Blogs

From RFID to merchandising, 3 ways retail data and analytics are changing the industry for the better

From RFID to merchandising, 3 ways retail data and analytics are changing the industry for the better

April 18, 2016 | by Barbara Thau, Business and Technology Writer
Retailers can turn to data analytics to make better informed and faster decisions about merchandising, assortments and promotions.
5 must-see sessions for Sales Performance Management at IBM Vision 2016

5 must-see sessions for Sales Performance Management at IBM Vision 2016

April 15, 2016 | by Kevin Gray, Senior Product Portfolio Manager, Sales Performance Management, IBM
IBM Vision 2016 is just around the corner, and it promises plenty of insightful content for the sales performance management space. Get a jump-start on the conference—it takes place in Orlando, Florida, 9–12 May 2016—with a glimpse of five, must-see session highlights for sales performance...
Personalized financial planning tactics for wealth managers

Personalized financial planning tactics for wealth managers

Why segmentation is dead

April 15, 2016 | by Robert Stanich, Global Wealth Management Offering Manager, IBM
Many financial advisors still use archaic methods of segmenting their clients, but a new era of advanced analytics can help advisors and their firms understand their clients better than ever, providing ever more personalized advice as they discover new segments and microsegments in their client...
AI in government: Can computers really be good at decision making?

AI in government: Can computers really be good at decision making?

April 15, 2016 | by Todd Rosenblum, Senior Executive, IBM
Machines are becoming ever more intelligent, but how effectively can they help humans make decisions across the social science spectrum? Find out how the US Air Force is using IBM Watson to chart a path through the morass that is the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
How to build a smart city using mobile technology and IoT

How to build a smart city using mobile technology and IoT

April 15, 2016 | by Gaurav Deshpande, Industry Marketing Manager - Communications, IBM
The Vodafone Connected City advanced mobile communications solution is helping small cities begin reaping the benefits of mobile technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) by connecting and monitoring city infrastructure. Discover how this winning combination can help your small city achieve big...
Cybersecurity and the future of smart cars

Cybersecurity and the future of smart cars

Are Smart Cars Too Smart For Their Own Good?

April 15, 2016 | by Scott Schober, President and CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc.
Automobiles are increasingly morphing into smart cars because of highly advanced computer systems. And this enhanced technology opens new vulnerabilities making cars susceptible to hacking. Malware and viruses uploaded to a vehicle’s onboard computer can create malfunctions, disable components or,...

Why big data?

Making the complex simple

April 15, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
This short series of blogs for the business user is designed to turn key technologies into easy to understand concepts to help explain why they are needed in a modern digital enterprise. When looking at consumer and business transactions in today’s online world, many people may ask, “Why big data...

Creating new personalized learning and IoT solutions with cognitive computing

April 15, 2016 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Visionary institutions have already realized the possibilities of advancing educational opportunities with new technologies. The rapid digitization of the education industry and the emergence of cognitive systems are happening in parallel.
Disruptive technology: How Uber and TransLoc move the new world of travel

Disruptive technology: How Uber and TransLoc move the new world of travel

April 14, 2016 | by Paul Desmond, Principal, PDEdit
The travel industry is undergoing a seismic evolution, based in large part on disruptive technologies fueled by data and analytics. Two key trends causing these paradigm changes are location services and intelligent mobility.
IBM CDO Summit 2016, San Francisco, CA

IBM CDO Summit 2016, San Francisco, CA

April 14, 2016 | by Oliver Clark, Social Media Execution Strategist, IBM
Get caught up with presentations, quotes, photos and more from the Chief Data Officer Summit in San Francisco.