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Big Data and Analytics

Analytics brings bank closer to its customers

Banorte revives small-bank style relationships by examining customer behavior.

Retail

‘Weather’ or not to buy coffee

Michael P. Haydock is working on a program that can predict how weather influences coffee shop sales. That’s just one of the analytics projects the 2014 IBM Fellow has shepherded.

Cloud

Hotel search engine chooses cloud

Pay-as-you-go cloud gives HotelsCombined.com the kind of infrastructure it needs: flexible, scalable and low-maintenance. That lets the price comparison search engine do what it does best, compile hotel data and make it searchable.

Cities

Smart people make smarter cities

Share an idea that could make a city smarter or see what other people think could improve urban life.

 

Big Data and Analytics

Chief data officers harnessing analytics

Led by chief data officers, organizations are making smarter, quicker and more analytically-informed decisions.

Big Data and Analytics

Predictive modeling peers into the future

Aleksandra Mojsilovic, a 2014 IBM Fellow, has used analytics to help IBM retain key employees and is now creating an analytics model that will predict some of the effects of the Affordable Care Act.

Commerce

Mountain biking  

Seamless customer interaction

For Moosejaw Mountaineering smarter commerce means interacting seamlessly with its customers, transforming social experiences into business and business into social experiences.

 

Big Data and Analytics

Big data helps map the Big Bang

Analytics will bolster world’s most sensitive radio telescope, a square-kilometer array.

Cloud

Lindt customers get cloud-sweetened deals

Confectioner Lindt is using cloud to give its customers more than chocolate. Now they’re getting choice as well, able to create assortments, mix and match products and design custom packaging.

Mobile Apps

Info at the ready

Download our smart phone apps for Android, iOS and windows.

 

Banking


Banking

Pioneer West Virginia: Federal Credit Union

Almost real time information enables smarter management of loans and collections.

Banking

Transforming core systems brings value

Streamlining systems enables agility, flexibility and long-term growth.

Banking

Smarter Banking: an overview

Technology creates wealth of insight and innovation for banks.

 

Big Data and Analytics

Analytics brings bank closer to its customers

Banorte revives small-bank style relationships by examining customer behavior.

Banking

First Tennessee banks on targeted marketing

Analytics transforms trove of data into treasure of marketing insight.

Banking

The ever-growing importance of security

A comprehensive approach to security is critical to maintaining reliable defenses.

 

Banking

Analyzing big data key to successful banking

Jeff Jonas talks about big data and how it can be tamed by analytics.

Banking

Tiny loans are big fuel for small businesses

Microfinancer Grameen Foundation wins macro success through smarter technology.

 

Commerce


Commerce

Instant gratification, the new normal

IBM Smarter Commerce helps companies make the most of every moment. That creates value, grows revenue and improves profitability.

Commerce

NUCLEUS RESEARCH  RESEARCH NOTE IBM SMARTER COMMERCE PAYS BACK $12.05 FOR  EVERY DOLLAR SPENT

Smarter Commerce pays for itself 12 times over

Nucleus Research found that during the first three years of deployment, for every dollar a company spends on Smarter Commerce, it gets back an average of $12.05.

 

Commerce

Mountain biking  

Seamless customer interaction

For Moosejaw Mountaineering smarter commerce means interacting seamlessly with its customers, transforming social experiences into business and business into social experiences.

Mobile Enterprise

Put your business in motion

The mobile enterprise is the smarter business model of the future, except it’s here already.

 

Commerce

 

In commerce, moments matter

Reaching a customer or potential customer at exactly the right time can make all the difference in a sale, relationship or attitude.

 

Education


Education

In five years, the classroom will learn you.  

Cognitive learning will tailor education

See how cognitive-based learning systems can tailor course work to unique student needs.

Made with IBM

Georgia district goes beyond ABC’s

Analytics helps teachers in Gwinnett County head students in the right direction, toward graduation.

