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Media and entertainment trends: Even more changes on the way

Media and entertainment trends: Even more changes on the way

October 9, 2015 | by Robert Springer, Communications Writer
A major transformation has shaken the media and entertainment business over the past 10 years. It's hard to imagine another industry that has experienced the same major shift. Disruption is a natural part of business, of course, but the pace of change in media and entertainment trends has been...
5 signs an organization should try cloud-based streaming analytics

5 signs an organization should try cloud-based streaming analytics

October 9, 2015 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Data shows that organizations spanning many industries can transform business and enhance growth by using cloud-based delivery models for applications and streaming analytics. But not every business scenario is well suited for services through the cloud. Take a look at five signs that an...
APIs bridge the gap between Internet of Things data and the cloud

APIs bridge the gap between Internet of Things data and the cloud

October 9, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
By connecting devices into ecosystems, application programming interfaces are broadening the horizons of the Internet of Things, creating previously unimagined opportunities. By using APIs to overcome security and interoperability challenges, we can begin to harness the true potential of the...
Weather analytics help forecast, prevent and mitigate outages

Weather analytics help forecast, prevent and mitigate outages

October 9, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Weather is both asset and liability to energy providers. Even in a world of renewable energy, adverse weather events can create power outages on a citywide scale. Using weather data analysis, energy providers can forecast outages with high levels of reliability, then prevent or mitigate them ahead...
Dear Annie Analytics: How can I keep up with analytics innovation?

Dear Annie Analytics: How can I keep up with analytics innovation?

October 8, 2015 | by Annie Analytics, Analytics Advisor, IBM
The amount of innovation taking place in the area of analytics can be overwhelming. See what Annie Analytics recommends for those in search of more insight into these innovations.

Driving IoT product development with requirements management

October 8, 2015 | by Kavish Goel, IoT Marketing Lead, IBM
Learn how to effectively develop and deliver products for the Internet of Things by joining IBM experts and industry professionals at the IBM Continuous Engineering for the Internet of Things conference.
3 lessons we can learn from the Office of Personnel Management data breach

3 lessons we can learn from the Office of Personnel Management data breach

October 8, 2015 | by Paul McGillicuddy, President, Paul H. McGillicuddy LLC
In a world of data insecurity, let no data breach pass without learning the lessons it has to offer. The data breach of Office of Personnel Management records teaches us three lessons, each vital for data security in organizations of all kinds.
Making the case for the Internet of Things for insurance

Making the case for the Internet of Things for insurance

October 8, 2015 | by Sushil Pramanick, Associate Partner, Consultative Sales, IoT Leader, IBM Analytics
The Internet of Things holds great promise for the insurance industry, not least by allowing insurers to move beyond demographics to offer enhanced pricing levels. Moreover, IoT-enabled telematics can help insurers reduce loss ratios—and all this while offering value-added services to help...
Social merchandising: Capturing and analyzing social data for retail

Social merchandising: Capturing and analyzing social data for retail

October 8, 2015 | by Ralph Jacobson, Retail Analytics Marketing Manager, IBM
Why are retailers doing away with the role of chief merchant? Surely this trend can’t mean the end of the human touch aspect of merchandising? Take a look at a recently announced solution for social merchandising in retail that enables harnessing retail data from internal and external sources to...
Is your data quality a risk?

Is your data quality a risk?

October 8, 2015 | by Bob Weare, Head of Global Solution Marketing & Enablement, Risk Analytics, IBM
If you want your clients to be confident in your risk analytics, you must be confident in your data. Empower your risk analytics by becoming confident in your own data, the risk numbers you derive from it and the risk analytics that result.