digital event, Rob and I discussed his insights into what’s happening with AI in the enterprise and where the biggest long-term impacts will be.   My summary of Rob’s insights Learn more from the interview itself, below. Too many companies confuse consumer-grade and business-grade AI. Companies have…

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IT OT
Three Legged Stool Dan Miklovic

The Missing T: Why OT & IT Are Not Enough in Manufacturing

Manufacturing CIO’s have a casual relationship with engineering or product design elements of the business.  ERP systems have had some degree of integration with product lifecycle management (PLM) systems but they have mostly thought of these systems merely as a data source. A black box in their enterprise architecture.  They have no intrinsic understanding of…

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IBM Garage

IBM Needs To Open Its Garage Doors A Bit Wider

IBM shared updates and insights on its IBM Garage digital transformation program this week with industry analysts.  It was a useful update, and clarified much about a program that has not gained the recognition – and promotion – that it deserves. I believe that the program is solid, well-managed, and provides excellent value to customers…

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