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Tim Powers
Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM

Distilling the Signal from the Noise with Nate Silver

November 1, 2012 | by Tim Powers, Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM
We all need an attitude adjustment when it comes to analytics. According to Nate Silver, keynote speaker at IBM’s recent Information on Demand (IOD) conference, New York Times contributor, and author of the recently released book, “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, but Some...

Assess Your Organization’s Analytical Smarts

September 17, 2012 | by Tim Powers, Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM
Analytics is a deciding factor that determines whether organizations succeed or fail. Those able to effectively manage, store and tap information for game-changing insights can capitalize on virtually endless opportunities. Those who cannot master the data may ultimately find themselves playing a...

IBM’s Social Sentiment Index Crowns Andy Murray & Serena Williams as Social Champions

July 10, 2012 | by Tim Powers, Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM
According to fans on Twitter, Wimbledon women's champion, Serena Williams, and men's finalist, Andy Murray, have been crowned the most popular social players from the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, as IBM’s Social Sentiment Index unearthed a range of unexpected insights from more than 1,270,000...

Is There a Better Option?

April 9, 2012 | by Tim Powers, Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM
Is there a better option? Not a comment you ever want a customer to utter to themselves, especially in competitive industries such as telecommunications, banking, retail or insurance. In telecommunications, and for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) specifically, a fundamental tenet is that it...

No Mulligans Necessary with Smarter Analytics

April 6, 2012 | by Tim Powers, Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM
FORE! Golf is all about analytics. As you watch golf on television or take "a good walk spoiled" yourself, think about all of the data calculations made before the right club is selected to hit a golf ball on the tee or fairway: What is the distance to the hole? Which club will carry me that...

Ushering in a New Age of Enlightenment

April 5, 2012 | by Tim Powers, Social Media Manager and Webmaster, Accessibility, IBM
In 18th century Europe, a group of intellectuals seized control of reason to challenge the systems of power and faith. This Age of Enlightenment, according to German philosopher Immanuel Kant, was “the emancipation of the human consciousness from an immature state of ignorance and error." If Kant...