• October 19, 2018

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Indoor Geopositioning Through the Internet of Things

While I was at IBM Insight last month, I attended a few labs and sessions on (or related to) the Internet of Things (IoT). My take on the Internet of Things is still along the lines of what I had written during InterConnect in February. That is, the Internet of Things helps us to gather […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: The feasibility of DIY analytics

The cognitive era is here and in order for you to disrupt instead of being disrupted you need to leverage the insights hidden in your data. To do this you can use a cloud-based solution like Watson or an on-premises one like IBM’s Analytics. But how can you get cost efficient insights through analytics if […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: How are you being disruptive?

What does a high school teacher from the inner city have in common with Uber, Rent the Runway, Air BnB, Local Motors and Under Armour? They have all been disruptive in their own ways. From Uber changing the transportation industry to Rent the Runway changing women’s fashion, to a high school teacher inspiring students to overcome […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Whither Watson?

IBM’s Watson has been on my radar for quite a while now.  For long I have been quite confused as to what Watson actually is. It appeared to be a strange multi-shaped thing with a varying definition, depending of how you looked at it. The example application and services were sometimes quite exotic; I still have a […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Mobile Analytic Insights

One of the takeaways from IBM Insight 2015 is that the user experience needs to be contextualized and personalized. When this user experience is provided through a mobile app, then the System of Insight will need data from the mobile device itself, in order to enable that user experience. What additional data is needed and […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: The big data behind a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Imagine this–you walk into Costco, head over to the produce section, and grab a loaf of Kirkland Signature Split Top Bread. Then, you see some peanut butter and jelly and pick those up as well. You then make your way to the register, check out and leave. It’s a pretty simple process that millions of people […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Analytics and ads of the future

Like them or hate them, advertisements aren’t going away any time soon. Companies want to spread the word about their products or events, and ads are one of the most visible ways to do this. This week at Insight, we’ve heard a lot about intelligent analytics that can be generated out of big data. Analytics […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Booth Babe Diary

I’m a booth babe this year at IBM Insight. No, of course I’m not a scantily dressed model. It simply means I’m spending a lot of my time staffing the Rocket booth here at the show. It’s my brain power that supposed to lure customers to our very comfortable lounge environment and have a chat […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Mobile apps and the API economy

Rocket Software’s Sean Grady recently wrote an excellent blog post about good mobile app design. In that post he briefly touched on the challenge mobile application developers face when they need to integrate with existing software or applications (a System of Record). We have a situation in which all too often apps are created from […]

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Live from IBM Insight2015: Using analytics to acquire and retain key talent

5 – 7 years ago I’m not so sure I would have been writing a blog post about acquiring and retaining key talent. It’s interesting how times change, and the demand for jobs in general has led to a shift in how companies look to both recruit and keep their most valuable assets–their employees. This […]