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6 ways IBM and Box are transforming industries

6 ways IBM and Box are transforming industries

July 2, 2015 | by Kimberly Trimble, Social Business Manager, IBM
IBM and Box are partnering to transform how people work in their industries. Indeed, health care, government, retail and insurance are just a few industries that can substantially benefit from offerings that combine the best of Box and IBM.
Success factors for a digital business

Success factors for a digital business

July 1, 2015 | by Jonathan Sloan, Business Analytics Executive Consultant, IBM
As opposed to big data, which focuses on analysis of large and varied types of content, the concept behind digital business is the convergence of historical, real-time and mobile proximity data that offer fleeting digital business moments that can be taken advantage of by a digital business. This...
Spark and Hadoop: Taking big data to the next level

Spark and Hadoop: Taking big data to the next level

June 30, 2015 | by Peter Schlampp, Vice President of Product, Platfora
Spark is one of the key enablers of Hadoop’s journey from the Trough of Disillusionment to the Plateau of Productivity. Together, Spark and Hadoop are taking big data to the next level.
But what if I don’t want to become a digital business?

But what if I don’t want to become a digital business?

June 29, 2015 | by Paul DiMarzio, Worldwide Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM z Systems Big Data and Analytics, IBM
Face it. Competing digital businesses are very likely coming to your industry. Why resist the digital business model? Consider an incremental transition and change your mindset.
New types of renewable energy: Are utilities struggling to keep up?

New types of renewable energy: Are utilities struggling to keep up?

June 26, 2015 | by Todd Wasserman, Technology Writer
Changing weather patterns, new types of renewable energy and evolving consumer expectations have challenged the way that utilities do business, and many have responded by offering more options. The American public's embracing of new types of renewable energy has put utilities on the defensive. Some...
Dear Annie Analytics: Does my wealth management company still love me?

Dear Annie Analytics: Does my wealth management company still love me?

June 25, 2015 | by Annie Analytics, Analytics Advisor, IBM
For all the questions you’ve been too afraid to ask, Annie Analytics has the answers. Today, Annie Analytics advises Upset in Paris about a wealth management relationship whose initial freshness and excitement seems to have wilted after a merger. However, using tools that leverage advanced customer...

How one cyclist is gaining a competitive advantage with analytics

June 24, 2015 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
Dave Haase is an ultracyclist and endurance is his strength. My cycling is for pleasure, and I do it slow compared to Dave, but that hasn't stopped me from being incredibly inspired by Dave and his story.
Do digital business, big data and the Internet of Things play well together?

Do digital business, big data and the Internet of Things play well together?

June 24, 2015 | by Mark Simmonds, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IBM
Two years ago, everything was big data—nothing else mattered. And big data was and today still is the foundation for a successful business analytics strategy. Without data, you have no analytics. But with big data, you have the potential for great analytics. Why? Because big data is all types of...
7 ways insurers can boost customer retention

7 ways insurers can boost customer retention

June 24, 2015 | by Kimberly Trimble, Social Business Manager, IBM
It’s no secret that insurers and policyholders aren’t exactly best friends. See how analytics can help bridge this relationship gap to boost customer retention and make every interaction count.
Dear Annie Analytics: Can I revitalize my relationship with my policyholder?

Dear Annie Analytics: Can I revitalize my relationship with my policyholder?

June 24, 2015 | by Annie Analytics, Analytics Advisor, IBM
An insurer and its customers have issues around trust, finances and insight. Can Annie Analytics's advice save this relationship?

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