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Energy analytics: 10 significant energy and utility trends providers must navigate

Energy analytics: 10 significant energy and utility trends providers must navigate

July 14, 2015 | by Jennifer Potter, Energy & Utilities Writer
Energy analytics will prove invaluable for utilities in the next decade. Providers often implement change at a slow pace, but new information and analytics are enabling industry development and the redistribution of operational resources. Utilities and energy market leaders need detailed...
Automated and autonomous cars: Looking under the hood of the hype

Automated and autonomous cars: Looking under the hood of the hype

July 14, 2015 | by Kal Gyimesi, Automotive Marketing Leader, IBM Analytics
Self-driving, driverless, automated, autonomous, flying cars are in the news—all except the flying part, that is. The past year has given us a steady stream of announcements about a quickly approaching future in which we’ll ride in self-driving cars. But if we look at the 2014 Gartner Hype Cycle...

5 disruptive technologies that are challenging the traditional banking model

July 14, 2015 | by Kimberly Trimble, Social Business Manager, IBM
Something interesting is happening, and it is causing banks and other financial services to rethink how they are doing business. Customers are embracing mobile and digital channels more and more each year, and to be successful, companies must deliver customer engagement via those channels.
Microgrid technology makes history in California

Microgrid technology makes history in California

July 13, 2015 | by John Johnson, Editor, RFID 24-7 & Content on Demand
Borrego Springs is California's only Dark Sky Community, a light pollution-free haven for astronomers and stargazers surrounded by the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Because of its extremely rural location, sometimes "dark sky" takes on another meaning; the area is prone to extensive power outages...
7 reasons why you need predictive analytics today

7 reasons why you need predictive analytics today

July 13, 2015 | by Kaitlin Noe, Analytics Solutions Social Specialist, IBM
Predictive analytics may be the competitive edge your company needs to stay ahead. It operates ahead of the speed of business, allowing you to make more intelligent decisions for your company’s future. Read on to see seven reasons why your business should be employing predictive analytics today.
Preserving an Italian culinary treasure with data analytics

Preserving an Italian culinary treasure with data analytics

July 10, 2015 | by Bernhard Warner, IBM CHQ, Marketing, IBM
There’s no substitute for the real thing, especially if it’s Parmesan cheese from Italy’s Parmigiano-Reggiano region. Cheese makers tell how modern analytics supplements a 1,000-year-old process to ensure the quality and authenticity of this tasty product.
HealthToon: Improving pediatric patient care with analytics

HealthToon: Improving pediatric patient care with analytics

July 10, 2015 | by Oliver Clark, Social Media Specialist for Public Sector, IBM
Quick access to unprecedented amounts of information about patients, treatments and operations gives Seattle Children’s Hospital new opportunities to drive deeper insight, bring about earlier intervention and employ more informed decision-making.
Jen Q. Public: Applying a smarter approach to emergency management

Jen Q. Public: Applying a smarter approach to emergency management

July 10, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Jen Q. Public goes to the movies and notices a troubling trend of poor emergency management appearing in today's summer blockbusters.
Can connected rackets make tennis smarter?

Can connected rackets make tennis smarter?

July 10, 2015 | by Madalina Irimia, Analyst, Center for Applied Insights Europe, IBM
Soon, avid tennis fans may have more to look forward to than just watching exciting championship matches. The Internet of Things can let them feel the power of their favorite players in their own hands thanks to embedded sensors within tennis rackets. See how Wimbledon is leading the way in...
Measuring the artificial intelligence quotient

Measuring the artificial intelligence quotient

July 9, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
If we’re going to do the Turing Test right, we might as well use the same intelligence tests we apply to humans. Only by doing so will we ever have a sound basis for claiming that machine are more (or less) intelligent than people.