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Something meaningful is happening… “ Every human being, company, organization, city, nation, natural system and man-made system is becoming interconnected, instrumented and intelligent. This is leading to new savings and efficiency—but perhaps as important, new possibilities for progress. ” The world is smaller. Because it can. Because it must. Because we want it to. The world is getting smarter. The world is flatter.
smarter planet Smarter is a vision of how the world works — how every person, business, organization, government, natural system, and man-made system interacts. Each interaction represents a chance to do something better , more efficiently, more productively. But more than that, as the systems of the planet become smart, we have a chance to open up meaningful new possibilities for progress.
+ + = An opportunity to think and act in new ways— economically, socially and technically.
For us to make sense of this new world, we must consider four critical questions Smart Work Green & Beyond New Intelligence How can we work smarter supported by flexible and dynamic processes modeled for the new way people buy, live & work? How can we take advantage of the wealth of information available in real time from a multitude of sources to make more intelligent choices? Dynamic Infrastructure How do we create an infrastructure that drives down cost, is intelligent and secure, and is just as dynamic as today ’ s business climate ? How do we drive greater efficiencies, compete more effectively, and respond more quickly by taking action now on energy, the environment, and sustainability? “ Data is exploding and it ’ s in silos ” I Need Insight “ New business & process demands ” I Need to Work Smart “ Our resources are limited ” I Need Efficiency “ My infrastructure is inflexible and costly ” I need to respond quickly
IBM helps to make the planet smarter Academic Initiative helps develop skills for a smarter planet
GREEN AND BEYOND
Survey Shows U.S. College Students Want Technology Skills to Compete for Jobs
Eight in 10 U.S. college students see a growing need for more IT professionals as technology advances
More than 50 percent are seeking to improve their own technology skills before they graduate.
Eight in 10 expect to encounter new technology that they will need to learn, adapt to and master once they enter the workforce.
60 percent surveyed said personal use and experience have formed their technology skills, leading many to yearn for more formal training in this area.
Three-quarters of college students are inspired by computers and technology and seven in 10 view technology as "the future. “
Survey underscores IBM ’s Academic Initiative efforts to help academia identify job market-critical skills, and advance their curriculum to better prepare students for the workplace.
The findings come at a time when nearly one million technology-related jobs are expected to emerge as a result of President Obama's $787 billion "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009."
The Software Download Catalog provides over 250 no charge courseware modules that were created by IBM to help clients get the most from their IT investment. You can use them to enrich your student ’ s classroom experience.
Open Courseware Exchange Program! Did you know that your professors and faculty can share their courseware? YES! We can leverage the vast knowledge that this community has been creating and share it with our WW faculty and University contacts. Please encourage your faculty and professors to share their assets with the greater AI community and encourage their participation!
ACM Courseware Mapping provides mapping between IBM products and technologies and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recommended courses. Guides are available for Computer Science and Information Systems courses. Find it on our Courseware Repository page.
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Technology Topic Roadmaps provide information on key topics and how to teach them.