Blogs

Jen Q. Public: Balancing big data and privacy in education

Jen Q. Public: Balancing big data and privacy in education

July 17, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The conversation—indeed, the debate—around big data and privacy in education has been heating up. And it’s a discussion worth having, especially considering how many apps children use and how much data children unwittingly share.
Is your company prepared for upcoming lease accounting changes?

Is your company prepared for upcoming lease accounting changes?

July 17, 2015 | by Vineet Warikoo, Go-to-Market Manager, Internet of Things Division, IBM
With both the FASB and the IASB declaring their intention of publishing final lease accounting changes in late 2015, it is very important for companies that have substantial portfolios of leased real estate or equipment to evaluate the effects on their organizations. If your company hasn’t already...
5 consumer product trends that innovative leaders should watch

5 consumer product trends that innovative leaders should watch

July 17, 2015 | by Ritika Puri, Consumer Products Writer
The next wave of consumer product trends is already here. According to the Financial Post, firms are facing weak growth due to high unemployment, flat incomes, increasing market share for deep discounters and the growing popularity of low-cost solutions. They are under immense pressure to...
Personalized mobile marketing and big data: A marriage in better shopping experiences

Personalized mobile marketing and big data: A marriage in better shopping experiences

July 17, 2015 | by Daniel Newman, Retail Writer
Personalized mobile marketing changes the way consumers buy and retailers sell. Today's online shopping trends are throwing some serious competition at yesterday's in-store models. Tech-savvy millennials, with their impressive buying power, make up one of the most coveted demographics for brands...
Improve operational efficiency and talent management with data

Improve operational efficiency and talent management with data

July 17, 2015 | by Ritika Puri, Consumer Products Writer
Recruitment professionals in the technology field will often say that top talent is tough to find, for two reasons. The first is that it's challenging for organizations to match volumes of applicants with open roles. Second, top candidates are in short supply. According to the MRINetwork's most...
3 advantages of new performance management technologies

3 advantages of new performance management technologies

July 16, 2015 | by Rob McBride, Performance Management Executive, IBM
Over the last half-century, perception of the strategic planning process has shifted from corporate panacea to organizational albatross. However, expect a renaissance in strategic planning thanks to new technologies that emphasize three major advantages of having insightful and actionable plans.

Real-time predictive analytics: How to get the most out of real-time opportunities

July 15, 2015 | by Daniel Newman, Retail Writer
In today's always-on world, brands that utilize real-time predictive analytics impress audiences with their immediate and agile nature. New technologies are quickly gaining traction, particularly those that allow brands to be spontaneously responsive to customers' needs while engaging in...
Spotlight on a Safer Planet with analytics

Spotlight on a Safer Planet with analytics

July 15, 2015 | by Oliver Clark, Social Media Specialist for Public Sector, 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.