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Meet the Internet of Things

Meet the Internet of Things

How the Jetsons help us understand IoT solutions

March 31, 2015 | by Pete Karns, Director, Internet of Things Cloud, IBM
In today's world there is a lot of hype surrounding the Internet of Things. Perhaps that’s because IoT has, and is demonstrating, the potential to disrupt nearly every system and business process we rely on. A full 37 years before IoT was coined, a visionary cartoon provided examples that we can...
Fight "Blacklist" criminals using real-time actionable intelligence

Fight "Blacklist" criminals using real-time actionable intelligence

March 26, 2015 | by Liesl Geier, Market Segment Manager, IBM
Describing intelligence software has gotten a whole lot easier as Hollywood continues to produce gripping spy shows like The Blacklist, Homeland and CSI. But while the layman description may have gotten easier, the real threatscape continues to evolve as criminal and terrorist networks continue to...
Delving deeply into the narrative hierarchies of computer vision analytics

Delving deeply into the narrative hierarchies of computer vision analytics

March 26, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Deep learning algorithms are growing progressively smarter at recognizing patterns in video, audio, speech, image, sensor and other non-textual data objects. Correlation of deep learning model results with other sources of contextual information can show how the information supplied by media and...
The evolving shape of distributed databases in the Internet of Things

The evolving shape of distributed databases in the Internet of Things

March 19, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Databases are evolving into a new stream-centric architecture that is well-suited to real-time distributed analytic computing in the Internet of Things. This new paradigm will leverage distributed event logs, temporal database concepts and materialized views as core architectural concepts. As it...
Only one of the 5 Vs of big data really matters

Why only one of the 5 Vs of big data really matters

March 19, 2015 | by Bernard Marr, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker and Leading Business and Data Expert
People have been using the four Vs (Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity) to describe big data, but all of the big data in the world is no good unless we can turn it into Value, the fifth V of big data.

Big data: Not just for big business

March 18, 2015 | by Nick Rojas, Independent Consultant, Self-Employed
Though big data has long been thought to be the domain of solely large-scale enterprises, more and more this perception is proving to be false.

Can Hadoop really change the world?

March 18, 2015 | by Courtney Pallotta, Go-to-market leader, Big Data, IBM
The finalists are in! Vote on submissions from across the globe until March 24, 2015. Then come back to see which projects powered by IBM and Hadoop will be awarded $40,000 in prizes.

A new way of thinking at InterConnect 2015

March 17, 2015 | by Tim Moran, Director of Interactive Sales, WNEP-TV / WNEP.com
I was invited to attend IBM Interconnect 2015, which made its debut this year. Understanding this is a combination of three smaller conferences (Pulse, Innovate and Impact) I was left to wonder what the main focus of the week would be, and how it would all fit together. The conference organizers...

Visualizing big science like never before

March 12, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Scientists are increasingly using computational methods to analyze larger samples of the populations of interest, as well as deeper correlations within those populations, than ever before. This is the new paradigm of whole-population analytics, which has become more feasible as storage costs...

How the Internet of Things is shaping modern business

March 11, 2015 | by Ahmed Banafa, Distinguished Tenured Staff, Faculty, Author, Speaker, Heald College
When an object can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them.