How Analytics is Helping Utilities Weather Storms

While an aging infrastructure and growing populations makes the electrical grid susceptible to failure, the majority (70 percent) of power outages are caused by the strains of wind, rain, sleet, snow and ice. The negative impact of storm-related outages to the U.S. economy is estimated between $20 billion and $55 billion annually. In a world […]

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Making Data Easy for Businesses with Cloud Data Services

Big Data has been called the most hyped tech trend in the world today. It promises to enable people of all stripes to tap into the world’s ocean of structured and unstructured data and to draw insights that help them make better decisions. Too bad it’s not delivering fully on that promise. Or it wasn’t, […]

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Video: The Preferred Medium of Communication, Learning, and Engagement

The emergence of video as a primary medium of communication is one of those trends whose impact we may only begin to comprehend after it has already transformed the way we perceive, learn, engage, and transact. Marshall McLuhan in the 1960’s introduced the ideas that the “medium is the message” and that everyone was going […]

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Tapping Cognitive to Build a Culture of Heart Health in the Workplace

The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country, yet we are far from achieving optimal health across our population. Prevention is critical to changing this dynamic, particularly by addressing risk factors for chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and American employers can play a crucial role in achieving this. This […]

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IBM and The Weather Company: An IoT Platform for Enterprises

When IBM announced last October that we were going to buy The Weather Company’s product and technology businesses, reactions were all over the map—from “IBM’s buying a TV station,” (not true), to “IBM is buying into cloud computing,” (not necessary; already there in a big way), to “Watson is going to predict weather,” (sort of). […]

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It’s Time to Radically Overhaul Approaches to Data Privacy

It’s an article of faith among many that Millennials aren’t concerned about privacy, but a recent survey of people between the ages of 16 to 35 in the United States and the United Kingdom showed just the opposite. Eighty percent told interviewers from Atomik Research that it was “vital” or “very important” that personally identifiable, […]

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