Blogs

Debating the hot topics in weather data analytics

Debating the hot topics in weather data analytics

January 20, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Although the weather can frequently be the go-to topic when engaging in small talk, it is very much intertwined with deeper discussions around the environment, global warming, and reducing carbon emissions. A rising tide of sensor-derived, Internet of Things data is now fueling a worldwide focus on...
Bid better: Improving procurement decisions with smarter software tools

Bid better: Improving procurement decisions with smarter software tools

January 19, 2016 | by Quentin Samelson, Sr. Managing Consultant, Global Business Services, IBM
Analyzing partnership management is never easy. The data behind traditional procurement and supplier partnerships is a convoluted, messy rabbit hole. However, tools for analysis have evolved significantly to make navigation easier than ever in today’s business climate.
Woo them for life: Retailer lessons for the digital age

Woo them for life: Retailer lessons for the digital age

January 19, 2016 | by Vivian Braun, WW Solutions Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
We all get them. Irritating or irrelevant offers from retailers and organizations seem to multiply on our devices and in our mailboxes. Although these offers were generated from a variety of data-gathering methods, their results often tend to be highly annoying, grossly off target or darkly amusing...
Optimize business analytics with data lineage

Optimize business analytics with data lineage

January 19, 2016 | by Marc Haber, Offering Manager, IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, IBM
Understanding your data’s life cycle can help you lay a solid foundation for your business analytics, preserving the integrity of your data even as you define that data, track it and use it to drive your business decisions. Find out how keeping tabs on your data lineage can empower your information...
Convergence, collaboration and the future of cognitive cars

Convergence, collaboration and the future of cognitive cars

January 18, 2016 | by Sebastian Wedeniwski, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Technology Officer Automotive Industry Japan, IBM
Traditional transportation models are converging around the development of smart cars—also known as cognitive vehicles—while new, disruptive technologies are coming to the forefront in various industries. But what are the possibilities when these different developments can be unified for the...
Real-time data: The best of times, the worst of times for physician practices

Real-time data: The best of times, the worst of times for physician practices

January 18, 2016 | by Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO, Damo Consulting Inc.
Big data tools offer new opportunities to use real-time data to take timely actions that result in reduced cost, improved quality of care and more satisfied patients. However, the benefits are unevenly distributed across the physician community.
5 ways automatic traffic updates can reward insurers and policyholders

5 ways automatic traffic updates can reward insurers and policyholders

January 18, 2016 | by Tina Orem, Financial Services Writer
Driving is a risky form of transportation, as some 6.8 million car accidents happen every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Technology that gives drivers automatic traffic updates could reduce that risk significantly.
IBM at CES 2016: Dinosaurs, diabetes management and the dawn of the digital intelligence era

IBM at CES 2016: Dinosaurs, diabetes management and the dawn of the digital intelligence era

January 15, 2016 | by Erin Monday, Social Media Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
IBM made waves at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show with a variety of innovations in cognitive computing. From IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s keynote address to conversations with dinosaurs, CES 2016 offered innovation at every turn.
Making time, building knowledge and connecting with the analytics community

Making time, building knowledge and connecting with the analytics community

January 15, 2016 | by Chris Gillar, Content Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics Platform, IBM
Dedicated time for education can be elusive for even the best time managers among us. Find out how you can take charge of your learning by scheduling specific educational opportunities for yourself, and discover how a cohesive analytics platform can free you to focus on getting the education you...
Take an analytic approach to fighting fraud

Take an analytic approach to fighting fraud

January 15, 2016 | by Bob Griffin, General Manager, Safer Planet, IBM
Today we announce the acquisition of IRIS Analytics GmbH, an award-winning provider of real-time payments fraud prevention software. This strategic acquisition aims to strengthen our entire Safer Planet portfolio with the addition of IRIS’s advanced machine learning techniques and automated model...