Data Analytics

Making a Difference, Not Just a Living

If you know IBM, the scope and depth of the initiatives detailed in our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report will not surprise you. IBM undertakes actions at scale, and because corporate responsibility is fully integrated with our overall business strategy, our CSR programs are global in reach as they seek to enable fundamental transformations of societal […]

Closing the IT Skills Gap While Serving Those Who Have Served

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative, part of the IBM Impact Grant portfolio, connects IBM expert software trainers with qualified participants for five days of instruction on IBM® i2® Analyst’s Notebook®. At the conclusion of the instructional session, participants may take the exam for certification as an advanced data analyst. Employers are expected to fill nearly 200,000 jobs over the next […]

Transforming Careers for Veterans

By Debbie Landers and Robert Griffin Data analytics is key to ensuring that organizations today remain competitive and employees engaged. As a result, industry experts cite data analytics as one of the fastest growing career fields, with a shortage of at least 200,000 data analysts to fill corporate data analyst jobs by 2018. With qualified […]

IBM Health Corps: New Ideas for Solving the World’s Health Problems

Zithulele Hospital is a medical marvel. It provides quality primary care for a community of 130,000 people scattered across part of the rural Eastern Cape of South Africa with just 146 beds and 13 fulltime doctors. Zithulele’s situation illustrates one of the major public health challenges in the world today: there aren’t enough doctors in […]

Honoring IBM’s Culture of Service

The 2015 winners of the eleventh annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award have been announced. The IBM Volunteer Excellence Award is recognition from IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, and is the highest form of global volunteer recognition given by the company to employees. IBM volunteers from 13 countries – nine teams and four individuals – […]

Earthquake, Floods, and an Urgent Migrant Crisis

Around the globe, IBM has continually engaged in response to disaster crises in the communities in which we live, work and do business. Last year was no different. Today, our responses integrate advanced technologies with the expertise of IBMers around the world who have the desire and training to serve. We deliver essential components of […]

World Community Grid Volunteers Help Power New Tuberculosis Research

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global killer. More than 1.5 million people, including 140,000 children, died from the disease in 2014 – a year in which 9.6 million new cases (more than 1 million of them children) were diagnosed. The World Health Organization has declared TB to be the world’s deadliest infectious disease, along with […]

Engage Communities, Harness Data, Transform Health: Introducing IBM Health Corps

Major advances in public health have been based on paradigm shifts in our understanding of either how disease spreads or is treated and how to keep populations healthy. Many of these advances have been made possible by collecting and analyzing data. For example, we once thought disease was spread by clouds of “bad air.” Dr. […]

Building Hope in Nairobi’s Exploding Housing Market

Kenya is enjoying a sustained period of explosive growth as global industries jostle to capitalize on the country’s 21st century workforce. IBM recognized Kenya’s potential early, and located its 12th global research lab in Nairobi in 2013. IBM Research – Africa is driving innovation in key areas including water, agriculture, transportation, healthcare, financial inclusion, education, energy, security and e-government. But […]

Data Science for a Better World

  IBM Fellow Saska Mojsilovic, Ph.D., led the creation of the Ebola Open Data Jam in 2014. A community effort which helped to identify, inventory and classify all open data sources related to the Ebola outbreak, it provided governments, aid agencies and researchers with free and open access to valuable open data related to Ebola. […]

Maternity Foundation and IBM Team on Safe Delivery Data Analysis

  Denmark’s Maternity Foundation has received an IBM Impact Grant to enable analysis of critical data collected by health workers using the Safe Delivery mobile application in developing countries. The grant includes delivery of SPSS Analytics and related consulting to help the Maternity Foundation track, improve and expand the effectiveness of the app among skilled […]

Engaging Children from Low-Income Families in Belgium

At Teach for Belgium, we believe that a child’s success in life should not be limited by the socioeconomic background of his or her family. That’s why we recruit and train inspirational leaders from all academic disciplines to serve for two years as teachers in low-income communities. Supported by the Teach for All international network, […]

Tracing the Spirit of Innovation

The New-York Historical Society’s latest exhibition, Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York begins with an event that was an unforgettable part of my life – the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Taking my first excursion on public transportation without parents or older siblings, I ventured with my friends to the Fair grounds in […]

A Family Tradition of Service

IBMer Alex Williams knows what it means to serve. A third-generation soldier, Alex joined the Army after high school and served for eight years – including three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. As an Abrams M1A1 Main Battle Tank crew member, Alex’s job on two of his tours was to “seek and engage” an […]

Bringing Analytics Capabilities to Nonprofits in Italy

(Versione italiana Sotto) When CSVNet approached IBM we were already aware of IBM’s On Demand Community program and of the company’s long tradition of commitment to addressing societal issues. So it was quite simple to start a conversation with IBM’s Corporate Citizenship team in Italy in order to set a common framework on which to […]