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How an analytics-driven approach can help reduce student attrition

How an analytics-driven approach can help reduce student attrition

Part 2 of 3

July 22, 2015 | by Robert Dolan, Jr., Worldwide Industry Marketing Leader, Government & Education, IBM Analytics
This is the second of a three-part series on using analytics to help create a meaningful student experience in higher education.

Setting standards for IoT collaboration and communication

July 22, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made swift strides recently, but it’s still hampered by communication barriers between disparate devices. Enter open standards, which promise to finally connect the IoT in ways that allow everyone to benefit from the wealth of data it generates.

How to deliver actionable insights from data streams

July 22, 2015 | by Avi Patwardhan, Product Marketing Manager
Stream computing makes dependably analyzing continuous data streams from sensors, social media or mobile device data efficient and effective. Even with multiple uses for big data in every industry, the end goal for organizations is to take advantage of stream computing to capture previously...
How Yellow Pages is creating a larger digital presence with analytics

How Yellow Pages is creating a larger digital presence with analytics

July 22, 2015 | by Stacy Nawrocki, Marketing Leader, Media & Entertainment Industry, Analytics, IBM
Yellow Pages has a long history with businesses and consumers, but it still needed to adjust to the current online environment. After transforming its sales performance management system to handle a more dynamic product and service offering, the company can now keep up with its digital rivals.
Analysts and investigators find common ground in cyberthreat intelligence

Analysts and investigators find common ground in cyberthreat intelligence

July 22, 2015 | by Christopher Hawkes, World Wide Business Development Executive, Defense and National Security, IBM
Can analysts and investigators successfully work together in spite of their different methods? For organizations dealing with the constant danger of cyberattacks, coordinated collaboration between these two groups can help protect businesses by ensuring swift responses to internal and external...

Rethinking spreadsheets for financial planning

July 22, 2015 | by Peter J. Collins, Financial Services Writer for IBM Analytics, IBM
Versatile, easy to use and cost-effective, the spreadsheet has and continues to be an invaluable tool for budgets, forecasts and plans in businesses large and small. But spreadsheets do pose some limitations, particularly with regard to data accuracy. Given today’s highly competitive, rapid pace,...

How Spark is tuning up the logical data warehouse

July 21, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Apache Spark will become a core technology in the logical data warehouse (LDW), and its sweet spot is as the workbench of choice for data scientists who interactively and iteratively explore, build and tune statistical models for machine learning, graph and streaming analytics.
Analyzing time series data with stream processing and machine learning

Analyzing time series data with stream processing and machine learning

July 21, 2015 | by Jim Sharpe, President., Sharpe Engineering Inc.
Time series data can contain highly valuable insights—if organizations can detect and classify the events within it. An approach that combines stream processing and machine learning holds the key to analyzing large, fast data streams.
3 customer behavior analytics opportunities to watch

3 customer behavior analytics opportunities to watch

July 21, 2015 | by Ritika Puri, Consumer Products Writer
For years, CPG brands have been navigating a period of extreme change. Within this shifting landscape, however, there is a new, digitally driven opportunity for growth. The challenge is that few CPG brands have the customer behavior analytics capabilities necessary for a successful digital strategy...
SilverHook Powerboats: Tracking fast-moving powerboats in real time

SilverHook Powerboats: Tracking fast-moving powerboats in real time

July 21, 2015 | by Joe McKendrick, Industry Insights Editor, RTInsights
Powerboat racing is a fast-moving sport, with events often spanning many square miles of ocean fronts, lakefronts or riverfronts. It is also an extremely high-tech event in which SilverHook Powerboats is tracking its racing powerboats in real time with the latest technology.