Blogs

Introducing a collaboration to enable IoT transformation

Introducing a collaboration to enable IoT transformation

September 3, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Enterprises have an unprecedented challenge in the Internet of Things era. They must manage their complex data streams and apply analytics to them in a way that derives value and offers security. Fortunately, a solid IoT foundation lets them accomplish these tasks in ways that were previously...
Hack the weather with deep data science

Hack the weather with deep data science

September 3, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Although weather is one of the most significant influences on business performance in a wide array of industries, it is also one of the least predictable. Join us at “Hack the Weather” to learn how smart data applications could usher in the next stage of meteorological forecasting.

10 reasons energy-efficient appliances are good for consumers and businesses

September 3, 2015 | by Todd Wasserman, Technology Writer
The benefits of energy-efficient appliances aren't always apparent when consumers and businesses are in the market for an upgrade. Most consumers do not think about their dishwashers very often, until they break down and need replacing.
Converting real-time weather data into business intelligence

Converting real-time weather data into business intelligence

September 2, 2015 | by Bernhard Warner, Veteran Journalist and Partner, StoryTK
Thanks to a deluge of sensor data, not only is our ability to forecast the weather more accurate than ever, but this information also can be used in exciting new ways. In this Internet of Things podcast, see how The Weather Company is helping businesses use weather data for competitive advantage.
Smart grids: Building smarter solutions for a more efficient future

Smart grids: Building smarter solutions for a more efficient future

September 2, 2015 | by Robert Springer, Communications Writer
Smart grids are the ultimate no-brainer solution for the sensible use of electricity, the commodity that makes our hyperconnected world possible. These tools can intelligently allocate power, saving the planet's finite resources and cutting consumers' energy bills. However, the barriers to this...
The need for speed: Is your financial performance management future-ready?

The need for speed: Is your financial performance management future-ready?

September 1, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Save your office of finance from crisis by preparing your financial performance management for the future. Learn how to help your finance function reach its full potential by adopting best practices and avoiding pitfalls along the way.
Advanced analytics drive better business decisions

Advanced analytics drive better business decisions

Part 1 of 2

September 1, 2015 | by Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
Advanced analytics can boost organizational decision-making and offer multiple benefits including increased revenue and decreased costs. However, achieving these goals requires an emphasis on three strategic pillars: focusing on business decisions, embracing an agile culture and investing in an...
Consumer product innovation: 3 ways to bring data to all company levels

Consumer product innovation: 3 ways to bring data to all company levels

August 31, 2015 | by Ritika Puri, Consumer Products Writer
Even with structured programs in place, one of the biggest barriers to consumer product innovation is measurement. It's challenging for organizations to make data-driven decisions, especially when innovation initiatives span multiple teams and roles. Here are three ways teams can keep data front...
Public Sector News: The ongoing impact of big data and analytics

Public Sector News: The ongoing impact of big data and analytics

August 2015, Issue 18

August 31, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The Internet and social feeds are full of articles, blogs, news and more on the strides that the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the newswires and culls highly interesting items that provide fodder for thought, discussion and debate.
Answers in Analytics: Northwestern University uses financial models to offer the best student value

Answers in Analytics: How Northwestern University uses financial models to offer the best student value

August 31, 2015 | by Paula Williams, Senior Marketing Manager, IBM
This installment of Answers in Analytics describes how a world-renowned university remains budget-conscious while managing overall financial operations across a university-wide structure.