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She's earned the No. 1 spot in our annual ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Business. But to keep Big Blue growing, Rometty will have to sell IBM like never before.
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Marketers are joining forces with the chief information officer. It's the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
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IBM's 170,000 virtual employees worldwide rarely, if ever, lay eyes on each other. Here's how they make long-distance mentoring work. By Anne FisherMar 9, 2012 9:56 AM ET
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