YESTERDAY THE BACK ROOM, TOMORROW THE BOARDROOM.
At most companies, the cloud is taken at face value--a conduit for increasing flexibility and reducing complexity. Meanwhile, forward-looking businesses are rethinking the cloud to enable them to profit from an explosion of new social, mobile and analytics capabilities. They're transforming business models, disrupting industries and getting to market in no time. So conversations that were once held only in IT departments are now happening across the C-suite. And rapidly deployable resources like IBM SmartCloud give decision makers plenty to brainstorm about.
"Removing the burden of infrastructure really allows you to focus on improving your strategy and mission."
Marc Hoit, CIO, NC State
CLOUDS BUILT FOR RAINMAKING.
One such example is 3M. These early movers are using the cloud to analyze image design based on eye movement. Graphic...