Big Data

Bringing streaming video to 270 million soccer players

Broadcasting live video of games isn’t just for professional athletes anymore. Thanks to online streaming platform Footters, which has adopted IBM Cloud Video for on-demand video content for soccer players, it’s quite the contrary. The Spanish company aims to connect as many as 24 million soccer — or, as it’s called everywhere but the US, […]

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Cloud-based transcoding system delivers low-latency video

How can thousands of people with different kinds of devices and different network connections watch the same video at the same time? The answer lies in transcoding, the process of converting media files from one format to another. Vantrix Corporation develops media-processing software for cable operators, broadcasters and content owners. The Vantrix Transcoder is a […]

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Self-monitoring machines define the new industrial era

Cognitive and cloud technologies have made a new industrial era possible. The Schaeffler Group uses big-data analytics to turn data into valuable insights that help us increase operational efficiency and develop innovative services. Using the IoT data from sensors, we can react more quickly, make better decisions and understand more about how to optimize product […]

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3 statistics that prove enterprise video is on the rise

The landscape of video content is changing, and not just at home. New viewing patterns have created a dramatic shift in the media world as consumers move to cloud-based streaming video to watch their favorite shows on laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Companies have taken note and are ramping up their use of streaming video […]

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Cloud makes high-performance gaming on any device possible

If you want to do gaming right, it can be a very expensive hobby. Every new game that comes out has more demanding hardware specs. Even if you buy a bleeding-edge gaming computer, in six or nine months it will be dated. You’ll be contemplating hardware upgrades or even an entire system upgrade. And Playing […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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