 

Education

Now is the time for smarter education

Education is facing shrinking budgets, demands for new skills and increasing complexity. But the system can get smarter with analytics, cloud computing and early-warning predictions.

 

Education

Tying education to economic growth

Five key trends are converging to produce a new paradigm that we call the “educational continuum.”

 

Electronics


Electronics

Curate your customers’ lifestyle

With data collected from connected devices, firms can fine tune their products and service offerings.

 

Electronics

Connect and collect

As electronics connect, they collect valuable data that smart companies can use as customer feedback.

 
 

Energy


Energy

9,200 - approximate number of generating units in the U.S. power grid

Dario Gil looks at smarter energy

Alternate energy sources, chargeable electric cars and other technological advances offer challenges and opportunities.

Energy

 

It’s power to the people in Texas

By installing an advanced metering system, Oncor Electric Delivery lets customers know when and how they used electricity.

 

Energy

Extracting the most from the now

Power companies face a shifting marketplace. Those that can extract the most value from their portfolio, even as they invest in the future, will lead this changing marketplace.

Energy

Intelligence rules from plant to plug

Smart grids use sensors, meters, digital controls and analytic tools to automate, monitor and control the two-way flow of energy. That reduces outages, speeds repairs and lets people manage their use.

 

Made with IBM

Cloud paves way for electric vehicles

Green eMotion is a four-year initiative to promote the mass adoption of electric vehicles across Europe. An IBM Cloud lets the project’s 43 partners from various industries and sectors work together more closely.

Energy

Smarter energy pays off

Research shows that investment in technologies for information management, data analysis and optimization will help utilities create a more flexible and responsive grid and realize significant return on those investments.

 

Food


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Watson’s cooking up creative computing

The cognitive computer moves into the kitchen to develop recipes that humans can’t foresee.

Food

More people, less farmland stress food supply

Smarter Food means more efficient farming, increased sustainability and a safer supply chain.

Food

The cloud improves how fish come to market

With a virtual market, Italian fisherman can sell their catches while they’re still at sea.

 

Food

Responding to shifting commodity prices

The cost of commodities obviously affects consumer products. Analytics shows just how much.

Food

Predictive modeling curtails livestock ills

Veterinarians and others are sharing information to minimize epidemics that threaten food supplies.

Food

ConAgra Mills finds new direction in data

With data analyzed intelligently and shared widely, the milling firm makes better business decisions.

 

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Eggs with a side of data

In Canada, analytics tracks millions of chickens and eggs, leading to a safer supply chain.

Food

Sun World: The fruits of smaller labor

A thriving California grower uses data, not gut, to determine which crops it plants.

 

Government


Government

Public safety means more than security

Changing operations based on data analysis brings cost savings and more secure communities.

Government

Data analysis helps police crack cold cases

Miami-Dade Police Department discovers patterns in street crime to locate robbery suspects.

Government

Shifting demographics strain social services

Agencies find smarter approaches answer the challenges of decreased funds and new populations.

 

Government

Collaboration and data spell new sustainability

Private and public sectors join to make Dubuque, Iowa, a sustainable city with smarter technology.

Government

In-stream analytics foil tax fraud in New York

The state reduces questionable refunds by $1.2 billion and gains $100 million with better collections.

 

Government

Data mining unearths lawless hot spots

Memphis Police Department uses information to allocate resources and stem a rising tide of crime.

Government

Lean times see smarter governments

With finances shrinking, information helps do more with less.

 

Healthcare


Healthcare

Before treatment.  After treatment.

Infection fighters of the future

Amanda Engler talks about nanostructures that just might be tomorrow’s bacteria killers.

Healthcare

Analytics puts on scrubs

Advanced analytics can improve how effectively behavioral healthcare is delivered and could even transform the way disease and treatment are conceptualized.

Healthcare

Prescription for better healthcare

Information insights along with collaboration can dramatically improve quality of care, patient safety and outcomes as well as the cost-effectiveness.

