Blogs

The seven deadly sins of sales performance management

The seven deadly sins of sales performance management

August 10, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Help your organization overcome sales performance management challenges using the best practices described in The Seven Deadly Sins of SPM, and learn how sales compensation analytics can enhance your incentive effectiveness and help bring in revenue.

Public Sector News: Big data gateways to innovation

August 2015, Issue 15

August 10, 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.
Big data is pushing 3D printing to its tipping point

Big data is pushing 3D printing to its tipping point

August 10, 2015 | by Rich Hughes, Marketing Program Manager for Data Warehousing, IBM
Big data and analytics technologies are intensifying 3D printing’s effects on our increasingly connected world. The technologies driving this industrial transformation include simulated and algorithmic CAD, ubiquitous worldwide Internet connectivity, Internet of Things file handling by cloud...
Business agility and the transformative promise of the true analytics platform

Business agility and the transformative promise of the true analytics platform

August 7, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Agility is all about speed of response and the flexibility to turn on the proverbial dime in any new direction that a business requires. It’s the ability to operate at any scale, speed or scope of business that planning and circumstances may require. A true analytics platform is agile enough to...
Investing in the Internet of Things for a smarter planet

Investing in the Internet of Things for a smarter planet

August 7, 2015 | by Maxine Bingham, Editor-in-chief, IoT Perspectives
IBM’s public commitment to the Internet of Things is a smart move for a company that touts solutions for a “Smarter Planet.” Indeed, previous work with Smarter Planet initiatives can be expected to give IBM a head start in the IoT space.
Embracing real-time, streaming analytics in the insight economy

Embracing real-time, streaming analytics in the insight economy

Part 1 of 2

August 7, 2015 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Streaming analytics is becoming ubiquitous as data streams from a range of sources, including the Internet of Things, are now mainstream. Although streaming analytics is not a new technology, it is well suited for today’s real-time, low-latency business and consumer applications. And today’s data...
Jen Q. Public: Uncovering cybersecurity threats with critical intelligence

Jen Q. Public: Uncovering cybersecurity threats with critical intelligence

August 7, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
After experiencing one of “those” days following a successful Trojan horse cyberattack against her company’s systems and missing lunch, a highly frustrated and hungry Jen is reminded of the importance of the IBM i2 Summit for a Safer Planet conference. See how Jen’s experience demonstrates why...
Top 5 trends that are making life easier for data professionals

Top 5 trends that are making life easier for data professionals

August 7, 2015 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
An ever-changing business environment is forcing data professionals to rethink their work methods—but fortunately, help is available. Here are five trends that are making life easier for data professionals: the emergence of Apache Spark, opportunities for greater skill reuse, growth in online and...
Balancing creativity and pragmatism with product line engineering

Balancing creativity and pragmatism with product line engineering

August 6, 2015 | by Steve Shoaf, Marketing Manager, Continuous Engineering in IoT, IBM
Balance is easily achieved through product line engineering, a way of specifying the commonality and variation within the designs that make up multiple product lines. Product line engineering automates much of the relationship management that is required by the pragmatic aspect of engineering—...
Applying analytics to elevate the higher education student experience

Applying analytics to elevate the higher education student experience

Part 3 of 3

August 5, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
This is the last of a three-part series on using analytics to help create a meaningful student experience in higher education.