Blogs

Seasonal forecasting puts weather data to work for your business

Seasonal forecasting puts weather data to work for your business

October 2, 2015 | by Paul Walsh, Vice President, Weather Strategy and Business Meteorologist, The Weather Company
In weather prediction, the past holds the key to the future, allowing businesses to predict future changes in both the short term and long term. In particular, organizations can use market-level analytics to take stock of how weather affects consumer behavior, helping drive the business forward.
Detect, prevent and predict: Stay one step ahead of financial fraudsters with analytics

Detect, prevent and predict: Stay one step ahead of financial fraudsters with analytics

October 2, 2015 | by Paige Twillmann, Marketing Communication Strategist, Public Sector, IBM
The IBM i2 Summit for a Safer Planet illuminated how fraud and crime in the financial sector are highly profitable and very damaging to the industry. Organizations facing the challenges of staying one step ahead of perpetrators can apply an advanced solution that places layers of analytics across...
Enterprise IoT: Unlocking business value to gain a competitive edge

Enterprise IoT: Unlocking business value to gain a competitive edge

October 2, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
Internet of Things deployments don’t have to take a rocket scientist. Make IoT deployment as easy as 1, 2, 3 by using the IBM IoT Foundation to take advantage of the wealth of insights hidden in your data.

The Internet of Things impact: Telco challenges and opportunities

October 2, 2015 | by Jennifer Goforth Gregory, Technical Writer
Much of our lives already revolve around smart devices. But our reliance is about to become much stronger. The Internet of Things impact is set to expand as the market for network-enabled devices is expected to hit $7.1 trillion by 2020, according to an IDC study reported on ZDNet. The Internet of...

Weather analytics help insurers weather the fiercest storm

October 2, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
No one keeps a weather eye like the property and casualty industry does. In their incessant quest to mitigate and prevent natural disasters, insurance providers can be among the chief beneficiaries of weather analytics, gauging weather-related risks to protect insured assets and avoid incurring...
What the C-suite needs to know about the Internet of Things for insurance

What the C-suite needs to know about the Internet of Things for insurance

October 2, 2015 | by Sushil Pramanick, Associate Partner, Consultative Sales, IoT Leader, IBM Analytics
With respect to capitalizing on analysis of Internet of Things data for innovative industry solutions, the insurance industry is ripe with opportunity. And yet many C-suite insurance executives seem tentative when considering Internet of Things solutions. Now more than ever is an suitable time for...
Adding dimensions to your data with geospatial analytics

Adding dimensions to your data with geospatial analytics

October 2, 2015 | by Mikhail Lakirovich, Product Marketing Manager, IBM
Predictive analytics isn’t complete without geospatial analytics, which offers data dimensions that can provide a holistic view of business problems. At IBM Insight 2015, discover how geospatial analytics can help you understand your customers and your operations through time and space components.
Highlights from day two of Strata + Hadoop World 2015

Highlights from day two of Strata + Hadoop World 2015

October 1, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Attendees on Day 2 of Strata + Hadoop World were treated to a range of speakers from various industries, as well as important keynotes and interviews that focused on critical data-related topics. Read about these and other highlights from that day's sessions.
Preparing your career for the data science revolution

Preparing your career for the data science revolution

October 1, 2015 | by Rob Thomas, Vice President, Product Development, Analytics, IBM
The data science revolution is bringing a shift in the direction of the cloud—and with it a sea change in the roles of IT professionals. Discover how focusing on data science can help you keep your career afloat in a changing business environment.
Spotlight on the public sector: September 2015

Spotlight on the public sector: September 2015

October 1, 2015 | by Oliver Clark, Social Media Execution Strategist, IBM
The Big Data and Analytics Hub is home to multitudes of great public sector blogs, podcasts, infographics and more. Here are some highlights from the month of September 2015.