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This post is dedicated to those of you who remember the American trilogy of science fiction films from 1985, 1989 and 1990 starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Last week we celebrated “Back to the Future” day, October 21, 2015, which was the day that the Back to the Future films tried to predict in 1985 by having Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) time travel 30 years into the future. Although we still don’t have flying cars, and not everything turned out as the film predicted, we do have some innovative technologies that you can implement in order to predict the future of your business.

Image courtesy of Rainer Zenz, IBM FlashSystem

Image courtesy of Rainer Zenz

What if you had a “time machine” that you could activate in order to help you sift through big data clues to find meaning and mitigate risk by observing each data point, putting it into context and analyzing it in real time to dynamically shift your course of action?

Is there a criminal hiding in your data?
Did you know that an identity is stolen every two seconds and that organizations pay $3.08 for every dollar of fraud loss? IBM InfoSphere Identity Insight and IBM FlashSystem help predict and preempt criminal activity by:

  • Detecting non-obvious data relationships to prevent fraud activities in real time
  • Transforming data from multiple sources and formats into actionable insights quickly
  • Driving accurate decisions for fraud detection


Faster throughput
The already exceptional flexibility of VersaStack solutions is enhanced by FlashSystem V9000.:

  • Over 100x faster input/output processor (IOP) performance, which means quicker results and analysis of much larger workloads
  • 24x less rack space, meaning greater input/output (I/O) density with a savings on the total cost of ownership in hardware, space, power and cooling
  • 1/5 of the cost, equaling greater data efficiency and superior economics


Predict, prevent and act before fraudsters can perpetrate crimes

For more information, check out the Edison Group study: Capitalizing on Smarter and Faster Insight with Flash.

IBM can help you prepare for your future and build trust through risk-aware decision making. Start fighting fraud and counter threats in real time with IBM InfoSphere Identity Insight and IBM FlashSystem today.

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