Blogs

Changing the way your customers bank with predictive analytics

Changing the way your customers bank with predictive analytics

May 19, 2015 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
Is matching the right life-event offers for products and services to prospective customers possible? Predictive industry analytics solutions can help those in the banking industry transform their businesses by targeting the right offers to the right people at the right times in their lives. Know...
Engineering the future of aviation and aerospace with the Internet of Things

Engineering the future of aviation and aerospace with the Internet of Things

May 18, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
While analysis of Internet of Things data is having tremendous impact across many industries, manufacturers in the aviation and aerospace industry are engineering innovative connected devices to help them stay ahead of the competition.
Taking the next step toward text analytics

Taking the next step toward text analytics

May 18, 2015 | by Jacques Roy, WW Technical Sales - Big Data: InfoSphere Streams, Informix TimeSeries, IBM
Even when learning a new language, becoming fluent within certain contexts can be easier than other contexts. When analyzing textual data, context is imperative to understand that data. And like corpora developed for linguistics research, a simple and straightforward conversion of textual data...
Apache Spark and the power of openness

Apache Spark and the power of openness

May 15, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
The drive toward industry openness continues at full speed, and Apache Spark is expected to become one of the centerpieces of the big data industry fabric. As a closely aligned technology with Apache Hadoop, it stands to benefit from broad adoption of core open data platform technologies.
How smart retailers turn data into differentiation

How smart retailers turn data into differentiation

May 15, 2015 | by Patricia Waldron, Global Director, Distribution Sector Marketing, IBM
Marketers live in a world where often indistinguishable merchandise with short lifecycles and constant promotions require differentiation to attract consumer demand. Smart marketers are applying advanced tools and data-driven approaches for focused product, pricing, promotion and placement...
Jen Q. Public: Applying analytics for emergency preparedness

Jen Q. Public: Applying analytics for emergency preparedness

May 15, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Recent catastrophic weather events worldwide are sad reminders that disaster can strike in a heartbeat. While preventing these events is extremely unlikely, analysis of data from sensors, status reporting and video footage may provide the insight for enhanced preparedness and swift emergency...
Public Sector News: Education is evolving with analytics

Public Sector News: Education is evolving with analytics

May 2015, Issue 4

May 15, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
At the Mindset Network launch in 2003, Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Today that statement still holds true and even rings louder. Here are some of the stories from the week of May 11, 2015 on how analytics is changing education...
Create and maintain an adaptive organization with analytics

Create and maintain an adaptive organization with analytics

May 14, 2015 | by Eileen Smith, Social Media Manager, Software Group Global Conferences, IBM
Creating and maintaining an adaptive organization is well within reach through advanced analytics and innovation, and the right analytics solutions can help businesses transform data-driven insight into actual value without the nightmares from shifting market conditions and information overload.
Optimizing the digital oilfield with predictive analytics

Optimizing the digital oilfield with predictive analytics

May 14, 2015 | by Dan Bigos, WW Analytics Solutions Marketing Executive - Predictive Maintenance & Quality, IBM
Operational insight offers understanding of asset performance and process productivity in the oil and gas industry. Producers who employ predictive analytics can move toward a maintenance strategy that is highly cost-effective and efficient.
How new Internet of Things business models will benefit manufacturing

How new Internet of Things business models will benefit manufacturing

May 14, 2015 | by Ryan Begley, Worldwide Industry Lead for Internet of Things, IBM
Manufacturing, the icon of the Industrial Revolution, is going to benefit in unprecedented ways as a result of the IoT revolution taking place right now.