analytics

Feeding the planet as the climate changes with rapid analytics on IBM Cloud

The latest climate research indicates that the planet might be warming at an even faster rate than previously thought. As extreme weather events such as droughts become more common, it’s becoming more difficult and costly for farmers to irrigate their fields, making crop failures more likely. The current world population of 7.3 billion is expected […]

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The top 10 Thoughts on Cloud articles of 2017

If you had to describe the biggest changes to and focus points of cloud computing in 2017 in just a few words, what would you say? Would you mention blockchain? What about microservices? Private cloud? Automation? Where would analytics fit in? Or impending regulations dealing with data governance and responsibility? Maybe you’d mention how much […]

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Are analytics making your company smarter or (dumb and) dumber

This post is part of a series. Read  part one, part two, part three and part four to learn more about the urgent need for Hybrid Integration.) Smart, intelligent, predictive — whatever you call it, I feel like the promise of analytics has been around for a long time. Marketers  are constantly seduced by the […]

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Cloud analytics need a trusted data lake

It’s undeniable that digital transformation is impacting nearly every business. The world is literally transforming around us, and access to information and data, which once was limited to a privileged few, is now mandatory for all. This access to information and data has fundamentally changed the expectations of users, both as consumers and in business. […]

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The top 3 ways that Netcool lives up to its name

The word “cool” might not be the first one that comes to mind when you’re asked to describe operations insight. But here at IBM, we’re such believers in the power of operations insight that we put “cool” in our product name. Most operations insight vendors offer event analytics, cognitive insights and other core capabilities that […]

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Beyond the hype: What it really means to have an enterprise-strong cloud

Cloud computing is the foundation upon which enterprises are transforming their businesses by making it easy to gain new insights from their data to drive innovation and competitive advantage. The cloud makes these new technologies and architectures accessible to all. With that said, digitizing a business can be a complex and unpredictable process. Enterprises have […]

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Walgreens taps retail analytics on IBM Cloud to improve efficiency

Walgreens is set to deploy IBM retail analytics in 8,100 US locations to improve efficiency of field service support. “The amount of data a company like Walgreens amasses is simply too large for any human, or team of humans, to manage in real time,” notes CIO Dive, so the retail chain is looking to IBM […]

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US Army Logistics extends cloud contract and adds Watson

The US Army’s Logistics Support Activity has extended a cloud computing agreement with IBM first inked in 2012 for an additional three years. The new $135 million contract will include Watson capabilities in addition to they cloud services and software the Army was already using. “We’re moving beyond infrastructure as a service and embracing both […]

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Accelerating the benefits of cognitive solutions with cloud managed services

A recent internal IBM survey found that 70 percent of IT leaders are looking to expand the capabilities of their IT landscape by integrating cognitive technology. As mentioned in previous Thoughts on Cloud blog posts, deploying your IT environment with a cloud managed services solution can free up IT staff to focus more on innovation […]

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IBM Cloud Functions powers the “Internet of Garbage”

The “Internet of Garbage” doesn’t refer to all the ridiculous and inane things one might find on social media. It’s literally about garbage trucks with sensors. GreenQ has installed sensors on trucks to gather real-time data to optimize the waste collection process. When a waste bin is picked up, the sensors on the truck measure […]

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5 ways cloud services can help you meet your marketing goals

CMOs are under increased pressure to show tangible return for their marketing spend while delivering on an expanded customer agenda. That means providing a consistent, high-quality experience across an ever-more layered omnichannel environment. As anyone wearing a marketing hat can testify, that takes some juggling. To keep those balls moving, marketing leaders need efficient processes […]

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What data scientists can do with better machine learning

Smart companies are finding new ways to squeeze more value out of their massive data storehouses. They’re unlocking insights from their data that build new business models, improve customer experiences and outpace competitors. So where do these business-changing insights come from? Data doesn’t interpret itself. A table of numbers won’t arrange themselves in a pattern […]

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