InfoLadies of Bangladesh revolutionize rural life →
remarksman: Bangladesh’s Infoladies ride from village to village on bicycles, toting netbooks and mobile phones, and set up infobooths where they use net-gathered info to teach hygiene, help with childbirth, assist with crop problems, and so on. There’s an army of them. “Ask me about the pest that’s infecting your crop, common skin diseases, how to seek help if your husband beats you or even...
Retailers: Listen to the Data →
For a business, listening to customers can come in a lot of forms–from handling complaints in a call center to conducting focus groups. But customers communicate in another way that can be just as…
As the World Gets Smaller, the Need for Security... →
Following is a guest post from Darcy Hansen: As we turn the corner on the recession, the C-Suite has not stopped thinking about the constant demands on their businesses created by unrelenting…
Smarter Cities Shanghai: a brief summit preview →
In less than a week, political and business leaders, experts and academics will descend on Shanghai for the next global Smarter Cities summit. As we’ve done in Berlin, and in New York…
ElectroVelocity: Convert Your Current Car To An... →
Sometimes it seems like all the electric cars that you would actually consider buying are 2-5 years away from actually being available, electric car companies appear, release brilliant looking concept vehicles, and then disappear into the mysterious electric-car-black-hole-of-doom. There…
Water supply per river basin in 1995 and 2025 Although the absolute quantities...– Water supply per river basin in 1995 and 2025 - Vital Water Graphics
Making a Difference →
by Cary Barbour, IBM IBMers are a proud lot for many reasons. One of the things that makes me proud to be part of this organization is the impact that we have in our communities, and our company’s…
Lots of business people are captivated by the idea of using predictive...– IBM Platform Promises Easy Predictive Modeling — Information Week | Enterprise Software
IBMer Perspectives on the 2010 CEO Study: As part of the Global Dialogue Webcast to launch the new IBM CEO Study, we talked to dozens of IBMers around the world. You can watch them all here.
The Science of Figuring Out What's Missing →
These days, companies are collecting huge volumes of data about customers, products, employees, and services. One of the big challenges is storing and trackiing it in superior ways so they can do…
300 Sensors on a Formula One Car : ReadWriteWeb The latest McLaren Formula One car, as driven by current world champion Jenson Button, relies on feedback during the race from 300 data streams - via miniaturized sensors on the car and the driver. This data tells Button’s team how well he and his car are performing. This system is called “live telemetry” and it sends data...
How has the nature of leadership changed in the new economic environment? In a world fraught with uncertainty, what are today’s CEOs doing to strengthen their situations against competitors? Previously, CEOs have consistently identified change as their most pressing challenge. Today, CEOs are telling us that the complexity of operating in an increasingly volatile and uncertain...
What Chief Executives Really Want - BusinessWeek →
smarterleaders: A survey from IBM’s Institute for Business Value shows that CEOs value one leadership competency above all others. Can you guess what it is? By Frank Kern, Senior Vice President, IBM Global Business Services
Smart meters taking off in Europe →
Smart Metering is creating buzz in the marketplace, and for good reason. Consumer visibility into energy consumption — and having the means to take a more active role in day to day consumption –…
Frank Kern, Senior Vice President, IBM Global Business Services, gives an overview on the 2010 CEO Study and the Webcast Series to build a global dialogue around the findings of this report, based on interviews with 1500 chief executives and public sector leaders, as well as research conducted with more than 3600 students worldwide
Join us tomorrow for three live webcasts to explore the 2010 IBM CEO Study. And share your questions, comments and feedback with the panel of IBM thought leaders, and hear from experts from around the world.
Inside the Manchester Lab →
Yesterday I mentioned the opening of the new lab in Manchester. Today I arrived in Manchester and spoke to some of the development team about the work they do and the changes they have seen…
Sussing Out What Consumers Really Think About Your... →
The Web makes it much easier to figure out what consumers really think about your company and products–making the marketer’s job less of an art and more of a science. There are a variety of…
Smarter systems lab opens in the UK →
Later this week IBM opens a new lab in United Kingdom. Manchester to be precise. Watch it live: 13 May, Thursday 11:30 BST . Facebook event Tweet stream (#ibmsmartsys) Rod Adkins,…
Join us on May 18th for a global dialogue on the IBM 2010 CEO Study. We’ll be hosting a series of live webcasts over 24 hours, with IBM expert guests joining by webcam from around the world. Before and during the webcast you and your clients can join in the discussion by posing questions and post comments on: Twitter: use the #smarterleaders hashtag and follow @smarterleaders Try...
Reinventing Primary Care: Your family doc may... →
Ever wonder why your cat gets a note from the vet when it’s time for his immunization but you don’t get a one from your doctor? With all the focus on healthcare, it seems like improving on the…
smarterleaders: Tune in to IBM Global Business Services’ Video Studio on Livestream on May 18th for a series of live webcasts with IBM experts and thought leaders discussing the 2010 CEO Study. And stop by the IBM Analytics Virtual Center — our new 3D collaboration complex — on the 18th to be part of the webcast viewing party, and to meet and interact with IBMers and influencers from around the...
Online Meeting of the Minds on Global Security,... →
Following is a guest post from Leendert van Bochoven, IBM’s NATO and European Defense Leader: Within the next few days, Brussels-based Security & Defence Agenda (SDA) will be releasing
Something in the AIR in Madison Square: Smarter... →
If you stroll outside IBM’s offices at 11 Madison Ave in New York City with an iPhone or Android-powered smartphone, you’ll discover something strange and new in Madison Square Park, and it’s not…
Meet SPLASH, a Plan for Analyzing Everything to do... →
Click here to view the embedded video. One of the most emotion-fraught scenes in Precious, the highly-regarded 2009 film, takes place when the protagonist, an overweight, illiterate, 16-year-old…
A systems approach to rethinking transportation --... →
Earlier today at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s annual meeting in Houston, IBM’s CEO, Sam Palmisano shared the stage with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood,…
How Agent-Based Modeling Can Curtail the Gaming of... →
Click here to view the embedded video. W. Brian Arthur explains agent-based modeling. What if legislators could foresee how people might find loopholes in the bills they’re working on–and head…