Blogs

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...
Creating an open Internet of Things that works for everyone

Creating an open Internet of Things that works for everyone

August 13, 2015 | by Zach Jory, Worldwide IoT and Industrial Digital Strategist, IBM
Open standards and open development are paving the way for a strong Internet of Things (IoT). Here’s a look at some recent news on IoT openness.
The first step to joining the IoT ecosystem

The first step to joining the IoT ecosystem

August 12, 2015 | by Ryan Begley, Product Manager IoT Division - Connected Products, IBM
The concept of “liquidity” isn’t just restricted to the financial sector. Thanks to the Internet of Things, the physical world can become liquefied as well—making it easier than ever for organizations to enter into the IoT ecosystem.
5 common sales performance management implementation mistakes

5 common sales performance management implementation mistakes

August 12, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Organizations may frequently fall into the trap of trying to get an advanced sales performance management (SPM) solution in operation as soon as possible. However, initiating an implementation stage too soon, too hastily or at the expense of best practices can cause companies to overlook critical...
Data leaders are taking action and getting results

Data leaders are taking action and getting results

August 12, 2015 | by Amanda Sirianni, Senior Analyst, IBM Center for Applied Insights, IBM
What do transformational data leaders have in common? Each has found a way to do three things: (1) Make data a priority, (2) develop from within and (3) free data from silos within the organization. Such leaders face challenges common to many but often develop unique approaches driving...