Blogs

Trusting the ecosystem that sustains and maintains the Internet of Things

Trusting the ecosystem that sustains and maintains the Internet of Things

May 20, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Trusting the sometimes impersonal Internet of Things (IoT) will require pervasive, ongoing and implicit trust by society as a whole in IoT’s invisible ecosystem.
How drones change the way we see the world

How drones change the way we see the world

May 20, 2015 | by Rich Hughes, Marketing Program Manager for Data Warehousing, IBM
The Internet of Things sensor data and drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, equipped with sophisticated cameras make quite a match in giving us an entirely new perspective on our world.
Applying cost-effective, off-premises cloud-based analytics

Applying cost-effective, off-premises cloud-based analytics

May 19, 2015 | by Joe Thykattil, Technology Adoption, Architecture and Sales, Time Warner, Inc.
Cloud-based consumption models bestow a real-time experience for organizations applying analytics cost-effectively for specific use cases. Take a look at three scenarios that illustrate the democratization of technology consumption specifically focused on analytics.
Quick and efficient claim resolution with predictive analytics

Quick and efficient claim resolution with predictive analytics

May 19, 2015 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
No one wants to be in a position to submit an insurance claim, but customers that maintain adequate insurance for their property and possessions have every reason to expect a rapid claim resolution process. Predictive analytics can help insurers stay in tune with their policyholders by responding...
Changing the way your customers bank with predictive analytics

Changing the way your customers bank with predictive analytics

May 19, 2015 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
Is matching the right life-event offers for products and services to prospective customers possible? Predictive industry analytics solutions can help those in the banking industry transform their businesses by targeting the right offers to the right people at the right times in their lives. Know...
Engineering the future of aviation and aerospace with the Internet of Things

Engineering the future of aviation and aerospace with the Internet of Things

May 18, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
While analysis of Internet of Things data is having tremendous impact across many industries, manufacturers in the aviation and aerospace industry are engineering innovative connected devices to help them stay ahead of the competition.
Taking the next step toward text analytics

Taking the next step toward text analytics

May 18, 2015 | by Jacques Roy, WW Technical Sales - Big Data: InfoSphere Streams, Informix TimeSeries, IBM
Even when learning a new language, becoming fluent within certain contexts can be easier than other contexts. When analyzing textual data, context is imperative to understand that data. And like corpora developed for linguistics research, a simple and straightforward conversion of textual data...
Apache Spark and the power of openness

Apache Spark and the power of openness

May 15, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
The drive toward industry openness continues at full speed, and Apache Spark is expected to become one of the centerpieces of the big data industry fabric. As a closely aligned technology with Apache Hadoop, it stands to benefit from broad adoption of core open data platform technologies.
How smart retailers turn data into differentiation

How smart retailers turn data into differentiation

May 15, 2015 | by Patricia Waldron, Global Director, Distribution Sector Marketing, IBM
Marketers live in a world where often indistinguishable merchandise with short lifecycles and constant promotions require differentiation to attract consumer demand. Smart marketers are applying advanced tools and data-driven approaches for focused product, pricing, promotion and placement...
Jen Q. Public: Applying analytics for emergency preparedness

Jen Q. Public: Applying analytics for emergency preparedness

May 15, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Recent catastrophic weather events worldwide are sad reminders that disaster can strike in a heartbeat. While preventing these events is extremely unlikely, analysis of data from sensors, status reporting and video footage may provide the insight for enhanced preparedness and swift emergency...