Making the Internet of Things Ready for Business

By Pat Toole In the next few years, hundreds of billions of objects will be connected to the world’s information technology systems via the Internet of Things. That includes everything from the sensors on electricity grids and factory equipment to the fitness monitors we wear on our wrists and food items in the grocery store. […]

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How Combining Social and Supply Chain Led to ‘Exceptional Management’

By Saul Haro Sometimes the missing pieces of a puzzle can be right in front of you. That’s how it was for me and my colleagues a few years ago. We were working in the supply chain and import/export group of a major automotive parts manufacturer and tasked with making sure operations moved smoothly. It […]

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How Cloud and Data are Speeding Up Weather Forecasting

The Weather Company delivers, on average, 15 billion weather forecasts to consumers and businesses every day. That’s an increase of more than 25-fold in the past five years, says Mark Gildersleeve, president of the business division of The Weather Company, which also owns the Weather Channel. The Weather Company is partnering with IBM to deliver […]

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Data & Analytics Take Center Court at US Open 2015

It’s that time of year again: the US Open begins today in Queens, and tennis fans — and New York City — may be buzzing even more than in years past. This year is Serena Williams’ year to write history. She’s going for a calendar year Grand Slam and her 22nd Grand Slam title, which […]

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Word Analysis Proves Effective Pre-Psychosis Diagnosis

Patterns are everywhere. Benoit Mandelbrot found them in nature, and gave us fractals. And now computer systems and algorithms find them in data, like how Watson teases out relevant information in just about anything. Machines can even find patterns in speech to accurately predict psychosis onset in high-risk youths, as colleagues and I explain in […]

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Using Data in the Fight Against Diabetes in Mexico

Almost a sixth of the adult population in Mexico suffers from diabetes and that number is only expected to grow. The diabetes epidemic in Mexico holds massive implications. It profoundly impacts the health of individual Mexicans and negatively affects the country’s socioeconomic development. The Mexican government is working hard to not only combat the diabetes, […]

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