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January 30th, 2012

We are in the age where the softwares are changing the way organizations do their business. IBM Business Analytics softwares are changing the way organizations take their decisions, allocate their resources, anticipate and change future outcomes. IBM Cognos 10 expands the traditional business intelligence with planning, scenario modeling, real-time monitoring and predictive analysis which makes it possible to deliver business intelligence to a wider audience.

To meet the ever changing business requirements, the organizations today cannot sustain without collaboration in each and every business decision. The requirement is to allow the key business users to engage in various conversations about the business information and in turn get more value out of their Business Intelligence software. IBM Cognos 10 addresses collaborative decision making with annotations and by integrating with Lotus connections. Annotations shared within reports and dashboards help every business user to stay fully informed and in turn take better business decisions.  Lotus connections is a built-in collaboration and social networking tool to connect people so that they can share their insights and achive better business results. To know more, please check the demos from the following link:

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A shortage of people with the skills necessary to take advantage of the insights that large datasets generate is one of the most important constraints on an organization’s ability to capture the potential from big data. Leading companies are already reporting challenges in hiring this type of talent.
We identified three key types of talent required to capture value from big data:

• Information management competency which requires a solid data foundation, consistent data standards and accessibility
• Analytics skills and tool competency which is a core discipline using robust tools and embedded into processes to understand the data
• A data-oriented culture has fact-driven leaders who use insights as a strategic asset to guide future strategies and operations

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if all the cars on the road tomorrow were electric. What is the investment need in the aging national grid to support that change. Surprisingly the answer is ZERO. It turns out that the capacity of the grid is roughly twice the average demand to allow for peak demand. A rough back of the envelope computation indicated that the excess grid capacity at night is 250GW which is all that is needed to charge millions of cars per Nobel Laureate Burton Richter

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January 30th, 2012

There is a lot of buzz around making civic information available to enable all kinds of new capabilities.  Here’s one example in Chicago that one of my IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) friends recently shared

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January 25th, 2012

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