10 Things Incoming IBM CEO Rometty to Keep IBM Successful

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    Don Reisinger

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1. Continue the Cloud PushOne of the most important aspects of IBM's business over the years has been the cloud. And it would be a huge mistake for Rometty to simply turn her back on that. It's clear now that future of IBM's business in the clouds, and Rometty would be right to continue that push.
IBM‘s current CEO Sam Palmisano will be leaving the company at the end of the year and will be replaced with current IBM senior vice president Virginia Rometty starting January 1. Most say that the appointment of Rometty to the CEO position at IBM is a good one, considering she has played a key role in improving customer relations and setting IBM on a strategic path that has delivered to shareholders some of the best performance the company has ever seen.But simply following in Palmisano's footsteps won't be enough for Rometty. Quite the contrary, she has quite a bit of work cut out for her if she wants to keep IBM atop the technology industry. And although she shouldn't do anything drastic that could potentially put the company in harm's way, she should consider making several moves that, in the long-run, could improve IBM's chances of success. Here's a look at what IBM's next CEO Virginia Rometty should do
This article was originally published on 2011-10-31
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.