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Social Influencers: 3 Things You Need to Know!

September 2, 2014
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Pacesetters are 2X more likely to leverage a Start-Up Partner for Innovation

September 1, 2014

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To get the full study: ibm.biz/IBMBTT14

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TGIF! Pacesetters place big bet on “analytics” – Register for the Watson Beta!!!

August 29, 2014

I love being able to snap a picture of a check with my smart phone and magically deposit the money into my bank account. No more sitting in a long line of cars to deposit a check or worrying about misplacing that tiny piece of paper! Big data and analytics has made this service possible for financial institutions, large and small, to make available to their customers.

Last week, during our Business Tech Trends webcast, Don Hopper of Fiserv, a provider of information management and electronic commerce systems, shared two reasons why big data and analytics is fuel for his clients:

  1. Small and midsize financial institutions can now leverage insights that traditionally were only available to large financial institutions. Analyzing the data allows them to increase revenue and build stronger customer relationships.
  2. Financial institutions can now more effectively manage mobile and digital channels, like remote deposit services, while analyzing how to increase its adoption.

Hear more from Don, as well as others, in our replay of the Business Tech Trends webcast.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for you to be part of the Watson Analytics Beta. This solution enables your business to put predictive capability into the hands of your business leaders like CMO, CHRO, and CSO.
You are invited to sign up for the Watson Analytics Beta Program. The time is now!

What kind of ideas for solutions do you have? What insights do you have to share? The 2014 Business Tech Trends study captured a tremendous amount of data. There are more insights than we could include in the Business Tech Trends study. And we’re making it available to you!

Here’s an opportunity for you to join us for our Bluemix JAM, download the data from the Business Tech Trends report, create your own Bluemix app with the data, and then share your cool insights with us!

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Insight Robotics douses out the competition, wins SmartCamp China!

August 27, 2014

Insight Robotics douses out the competition, wins SmartCamp China!

Every summer in the United States, it seems like there are more and more forest fires. Literally thousands of forestland acres are lost each summer season! It always makes me wonder, “Can’t we do better?”

Last week’s SmartCamp China winner has a great solution for fighting forest fires, called Insight Computer Vision Wildfire Detection System. Insight Robotics uses thermal imaging sensors and advanced artificial intelligence vision technology to quickly locate a forest fire, giving first responders a jump at extinguishing the flames. So precise is their solution that is can spot fires as small as an area of 2m x 1m within 5km radius!

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And that’s not all it can do! Insight Robotics also says that their solution can be used in a variety of ways for undeveloped terrain, including the monitoring of illegal logging and large city parks.

Now that’s what I call a smarter solution! Congratulations to Insight Robotics!

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Citizen developers drive more innovation for Pacesetters!

August 26, 2014

You’ve probably heard the term “citizen developer,” but have you considered using citizen developers as a partner resource? Robin Jones’ quote from our Business Tech Trends webcast provides a great example of the influence citizen developers can have, even with large companies like Esri.

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Citizen developers are creative hobbyists who build business applications for fun. It’s not their day job, and they typically don’t have the budget for expensive tools to help them build. https://ace.ng.bluemix.net Bluemix is a great example of a powerful, inexpensive tool for mobile app development. That’s why Bluemix is such a game-changer!

In fact, Pacesetters are twice as likely to leverage citizen developers!

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You might not expect to see a partnership between a citizen developer and a booming enterprise. However, our http://ibm.biz/IBMBTT14 Business Tech Trend study shows that citizen developers are not only partnering with enterprises, they are influencing the way companies like Esri are developing products, shaping APIs, and writing their business models!

On the webcast last week, Robin explained it like this. She said that citizen developers are extremely creative at pulling together multiple “best in class” systems and leveraging free and open source tools. When Esri, a provider of geographic information systems software, provides open source tools for citizen developers to use, the results are a whole new understanding of the tools and how they can be used!

For more awesome insight from Robin and our other partners who participated in last week’s Entrepreneur Huddle, http://ibm.biz/biztechhuddle register for the replay now!!

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Trends on Social ! Pacesetters are more than 6X more to use social to improve experience

August 25, 2014

We just published our new Business Tech Trend report with over 1400 decision makers.    From this report, take a look at gains in Social deployment over the last 2 years.   It is up 106%

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Then we studied the Pacesetters.  Pacesetters are those who have dedicated their competitive focus through technology and are seeing better business value.

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But what I find most exciting — is the way these Pacesetters are using Social.   They 6X more likely to use Social for communication and to improve client experience.    In addition, they use social 3X more than those laggards for expanding into new segments and markets.

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Please join us on the Entrepreneur huddle to learn more!   https://ibm.biz/techhuddle  

The 3 key take aways to help You become a pacesetter  are:

  1. Understanding the Pacesetters secrets.   Download the picture book:  https://ibm.biz/IBMBTT14
  2. Leverage the data in the study and experiment Developing an App on Bluemix : https://ibm.biz/biztechjam
  3. Register now for Watson Analytics Beta!  This solution brings predictive capability to the non techy! http://www.watsonanalytics.com
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Citizen Developers Top the List! A Video Blog on why successful companies use them!

August 24, 2014

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