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Enhancing product development with requirements management

Enhancing product development with requirements management

July 20, 2015 | by Zach Jory, Worldwide IoT and Industrial Digital Strategist, IBM
Along with enormous opportunities, the Internet of Things can also offer development roadblocks and costly failures thanks to its complexity. Fortunately, managing IoT product development processes can help reduce barriers to ultimate productivity.
Developing on-demand streaming analytics in the cloud

Developing on-demand streaming analytics in the cloud

July 20, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Streaming analytics and cloud analytics are increasingly intermingling in an era of rising on-demand business operations. Analysis of Internet of Things data and other streaming, machine-data analytics environments are opening tremendous opportunities for real-time demand forecasting, preventive...
The personalized customer experience: 3 ways to get started

The personalized customer experience: 3 ways to get started

July 17, 2015 | by Ritika Puri, Consumer Products Writer
Market fragmentation is one of the biggest challenges that consumer packaged goods (CPG) leaders face today. In the past, brands have concentrated the bulk of their distribution efforts on a handful of distribution partners. Today, however, the landscape is completely different. Thanks to mobile...
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...