Big Data

Cloud-based video analytics drive actionable insights

Keeping up with hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of hours of video can be a difficult task for any enterprise, institution or service provider. Beyond just storage, extracting valuable insights from this seemingly unending and rapidly expanding pool of data might seem beyond impossible. Whether videos are generated in marketing campaigns, training videos, […]

3 key ways streaming video helps with delivering tough corporate news

Whether it’s a lower-than-expected earnings period or layoffs, every company has to find a way to announce bad news. Historically, the news was delivered with a memo or in an in-person meeting, but these no longer suffice as workforces become increasingly distributed. Fortunately, the introduction of streaming video technology has upended how businesses communicate changes to large numbers of workers for the […]

Watson, what should I watch tonight?

The world is consuming an amazing amount of streaming video content. From silly internet videos to binge watching hours of the latest trending show, the average person’s appetite for streaming video content is tremendous. By 2021, the research firm MarketsandMarkets expects the market to reach $70 billion. To compete in this increasingly crowded space, providers must […]

How streaming video unites direct-sales teams

There’s been a lot of buzz around streaming video’s potential to transform the way that corporate organizations — especially those with teams scattered around the world — communicate, collaborate and sell. But what about companies with a direct-sales model? Is there a role for streaming video to play in helping groups of independent sales representatives improve their […]

Blue Hill Research: New Watson services will add value for video content owners

Independent research and advisory firm Blue Hill Research has both good news and bad about streaming video. The good news is that the growth of video is astonishing. By 2020, it’s likely that video data will make up 80 percent of all global IP traffic.  People upload a year’s worth of video (nearly 9,000 hours) […]

Why analytics is a key tool for retail

Success in retail is contingent on offering the customer the right product in the right environment. Matching the two can be hard, since no two customers are the same, and external forces as diverse as catwalk trends and the weather affect demand and purchasing decisions. In the digital age, consumers interact with stores and service […]

5 game-changers coming to cloud in 2017

As 2016 winds down, let’s reflect on some age-old annual traditions. I’m not talking about trimming the tree or grandma’s holiday eggnog. ‘Tis the season for business predictions, when analysts, columnists and your boss tease out the trends destined to impact the way we work. There’s no shortage of opinions on where cloud computing is […]

Analytics on cloud opens a new world of possibilities

Data has become the most valuable currency and the common thread that binds every function in today’s enterprise. The more an organization puts data to work, the better the outcomes. How can we harness data in a way that makes lives easier, more efficient and more productive? Where can we find the insight from data that will […]

Enterprise cloud strategy: Applications and data in a multi-cloud environment

Say you’ve decided to hedge your IT bets with a multi-cloud environment. That’s excellent, except, what’s your applications and data strategy? That’s not an idle question. The hard reality is that if you don’t coordinate your cloud environments, innovative applications will struggle to integrate with traditional systems. Cost management, security and compliance — like organizational […]

Reducing data pain with IBM Cloud Object Storage and Cisco

Do people within your organization communicate by attaching files to messages? Do they download videos and images? Do you have plans to use the cloud to store your corporate information assets, but haven’t done it yet? Have you had the experience of running out of storage space? Have you been unable to find where you […]

Improving video engagement with an assist from Watson

Living in the golden age of video is a blessing and a curse. There’s more video content than ever to choose from, but we can spend more time deciding than actually watching. It’s a frustrating experience for consumers, but it’s especially worrisome for video content providers. As a result, media and entertainment companies are shifting […]

The need for speed in IaaS platforms

When you look at the rapidly evolving infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market, you might get the impression that it’s a race to the bottom with commodity hardware, inexpensive storage options, ongoing price cuts and the like. If a cloud service provider can’t differentiate itself, things can get very ugly. That’s why one of the […]