Healthcare

Making health plan systems healthier

By shifting to a collaborator role, health plans can encourage behavior that improves individual health, builds trust and loyalty, and fosters improved outcomes as well as cutting costs.

Made with IBM

 

Cognitive computing working alongside MDs

In 15 seconds, Watson can analyze 200 million pages of data, helping medical researcher work faster and speeding them down the road to new breakthroughs.

 

Healthcare

Thai hospital polishes ‘destination’ status

An electronic medical records system helps Bangkok Hospital provide better, more personalized care and makes life easier for “medical tourism” patients.

Healthcare

 

DNA joins disease fighters

Thanks to improved technology, doctors will soon use DNA for personalized treatments and will be able to share their insights more easily.

Healthcare

Premier healthcare alliance

Transformation through informatics means improved operations and patient outcomes.

Healthcare

Capturing value from patient-centered care

Research shows that investment in information technologies that help leverage patient data improves patient care and has a positive return on investment.

Healthcare

SmartRooms simplify nurses’ lives

A hospital in Pittsburgh built a new system that delivers the right information at the right time and right place, leading to better care, improved safety and happier patients.

 

Big Data and Analytics

Predictive modeling peers into the future

Aleksandra Mojsilovic, a 2014 IBM Fellow, has used analytics to help IBM retain key employees and is now creating an analytics model that will predict some of the effects of the Affordable Care Act.

Made with IBM

Watson takes on brain cancer

Staff at the New York Genome Center will run the DNA sequence of a brain cancer through cognitive computing system Watson to help develop a personalized treatment.

Healthcare

Decoding hereditary diseases

The relationship between genes and rare diseases is complex, but advanced analytics help to decipher it.

Healthcare

Data warehouse earns its keep

A data warehouse brings together UNC Health Care System information—from admission records to lab reports— into “a single version of the truth,” making patients healthier and research faster.

Healthcare

Healthy people make economy healthy

Smarter Care emphasizes collaboration across the boundaries of government, social programs, life sciences, health plans and providers. The results are better care, cost savings and community vitality.

 

Insurance


Insurance

We need to reinvent how someone is found for a job and how they find a job. That will, in turn, reinvent work.

Big data brings better employees

Tim Geisert tells how to create a smarter workforce by harnessing big data and analytics.

Insurance

Smarter insurance: simply the best policy

Long data-driven industry, insurance uses analytics to streamline operations and improve outcomes.

 

Insurance

No salesman will call

In India, a self-service approach delivers insurance to millions of rural residents.

Insurance

Security imperative to safeguard reputations

David Puzas talks about the costs that security breaches extract from business reputations.

 

Insurance

Identifying fraud speeds payment to others

Using analytics, Infinity spots possible fraud in a day, saving millions and rewarding honest customers.

 

Media


Made with IBM

Tracking music royalties

AudioMonitor, an audience measurement system for radio, analyzes real-time data from more than 800 stations around Brazil. That helps media companies and artists determine the compensation that’s due.

Media

Connected consumers want it all now

To remain competitive in today’s digital, connected world, media and entertainment companies have to find new ways to develop, distribute and monetize their product.

 

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Reliable cloud dishes up 3-D

Thanks to IBM Cloud, Kuma Games serves up episodic video games to millions each week.

Made with IBM

Talking about TV

Satellite TV provider Sky Italia used to rely on data from cable boxes to understand what customers were watching. Now it uses social media data to create program schedules and targeted marketing campaigns.

 

Made with IBM

Social game rings up music

Music Mastermind’s unique game allows mobile phone users to compose and share original songs. A hybrid cloud keeps it operating without a false note.

 

Oil and Gas


Oil and Gas

Many areas ripe to become smarter

Market volatility, production challenges, environmental concerns, and the smarter way to address them.

 

Oil and Gas

Unlocking full value in oil and gas fields

Data integration and analytics can link a field’s business functions into an efficient system.

