In today’s energy industry, one of the key priorities is finding new ways to cost efficiently keep up with insatiable demands for power, while also delivering renewable energy. You must be able to predict when events will occur and make the first move. Being first to respond to customer or market
As light-emitting diode (LED) technology grows ever more capable and efficient, new business models are relying on LED lighting to help families save money while enhancing the quality of their lighting—and their life. Discover how exponential growth in LED capabilities is creating daily
Implementing Internet of Things solutions can be significantly cost-effective and offer competitive advantages. The Internet of Things provides so many entry points, and organizations can quickly start deriving value from it no matter where they are on their Internet of Things journey, what
As the promise of renewable energy paints pictures of an ever brighter future, energy suppliers find themselves locked in a fierce battle for supremacy. Will you be able to seize the advantage in an industry that thrives on data? No matter who triumphs in the battle for the renewable energy market
The energy sector has conventionally been focused on operational goals such as the need to ensure compliance, decrease asset downtime and manage the workforce. However, their customers are more empowered today—they demand more from their interactions with energy companies. Customer satisfaction can
As the energy and utilities industry undergoes a consumer-centric shift, how can organizations remain among the best in their class? In an industry in which customer satisfaction has become a pivotal competency, discover how you can meet the needs of your increasingly empowered customers.
Our world is becoming more interconnected by the day, but amid billions of connected devices—with millions more added every month—we can sometimes take for granted the convenience the Internet of Things (IoT) brings to our lives. Here’s a look at how IoT connectivity is reshaping our world.
Listen as Jim Harris, live from IBM Insight 2015, discusses how utilities and homeowners alike can disrupt the energy industry, conserving energy in the home and using asset analytics to deliver affordable energy to all.
With the right approach, energy and utilities companies could enable applications that help create contextual awareness and visual insights for the entire operations team. IBM is helping operations teams in the energy and utilities sector move beyond predictive maintenance to full-grid awareness
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
User-generated data can be rich with insights on consumer perception, priorities and response. This is often an untapped or underutilized source for organizations in any industry, despite having big implications for customer experience management. For utility companies in particular, user-generated
Today, energy and utility companies are relying on Hadoop to help curb energy consumption, reduce energy loss and add more clean power to the grid. Using big data and analytics, organizations can empower users to understand their energy usage and give them the chance to reduce how much they use and
Big Data & Analytics Heroes
Ben SnymanVP Underground Mining and Smart Services, Joy Global
“Roof stability and effective support is quite a challenge,” declares Ben Snyman, VP of Underground Mining and Smart Services at Joy Global and this week’s Big Data Hero. “If the roof has a problem, production halts. We cannot afford to wait around for a report telling us there is a problem. We
Intersect360 Research studies the opportunities for high performance technologies, including high performance computing areas in science, engineering and business. CEO Addison Snell (this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero) shares his insights with us.
What are some of the challenges with
Big data (data from many sources, of varying formats, both structured and unstructured) means different things in different industries. But as different as their needs and usage of big data may be, there is one commonality among all industries: the opportunity to plumb big data for better, more