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CPG Business decision making will never be the same… Twitter and IBM join forces

Business decision making will never be the same… Twitter and IBM join forces IBM and Twitter announce a landmark partnership to help inform every business decision. Twitter represents the public pulse of the planet. Coupled with IBM’s industry-leading cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms and consulting services, together we have the potential to transform how businesses and […]

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Can Your CPG or Retail Cloud Handle 20 billion Security Events Daily?

Most executives are supporting the move toward a cloud environment in their enterprise.  Many have already implemented a variety of cloud platforms in both CPG and retail companies.  The challenge comes to when we see security threats of all type challenge the integrity of these cloud-based organizations.  This challenge is growing and is manifested in […]

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NEW IBM TECH TRENDS STUDY: Cloud deployments up 92% since 2012! See CPG and Retail details here…

Our latest Tech Trends Study is available for download. Some of the more significant findings include that analytics, cloud, mobile and social deployments have increased dramatically in only two years.  Click on each of these four categories here to find consumer products and retail industry-specific results. http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/centerforappliedinsights/article/biztechtrends.html?lnk=ushpls3 http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=XB&infotype=PM&appname=CHQE_XI_XI_USEN&htmlfid=XIE12347USEN&attachment=XIE12347USEN.PDF#loaded http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/centerforappliedinsights/dashboard14/#    

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Cognitive Cooking: The World’s Smartest Computer makes spectacular recipes based on chemical composition of ingredients

Can a machine be creative? IBM Watson’s cognitive cooking system, the result of a collaboration with professional chefs at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York, has some finger-licking answers. Using a set of algorithms that draw upon a number of datasets, such as ingredient compositions, cultural knowledge and food-pairing theories, the team […]

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Could you define “cloud” if asked?! Check out how this guy describes it…

To many people, the concept of the cloud might be a bit nebulous. “The public perception of cloud is that it’s a very broad term, even a ‘useless’ term,’” says IBM’s Chris Dotson. “I disagree…. And I would agree with Chris.  “cloud” can be explained in a very straightforward manner.  Please take a look at […]

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2.5 exabytes (18 zeroes) of data per day and 80% is unstructured. How can CPG and Retail take the “gut feel” out of analytics?

Brenda Dietrich, an IBM Fellow and vice president, shares some thoughts on how analytics has become intrusive in every aspect of our lives.  “Analytics is the use of data and computation and mathematics to help make better decisions. And in business, a whole lot of decisions are made,” says Dietrich. She believes that humans, faced by an […]

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Why the “Internet of Things” matters to CPG – Retail B2B Commerce

Dion Hinchcliffe for Enterprise Web 2.0, published by ZDnet wrote some thought-provoking words on if the explosive growth of connected devices globally will be critical to the profitable growth of an enterprise.  The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internat-like structure.  The term Internet of Things was proposed by […]

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See the IBM Food Truck at SXSW Interactive!

Check out the event here, and grab some free samples here! http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/cognitivecooking/truck.html?lc=http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/cognitivecooking/truck.html&ecLink=IBM%20Food%20Truck&ecwtmsite=Emailcmp&ecGroup=SWG&ecTitle=Social%20Business%20goes%20to%20SXSWi&ecAuthor=Rebecca_J_Wissinger&ecCampaign=3.5.14_sxswi_maria&ecDistlist=Social%20R%20-%20RANDX%20–%20Members%20=%20724&ecDLsize=724&ecDate=2014-03-05

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IBM moves Cognitive Computing out of the Lab and into the Kitchen and Food Truck

For the past two years, IBM Research has had an ongoing research program in cognitive computing (the science behind Watson) around sensory sciences. At the IBM Pulse Conference last week and for the next two weeks at SXSW, IBM will be moving Cognitive Cooking, aka IBM Chef, out of the lab, onto the Cloud, and […]

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IBM Tech Trends study of 1,200 decision makers shows one in 10 companies has skills it needs to deploy mobile, analytics, cloud and social.

Although there is some slow adoption in many companies of the prioritization of cloud, analytics, mobile and social activities, there are some bright spots for the CPG industry in this latest study that IBM has released.  Take a look at CPG versus Retail, for instance.  There is room for improvement, however not all the news […]

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IBM is betting BIG on Cloud: $1.2 billion. CPG & Retail can leverage.

IBM announced plans to commit  over $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint. This investment includes a network of cloud centers designed to bring clients greater flexibility, transparency and control over how they manage their data, run their business and deploy their IT operations locally in the cloud. Erich Clementi, senior vice president of IBM […]

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Cyber Monday Sales Drive Biggest Online CPG Shopping Day Ever for Retailers

Cyber Monday Sales Drive Biggest Online Shopping Day Ever Holiday shoppers made Cyber Monday the biggest online shopping day in history with a 21% increase in online sales over 2012, according to IBM’s cloud analytics findings. Mobile sales led the way, exceeding 17% of total online sales — an increase of 55% year-over-year. IBM’s analysis […]

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