Telecommunications is a necessarily data-driven and capital-intensive business. Mobile network rollouts and the increasing use of mobile devices and social media generate huge amounts of customer and market data. Quick responses to changing market conditions are imperative to remaining competitive.
Chris Clark, COO of Fiberlink (an IBM company), reminds us that “mobile never stops. It runs like water, finds every crevice.” As such organizations (and CIOs) must be fully aware of potential exposures and their risks so that they can adequately protect client data and their organization as a
The mobile market is continually growing with “mobile-based payments in the United States expected to reach $142 billion in volume in 2019.” With mobile comes mobile data and the grave need for security. Vijay Dheap, global product manager for IBM MobileFirst, declares that “mobile security
So now I am fascinated by the Internet of Things (IoT) and wondering: what should I do with the power of this curiosity? My first reaction is to associate the IoT with the web and mobility, since we are in fact talking about the internet. I can then turn to my understanding of cloud services and
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) describes the phenomenon of “ubiquitous connectivity” with physical objects, made possible by the widespread use of sensory devices and wireless technologies throughout our environments. Without a doubt, IoT holds enormous promise as a key enabler for the next wave of
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude
Wearable devices are becoming central to the modern lifestyle. These new devices will be among the first places where users originate personal data. They will also become the ultimate membrane where people consume the big data-driven personalized guidance being delivered from the cloud. In the
Each month it seems like we hear automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reporting record growth, but what is driving this growth? Pent up demand? Attractive new products? Is the market actually growing, or could it be that the automotive industry is starting to use big data and
Customers are hitched to their mobile devices. The challenge, then, is for businesses to utilize the data generated from these devices to get and stay closer to customers. Organizations must leverage the volume of data in the mobile era to personalize the mobile experience and the customer
Cloud, mobile, security, analytics and big data are all significant issues for IT organizations, and the landscape of each issue is rapidly evolving. While it’s difficult for organizations of all sizes to keep up with the changes, it’s especially challenging for small and midsize companies. Brian
Cities are temporal rhythms of patterned activity. Just as each community has a distinctive spatial footprint when viewed from space, each has an ambient footprint.
You can sense a city's ambient footprint at a coarse or a fine grain. At coarse granularity, you can sense it at night when the
Big data and analytics is creating opportunities for communications service providers (CSPs) to establish new revenue streams. With big data and analytics technology powered by IBM Watson Foundations, CSPs can resolve customer issues faster, at lower cost and identify new offerings that drive