Discontinuing my blog!

At one point in time, when I was new at this ‘social stuff’, a blog made sense.  I would argue that I was even having fun with it!  Now, with twitter + Facebook + LinkedIn + IBM internal social apps, this site has fallen out of date.  My audience can be reached in so many other ways and this vehicle is now redundant.  So, with that said, thanks for clicking through to this site.  I’m not going to delete this just yet (I need to work up to that!), but do know that I won’t actively manage this content until that time.  Thanks for landing on this Blog.  Thanks for reading my entry.  All the best to you.

 

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#HP continues to struggle. Customers should find comfort in #IBM as it continues GROWTH

HP’s Chief in Hot Seat – WSJ.com

More struggles for HP.  Shares decline another 7%, investors lose confidence, and now they’re talking about a weak leader … the third leader they’ve had in recent memory.  Our customers are reading this, it’s a great time to position IBM’s strength, consistency, and Q/Q growth!  Investing in IBM is SAFE!  –RBGM

After #Southwest Fuselage Rip, Airline Moved Fast

I’m really enjoying this story with Southwest Airlines.  They’re doing an incredible job of leading the company through this challenge.  Grounding their own planes, leading their own ’emergency’ inspection schedule, and tightly controlling clear communication on it’s findings is putting in-flight employees at ease and addressing customer fears.  Incredible stuff.  Not cheap, for sure, but a really great example of solid corporate leadership.  Air Canada, take note.  –RBGM

After Southwest Fuselage Rip, Airline Moved Fast on Groundings – WSJ.com.

#HP Sues Former Executive

HP continues to get bad press.  Another employee misbehaving and jumping ship?  Perhaps they don’t have the same values as IBM?  I think not.   –RBGM

H-P Sues Former Executive – WSJ.com

#GenY vs. #GenX: Who Causes More IT Headaches?

GenY is always getting bad press, but they’re some of the most creative and productive employees in the workforce today.  Apparently, they’re also supportive of most IT strategies and appreciate IT support … more than their 0lder peers.   –RBGM

Gen Y vs. Gen X: Who Causes More IT Headaches? CIO.com.

#IBM Researchers Develop #Nanoparticle to Destroy Antibiotic-Resistent Bacteria

IBM is in the drug business (kind of).  Nanotechnology is very exciting!  –RBGM

IBM Researchers Develop Drug to Target MRSA – WSJ.com.

How to Use Competitive Information in #Sales

I speak often about keeping current on the industry and our competition, which is great, but what you do with that information is what’s important.  It needs to be used in a way that’s meaningful to the customer.  You still need to find out what is important to them before you can position IBM Unique Value and help position us (positively) against our competition!  –RBGM

How to Use Competitive Information | BNET.

#ibmsoftware to Acquire Facilities Management Software Company #Tririga

Another investment in our “Smart” portfolio!  We’ll be able to help customers save on facilities operating expenses by closely monitoring heat, electricity, utilities, etc. around the world.  IBM thinks this will generate approximately $10B in revenue by 2015, so probably a sound and strategic investment!    –RBGM

IBM to Acquire Facilities Management Software Company CIO.com.

CEO showdown: #Apotheker vs. #Ellison vs. #Palmisano

Even the IT industry critics applaud Palmisano, relative to his peers, on his clarity of vision for IBM.  Our customers can see that, too.  It definitely adds to IBM’s Unique Value Statement when we’re confident about the direction of IBM … and of IT as a whole!!  –RBGM

CEO showdown: Apotheker vs. Ellison vs. Palmisano | Technology business – InfoWorld.

#IBM Settles Bribery Charges With #SEC

Regardless of where IBM operates in the world, every employee MUST act appropriately, embody our corporate Values, and treat each human being with equal respect.  If IBM China employees are guilty of this bribery charge, action will be swift, but it’s too bad we’re even in doubt.  –RBGM

IBM Settles Bribery Charges With SEC – WSJ.com.