analytics

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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Ready for data to change your world? Join us in Munich.

We’re living through the third great revolution in modern business. First came economies of scale, which we harnessed with the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, and the creation of global markets. Second was network effects, seen most obviously in the rise of the Internet and the Web. Third—right now—we are entering the age of data. […]

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Intelligence in the cloud: Beyond the hype

If you follow developments in cloud architecture, you may have been hearing a lot recently on the importance of an “intelligent cloud” and an “intelligent edge.” Cloud providers who have traditionally focused on providing infrastructure and software have begun to realize that there is only so much value they can drive through these as-a-service offerings, […]

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AT&T and IBM partner for analytics with Watson

Today at IBM InterConnect, we learned that IBM is partnering with AT&T to support enterprise customers’ Internet of Things (IoT) with data insights. This data is huge for business customers, but is only valuable with real-time, meaningful insights. AT&T will be using a variety of IBM products including: Watson IoT Platform: to build the next […]

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Cognitive computing and analytics come to mobile solutions for employees

The Drum caught up with Gareth Mackown, partner and European mobile leader at IBM Global Business Services, at the Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona to ask him about how mobile solutions are becoming more vital for not only an enterprise’s customers, but also employees. “Today, organizations are really being defined by the experiences […]

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