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IBM Cloud Powers Up Startups

By Jim Harris on Nov 13, 2014
Startups have long been a fountainhead of innovation. Lead by entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas and the passion to transform those ideas into real products and services, startups have produced breakthroughs in many fields. Of course, many of those ideas didn’t ...

The Late Adopter’s Advantage

By Jim Harris on Oct 28, 2014
The diffusion of innovations is a theory describing the five stages through which innovations, such as emerging technologies, spread through markets. It starts with the innovators and early adopters, progresses through the early majority, at about the halfway point advances ...

Making Analytics Elementary with Watson

By Jim Harris on Sep 30, 2014
IBM recently announced that Watson, the groundbreaking technology that most of us first saw outsmarting humans on the television game show Jeopardy! in 2011 (the journey to which was chronicled in the excellent Stephen Baker book Final Jeopardy: Man vs. ...

Analytics Across the Enterprise

By Jim Harris on Sep 5, 2014
Analytics Across the Enterprise: How IBM Realizes Business Value from Big Data and Analytics is an excellent new book written by three pioneering IBM analytics practitioners: Brenda Dietrich, Emily Plachy, and Maureen Norton. The book demystifies the big data and ...

Big Data and Analytics in Three Verbs

By Jim Harris on Sep 5, 2014
A new infographic and white paper summarizes a study performed by the IBM Institute for Business Value about how leading midsize businesses are converting big data and analytics into results using nine levers of differentiation. These levers collectively create an ...

IBM, Apple, and the Next Level of Enterprise Mobility

By Jim Harris on Jul 31, 2014
The enterprise world and the mobility world have been frenemies (a portmanteau of friends and enemies) for decades since mobility made maddeningly moving targets of enterprise data management, application deployment, and especially security. The frenemy frenzy reached a fever pitch ...
Topic: Mobile