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Archive for July, 2011

28
Jul

“Digital Dog Tags” Track Workers

It makes obvious sense: Gathering and analyzing key data produces smarter decisions. Better than guesswork, more accurate than intuition. That’s the simple but powerful driver behind IBM Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO) and competing offerings.

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26
Jul

Learning to Become a Great Innovator

Most of us are resigned to the fact we’ll never be as innovative (or wealthy) as Steve Jobs. After all, such disruptive geniuses are born, not made, right?

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22
Jul

Socializing Business Process Management

Business process management (BPM) is the stuff of, well, processes. It’s the combination of blueprints, tools (often software) and execution of thought-out business processes that ensure strict adherence to rules, progress and outcomes.

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19
Jul

Making Insurance Engaging through Web Services

Talking about the insurance experience of the average person is about as exciting as a trip to the dentist or picking out drywall. It doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, advancements in business analytics, Web site tools and social media are transforming the way insurance companies do business. Through next-generation Web portals, insurance companies are gaining greater customer interaction while simultaneously reducing costs. For smaller insurance carriers, these same technologies are leveling the playing field, enabling them to compete for business against bigger rivals.

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14
Jul

Patient, Heal Thyself…with Help

Ever used a smart phone app to count how many steps you take daily? Track your daily caloric intake? Log the number of crunches or curls in your workout? If so, you’re on the leading edge of the next big wave in medicine: intelligent, online self-care.

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12
Jul

If You’re Eating Dinner, It Must Be Watson Calling

Imagine this: You’re sitting down to dinner – a pot roast with potatoes and mixed vegetables. You’re having the first conversation with your family all day, hearing what happened with your children in school and the challenges of your wife’s job. And then, in mid-conversation, the phone rings. It’s a telemarketer asking if you’re satisfied with your cable service.

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7
Jul

Desktops Virtually Anywhere

It’s a riddle vexing many organizations today: How do you support employees doing more work in coffee shops, airports and other spots outside the office and reduce the 70 percent of IT budget and time typically spent on maintaining infrastructure? Increasingly, the answer is desktop virtualization.

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5
Jul

Will Textbooks Go the Way of South Korea?

South Korea schools are going paperless. According to published reports, the South Korean government will spend $2.4 billion to replace textbooks with tablets.

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