Palmisano raises the bar for IT companies by pushing the intelligent potential of IT far beyond products and services.
By Bob Evans – January 13, 2010 01:00 PM
Whether you agree with his premise or think it’s just marketing hype, IBM CEO Sam Palmisano has successfully articulated a global vision that transcends IT products and services by focusing upon the power of intelligence in improving everything from people’s quality of life to business outcomes to policy decisions.
This is important because while we all talk about the potential of technology and how wonderful it will be when we can truly integrate business and technology, Palmisano’s Smarter Planet strategy goes beyond the talk phase and offers real, live examples of what can happen when we move past data and information and instead deal with intelligence; when we no longer have to infer but can truly know; and when we use the power of technology to inform and animate leadership and action. (more…)