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– Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager The Greater IBM Connection
How can an IBM Project Management grant help city staff members learn more effective ways to collaborate, manage tasks and manage budgets?
Today on Citizen IBM, Memphis, USA Chief Learning Officer Douglas Scarboro talks about how, as municipalities have been affected by challenging economic circumstances, they have “learned to become more collaborative in delivering services and solving problems for [their] citizens.
“IBM’s involvement has been essential to helping [Memphis] advance a culture of excellence by laying out a better process for conducting the very important work of governing our city,” said Scarboro. Read the rest.
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– Posted by Regan Kelly
In this issue:
IBM Retirees: RHA Enrollment Closing Soon
Because time is running short to make your selections, Aetna has posted an informative presentation that you can watch on the company’s IBM RHA dedicated site anytime. View the presentation at your convenience to learn about the Aetna plan options available through Retiree Health Access (RHA). To see it:
Remember, the IBM annual enrollment period closes on Friday, November 16, 2012.
“Traditional marketing is dead”: The social business imperative
How are your social business skills? The digital, social, mobile revolution isn’t coming – it’s here. And it’s here to stay.
In this post, Michael Brenner examines how individuals and companies are moving beyond why they need to become a social business and today shifting the focus to how to become one. In the process, see how they’re maximizing the resulting value and innovation.
And IBM is at the vanguard: the company has been identified as “the model of social business today and into the future” by social business consultant Mark Fidelman. Greater IBMers: What do you see as the main barriers to social business in your organization?
Greater IBMers: What do you see as the main barriers to social business in your organization?
A critical collaboration: IBM Research/Watson join forces with Cleveland Clinic
By winning Jeopardy! in 2011, IBM’s Watson showed how a supercomputer’s ability to answer questions in natural language could transform the way computers interact with people. Now, IBM is joining forces with the Cleveland Clinic to demonstrate how Watson can be used to advance the field of medical training.
Medical students will soon be able to utilize a tool using Watson technology to help them learn to navigate the latest content, consider a variety of hypotheses, and find key evidence to support potential answers, diagnoses, and treatment options. Watson too will be getting smarter: students will help improve Watson’s language and domain analysis capabilities by judging the evidence it provides and analyzing its answers.
Bottom line? Medical students and Watson both will benefit from each others’ strengths and expertise to learn and improve their collaborative performance.