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The personalized experience: Why it is a must for retailers

The personalized experience: Why it is a must for retailers

August 14, 2015 | by Michael Goldberg, Business and Technology Writer
There's a consensus among retailers: the personalized experience is a must. As researchers at Brand Keys found, brands that can match consumers' emotional expectations are better able to engage customers and foster loyalty. Armed with smartphones and Internet connections, brands and buyers are...
Supply chain solutions: 3 industry challenges big data can tackle

Supply chain solutions: 3 industry challenges big data can tackle

August 14, 2015 | by Ritika Puri, Consumer Products Writer
Today's consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry leaders are tackling these pain points head-on with supply chain solutions that utilize data. Thanks to new analytics technologies, organizations have the potential to improve efficiencies, increase speed to reach consumers, build predictive models and...
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, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, 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.