The Three Ps of Product Integration

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In the last blog, we introduced the three Ps as the performance, productivity and predictability necessary for CIOs to succeed as leaders in a competitive landscape. Next, we’re exploring how to implement these forces into the IT strategy of your business to drive effective product integration.

Client Expectations Drive Product Integration

The emergence of voice technology provides an innovative way CIOs can introduce emergent and innovative technologies into their businesses. Voice technology has become commonplace to consumers, who often have the feature in their cars, phones and homes. Alongside security, mobility and privacy, customers expect top-notch voice technology. Performance hinges on meeting these customer expectations head-on.

Enhancing Security and Resiliency

Blockchain has grown in prominence in the last 12 to 18 months, but it was previously only recognized as the technology behind Bitcoin. Now considered beyond the ledgers, blockchain works to better equip business relationships to work smoothly, according to Forbes. With the onset of Brexit and other world events, blockchain can augment and complement the relationships essential for world economies.

“We have used IT traditionally to replace and automate processes within the organization,” reflects Rashik Parmar, IBM’s technical executive for Europe. “Really, the challenges lie in the boundary between organizations — and it’s those boundaries that need to get new levels of automation.”

Nigel Reichelt, IBM’s CIO services manager for the U.K. and Ireland, echoes this sentiment.

“In the same way that cloud takes away some of the traditional IT boundaries between one organization and another, or one way of operating and another, I think blockchain takes away some of those boundaries but also adds trust,” he says.

So what does automation and removing barriers mean? To us, it means productivity and predictability.

Choosing a Partner

How will you begin your complex journey into the world of transformation and disruption?

To succeed at IBM, we consider the tools that world-class organizations are using at this time. Whether that be an internal or an external resource, we strive to use those tools to drive business forward.

For the CIO, that strategy expresses itself in enabling employees with the flexibility, choices and resources they need to succeed. This environment drives employee engagement within IBM. From this approach grows the empowerment that has proven to increase performance and productivity.

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