Blogs

Data visualization playbook: Letting the data dictate the visualization

Data visualization playbook: Letting the data dictate the visualization

August 21, 2015 | by Jennifer Shin
Data visualization techniques can give data scientists a vital tool for representing the data that analysts and line-of-business users need to make strategic decisions. Discover how a few simple considerations of a specific data set in a real-world use case enables data scientists to implement cost...
How the Internet of Things is transforming the automotive industry

How the Internet of Things is transforming the automotive industry

August 21, 2015 | by Stefan Schumacher, Director, Global Automotive Solutions, IBM
Today’s automobiles seem to be quickly morphing into connected devices on wheels. As the boundaries of the auto industry blur, and as new competitors get into the mix, see how traditional industry participants are utilizing real-time streaming data analysis and the Internet of Things to thrive amid...
Jen Q. Public: Data analytics for smarter emergency management

Jen Q. Public: Data analytics for smarter emergency management

August 21, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans compel Jen to reflect on how technology and data analytics have made great strides in enhancing governmental preparation and response to natural disasters.
HealthToon: Minimizing manual data management to maximize brain injury research

HealthToon: Minimizing manual data management to maximize brain injury research

August 21, 2015 | by Oliver Clark, Social Media Specialist for Public Sector, IBM
University of Montana researchers maximized analytics to improve outcomes through highly effective and prompt brain trauma treatment and accelerated experimental research. Analytics also enabled quick identification of patients likely to develop post-traumatic epilepsy.
Telecommunication systems: Using data to compete without having a fire sale

Telecommunication systems: Using data to compete without having a fire sale

August 21, 2015 | by Jennifer Gregory, Technical Writer
I love a good sale. It's hard to resist the temptation of getting a designer shirt for an eighth of the cost and filling your bag full of clothes for the same price you'd normally spend on a single dress. But I've learned the hard way, and heard my mother tell me a thousand times, that just because...
Streamline planning and forecasting: Software selection best practices

Streamline planning and forecasting: Software selection best practices

August 20, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
In a marketplace of rapid, unprecedented change and sustained volatility, traditional planning, budgeting and forecasting processes may not keep pace with shifting trends. However, new advanced planning and forecasting analytics software enables financial professionals to support an enterprise’s...
Emergency management plan priorities: How data analytics are changing rescue work

Emergency management plan priorities: How data analytics are changing rescue work

August 20, 2015 | by James O'Brien, Business and Technology Writer
Responding to an emergency is difficult. How can analytical data determine what to prioritize when managing an emergency?
Creating an analytics superteam: 4 critical success factors for your analytics solution

Creating an analytics superteam: 4 critical success factors for your analytics solution

August 20, 2015 | by Chris Gillar, Content Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics Platform, IBM
Moviegoers aren’t alone—analytics needs a superteam, too. Learn how four critical success factors come together to create more than the sum of their parts.
Predictive analytics: Perceptions and realities

Predictive analytics: Perceptions and realities

August 20, 2015 | by Nancy Hensley, Director of Technical Marketing, IBM Analytics, IBM
Inaccurate perceptions of predictive analytics are common in the business world. In reality, predictive analytics is straightforward to understand, can leverage existing skillsets in business and IT organizations, and can deliver value in most industries and lines of business. Getting started with...
How to improve customer experience: Tips for telecommunications providers

How to improve customer experience: Tips for telecommunications providers

August 20, 2015 | by Jeff Bertolucci, Telecom Writer
People love their smartphones, but they're not especially thrilled with their wireless providers. That's the key takeaway from the 2015 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey of telecommunications customers. The wireless industry was among the least favored groups in the study, with...