Former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano explains the strategy behind his Center for Global Enterprise, which prepares business leaders for the next era of globalization and discusses 'Re-Think: A Path to the Future', his new e-book. Palmisano tells TheStreet's James Rogers that big data and cloud computing are key to helping emerging markets overcome the limitations of their technology infrastructure. He also warns business leaders to avoid getting caught up in disputes between two countries, such as the current cybersecurity row between the U.S. and China. "Try to avoid being their example, good, or bad," he said.

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