Posts Tagged: IBM

3 Ways Cognitive Computing Improves Government

Government organizations are at a crossroads between greater demands for services and increasing obstacles to providing those services. In a recent executive report based on a survey of 100 government executives across the globe, IBM proposed that cognitive computing is the answer to some of the challenges that government organizations face. The principle behind cognitiveRead… Read more »

Conversations With Your Building: Using Data Analytics To Improve Operations

Do you know what your building is saying? IBM recently released a report on smarter building management, highlighting the importance of collecting, analyzing, and using the data that buildings provide. The benefits are plentiful: smarter building management can lead to energy conservation, improved efficiency and utilization, and better decision-making in the future. From elevators toRead… Read more »

Counter Fraud Management for Government

Government organizations strive to become more efficient, effective, and responsive to the citizens they serve. Citizens expect government to be accountable about how their well-earned tax dollars are being spent. That’s why it is increasingly important that government balances equitable service to citizens while increasing revenue by proactively detecting tax fraud and noncompliance. While theRead… Read more »

Using Analytics to Create Smarter Cities

Regional and municipal governments strive to deliver higher levels of service, but face challenges with little funding to support their efforts. One solution that delivers services more efficiently combines open data and smart city programs. Software as a service helps cities and municipalities acquire swifter data-driven decision-making capabilities. In a recent IBM report, we getRead… Read more »

Break Down Emergency Management Silos

When disaster strikes, it’s up to a cadre of city leaders to deploy the necessary resources to minimize the damage and safeguard their city’s population. Emergency managers set immediate and long-term strategies to reduce negative impact, often in collaboration with officials in other agencies and departments. In contrast, first responders provide real-time, on-the-ground support toRead… Read more »

Enable Technology-Powered Law Enforcement

It might seem counterintuitive that police departments are simultaneously trying to leverage more personal community relationships and deploying new technologies as means to decrease crime. Those two tactics seem like they would directly conflict with each other. In fact, a recent IBM report explains that investing in new technologies actually helps police departments better reachRead… Read more »

Changing the future of international trade

Every year, more merchandise flows across national borders. In the fiscal year of 2012 alone, $2.38 trillion in US-focused imports took place, representing a five percent increase over the previous year – a figure that is only magnified in the global landscape. Yet traditional customs activities and resources remain cumbersome, and success brings alongside itRead… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the IBM i2 Summit for a Safer Planet

Follow me on Twitter (@OliverClarkMe) for on-site coverage including blog recaps, live-tweeting from sessions, pictures and more! Threats to societies and organizations have never been more numerous or intense. From fraud and cybercrime, criminal and terrorist threats to weather related disasters and infrastructure emergencies, communities, corporations and countries must prepare for threats, accelerate responses andRead… Read more »

Sustainable Employment: Why Government Needs a New Approach

Unemployment poses big challenges for governments and citizens worldwide. Its negative consequences don’t just stop at economies. In addition to lost wages and tax revenues, unemployment also results in negative societal consequences affecting citizen wellbeing and health. Rising rates of unemployment cited in a recent IBM report highlight the urgency of this issue. According toRead… Read more »