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Public Sector News: Putting data and insights to work

Public Sector News: Putting data and insights to work

July 2015, Issue 11

July 6, 2015 | by Oliver Clark, Social Media Execution Strategist, IBM
The Internet and our social feeds are full of blogs, news and articles on the strides that the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the wires and pulls out the most interesting articles that give us fodder for thought and debate.
Applying the big data and analytics maturity model for a competitive advantage

Applying the big data and analytics maturity model for a competitive advantage

July 6, 2015 | by Niall Betteridge, Executive IT Architect, IBM
Speed of insight is the most valuable characteristic for business competitiveness. However, the pace at which new technologies such as the Internet of Things and cognitive computing are being introduced poses further challenges to an enterprise’s ability to quickly accommodate and make use of new...
The benefits of applying an aviation predictive maintenance strategy

The benefits of applying an aviation predictive maintenance strategy

July 6, 2015 | by Mary Bunzel, Worldwide Industry Leader, Manufacturing, IBM
MRO service providers that follow a predictive aircraft maintenance model by adopting a flexible, innovative technology platform will quickly overtake competitors.
A new view on the Internet of Things with Pete Karns

A new view on the Internet of Things with Pete Karns

July 2, 2015 | by Mary Bunzel, Worldwide Industry Leader, Manufacturing, IBM
Read this interview with Pete Karns, vice president of offerings for the Internet of Things, to discover how the Internet of Things is affecting the industrial sector and other industries.

Utility management services: 10 data collection practices that indicate an outdated process

July 2, 2015 | by Jennifer Potter, Communications and Distribution Writer
When the leadership at a utility moves toward data-driven decision-making for their organization, they are effectively changing the culture of that company. Utility management services move from simply collecting operational and billing data to using that information for strategic purposes,...
Emerging from the cloud to the fog to strengthen the Internet of Things

Emerging from the cloud to the fog to strengthen the Internet of Things

July 2, 2015 | by Ahmed Banafa, Distinguished Tenured Staff, Faculty, Author, Speaker
Today, we are dealing with billions of devices and instant communication, and current cloud models won’t be able to handle the load. Advances in mobile processing power and wireless bandwidth have allowed the design of a far more capable architecture that can help us smoothly and intelligently...
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.
Personal privacy in the era of the Internet of Things

Personal privacy in the era of the Internet of Things

July 1, 2015 | by Ryan Begley, Product Manager IoT Division - Connected Products, IBM
In this follow-up to the blog "Can less competition create more problems for the Internet of Things?", Ryan Begley examines the history and the ever-changing future of personal privacy.
Building the exceptional higher education student experience with analytics

Building the exceptional higher education student experience with analytics

Part 1 of 3

July 1, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
Colleges and universities struggle with student attrition rates—but help is at hand. In the first of a three-part series, learn how analytics can help keep students in the classroom and on the path to graduation.
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...