Just announced — IBM Watson Group
The new division, based in New York City’s Silicon Alley, will have about 2,000 employees focused on software, services, research, experts and sales people.
IBM Watson Discovery Advisor is aimed at pharmaceutical, publishing and education research. The promise here is that Watson will wade through search results to deliver data and context faster for researchers.
IBM Watson Analytics Advisor is designed to be used by enterprises to send questions and raw data sets to Watson and allow the system to deliver insight.
(via IBM forms Watson Business Group: Will commercialization follow? | ZDNet)

Just announced — IBM Watson Group

The new division, based in New York City’s Silicon Alley, will have about 2,000 employees focused on software, services, research, experts and sales people.

  • IBM Watson Discovery Advisor is aimed at pharmaceutical, publishing and education research. The promise here is that Watson will wade through search results to deliver data and context faster for researchers.
  • IBM Watson Analytics Advisor is designed to be used by enterprises to send questions and raw data sets to Watson and allow the system to deliver insight.

(via IBM forms Watson Business Group: Will commercialization follow? | ZDNet)

The Watson secret sauce is its ability to help with decision making, and we’re looking at it as a way of providing richer data to help us make smarter and faster decisions.

Richard Pearce, CMO of Elance, a company that matches freelancers via a public “talent” cloud comprising 3 million freelancers in 170 countries.

Possible Game Changer: IBM’s Open Source Watson Cloud Platform — Application Development Trends

Two trends―the consumerization of the enterprise and ever-more distributed decision makers―have opened the door for the digital B2B enterprise sales model.

Shawn Lankton, Brian Staffordm, McKinsey

Businesses can focus their salespeople away from basic tasks that digital can now manage and toward more profitable targets, such as surgically upselling thereby dramatically increasing the effectiveness of outreach.

B2B Sales Is Being Massively Disrupted (Hint: It’s Looking More Like B2C)

Companies that provide social-mobile-data in the cloud to knowledge workers have the competitive advantage over companies that don’t.

As we get better at security, encryption and protection of corporate and personal assets in the cloud there is no reason not to enable everyone to have access. Unlocking knowledge and freeing up innovation from “cul-de-sacs” improves time to market and the bottom line.

 Beverly Macy4 Big Trends in 2014 — Social/Mobile/Data in the Cloud |

66% of successful cloud adopters are using cloud to strengthen the relationship between IT and lines of business and the majority are using cloud to integrate and apply mobile, social, analytics and big data technologies.

Engaging digital audiences at the US Open. A predictive analytics tool, SlamTracker captures and visually maps player momentum in real-time, point by point, showing which player is on a roll and why. Additionally, SlamTracker analyzesTwitter conversations about the players, identifying how much positive sentiment each is generating throughout the match in real time.
(via IBM - U.S. Open Case Study)

Engaging digital audiences at the US Open. A predictive analytics tool, SlamTracker captures and visually maps player momentum in real-time, point by point, showing which player is on a roll and why. Additionally, SlamTracker analyzesTwitter conversations about the players, identifying how much positive sentiment each is generating throughout the match in real time.

(via IBM - U.S. Open Case Study)

Project managers save time using social clouds —
… by  using social cloud collaboration tools and infusing “social” into the project management process 
20 minutes. Set up an activity or community in the cloud and invite the team to participate, including external members as guests. Your VP looks at the activity or community to see the status on tasks and work areas - you get 20 minutes back by not writing three more emails to communicate the same information.
3 hours. Your business partner reads the background on requirements in the project wiki - you save three hours explaining them in meetings. 
6 hours. When you need to solve problems as a team, you  instantly start a meeting, send the partner the link on chat, the partner joins and you present latest (correct) version of the project deliverable which you edit in real time. Team members are automatically notified – you get six hours back from eliminating file updates, scheduling meetings, waiting for partner answers, and emailing resulting status.
(via How #socbiz gives you more time to think - Social Business Insights Blog)

Project managers save time using social clouds —

… by  using social cloud collaboration tools and infusing “social” into the project management process 

  • 20 minutes. Set up an activity or community in the cloud and invite the team to participate, including external members as guests. Your VP looks at the activity or community to see the status on tasks and work areas - you get 20 minutes back by not writing three more emails to communicate the same information.

  • 3 hours. Your business partner reads the background on requirements in the project wiki - you save three hours explaining them in meetings.
     
  • 6 hours. When you need to solve problems as a team, you  instantly start a meeting, send the partner the link on chat, the partner joins and you present latest (correct) version of the project deliverable which you edit in real time. Team members are automatically notified – you get six hours back from eliminating file updates, scheduling meetings, waiting for partner answers, and emailing resulting status.

(via How #socbiz gives you more time to think - Social Business Insights Blog)

Streaming Data for Mobile Devices with IBM SmartCloud and SoftLayer 
A company that transforms how real-time information is processed, published and consumed on mobile devices, Flow, Inc, will stream its data using technology from SoftLayer, which was acquired today by IBM. Clients will be able to send and receive data from any mobile device that is integrated with enterprise data, thereby enabling the collaboration essential to a Social Business.
Via IBM News room  IBM Closes Acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies
photo via  Flow Inc

Streaming Data for Mobile Devices with IBM SmartCloud and SoftLayer

A company that transforms how real-time information is processed, published and consumed on mobile devices, Flow, Inc, will stream its data using technology from SoftLayer, which was acquired today by IBM. Clients will be able to send and receive data from any mobile device that is integrated with enterprise data, thereby enabling the collaboration essential to a Social Business.

Via IBM News room  IBM Closes Acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies

photo via  Flow Inc

IBM Social Media on the cloud.  It analyzes social media comments and displays the results in charts and dashboards as part of a monthly, Web based subscription service. Furthermore, it can search blog posts, forums and discussion groups, look for so called hot words that define affinity, and then use that data to inform ongoing campaigns. Business rules, filters and analytics can also be configured to measure and react to new events.
(via IBM Targets CMOs with Cloud Suite Offerings, Adds Social Media Analytics)

IBM Social Media on the cloud.  It analyzes social media comments and displays the results in charts and dashboards as part of a monthly, Web based subscription service. Furthermore, it can search blog posts, forums and discussion groups, look for so called hot words that define affinity, and then use that data to inform ongoing campaigns. Business rules, filters and analytics can also be configured to measure and react to new events.

(via IBM Targets CMOs with Cloud Suite Offerings, Adds Social Media Analytics)