 

Oil and Gas

Drilling in data for new deposits

Spanish firm Repsol explored data in Barcelona to discover oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Retail


Retail

How marketers are taking charge

The IBM State of Marketing survey dissects marketing leadership in a shifting, omni-channel world.

Retail

The new world of smarter merchandising

Retailers need more understanding of customer preferences and what they mean for their business.

 

Retail

‘Weather’ or not to buy coffee

Michael P. Haydock is working on a program that can predict how weather influences coffee shop sales. That’s just one of the analytics projects the 2014 IBM Fellow has shepherded.

Retail

Zozotown sells fashion as ‘trusted friend’

Analyzing customer data creates tailored, highly effective web promotions–60 campaigns in 6 months.

 

Retail

Why traditional marketing is growing obsolete

To meet digital challenges, retailers must offer customers a smarter shopping experience.

Retail

Merchandiser execs identify top firms

The IBM Retail Merchant survey explains why those businesses outperform their peers.

 

Cities


Cities

Future cities must get smarter

As cities grow, says Guru Banavar, their overloaded infrastructures need innovative solutions.

Cities

Analyzing patterns for safer cities

Increasingly, police are analyzing vast amounts of data to spot patterns and crime hot spots.

Cities

Education learns how to get smarter

Analytics, cloud computing and early-warning predictions boost education systems’ efficiency.

Cities

Prescription for better healthcare

Smarter healthcare turns data into clinical and business insights for better outcomes.

Cities

Giving people more power over electricity.

Smart grids let consumers take control of their usage and help utilities avoid outages.

 

Made with IBM

Opening up government

By opening up data, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. The results include solving cold cases, reducing water waste and better designed public transportation.

Cities

Amount of water needed to process a quarter pound of hamburger -- one gallon

True cost is first step to smarter water

How much does water cost? It’s not easy to know, says Rajasekar Krishnamurthy, but it is important.

Mobile Apps

Creek Watch

Keep an eye on Creek Watch

Join the crowd sourced crusade for cleaner municipal water sources, using the camera on your iOS device.

Cities

Buildings consume a third of world's energy

Integrating smart technology can cut that appetite, saving energy and reducing costs.

Cities

 

Rio buffs up before games

Rio de Janeiro revamps its emergency response system ahead of the World Cup and Olympics.

 

Cities

Cities at the center of a smarter planet

More intelligent infrastructure and operations will drive cities’ sustainable growth.

Cities

Water requires a fluid approach

Some places have too much, others too little, but population is quickly out-pacing water.

Cities

Healthy people mean a healthy economy

Sharing and analyzing data among “communities of care” helps keep both people and business healthy.

Cities

Smart people make smarter cities

Share an idea that could make a city smarter or see what other people think could improve urban life.

 

Communications


Communications

Mobile enterprise, a business in motion

Find out how IBM Mobile First can transform your business.

Communications

Communications: today’s must-have

Soon the internet will connect some 50 billion devices. Let’s be smart about that.

 

Communications

By 2015 there will be twice as many networked devices as there are people on earth.

Matt Berry talks about growth of mobile tech

Mobile tech is everywhere from cell phones and tablets to cars that warn of problems.

Communications

Globe Telecom thrives in rapid-fire market

Philippine firm uncovers new uses for existing technology and boosts its service offerings quickly.

 

Communications

Mobile enterprise, a business in motion

Find out how IBM Mobile First can transform your business.

Communications

Analytics key to survival in communications arena

Facing a shifting industry, communication service providers increasingly turn to innovation.

 

Transportation Systems


Transportation Systems

Air Canada wings into self-service

A shift to kiosks pleases both passengers and accountants and helps transform the airline’s brand.

Transportation Systems

 

Railroads on track for 21st Century success

Embedded intelligence, analytics and optimization reshape how people and goods ride the rails.

 

Transportation Systems

The world's circulatory system needs help

Transportation is the life force of our economy, but it could use a 21st Century update.

