IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report now available
IBM has published its 2012 Tech Trends Report: Fast Track to the Future based on a survey of over 1,200 IT professionals worldwide.  Mobile is featured prominently in the report.  Key insights from the study:
Only one in 10 organizations surveyed reported that they have all the skills they need for the four emerging technologies (cloud computing, business analytics, mobile computing and social business)
Business analytics and mobile are leading in deployment with roughly 50 percent of survey respondents having deployed
49 percent of respondents have deployed mobile
Top three barriers to adoption of mobile according to those surveyed: Security (61 percent); integration of Mobile with existing infrastructure and data (44 percent); and difficulty extending existing applications to Mobile (38 percent)
69 percent plan to increase mobile investment in the next two years, with 35 percent planning to increase it 10 percent or more
Over the next two years, 31 percent of respondents will start allowing BYOD – making it the norm for 76 percent of respondents
43 percent of respondents say their IT security policies don’t meet the needs of mobile computing

IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report now available

IBM has published its 2012 Tech Trends Report: Fast Track to the Future based on a survey of over 1,200 IT professionals worldwide.  Mobile is featured prominently in the report.  Key insights from the study:

  • Only one in 10 organizations surveyed reported that they have all the skills they need for the four emerging technologies (cloud computing, business analytics, mobile computing and social business)
  • Business analytics and mobile are leading in deployment with roughly 50 percent of survey respondents having deployed
  • 49 percent of respondents have deployed mobile
  • Top three barriers to adoption of mobile according to those surveyed: Security (61 percent); integration of Mobile with existing infrastructure and data (44 percent); and difficulty extending existing applications to Mobile (38 percent)
  • 69 percent plan to increase mobile investment in the next two years, with 35 percent planning to increase it 10 percent or more
  • Over the next two years, 31 percent of respondents will start allowing BYOD – making it the norm for 76 percent of respondents
  • 43 percent of respondents say their IT security policies don’t meet the needs of mobile computing
IBM Social Business Jam - Overview
Join us February 8-11, 2011 for an important dialog about the growing influence of social technology in business.  
 
Social Business Jam Topics
The Social Business Jam will address a core set of topics that organizations are seeking to better understand:
Building the Social Business of the Future
What new social innovations can we theorize?
How can social technologies help to deliver value through core business processes (R&D, HR, Finance etc).?
Forum Host: Alistair Rennie, General Manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions
Building Participatory Organizations Through Social Adoption
How can we align our organizational model, culture, and leadership social business adoption?
How do we quantify the value of Social Business for the enterprise?
Forum Host: Denis Brousseau, Vice President and Global Leader, Organization and People
Using Social to Understand and Engage with Customers
How does Social Business impact the future of CRM, marketing or communications
What are the implications for the way we manage brands?
Forum Host: Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
What Social means for IT
How can IT organizations get these social technologies implemented in organizations?
What technology options are there available to enable this transformation?
Forum Host: Patrick Toole, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of IBM
Identifying Risks and Establishing Governance
What are the real risks of Social Business for the enterprise?
What are the right policies and strategies to manage social interactions internally and externally?
Forum Host: Harriet Pearson, Vice President, Security Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer

IBM Social Business Jam - Overview

Join us February 8-11, 2011 for an important dialog about the growing influence of social technology in business.  

Social Business Jam Topics

The Social Business Jam will address a core set of topics that organizations are seeking to better understand:

Building the Social Business of the Future

Building Participatory Organizations Through Social Adoption

Using Social to Understand and Engage with Customers

What Social means for IT

Identifying Risks and Establishing Governance

Health 2.0 has pushed innovation in health care from its inception. From social networks for patients and providers to vertical search and mobile health tools, innovation continues. The Quantified Self represents the latest level of innovation for healthcare. The letters to the NY Times Sunday Magazine in response to the feature on The Data Driven Live, has this choice quote by Patricia Flatley Brennet of Project HealthDesign “Doctors are experts in clinical care; patients are experts in their daily experiences and how they make them feel. Both need to share more with each other.”

