Do you follow Kristen Stewart or Kate Middleton? Their wardrobe has something in common with Obama’s re-election. It is called social analytics – a field related to analyzing vast amounts of data on people’s behavior, sentiments and patterns. Many factories, from China to Korea, Taiwan, India and a
Part 2 of a 3 part series: Envisioning the Strategic Value of IBM Smarter Analytics Suite for Communication Service Providers
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In my last blog entry, I wrote about emerging technologies in the IT domain. Today, I’ll be sharing specifically what IT concerns
Government organizations, funded by your tax dollars, require a wide range of physical assets to provide the services that we come to expect from the world's largest national economy.
Let’s start with some numbers.
There are 453,144 vehicles owned by the US federal government
Of those, the
Earlier this month, IBM Chairman, President and CEO, Ginni Rometty, spoke to the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) about creating a Competitive Advantage in the Era of Smart.
According to Ginni, data is the “basis of competition in the ‘smarter’ era.” In the new ‘smarter’ landscape, organizations
While most organizations respond to asset failure by sending out maintenance crews, the process is very reactive. With the advent of relatively cheap information gathering and data analysis, organizations can now leverage big data, such as maintenance logs and asset usage, wear, and surrounding
Something has been bothering me for a number of weeks now, and it's just come into sharp focus.
I've recently been working with some colleagues to address some system performance challenges at a client. I have no idea who designed the infrastructure that they are currently using, but it's
On July 4th, CERN scientists announced that they observed a particle that strongly resembles the Higgs boson, a critical element of the standard model of particle physics. This particle is thought to be responsible for the characteristic of mass, which gives objects weight when combined with
Big data. Two words that are inescapable in today’s business world.
What do we really know about big data? We know that 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. We know there are multiple uses for big data in every industry – from analyzing larger volumes of
Commercial and government organizations are staring at the confluence of three unique events:
· The unprecedented volumes of data
· The need to easily analyze it, make sense of it and put it into action
· The importance of driving real business value from this analysis
It’s the perfect storm.
Is there a better option?
Not a comment you ever want a customer to utter to themselves, especially in competitive industries such as telecommunications, banking, retail or insurance.
In telecommunications, and for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) specifically, a fundamental tenet is that it
Golf is all about analytics.
As you watch golf on television or take "a good walk spoiled" yourself, think about all of the data calculations made before the right club is selected to hit a golf ball on the tee or fairway:
What is the distance to the hole?
Which club will carry me that
In 18th century Europe, a group of intellectuals seized control of reason to challenge the systems of power and faith.
This Age of Enlightenment, according to German philosopher Immanuel Kant, was “the emancipation of the human consciousness from an immature state of ignorance and error."