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IBM recently interviewed over 3,000 CIO’s from 71 countries and 18 different industries to better understand what decisions are top of mind for CIOs and how those are aligning (or not) with the overall business. The report, The Essential CIO, found that the top three issues that both CEOs and CIOs will focus on over the next five years are essentially the same - insight & intelligence, people skills, and client intimacy. The fourth highest priority specific to CIOs (with 64% focusing on this in th


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On April 27th, IHS acquired Dyadem as part of its strategy to expand its environment, health, and safety (EHS) and sustainability portfolio.  Although IHS did not release any data on the financial details of the acquisition or Dyadem's recent revenue numbers, we do know that Dyadem and its 100 or so employees will bring capabilities in operational risk management, particularly with respect to product design, product quality, and manufacturing.  (Dyadem is headquartered in Toronto; its placement on


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I have had a significant number of conversations recently about cloud, and how it applies specifically to the supply chain.  OK, not all that surprising, after all, along with mobility, cloud is very much at the apex of the hype cycle. Yet if one looks beyond the hype, cloud offers the potential to not only transform how supply chain organizations procure IT capabilities, but also to fundamentally change how they manage business processes.  Certainly I do not wish to 'over-egg' the omelet here, or


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Last week was a big week in Warranty. IDC Manufacturing Insights not only published the Warranty Management Capability Maturity Model, but we held a webcast entitled "The Way to Becoming a Warranty Warrior" which described the details of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and also reviewed the industry field study results which showed the clear separation in maturity markers of the leaders, or "Warranty Warriors" from the laggards, or "Warranty Wannabees".


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Just recently, IDC's David Daoud released a report on the staggering weight of PCs and related devices and accessories recycled in the United States in 2010.  (For Earth Day, IDC has posted a free version of this document with registration.) The total weight amounted to about 8 lb per capita or a total weight of 2.5 billion pounds in 2010 (2,506,659,212lb).


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Just recently, IDC's David Daoud released a report on the staggering weight of PCs and related devices and accessories recycled in the United States in 2010.  (For Earth Day, IDC has posted a free version of this document with registration.) The total weight amounted to about 8 lb per capita or a total weight of 2.5 billion pounds in 2010 (2,506,659,212lb). We're talking about PCs (about 44% of the total), PC displays (27%), multifunction peripherals (about 15%), and the remainder primarily from mobile



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