 

Transportation Systems

Schiphol grows by leaps and bags

Smarter baggage handling helps passenger volume take off at the Dutch airport.

 

Social Business


Social Business

Get social or get left behind

Customers and employees are parsing and sharing information in new ways. It’s vitally important to be a part of that shift.

Social Business

Social media nets Wimbledon new fans

Mick Desmond of The All England Lawn Tennis Club tells how social media has improved fans’ experience and attracted a new audience.

 

Big Data and Analytics

Analyzing social sentiment to tweak marketing

Shivakumar Vaithyanathan works on analyzing Tweets and other social media to improve marketing of films back to school products and more. The 2104 IBM Fellow sees the next step in analytics to be declarative analysis, the ability to tell a computer only what we want, not how to do it.

 

Mobile Apps

Get the app for the Social Business

Through each posting, learn how any organization can become a social business built around conversation, collaboration and connection.

 

Cloud


Cloud

Cloud. It’s where the smart businesses are

With its greater efficiency and cost reductions, cloud is powering the growth of businesses everywhere.

Cloud

 

Hybrid is the new normal

Sixty-one percent of businesses say they will have a hybrid cloud environment. The dynamic cloud will lead the way.

Cloud

Are you a cloud pacesetter?

Winning companies are leveraging software as a service in powerful ways. How does your business measure up?

Cloud

Cloud hits right note for Zya app

Zya is a mobile game with a digital studio, a library of samples and custom avatars. It demands a lot from infrastructure. Developer Music Mastermind chose a hybrid cloud solution that provided fast and secure data transfer, an agile cloud for development and the ability to scale.

 

Cloud

Moving to the next frontier of cloud

Named an IBM Fellow in 2014, Tamar Eilam and her team provide the deep computer science behind the next big advances in cloud computing.

Cloud

Chasers 31%  Challengers 51%  Pacesetters 18%

Cloud brings competitive advantage

By 2016, cloud will matter more to business leaders than to IT as cloud’s strategic importance grows from 34 percent to 72 percent.

Cloud

Keeping clean energy green

By integrating data from sensors on wind turbines Bharat Light & Power can better manage a multitude of wind farms scattered across India. And the clean energy company is using mobile and social technology to connect to residents through the cloud.

Cloud

 

Cloud helps Wimbledon draw new fans

The IBM cloud is critical for Wimbledon's efforts to reach new--especially younger--fans through digital media.

 

Cloud

Hotel search engine chooses cloud

Pay-as-you-go cloud gives HotelsCombined.com the kind of infrastructure it needs: flexible, scalable and low-maintenance. That lets the price comparison search engine do what it does best, compile hotel data and make it searchable.

Cloud

Lindt customers get cloud-sweetened deals

Confectioner Lindt is using cloud to give its customers more than chocolate. Now they’re getting choice as well, able to create assortments, mix and match products and design custom packaging.

Cloud

Cloud lets US Open serve its fans flexibly

With more than 413 million page views–almost half of them from mobile devices– the US Open relies on an infrastructure that can anticipate and react in real time.

Cloud

Smooth sailing with cloud-based software

With 18 ships, 1.7 million passengers and 30,000 employees, maintaining smooth sailing could be a challenge. Princess Cruises does it by using IBM social business cloud software as a service, tightly connecting its organization around the world.

 

Mobile Enterprise


Mobile Enterprise

Put your business in motion

The mobile enterprise is the smarter business model of the future, except it’s here already.

 

Mobile Apps

Info at the ready

Download our smart phone apps for Android, iOS and windows.

 
 

Big Data and Analytics


Big Data and Analytics

Analytics belongs everywhere in business

Big data, parsed by analytics, can make every part of an enterprise smarter.

Big Data and Analytics

Analytics brings bank closer to its customers

Banorte revives small-bank style relationships by examining customer behavior.

