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This BriefingsDirect Data Strategies Insights discussion series, Part 2, explores the latest technologies and products delivering common data services across today’s hybrid cloud, distributed data centers, and burgeoning edge landscapes.New advances in storage technologies, standards, and methods have changed the game when it comes to overcoming the obstacles businesses too often face when seeking pervasive analytics across their systems and services.

Stay with us now as we examine how IBM Storage is leveraging containers and the latest storage advances to deliver inclusive, comprehensive, and actionable storage.

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. …


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The next edition of the BriefingsDirect Voice of Innovation video podcast series explores new and innovative paths for businesses to attain digital transformation.

Even as a vast majority of companies profess to be seeking digital business transformation, few proven standards or broadly accepted methods stand out as the best paths to take.

And now, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for bold initiatives to make customer engagement and experience optimization an increasingly data-driven and wholly digital affair.

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. View the video.

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The next BriefingsDirect data strategy insights discussion explores the payoffs when enterprises overcome the hurdles of disjointed storage to obtain global data access.

By leveraging the latest in container and storage server technologies, the holy grail of inclusive, comprehensive, and actionable storage can be obtained. And such access extends across all deployment models — from hybrid cloud, to software-as-a-service (SaaS), to distributed data centers, and edge.

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy.

Stay with us here to examine the role that comprehensive data storage plays in delivering the rapid…


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The next BriefingsDirect data strategies insights discussion explores how consistent and global storage models can best propel pervasive analytics and support digital business transformation.

Decades of disparate and uncoordinated storage solutions have hindered enterprises’ ability to gain common data services across today’s hybrid cloud, distributed data centers, and burgeoning edge landscapes.

Yet only a comprehensive data storage model that includes all platforms, data types, and deployment architectures will deliver the rapid insights that businesses need.

Stay with us to examine how IBM Storage is leveraging containers and the latest storage advances to deliver the holy grail of inclusive, comprehensive…


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The next BriefingsDirect digital business innovation discussion explores the growing importance of contingent workforces. As more businesses look to external workforces and services to satisfy their skills and information technology (IT) needs, the ability to manage those workers and services is lagging.

Even as upward of 42 percent of workforce spend is now going to external workforces, many organizations lack visibility into the nature of that spend. As a result, they can’t manage the productivity, nor the risk.

Stay with us now as we hear from a contingent workforce expert at Capgemini on managing the processes that best procure…


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Businesses, schools, and governments have all had to rethink the proper balance between in-person and remote work. And because that balance is a shifting variable — and may well continue to be for years after the pandemic — it remains essential that the underlying technology be especially agile.

The next BriefingsDirect worker strategies discussion explores how a partnership behind a digital workplace services solution delivers a sliding scale for blended work scenarios. We’ll learn how Unisys, Dell, and their partners provide the time-proof means to secure applications intelligently — regardless of location.

We’ll also hear how an increasingly powerful automation…


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The next BriefingsDirect digital business innovation discussion explores how companies need to better understand and respond to their markets one subscriber at a time. By better listening inside of their products, businesses can remove the daylight between their digital deliverables and their customers’ impressions.

Stay with us now as we hear from a customer experience (CX) management expert at SAP on the latest ways that discerning customers’ preferences informs digital business imperatives.

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy.

To learn more about the business of best fulfilling customer wants…


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Businesses these days are quick to declare their intention to become data-driven, yet the deployment of analytics and the use of data science remains spotty, isolated, and often uncoordinated.

To fully reach their digital business transformation potential, businesses large and small need to make data science more of a repeatable assembly line — an industrialization, if you will — of end-to-end data exploitation.

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of Analytics Innovation discussion explores the latest methods, tools, and thinking around making data science an integral core function that both responds to business needs and scales to improve every aspect of productivity.


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The next BriefingsDirect intelligent procurement discussion explores the rationales and results when companies transform how they acquire goods and services.

By injecting intelligence, automation, and standardization into the source-to-pay process, organizations are supporting even larger digital business transformation efforts.

Stay with us now as we hear from two pioneers in how to bring agility, resilience, and managed risk to the end-to-end procurement process for significantly better overall business outcomes.

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy.

To show how organizations can embark on such a procurement and sourcing transformation journey…


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The way people work has changed more in 2020 than the previous 10 years combined — and that’s saying a lot. Even more than the major technological impacts of cloud, mobile, and big data, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated and deepened global behavioral shifts.

The ways that people think about where and how to work may never be the same, and new technology alone could not have made such a rapid impact.

So now is the time to take advantage of a perhaps once-in-a-lifetime disruption for the better. …

Dana Gardner

Gardner is a creative thought leader on enterprise software, cloud, mobile, big data and social strategies. He is a prolific blogger and podcaster.

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