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Foresight 2020: The future is filled with 50 billion connected devices

Foresight 2020: The future is filled with 50 billion connected devices

November 11, 2015 | by Erin Monday, Social Media Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
It’s not difficult to extrapolate what the near future will look like. Based on current growth trends, by 2020, the Internet of Things will connect 50 billion devices—bringing businesses, governments and consumers together in a continuous stream of data and analytics that will add value and enrich...
Employee satisfaction data increases productivity by engaging workers

Employee satisfaction data increases productivity by engaging workers

November 11, 2015 | by Jennifer Goforth Gregory, Technical Writer
Every company, regardless of its size and resources, can use employee satisfaction data to increase workers' happiness. Recent research has found that engaged workers are significantly more productive.
The Internet of Things: Creating water stability with streaming data

The Internet of Things: Creating water stability with streaming data

November 10, 2015 | by Kala Fleming, Water Research Scientist, IBM
Africa is not devoid of water, but attempts to create water stability in African nations have suffered from a lack of understanding—that, in turn, caused by insufficient access to water data. By using streaming data to understand the nature of the water resources available in Africa, data...
The business value of weather data

The business value of weather data

November 9, 2015 | by Andy Thurai, Program Director - API Economy, IoT and Connected Cloud solutions, IBM
The recent acquisition of The Weather Company by IBM may have many scratching their heads, but there’s quite a lot of business value to be had in all the data available on weather conditions. Take a look at a couple of airline use cases that demonstrate the impact weather data can have on business...
Improve gaps in care: No more telephone game during transitions

Improve gaps in care: No more telephone game during transitions

November 9, 2015 | by Jennifer Goforth Gregory, Technical Writer
Transitions are important in healthcare. Even more important is ensuring that patient information follows people when they shift from one provider to another or move to a different facility. Learn how three hospitals have successfully used data analytics during transitions to reduce costs and...
Tapping weather data to improve IoT applications

Tapping weather data to improve IoT applications

November 9, 2015 | by Chris O'Connor, General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM
For businesses, understanding the explosion of data is a critical precursor in the cognitive journey. A data platform that ingests all kinds of information—created inside or outside the enterprise, at massive speed and scale—enables organizations to link their business data with weather and other...
Hadoop: The well-oiled insight machine

Hadoop: The well-oiled insight machine

November 6, 2015 | by Andrew Popp, Portfolio Marketing, Hadoop/BigInsights, IBM Analytics
How can you make the most of Hadoop in your enterprise? Create a pattern of success in your organization by incorporating Hadoop in your broader data architecture as a way of providing meaningful insights to your company.

Budgeting falls short in popularity poll

November 5, 2015 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Businesspeople consider budgeting a very unpleasant task, primarily because the mechanics of budgeting are so frustrating. Fortunately, a new solution makes budgeting more bearable by eliminating most unproductive Excel spreadsheet activities such as tracking down numbers, fixing broken links and...
Shift into top gear with the power of rolling forecasts

Shift into top gear with the power of rolling forecasts

November 4, 2015 | by Daniel K. Mannisto, Founder and CEO, Applied Analytix, Inc.
Rolling forecasts can help companies adapt quickly and easily, but their implementation can be a daunting prospect. To deploy your own rolling forecast system, begin by involving the people who can help the system succeed, and then shift smoothly from gear to gear, hitting top speed without a hitch...
Smarter digital financial planning: How new analytics tools can help advisors

Smarter digital financial planning: How new analytics tools can help advisors

November 4, 2015 | by Colleen M. Sullivan, Financial Services Writer
Big data and analytics provide advisors valuable client insights around specific life events, setting the groundwork for better digital financial planning.