Blogs

Retailers are meeting demand with Twitter data

Retailers are meeting demand with Twitter data

June 26, 2015 | by Becky Carroll, Social Analytics Leader, Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM
Despite sophisticated demand-forecast models, many retailers can err when trying to ensure their agile supply chains stock store shelves with the right quantity of products to meet demand. See how innovative approaches with social media enable retailers to tap into a highly reliable barometer for...
Jen Q. Public: Cybersecurity for a safer planet

Jen Q. Public: Cybersecurity for a safer planet

June 26, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
With all the threats we face in an increasingly dangerous world, Jen Q. Public finds comfort in the new safer planet initiative which is bringing law enforcement into the cloud.
Processing real-time data streams with visual analytics

Processing real-time data streams with visual analytics

June 26, 2015 | by Justin Langseth, CEO, Zoomdata, Inc.
Where would today’s world be without streaming data? We depend on it for everything from entertainment to business analysis. And unlike the batch days of old, visual analytics tools are available to help process the growing amount of streaming data in real time.
New types of renewable energy: Are utilities struggling to keep up?

New types of renewable energy: Are utilities struggling to keep up?

June 26, 2015 | by Todd Wasserman, Technology Writer
Changing weather patterns, new types of renewable energy and evolving consumer expectations have challenged the way that utilities do business, and many have responded by offering more options. The American public's embracing of new types of renewable energy has put utilities on the defensive. Some...
Box & IBM: Transforming work together

Box & IBM: Transforming work together

June 25, 2015 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
Box and IBM will work together to help individuals, organizations and industries easily and securely access, edit, share and apply analytics to business information. This strategic partnership combines our strengths to deliver new client value so that we can address their increasing needs for...
Dear Annie Analytics: Does my wealth management company still love me?

Dear Annie Analytics: Does my wealth management company still love me?

June 25, 2015 | by Annie Analytics, Analytics Advisor, IBM
For all the questions you’ve been too afraid to ask, Annie Analytics has the answers. Today, Annie Analytics advises Upset in Paris about a wealth management relationship whose initial freshness and excitement seems to have wilted after a merger. However, using tools that leverage advanced customer...
Anticipate, collaborate, mitigate: Information age threat management

Anticipate, collaborate, mitigate: Information age threat management

June 24, 2015 | by Brian Cotton, Global Vice President, Frost & Sullivan
I’d rather not be in the wrong place at the wrong time when a major threat occurs. But if I were, I would be comforted knowing that emergency personnel knew how to handle an earthquake in Vancouver as well as they did a water main break just down the street.

How one cyclist is gaining a competitive advantage with analytics

June 24, 2015 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
Dave Haase is an ultracyclist and endurance is his strength. My cycling is for pleasure, and I do it slow compared to Dave, but that hasn't stopped me from being incredibly inspired by Dave and his story.
Do digital business, big data and the Internet of Things play well together?

Do digital business, big data and the Internet of Things play well together?

June 24, 2015 | by Mark Simmonds, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IBM
Two years ago, everything was big data—nothing else mattered. And big data was and today still is the foundation for a successful business analytics strategy. Without data, you have no analytics. But with big data, you have the potential for great analytics. Why? Because big data is all types of...
Improving call center customer experience: 3 strategies for proactively using data

Improving call center customer experience: 3 strategies for proactively using data

June 24, 2015 | by Jennifer Gregory, Technical Writer
Telecommunications companies collect massive amounts of call center customer experience data every day, including wait times, call types and recorded files from each call. But what do companies actually do with all of this information?