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Turning time into money by forecasting production costs

Turning time into money by forecasting production costs

August 19, 2015 | by Stacy Nawrocki, Marketing Leader, Media & Entertainment Industry, Analytics, IBM
LucasFilm streamlined managerial processes across the board with the help of data that enabled intelligent decisions. Learn more about how to leave the spreadsheet shuffle behind.
5 energy and utilities challenges the industry is preparing for

5 energy and utilities challenges the industry is preparing for

August 19, 2015 | by Todd Wasserman, Technology Writer
Several energy and utilities challenges are set to impact the industry, with a number of macro changes altering the way companies are doing business and making technological investments. The following energy and utilities challenges are all expected to have a significant impact on the industry over...
Mining user-generated energy consumption data for profit-driven insights

Mining user-generated energy consumption data for profit-driven insights

August 18, 2015 | by Jasmine Wilkes Gordon, Big Data Technology Writer
User-generated data can be rich with insights on consumer perception, priorities and response. This is often an untapped or underutilized source for organizations in any industry, despite having big implications for customer experience management. For utility companies in particular, user-generated...
Dear Annie Analytics: How can I identify and prevent fraud?

Dear Annie Analytics: How can I identify and prevent fraud?

August 17, 2015 | by Annie Analytics, Analytics Advisor, IBM
Identifying and preventing fraud is a daunting task for anyone. But what happens when the criminals seem to be getting smarter every day? Learn what Annie Analytics recommends for those in search of some peace of mind.
Addressing security complexities for the Internet of Things

Addressing security complexities for the Internet of Things

August 17, 2015 | by Ravi Dhungel, IoT Evangelist, University of San Diego
The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming more integrated into our networked society. However, securing devices linked through the IoT poses challenges for organizations. How can they ensure their IoT development frameworks don’t create security risks?
Public Sector News: Utilizing data and social media for public benefits

Public Sector News: Utilizing data and social media for public benefits

August 2015, Issue 16

August 17, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The Internet and social feeds are full of articles, blogs, news and more on the strides that the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the newswires and culls highly interesting items that provide fodder for thought, discussion and debate.
Jen Q. Public: Addressing student attrition in higher education

Jen Q. Public: Addressing student attrition in higher education

August 14, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Many students at today’s colleges and universities balance their studies with full-time employment. Reflecting on her own daughter’s pressures from attending school and working a full-time job, Jen considers the innovative use of advanced analytics used by some institutions of higher learning to...
Silicon Valley won’t save us from the hacker crisis

Silicon Valley won’t save us from the hacker crisis

August 14, 2015 | by Robert Stasio, Senior Product Manager of Cyber Analysis at IBM i2 Safer Planet, IBM
The past five years have seen the emergence of numerous cybersecurity-based startups—but even these Silicon Valley firms can’t solve global information security issues. It will take the power of a large institution to truly turn the tide in the ongoing cyber-battles.
The personalized experience: Why it is a must for retailers

The personalized experience: Why it is a must for retailers

August 14, 2015 | by Michael Goldberg, Business and Technology Writer
There's a consensus among retailers: the personalized experience is a must. As researchers at Brand Keys found, brands that can match consumers' emotional expectations are better able to engage customers and foster loyalty. Armed with smartphones and Internet connections, brands and buyers are...
Supply chain solutions: 3 industry challenges big data can tackle

Supply chain solutions: 3 industry challenges big data can tackle

August 14, 2015 | by Ritika Puri, Consumer Products Writer
Today's consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry leaders are tackling these pain points head-on with supply chain solutions that utilize data. Thanks to new analytics technologies, organizations have the potential to improve efficiencies, increase speed to reach consumers, build predictive models and...