But some healthcare organizations have been innovative from the beginning. See the video on the Cleveland Clinic Model of Medicine and then read their latest Annual Report with President Obama on the cover. What a great place to work.

eHealth » John W. Sharp on eHealth and Health IT » A History of Innovation in Medicine

Startups looking to make money by enhancing reality | VentureBeat)
Augmented reality (AR) technology, which overlays 3-D graphics or information over a live camera feed, isn’t a brand-new idea. But now that smartphones are penetrating the mass market, AR may be on the cusp of wide adoption. Imagine traveling to a foreign country, pointing your camera at a building and having it up pull up a trove of historical information, video and images of the place over the past century. (via

Startups looking to make money by enhancing reality | VentureBeat)

Augmented reality (AR) technology, which overlays 3-D graphics or information over a live camera feed, isn’t a brand-new idea. But now that smartphones are penetrating the mass market, AR may be on the cusp of wide adoption. Imagine traveling to a foreign country, pointing your camera at a building and having it up pull up a trove of historical information, video and images of the place over the past century. (via

Scientists have been plagued by Einstein’s theories which state nothing can travel faster than light. But over the past decade or so, we have seen a new branch of physics theorized, one which might give Einstein cause for pause. It’s called Superluminal Electromagnetic Field / Wave Propagation, which is basically a form of faster than light relativity. Experiments have been conducted by several scientists which involve light and radio sources traveling at speeds well in excess of the speed of light. Seem possible? Earlier this year, a physicist called John Singleton created an application of this theory which he believes could greatly advance semiconductors. Called a polarization synchrotron, the device combines radio waves with a rapidly spinning magnetic field. The effect is described as “abusing the radio waves so severely that they finally give in and travel faster than light”. (via Faster-than-light radio waves could revolutionize computer industries – New Tech Gadgets & Electronic Devices | Geek.com)

Scientists have been plagued by Einstein’s theories which state nothing can travel faster than light. But over the past decade or so, we have seen a new branch of physics theorized, one which might give Einstein cause for pause. It’s called Superluminal Electromagnetic Field / Wave Propagation, which is basically a form of faster than light relativity. Experiments have been conducted by several scientists which involve light and radio sources traveling at speeds well in excess of the speed of light. Seem possible? Earlier this year, a physicist called John Singleton created an application of this theory which he believes could greatly advance semiconductors. Called a polarization synchrotron, the device combines radio waves with a rapidly spinning magnetic field. The effect is described as “abusing the radio waves so severely that they finally give in and travel faster than light”. (via Faster-than-light radio waves could revolutionize computer industries – New Tech Gadgets & Electronic Devices | Geek.com)

Let’s build a smarter planet
Take a look at the 21 ways our planet is getting smarter. Download the PDF (1.67MB) (via IBM - A Smarter Planet - Overview)

Let’s build a smarter planet

Take a look at the 21 ways our planet is getting smarter. Download the PDF (1.67MB) (via IBM - A Smarter Planet - Overview)
A 250-page discussion draft by the House Appropriations Committee includes $2 billion dollars for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, while noting Congress plans to spend $20 billion for healthcare IT as part of the overall economic stimulus package. (via Healthcare IT News)

A 250-page discussion draft by the House Appropriations Committee includes $2 billion dollars for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, while noting Congress plans to spend $20 billion for healthcare IT as part of the overall economic stimulus package. (via Healthcare IT News)

MY PWeR (Personal Wellness electronic Record) is an intelligent, comprehensive  system is equipped with 24 applications ranging from Electronic Medical Records to electronic prescriptions to transcription solutions. MY PWeR also assists with electronic billing, reporting and analytics, and many other practice management tools. (via The Quantum Group).

Earlier this year Quantum announced the launch of the PWeR healthcare information platform and selected IBM as a cornerstone of its information management, storage, security and privacy focus.

MY PWeR (Personal Wellness electronic Record) is an intelligent, comprehensive  system is equipped with 24 applications ranging from Electronic Medical Records to electronic prescriptions to transcription solutions. MY PWeR also assists with electronic billing, reporting and analytics, and many other practice management tools. (via The Quantum Group).

Earlier this year Quantum announced the launch of the PWeR healthcare information platform and selected IBM as a cornerstone of its information management, storage, security and privacy focus.

Smart IT Infrastructure

You know a smart business when you see one. It’s the retailer you turn to first because the merchandise is always original and available. The medical center that coordinates your health records across 22 facilities. The power company that lets you set your own usage by appliance.

Smart IT Infrastructure

You know a smart business when you see one. It’s the retailer you turn to first because the merchandise is always original and available. The medical center that coordinates your health records across 22 facilities. The power company that lets you set your own usage by appliance.