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IBM Global Services

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Published: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:00:00 EST

Copyright: Copyright 2009 IBM Global Services

Intelligent transport: How cities can improve mobility
Leading cities are evolving their transport systems from single modes to integrated ones, improving transport services and providing an improved value proposition to customers. Our study shows how pacesetting cities are applying their leadership and vision to build “smarter” transportation systems. (IBM Institute for Business Value study)

Podcast interview: A vision of smarter cities
Cities are gaining more control over their development, but they face challenges and threats to their sustainability. Cities need to put in place smarter systems to seize opportunities to build sustainable prosperity. (IBM Institute for Business Value study)

Resolving the privacy paradox: Strategies for identity management programs
Governments can take lessons from segments within the private sector, such as healthcare and financial services, that have successfully implemented new identity management schemes. We have identified three strategies that have contributed to the success of these private programs and that can, we believe, provide practical insights to guide governments. (IBM Institute for Business Value study)

Balancing the scales: Toward a stable and dynamic insurance future
Insurers are facing how to balance the fundamentals that shaped the industry and made it strong with the dynamics created by an empowered customer and an uncertain global environment. (white paper)

IDC Link: New talent management services from IBM
IBM has launched two initiatives related to integrated talent management. The first, IBM Workforce and Talent Solutions, helps organizations bring together talent functions. The second, Mid-Market Workforce Effectiveness, packages IBM services with Lawson Software’s human capital management solution. (IDC research opinion)

Bridging the collaboration gap: Results from global defense survey on collaboration during coalition operations
Defense forces can help close the collaboration gap and improve coalition performance by enhancing collaborative ways of working, sharing information and exploiting technology. To accomplish this, however, they will need to commit to long-term, fundamental changes in how they operate. (IBM Institute for Business Value study)

Prescription for healthier growth: Shaping China’s life sciences market
To succeed in China’s rapidly evolving healthcare ecosystem, life sciences organizations will need to focus on innovation, key on manufacturing quality and build effective sales management and channel strategies. (IBM Institute for Business Value study)

Forrester report: IBM offers a broad M&A services portfolio with strong integration capabilities
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) provides a broad mergers and acquisitions (M&A) services portfolio, fueled by IBM’s ample M&A knowledge and business expertise. IBM GBS’s services cover the complete M&A value chain across the corporate, operational, and IT layers. (Forrester Research report)

Educating for a smarter planet: The future of learning
The “educational continuum” is a more interconnected, instrumented and intelligent system for education that provides a continuum of learning for citizens throughout their lifetimes and positions them to contribute to their communities and economies. (white paper)

A high-stakes race against time: Are investors prepared to capture the liquified natural gas opportunity that emerges from the recession?
Many companies are challenged to predict the most appropriate time for creating new production capability that balances anticipated demand with sound investment strategy. For investors to position themselves for action in this volatile arena, a recently updated IBM Institute for Business Value study recommends four crucial courses of action. (IBM Institute for Business Value study)