Parking a major headache where you work, shop, dine or live? Get in line. A new IBM survey of more than 8,000 drivers in 20 cities on 10 continents finds a world in badly in need of smarter parking solutions. How bad is it?
A bedrock institution of American life is on the verge of collapse. The U.S. Postal Service, a quasi-government business that traces its roots back to the Colonial era, is facing economic ruin as its cost of operations are outstripping its revenue by as much as $7 billion a year to date.
How do people buy clothes? They load up the car, head to a mall or department store, grab an arm full of clothes, and head to the dressing room. After trying on a rack of pants, blouses and jackets, the average consumer will head to the checkout counter and then home. But the procurement process doesn’t end there.
If you were born before 1990, it’s probably difficult for you to conceive of surfing the Internet on anything but a personal computer. Yes, you can look up Web pages on your smartphone and use apps to find restaurants, but that’s simply not the same as real research and information exchange.
“Data deluge.” “Data tsunami.” “Data explosion.” Over the last couple of years we’ve heard much about the boom, uh, rapid growth of enterprise data. It’s tempting to tune out, but don’t. Managing budget-killing information growth really is critical to enterprise sustainability. Here are two proven strategies.
At the dawn of the Internet era, it was all about the network. When we moved to the cloud, it became about the application. But underlying these platforms and technology trends has always been the common element: data. And there’s a gold rush among technology companies on who will have the best ability to filter, analyze and provide actionable reporting on refined data.