Blogs

Spotlight on a Safer Planet with analytics

Spotlight on a Safer Planet with analytics

July 15, 2015 | by Oliver Clark, Social Media Execution Strategist, IBM
On June 22, IBM announced the Safer Planet Portfolio—a robust suite of solutions for law enforcement, emergency management, defense/national security, cyberthreat intelligence and counter fraud. We celebrated with a week of insightful blogs, videos, infographics and more. Here are the highlights.
Context is key to deriving analytic value with Hadoop

Context is key to deriving analytic value with Hadoop

July 15, 2015 | by David Birmingham, Senior Principal Consultant, Brightlight Business Analytics, a division of Sirius Computer Solutions
Big data without context is pretty much useless, especially when that context can fluctuate so widely—which is why the role of Hadoop in creating accurate analytics is crucial for deriving value from big data.
5 ways mobile operators can tap into the connected car market

5 ways mobile operators can tap into the connected car market

July 15, 2015 | by Daniel Ramos, Senior Analyst - Enterprise cloud services and IoT/M2M, Pyramid Research
Automobile manufacturers, mobile operators and technology vendors are all trying to position themselves to become the leading interface with clients and thus maximize their share of the smart car opportunity. We believe that mobile operators have an important part to play in the value chain.
Why big data is a big deal for innovating in finance

Why big data is a big deal for innovating in finance

July 15, 2015 | by Chris Nott, Client Technical Leader for UK Public Sector, IBM UK Ltd.
Financial services organizations are striving to better understand their customers in hopes of improving service and managing risk. Big data innovation’s role in financial services is to look beyond access to technology and good people with an eye to succeeding by being the best at understanding...
User-generated data: Customer insights straight from the source

User-generated data: Customer insights straight from the source

July 14, 2015 | by Jennifer Goforth Gregory, Technical Writer
For telecommunications providers, your services are integrated throughout most of your customers' daily lives, including when they are calling loved ones, surfing the Internet and watching their favorite shows. This means that customers have many opportunities to be inspired to create both...
The product lifecycle: 3 ways brands are using the power of big data and analytics

The product lifecycle: 3 ways brands are using the power of big data and analytics

July 14, 2015 | by Ritika Puri, Consumer Products Writer
In the CPG industry, change is the new norm. Traditionally predictable markets such as the U.S. are becoming fragmented as consumers rely on multiple channels to discover new products, compare prices and complete purchases. According to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Strategy&,...
Energy analytics: 10 significant energy and utility trends providers must navigate

Energy analytics: 10 significant energy and utility trends providers must navigate

July 14, 2015 | by Jennifer Potter, Communications and Distribution Writer
Energy analytics will prove invaluable for utilities in the next decade. Providers often implement change at a slow pace, but new information and analytics are enabling industry development and the redistribution of operational resources. Utilities and energy market leaders need detailed...
Automated and autonomous cars: Looking under the hood of the hype

Automated and autonomous cars: Looking under the hood of the hype

July 14, 2015 | by Kal Gyimesi, Automotive Marketing Leader, IBM Analytics
Self-driving, driverless, automated, autonomous, flying cars are in the news—all except the flying part, that is. The past year has given us a steady stream of announcements about a quickly approaching future in which we’ll ride in self-driving cars. But if we look at the 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle...
Microgrid technology makes history in California

Microgrid technology makes history in California

July 13, 2015 | by John Johnson, Editor, RFID 24-7 & Content on Demand
Borrego Springs is California's only Dark Sky Community, a light pollution-free haven for astronomers and stargazers surrounded by the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Because of its extremely rural location, sometimes "dark sky" takes on another meaning; the area is prone to extensive power outages...
7 reasons why you need predictive analytics today

7 reasons why you need predictive analytics today

July 13, 2015 | by Kaitlin Noe, Analytics Solutions Social Specialist, IBM
Predictive analytics may be the competitive edge your company needs to stay ahead. It operates ahead of the speed of business, allowing you to make more intelligent decisions for your company’s future. Read on to see seven reasons why your business should be employing predictive analytics today.