Research reports

The cognitive advantage

Insights from early adopters on driving business value

screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-1-54-15-pmOrganizations already gain major competitive advantage from their use of cognitive computing. Users achieve a range of business outcomes–from customer engagement to productivity & efficiency and business growth.

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Applied Insights 2016

Digital trends: From the proven to the emerging

screen-shot-2016-12-22-at-8-19-23-amDigital business has moved from an aspiration to the new norm. Companies are charting new territory with digital services driven by the Internet of Things and cognitive computing to create new business models and revenue streams. This report aggregates insights from various quantitative and qualitative studies recently conducted by the Center. From the proven to the cutting edge, these are the trends that are empowering organizations.

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Growing up hybrid

Accelerating digital transformation

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 3.05.29 PMHybrid cloud is the de facto state of IT. Two-thirds of organizations that blend traditional and cloud infrastructures are already gaining advantage from their hybrid environments. However, leaders among them use hybrid cloud to power their digital transformation, going beyond cost reduction and productivity gains. What’s more, these leaders are using hybrid cloud to springboard to next-generation initiatives such as Internet of Things and cognitive computing, aiming to disrupt and capture new markets.

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A quantum of possibilities

The business advantages of taking the quantum leap

Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 12.28.46 PMBy harnessing the principles of quantum mechanics to represent multiple states simultaneously, quantum computers promise exponentially more speed and power than what is attainable by traditional computers today. They have the potential to impact problems on a global scale, and the possibilities of solving what is today unsolvable are significant for businesses and for the planet.

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From checkboxes to frameworks

CISO insights on moving from compliance to risk-based cybersecurity programs

Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 12.28.30 PMCybersecurity risk is an immense threat. It’s also a top C-suite priority, with funding for security efforts growing to reflect the gravity of the challenge. Security leaders are realizing that simply “checking the box” to address compliance requirements is no longer a sufficient strategy. Those further up the maturity curve are transforming their programs to be truly risk-based by using a sophisticated approach to determine risks and prioritize security investments.

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Charting the social universe

Social ambitions drive business impact

Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 12.29.20 PMSocial technologies are changing the way we interact. While most business leaders understand their potential, some aren’t sure where to start or how to advance. Our research shows that enterprises are evolving by deploying five distinct clusters of social capabilities–each aimed at realizing a specific goal. And there’s a lot that other companies can learn by looking at how the pioneers have tackled these social ambitions.

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