IBM is running in partnership with police departments across the nation, crunching massive amounts of public information to try to predict where and when crimes will occur. The project, known as CRUSH — Criminal Reduction Utilizing Statistical History — has proven very effective in pilot programs in several American cities, including Memphis, Tennessee, where it been credited with reducing serious crimes by 30 percent and violent crimes by 15 percent

Introducing BigSheets: An interview with Rod Smith (via IBMetinfo)

Rod Smith, IBM VP of Emerging Technologies, discusses a new project: Big Sheets…. an Insight Engine based on the processing of terabyte- petabyte and exobyte scale information. Which is to say, really, really big data.