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Consumer goods industry trends: How companies are driving product sales via big data

Consumer goods industry trends: How companies are driving product sales via big data

February 4, 2016 | by Barbara Thau, Business and Technology Writer
Consumer products giants such as Unilever and Kraft are turning to big data to drive sales and respond to industry trends.
InsightOut: Multispeed IT drives fast business experiments and empowered citizen analysts

InsightOut: Multispeed IT drives fast business experiments and empowered citizen analysts

February 4, 2016 | by Tim Vincent, IBM Fellow and VP, CTO for Information & Analytics Group, IBM
Disruptive innovations such as big data, machine learning, cognitive computing and cloud-based services are presenting analytics professionals with rapid transformation that impacts business. As a result, organizations are adopting new best practices for data analysis processes. Dig into this first...
Patent pending: IBM continues commitment to cloud innovation

Patent pending: IBM continues commitment to cloud innovation

February 3, 2016 | by Erin Monday, Social Media Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
IBM has been around for over 100 years, and for the past 23, it's netted more utility patents than any other company. 2015 was no exception: of the 7,355 patents filed, nearly 2,000 of them were tied to cloud innovation. But how useful are these patents?
Experts reveal new ways to fight healthcare fraud

Experts reveal new ways to fight healthcare fraud

How predictive analytics could reduce health insurance fraud

February 3, 2016 | by Anand Mahurkar, CEO, Founder, Findability Sciences
Fraud is pervasive and impacts many sectors, but its impact on the healthcare industry is profoundly damaging from a cost perspective. Take a look at this point of view by experts demonstrating how fraudulent practices in healthcare administration can be dramatically reduced by fraud-detection...
Predictive analytics offers a powerful tool for optimizing human capital

Predictive analytics offers a powerful tool for optimizing human capital

February 3, 2016 | by Jane Hendricks, Portfolio Marketing Manager, Predictive Analytics, IBM
An important ingredient for any successful business is its staff. And yet recent research shows that human resources ranks lowest among front office operations when it comes to using predictive analytics, particularly to recruit and retain the right professionals for the right positions. But that...
IBM reshapes the future of IoT applications with The Weather Company’s Product and Technology Businesses acquisition

IBM reshapes the future of IoT applications with The Weather Company’s Product and Technology Businesses acquisition

February 3, 2016 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
A powerful combination of weather science, data science and technology is what lead to IBM’s relationship with The Weather Company’s global B2B division, WSI, and ultimately, IBM’s acquisition of The Weather Company’s Product and Technology Business.
5 trends that will disrupt the future of product lifecycle management (PLM)

5 trends that will disrupt the future of product lifecycle management (PLM)

February 2, 2016 | by Oleg Shilovitsky, Entrepreneur and Blogger, Beyond PLM
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is vital for keeping product development a streamlined experience. However, as is the case in all things, this bellwether of modern operations is changing to make room for new applications, advanced technologies and next-generation, integrated analytics.
Retail IoT: How stores are using connected devices to drive business

Retail IoT: How stores are using connected devices to drive business

February 2, 2016 | by Barbara Thau, Business and Technology Writer
Retailers are turning to the Internet of Things to redefine the shopping experience.
Driving performance management in sales: The evolving role of the sales compensation leader

Driving performance management in sales: The evolving role of the sales compensation leader

February 1, 2016 | by Emily Manley, Content Marketing Manager, IBM
Performance management in sales is critical to business growth. The role of sales compensation leader illustrates, perhaps better than any other role in modern business, the lockstep relationship of business growth and evolving business roles. Today, the responsibilities of the sales compensation...
Emergency management infrastructures: Real-time analytics means more agile responses

Emergency management infrastructures: Real-time analytics means more agile responses

February 1, 2016 | by James O'Brien, Business and Technology Writer
When disasters strike, emergency management infrastructures stand poised to respond, but saving lives depends on how quickly — and how dynamically — rescuers can reach a scene and react to what they find there. Here's a look at how real-time analytics are fueling more agile and effective rescue...