Blogs

3 powerful ways a data model can benefit energy and utilities

3 powerful ways a data model can benefit energy and utilities

May 13, 2016 | by Tom Marshall, Analytics Market Manager - Energy & Utilities, IBM
Understanding data and data relationships is particularly vital in the energy and utilities industry. Discover how industry data models serve as blueprints for defining structures that provide a broad, in-depth view of business, and how they helped one energy and utilities organization extract data...

Is the Internet of Things a scary proposition for organizations?

May 12, 2016 | by Scott Schober, President and CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc.
Some experts have it that tens of thousands of devices are running buildings, power plants and other infrastructure in the US, and they are all connected to and part of the Internet of things (IoT). This connectivity produces many efficiencies, yet it brings the risk and fear of cybersecurity...
Optimizing asset utilization: The data-driven future of rail and freight

Optimizing asset utilization: The data-driven future of rail and freight

May 12, 2016 | by James O'Brien, Business and Technology Writer
Across the rail and freight logistics industries, traditional approaches to asset utilization are shifting to accommodate a data-driven and proactive future where analytics and data insights provide companies with greater returns.
Improving patient care quality: 3 ways health organizations use predictive analytics

Improving patient care quality: 3 ways health organizations use predictive analytics

May 12, 2016 | by Jennifer Goforth Gregory, Technical Writer
By using predictive analytics, providers can use real-time data to see risk factors that previously went undetected. Armed with this information, healthcare systems can then intervene and hopefully change the course of the patient's future health.
What is machine learning?

What is machine learning?

Making the complex simple

May 11, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
Businesses can benefit enormously from analysis-derived rules that enable understanding why certain events occur and the corresponding actions to take. Learn more about a widely used six-phase methodology for building predictive analytics models that can reveal hidden rules for meaningful business...
Improving the energy and utilities industry with the Internet of Things

Improving the energy and utilities industry with the Internet of Things

May 11, 2016 | by Gaurav Deshpande, Industry Marketing Manager - Communications, IBM
Heating-fuel delivery to rural customers in the US can be greatly inefficient when deliveries are made to half-full tanks. The practice can be costly for both the supplier and the customer. Take a look at one solution that utilized Internet of Things sensors and analytics to monitor fuel levels and...
IBM is a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

IBM is a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

May 11, 2016 | by Brooke Lawrie, Content Marketing Manager, Data Science, IBM Analytics, IBM
Forrester Research, Inc. has just released the Forrester Wave for Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions. IBM placed in the leaders category with IBM BigInsights on Cloud.
From the ground to the cloud: Take flight with data

From the ground to the cloud: Take flight with data

Information integration and governance is giving data wings

May 11, 2016 | by Douglas Thompson, Executive Architect, IBM
Flight is perhaps humanity’s oldest dream, brought from concept to reality over the course of millennia. Today, businesses can chart a flight plan for their data, taking it where it needs to be even in cloudy skies and uncertain conditions. Find out how modern approaches to data and data...
Simple polyglot persistence in the cloud

Simple polyglot persistence in the cloud

May 11, 2016 | by Kamille Nixon, IBM Cloud Data Services, IBM
The really cool thing about big data and multiple data sources for today’s advanced, web-based applications is that a variety of open source databases can provide specialized support for different application components. If you’re involved in application development, discover why achieving polyglot...

5 ways to leverage sports analytics to grow your fan base

May 10, 2016 | by Stacy Nawrocki, Marketing Leader, Media & Entertainment Industry, Analytics, IBM
Modern sports analytics involves more than gate receipts and turnstile data. Find out how sports teams of all kinds are turning to advanced analytics to help them attract new fans while offering their longtime supporters a compelling interactive experience that makes fans, new and old, an integral...