Customer Stories

September 6, 2017

Behind Every Guide Dog is a Data Story

Currently, as few as 37% of puppies make it through the raising program to become successful service dogs for the blind. Given that it costs Guiding Eyes more than $40,000 to raise each dog, even a 5% increase in performance can yield the non-profit considerable savings. The first step was to move all the data — which includes 30 years of structured genetic breeding data and thousands of unstructured questionnaire documents — to IBM Cloud.

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September 5, 2017

A game changer for game designers

The process of creating repeatable details has presented an age-old problem for artists, and it hasn’t evolved much throughout history. Many of the same tools and techniques cavemen used to decorate their caves and Michelangelo employed to paint the Sistine Chapel are still in use today. Michelangelo used a little wooden stick to create his masterpiece. Today, when artists are making video games, they use little plastic sticks. Modern tools have helped, but fundamentally it’s the same process. Typically, artists who design games spend huge amounts of time creating background elements, such as landscapes, or figures, like armies. One house could take hours to design and create, and a whole street or village might take days or even weeks to build.

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September 6, 2017

Advansolar employs IBM Bluemix Garage to create SunPod Cyclo

Knowing they could capitalize on the e-bike market, Advansolar co-founders wondered how they could expand the concept of their existing solar charging stations for cars, e-bikes, and mobile devices to include comprehensive e-bike rental and charging stations.

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August 24, 2017

Hollywood-style visual effects powered by IBM Cloud

In three months Prana Studios delivered a massive 24K resolution visual effects theme park attraction

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August 23, 2017

How healthy are we indoors?

As part of a multi-year collaboration with IBM, Delos will leverage Watson and data analytics through IBM Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform, in order to draw closer connections between human health and the indoor environments in which we live and work. Watson’s work will draw from the terabytes of research data being generated from the Well Living Lab, as well as its Delos Labs and Delos Applied Research units.

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August 21, 2017

Innovating digital marketing analytics with evolve24’s neuroscience-based algorithms

Turning to IBM, the business found the high-performance cloud technology and advanced cognitive functionality needed to continue evolving its offerings and support its strategic vision.

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August 15, 2017

A bet on cloud pays big

When Sonian launched its cloud-based email archiving solution in 2007, the company was ahead of the curve. “Our founders took a bet that cloud was going to be the future for how enterprises store and retrieve information,” says Derek Peplau, Sonian Vice President of Marketing. “We like to think that we were cloud before it was cool.” Considering the current mass adoption of cloud computing models, it’s a bet that paid off big. “We’ve seen the model proven out,” says Peplau. “And we’ve been there since day one.”

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August 10, 2017

No late bloomer in online retail

1–800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. consolidates many order fulfillment systems into one efficient order management platform with IBM Cloud

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July 11, 2017

Going with the flow: exploring real-world use cases for real-time streaming analytics

If you were to make a list of the most-hyped topics in enterprise technology right now, it’s likely that the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and event-driven applications would be near the top of it. In many cases, these types of solutions share a common factor: the need to capture, analyze and act on fast-moving, high-volume streams of data—whether that data is generated by IoT sensors, user activity on the web, or traditional transactional data such as trading on financial markets.

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