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Social Business Meets Smarter Commerce

I went to the movies recently to see Skyfall, the latest offering from the Bond franchise. I highly recommend it, by the way; you’ll lose yourself, undoubtedly, in the pyrotechnics and the unrelenting action. But what really got me thinking wasn’t so much the movie as much as the MGM logo that flashed across the […]

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Commerce zone launched on developerWorks

I am pleased to see the launch of the Commerce zone on developerWorks for B2B & Commerce products and solutions. IBM developerWorks is the industry-leading and award-winning technical resource and professional network for the developer community. Four million developers, IT professionals, and students in 195 countries use developerWorks each month to learn about advances in […]

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Beat the Summer Heat with Cool Holiday Thinking

Today, heat waves are sending the mercury well above 90 across much of the U.S. We are clearly in the thick of summer’s sweltering heat.  For me, it feels like the perfect time to grab an ice-cold beverage and plan for cooler times.  That’s right, now is the perfect time to start planning for winter. […]

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‘Data Geek’ Predicts Fall Retail Trends

By Michael Haydock, IBM Business Analytics Optimization Chief Scientist & Distinguished Engineer Last week, I was sitting on a panel with Ellen Davis of the National Retail Foundation on Back to School shopping trends. We engaged in a spirited hour-long discussion around changing consumer shopping behaviors, the state of the economy and of course, predictions […]

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I am the Connected Customer (and So Are You)

In the last week, I’ve read two different articles—the first in The New Yorker and the second in GigaOm—that point out either subtly (in the case of The New Yorker) or overtly (GigaOm) that our use of Big Data is changing business in much the same way that data analysis changed the game of baseball. […]

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Smarter Commerce for Cloud at MWC 2012 — Enabling Simplicity

Cloud computing is everywhere at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2012).  From keynote speeches, to seminars, and vendor demos, the discussions are keenly focused on how service providers monetize a new generation of cloud offerings.  To monetize cloud products and services, service providers not only need the infrastructure to deliver these unique offerings – […]

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IBM is Geared Up for NRF!

by Karen Lowe, General Manager, Global Retail Industry at IBM Next week, a large group of IBMers will be heading to the Javits Center in New York for retail industry’s biggest tradeshow of the year, the National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) Big Show. This year, NRF’s Big Show will give us the opportunity to demonstrate the many […]

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