Blogs

Usage-based insurance: Telematics give insurers a competitive edge

Usage-based insurance: Telematics give insurers a competitive edge

April 4, 2016 | by Allen Bernard, Technology Writer
As privacy concerns about data collection subside, usage-based insurance policies are expected to become a more popular option for policyholders with good driving records.

The non-linear customer journey and what it means for marketers

April 4, 2016 | by Jeff Ramminger, President, Brand Publis
Marketers of the past relied on intuition to determine if creative campaigns were working, and focus groups to understand how customers engaged with their brand. The exponential growth of channels on which the customer can interact with brands has meant not only the downfall of the linear customer...

The science of building workforce talent

April 4, 2016 | by Chad Vyhlidal, Worldwide Leader, Smarter Workforce at IBM, IBM
Human resources has always been about people: attracting people, finding the right people for the right role, supporting and developing the people you do choose to hire. Historically, that process has relied heavily on human intuition. Now, like other industries, HR is being transformed by the...
Open for Data: Developing open, cloud-based data warehouse architectures

Open for Data: Developing open, cloud-based data warehouse architectures

April 4, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
On the heels of several key announcements to broaden the IBM Cloud Data Services portfolio, see how a wide range of technologies can be implemented in a cloud-based, data warehouse architecture to support operational and analytical workloads.
Learning and laughter: Open analytics takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Learning and laughter: Open analytics takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

April 4, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
At the recent Strata + Hadoop World conference, everybody was talking about the growing number of open source solutions. But what does this mean for the rapidly maturing field of data science? Find out in this firsthand report—and get a sense of how open source solutions will take analytics to the...
Migrating production Hadoop clusters on-premises and to the cloud

Migrating production Hadoop clusters on-premises and to the cloud

Can it be done without downtime and data loss?

April 1, 2016 | by Jim Campigli, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, WANdisco, Inc.
When migrating Hadoop clusters, whether on-premises or to the cloud, little is gained by a migration that puts a halt to production. By taking a transactional approach to data migration, companies can eliminate downtime without risking data loss, capitalizing on the migration process both during...
Finance beyond the spreadsheet

Finance beyond the spreadsheet

April 1, 2016 | by Jim Collins, Financial Performance Management Strategy Executive, IBM
Are you ready to leave spreadsheets behind and step into a world in which cognitive systems help drive organizational finance? Join finance leaders as part of the IBM Outthink tour to discover how modern technology is helping chief financial officers reimagine financial reporting.
Managing the vastness of the Internet of Things with cloud

Managing the vastness of the Internet of Things with cloud

April 1, 2016 | by Matt Bellias, o Worldwide Portfolio Marketing Leader, Asset & Facilities Management, Watson IoT, IBM
There may be more bytes of data than there are stars in the universe, but the Internet of Things is as practical and down-to-earth as it gets. Discover how becoming an IoT-enabled business can help you harness the power of data for you and your customers.
IBM teams up with Coursera to deliver a developer's guide to the Internet of Things

IBM teams up with Coursera to deliver a developer's guide to the Internet of Things

April 1, 2016 | by Kevin Turner, Program Director, Innovation Strategy - IoT Developer Ecosystem, IBM
The rapid rise of the Internet of Things requires a new breed of developer. Often moonlighting to develop solutions that are transforming the Internet of Things, many of these developers have day jobs in a wide array of disciplines. And their job titles can range from application developer to...
The road to content management: Paved by IBM and Box

The road to content management: Paved by IBM and Box

March 31, 2016 | by Noah Kuttler, Cloud and Mobile Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM), IBM
Since the announcement of IBM's strategic partnership with Box, our companies have been on one of the most exciting road trips in the history of IBM.