Moneyball hits a homer, kudos from Pund-IT and a new way to THINK
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Three more reads worth sharing as you pack your bags and build your agenda for Information On Demand 2011:
Software acquisition strategy draws top marks from top analyst
First, from the analyst firm Pund-IT, Charles King gives top marks to IBM's software acquisition strategy, calling it "an implicit model" for other vendors. Why? King highlights three reasons:
King provides examples of the IBM strategy at work through our recent acquisitions of Algorithmics and i2. You can read the full report here.
You'll see some of these recent acquisitions next month if you're heading down to Information On Demand next month. It boasts the biggest EXPO in the IBM Software galaxy and ample opportunities to meet product and solution experts, so not only will you discover the value that these acquisitions can bring to your organizations, you'll see how that value is augmented and extended within a broader IBM software solution. On a Smarter Planet, the smartest companies will win. So whether you're in retail, banking, education or simply want to learn more about analytics I'd urge you to do two things: read the report and register now.
THINKing about Leadership, for a Smarter Planet
IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano opened this week's IBM THINK Forum in New York by calling for a new type of leadership. Palmisano noted that although competition drives progress and innovation, it's not sufficient in an interconnected world. In this new model, Palmisano said, "the wild west of competition needs to be complemented and tempered by far more collaboration across old boundaries: across academic disciplines, industries, nations; even amongst our most fierce competitors. Palmisano also commented on the lessons IBM has learned over its first century, lessons that will enable it to survive into the next:
The Forum drew many influential - not to mention thoughtful - attendees including Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sony Corporation, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of Mexico. Rob Enderle of Forbes wrote about the conference here, and you can see more videos here.
In addition to the Forum, IBM has also installed the THINK Exhibit, a visual exploration of making the world work better, in Lincoln Center in New York. The exhibit takes visitors on a journey through a series of experiences, including:
The Exhibit is open to the public from September 23 to October 23, and smaller scale exhibits are installed at 14 IBM locations around the world, including IOD.
Finally: Moneyball is 91% fresh!
The movie of the book of the approach that changed the game opened last night to rave reviews. For example:
Remember, Moneyball pioneer Billy Beane and Moneyball author Michael Lewis are the keynote speakers at this year's IOD, so don't miss your chance to hear the story first-hand:
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