Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: May 31, 2011
Servers are the foundation of a dependable IT infrastructure. You need your IT to be reliable, flexible and ready to support your business through changing times. Read this white paper to see how IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter servers can offer an outstanding platform for virtualization and consolidation.
The insights provided by more than 700 Chief Human Resource Officers around the world show how workforce investment is shifting. Companies are beginning to focus more on growth, expanding into new markets and offering new products and services. But to make the most of potential growth opportunities in today’s dynamic global marketplace, organizations need to find ways to address the “borders” that are currently impeding their workforces.
Based on the key capability gaps revealed in this study, we believe organizations should focus on three critical workforce imperatives: cultivating creative leaders, mobilizing for speed and flexibility and capitalizing on collective intelligence.
A transformation is taking place in how people interact and how relationships form and develop and this is changing the way we socialise, the way we work and the way we engage with our customers. The new normal is that customers are leading the conversations that define your brand, competitors are crowd-sourcing ideas to bring new offerings to market and employees are using social media in all facets of their lives, including work.
This shift in technology and human behaviour presents an opportunity for organisations to improve everything from reinventing customer relationships to how work gets done. A Social Business embraces networks of people to create business value and activates networks of people that apply relevant content and expertise to improve and accelerate core and ad hoc processes, delivering unprecedented return for the time invested.
How IBM can help
As one of the world’s leading research organizations, and one
of the world’s top contributors to open source projects, IBM
is committed to fostering the collaborative effort required to
transform how people, governments and businesses transact
and interact. IBM provides clients the blockchain technology
fabric, consulting and systems integration capabilities to
design and rapidly adopt distributed ledgers, digital identity
and blockchain solutions. IBM helps clients leverage the
global scale, business domain expertise and deep cloud
integration experience required for the application of these
technologies. Learn more at ibm.com/blockchain.
The IBM Global Electronics practice uniquely combines IBM
and partner services, hardware, software and research into
integrated solutions that can help you deliver innovation,
create differentiated customer experiences and optimize
your global operations. Please visit ibm.com/electronics
Though the global economy is still shaking off the effects of the past and current financial crises, banks in both the emerging and developed economies have an opportunity to manage enormous capital growth and wealth creation. To regain customer confidence and earn their slice of the increasingly competitive market, banks must transform themselves by jettisoning old, product oriented operating models to become a client centric operation. Read this insightful paper from IBM Global Business Services to understand how banks can effectively use the information they have and become truly customer centric by re-organizing their operations around customer differentiation, pricing, product bundling, channel consistency and customer engagement.