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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...
Selecting the right sales performance management solution

Selecting the right sales performance management solution

August 11, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Although the business benefits of SPM are clear, identifying a solution that meets the particular needs of a specific business can be challenging. According to a survey of business leaders, increased business complexity is a primary point of concern when choosing an SPM solution.
Education analytics drives curriculum improvements

Education analytics drives curriculum improvements

August 11, 2015 | by Jennifer Zaino, Public Sector Technology Writer
There is data accumulating in school systems and the classroom that has vast potential to build stronger curricula and better learners. The time for transforming instruction through education analytics has come.
Analyzing the evolution of streaming analytics architectures

Analyzing the evolution of streaming analytics architectures

Part 2 of 2

August 11, 2015 | by Kimberly Madia, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, InfoSphere Streams, IBM
When customers or other key stakeholders expect to be able to connect with an organization instantaneously, extremely low latency, high throughput data and analytics flows and execution are absolutely essential. The advent of the Internet of Things is among several key drivers of the emergence of...
The seven deadly sins of sales performance management

The seven deadly sins of sales performance management

August 10, 2015 | by Peter Collins, Financial Services Specialist, IBM
Help your organization overcome sales performance management challenges using the best practices described in The Seven Deadly Sins of SPM, and learn how sales compensation analytics can enhance your incentive effectiveness and help bring in revenue.

Public Sector News: Big data gateways to innovation

August 2015, Issue 15

August 10, 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.
Big data is pushing 3D printing to its tipping point

Big data is pushing 3D printing to its tipping point

August 10, 2015 | by Rich Hughes, Marketing Program Manager for Data Warehousing, IBM
Big data and analytics technologies are intensifying 3D printing’s effects on our increasingly connected world. The technologies driving this industrial transformation include simulated and algorithmic CAD, ubiquitous worldwide Internet connectivity, Internet of Things file handling by cloud...