Stream Computing

Connecting the Internet of Things and the Informix Warehouse Accelerator

September 18, 2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum as organizations explore the opportunities and challenges around connecting the unconnected—from people, to devices and everything in between. These efforts will also significantly expand the volume of captured data. Learn how you can securely combine structured, unstructured, TimeSeries, spatial and other sensor data from the Internet of Things into a single source of intelligence with the Informix Warehouse Accelerator. Read More

Engaging the insurance consumer

September 15, 2014
I've spent more years than I want to admit on the business side of the insurance industry. In my current role I work on the value that big data and analytics can deliver to an insurer and, in turn, to their policyholders.  Read More

Act: Responding to opportunities in the business moment

September 12, 2014
In this, the fifth and final post in our real-time actionable insight series, we explore several case studies where real-time action improved business outcomes and mitigated risk.  Read More

How big data and analytics are making retailers more customer-centric

September 12, 2014
Today retail customers are more empowered, instrumented and interconnected socially. With a wealth of information readily available online, consumers are now better able to compare products, services and prices—even as they shop in physical stores. In order for retailers to capitalize on this, they need ways to collect, manage and analyze a tremendous volume, variety, velocity and veracity of data. By using the valuable insights from this data, businesses can better personalize marketing, improve campaign effectiveness, optimize product assortments and perfect merchandising decisions, thus removing inefficiencies in distribution and operations.  Read More

An industry vertical analysis: Telecommunications and big data

September 11, 2014
Big data is poised to reshape the way we live, work and think. The telecommunications sector, which has been slow to realize the shifting ground, is catching up to redefine the customer digital experience, using big data and analytics. Read More

Transforming the telecommunications industry with customer centricity

September 11, 2014
With mobile devices becoming an integral part of our daily lives, communications service providers have the most comprehensive view of a subscriber’s usage, behavior, lifestyle preferences, current and future needs. Telecommunications organizations can transform their customer care, marketing and network operations by leveraging all of the subscriber data to deliver highly targeted and personalized campaigns for higher revenue and profits, cultivate strong brand loyalty to reduce churn and achieve lower operational costs while maintaining quality of experience for subscribers.  Read More

How leading media companies increase customer value

September 9, 2014
Throughout the year, I’ve been participating in a series of day-long “Art of the Possible” sessions with clients that run the gamut of media and entertainment. I’ve met with cable companies, broadcast TV providers, movie studios, sports networks and beyond. Read More

Decide: Making a choice in the business moment

September 8, 2014
In this post, the fourth installment of our five part series focused on real-time actionable insight, we explore how to optimize decision management by infusing context-aware streaming analytics into all decisions. Using IBM’s four pillar approach (Sense, Orient, Decide and Act) you can be assured that your decision will result in smarter business processes and more intelligence operations. Read More

Orient: Analyzing data in the business moment

Don't go chasing wild chickens

September 2, 2014
Big data can be turned into big business opportunities, but can also send you on a wild goose chase. Using IBM’s four pillar approach (sense, orient, decide and act) you can correct course and shift from reactive to proactive effectively orienting your organization to the business moment. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Sharath Cholleti

September 2, 2014
We have a lot of data today, both structured and unstructured, that, when used on time, at the right time, in real-time can save lives. Sharath Cholleti, this week's Big Data and Analytics Hero, gives us a glimpse of how they use data for better patient care. Read More

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