Smarter Planet

Pact for Youth, achieving a new level of partnership

A recent McKinsey (2014) showed that in Europe about 7M youngsters are unemployed. Surprisingly, the same study stated that about 27 % of the European employers have jobs, but don’t find the right candidates to fill the vacancies. It’s a strange paradox that raises question on how we prepare our youth for employment. At the […]

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Big data analytics: deeper insights-driven financial performance

Blog by: Bart De Kempe Big data analytics: deeper insights-driven financial performance CFOs all used to rely on excel spreadsheets and past budgets in order to plan, budget and forecast. Answering questions such as: will customers pay on time; have we got too much stock; will production costs increase? Today, CFOs face challenges that no […]

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Big data analytics: acquire, grow

A recent McKinsey (2014) showed that in Europe about 7M youngsters are unemployed. Surprisingly, the same study stated that about 27 % of the European employers have jobs, but don’t find the right candidates to fill the vacancies. It’s a strange paradox that raises question on how we prepare our youth for employment. At the […]

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Big data analytics: optimizing operations

Blog by: Cedric Mullier Big data analytics: optimizing operations Global operations means global supply chains. Meanwhile, the integration of complex technology into almost every professional task means the risk of downtime and the threat of fraud are greater than ever. These areas all fall under the jurisdiction of the COO. As a result, the intricacy […]

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Waarom Halloween volgend jaar beter in december plaatsvindt

Door Peter D’Haeyer, Watson Analytics expert bij IBM Sidder en beef, het is Halloween vandaag. Ik hou van het vallend blad en de donkerrode kleur van de herfst. Pompoenen uitsnijden, spookhuizen, verkleedpartijen en gratis snoep zijn al lang geen exclusief Amerikaans gegeven meer. Halloween is overal. Mijn absolute nummer één? Horrorfilms. Voor het plezier heb […]

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A new App to get on track with the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme 2015

IBM, in partnership with  AG Insurance, is giving you this year the opportunity to experience the Memorial van Damme in a smarter way. Would you like to know what is happening in the stadium at any time? What the scores are? Who is running? This international athletics event is the last competition of the 2015 […]

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IBM wins Smart Business Awards for analytics and business Intelligence

Last night, during the Smart Business Awards, IBM took home the Smart Business Award for Analytics and Business Intelligence. It is the second recognition for analytics IBM Belgium receives this year. In the broad category of Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics, IBM proceeded nominees such as the SAS Institute, Qliq, HP, SAP and Microstrategy.  […]

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Bringing order to the mail chaos with IBM Verse

On average, we check our mailbox about 36 times an hour. We spend an unnecessary amount of time answering and classifying mails. Last year, neuropsychiatrist Theo Compernolle surveyed a thousand managers to find out how much time they spend on their daily tasks. One in two said that they were no longer able to think […]

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Ramener l’ordre dans le chaos des e-mails avec IBM Verse

Nous consultons notre messagerie électronique en moyenne 36 fois par heure. Nous passons t beaucoup de temps inutilement à répondre aux e-mails et à les classer. Le neuropsychiatre Theo Compernolle a sondé, l’année passée, des milliers de cadres pour évaluer le temps qu’ils consacraient à leurs tâches quotidiennes. Ils sont un sur deux à avoir […]

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