Retail

Adapting to consumers’ increasing control

Retailers must offer customers new ways to interact and shop, while also driving down costs.

Made with IBM

Georgia district goes beyond ABC’s

Analytics helps teachers in Gwinnett County head students in the right direction, toward graduation.

Big Data and Analytics

Analyzing social sentiment to tweak marketing

Shivakumar Vaithyanathan works on analyzing Tweets and other social media to improve marketing of films back to school products and more. The 2104 IBM Fellow sees the next step in analytics to be declarative analysis, the ability to tell a computer only what we want, not how to do it.

 

Big Data and Analytics

Big data helps map the Big Bang

Analytics will bolster world’s most sensitive radio telescope, a square-kilometer array.

Government

Public safety means more than security

Changing operations based on data analysis brings cost savings and more secure communities.

Big Data and Analytics

It's all happening at the zoo

Analytics uncages the power of Point Defiance Zoo's data, fine-tunes marketing and raises attendance.

Big Data and Analytics

A man who’s mad for the mainframe

Namik Hrle, named an IBM Fellow in 2014, was instrumental in developing the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator. That lets a System Z mainframe run analytical workloads.

Big Data and Analytics

$83 billion lost each year in the US from poor customer experiences

Marketers lead the way

Many businesses lack the customer engagement needed to stand out in a noisy marketplace. Others are using technology and information.

 

Big Data and Analytics

Chief data officers harnessing analytics

Led by chief data officers, organizations are making smarter, quicker and more analytically-informed decisions.

Big Data and Analytics

Analytics on a personal level

Named an IBM Fellow in 2014, Krishna Ratakonda wants ”to apply analytical techniques to solving difficult problems that can have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.” Judging from his distinguished record, he will.

Big Data and Analytics

Predictive modeling peers into the future

Aleksandra Mojsilovic, a 2014 IBM Fellow, has used analytics to help IBM retain key employees and is now creating an analytics model that will predict some of the effects of the Affordable Care Act.

Communications

Analytics key to survival in communications arena

Facing a shifting industry, communication service providers increasingly turn to innovation.

Made with IBM

Eggs with a side of data

In Canada, analytics tracks millions of chickens and eggs, leading to a safer supply chain.

 

Made with IBM


Made with IBM

Watson’s cooking up creative computing

The cognitive computer moves into the kitchen to develop recipes that humans can’t foresee.

Made with IBM

Tracking music royalties

AudioMonitor, an audience measurement system for radio, analyzes real-time data from more than 800 stations around Brazil. That helps media companies and artists determine the compensation that’s due.

Made with IBM

Social game rings up music

Music Mastermind’s unique game allows mobile phone users to compose and share original songs. A hybrid cloud keeps it operating without a false note.

Made with IBM

Watson takes on brain cancer

Staff at the New York Genome Center will run the DNA sequence of a brain cancer through cognitive computing system Watson to help develop a personalized treatment.

 

Made with IBM

Eggs with a side of data

In Canada, analytics tracks millions of chickens and eggs, leading to a safer supply chain.

Made with IBM

Reliable cloud dishes up 3-D

Thanks to IBM Cloud, Kuma Games serves up episodic video games to millions each week.

Made with IBM

Talking about TV

Satellite TV provider Sky Italia used to rely on data from cable boxes to understand what customers were watching. Now it uses social media data to create program schedules and targeted marketing campaigns.

 

Made with IBM

Cloud paves way for electric vehicles

Green eMotion is a four-year initiative to promote the mass adoption of electric vehicles across Europe. An IBM Cloud lets the project’s 43 partners from various industries and sectors work together more closely.

Made with IBM

Opening up government

By opening up data, Miami-Dade County is reinventing the way municipal government works. The results include solving cold cases, reducing water waste and better designed public transportation.

Made with IBM

 

Cognitive computing working alongside MDs

In 15 seconds, Watson can analyze 200 million pages of data, helping medical researcher work faster and speeding them down the road to new breakthroughs.