AT&T (NYSE: T ) and IBM (NYSE: IBM ) are partnering at just the right time, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.
The two are cooperating to help cities and mid-size utilities glean data and insights from the Internet of Things. Principally, the idea is for AT&T to provide mobile technology and software while IBM contributes data analytics for helping assess the health and performance of city infrastructure.
Tech companies from Apple to Autodesk and three of the nationwide mobile operators are contributing hardware, software and services to help fund the Presidents plan to connect 15,000 schools with broadband.
Chief marketing officer David Perry knows exactly what he needs from his organization’s IT department. To maximize the success of his marketing strategies, he needs a CIO and a technology team that go beyond conventional support, Perry says — he’s looking for a partner that can help transform marketing.