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Electric Vehicles to Run on Green Highway

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Electric Vehicles to Run on Green Highway

IBM has embarked upon an ambitious project in Slovakia to build a “green” highway for electric vehicles (EVs) in the capital city Bratislava. The company is carrying out a “feasibility” study along with Zapadoslovenska energetika, a. s. (ZSE), a distributor and supplier of electricity in Slovakia for the project. Using e-mobility technology.

Why Home Furnishings Sales are Set to Surge

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Why Home Furnishings Sales are Set to Surge

A slight revival of the economic activity coupled with consumers’ urge to spruce up their homes will stimulate home furnishings sales. Chinese Year of the Dragon, which is considered a popular time for weddings, will also bolster the business. Foreseeing this trend, a software-based IBM survey advises retailers to market their products aggressively. The products [...]

IBM Using Smart Cloud to Teach Business Students

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IBM Using Smart Cloud to Teach Business Students

Tech company IBM says it is helping students at York University’s Schulich School of Business develop leadership skills by learning to collaborate on course work virtually in the cloud.  In the fall of 2011, 400 students enrolled in “Management 1000″ at the Schulich School of Business used IBM’s social networking services to aid their semester-long [...]

IBM Used Cloud to Know Mobile Shopping Trends

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IBM Used Cloud to Know Mobile Shopping Trends

The U.S. online retail sector delivered 7.5 percent growth in December 2011 compared to the same period last year, according to cloud-based analytics findings by IBM. Its findings follow a strong November where both Black Friday 2011 and Cyber Monday 2011 delivered double-digit growth over 2010. Delivered as part of IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative, the [...]

Five Things to Change Our Lives in Five Years

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Five Things to Change Our Lives in Five Years

Tech major IBM has unveiled its sixth annual “IBM 5 in 5″ – a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years. These are: 1. People power will come to life. Anything that moves or produces heat has the potential to create [...]

Now IBM Entering Smaller Cities of India

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Now IBM Entering Smaller Cities of India

With the aim to spread its tentacles in the smaller cities of India, tech company IBM announced Wednesday the opening of three regional offices as part of the company’s on-going geographic expansion in the country. The new offices in Dehradun (North India), Guwahati (Eastern India) and Raipur (Central India) provide IBM with a footprint of [...]

How to Attract the Social Consumer

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How to Attract the Social Consumer

A new global IBM study of Midmarket Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) revealed that building and sustaining brand loyalty is the top concern for today’s midmarket CMOs, yet 72 percent do not feel sufficiently prepared to effectively build this loyalty.  Additionally, 70 percent of midmarket CMOs are concerned about data explosion, as they are tasked with [...]

AutoTrader Accelerates its Online Auto Marketplace

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AutoTrader Accelerates its Online Auto Marketplace

IBM said Wednesday that AutoTrader.com, a leading online automotive marketplace, is using IBM technology for Smarter Commerce as part of its Electronic Sales Order system to simplify and accelerate the ordering experience for its dealer and manufacturer customers. According to the company, IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative helps companies bring new levels of automation to marketing, [...]

Mobile Retail Traffic to Surge in Holiday Season

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Mobile Retail Traffic to Surge in Holiday Season

During this year’s November holiday season, an unprecedented 15 percent of people in the U.S. logging onto a retailer’s Web site are expected to do so through a mobile device, according to cloud analytics-based findings by IBM. Based on data from the IBM Coremetrics Benchmark, all online holiday shopping in November is also expected to [...]

IBM Solar Power Solution for Data Centers

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IBM Solar Power Solution for Data Centers

Tech company IBM said Thursday, Nov. 3, it is rolling out the first solar-power array designed specifically to run high-voltage data centers, integrating AC- and DC-based servers, water-cooled computing systems and related electronics. The new array is spread over more than 6,000 square-feet of rooftop covering IBM’s India Software Lab in Bangalore. The solar array [...]

IBM Software to Handle Data Deluge at Workplace

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IBM Software to Handle Data Deluge at Workplace

The new offerings span a wide variety of big data and business analytics technologies across multiple platforms from mobile devices to the data center to IBM’s SmartCloud. Now employees from any department inside an organization can explore unstructured data such as Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, weather data, log files, genomic data and video, and make [...]

Social Media Catching Baseball Fan Sentiment

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Social Media Catching Baseball Fan Sentiment

IBM and the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) announced Wednesday a new social media analysis project focused on Major League Baseball during the World Series. The USC Annenberg Social Sentiment Index is being compiled by students and relies on IBM Social Analytics technology to analyze millions of tweets in order to [...]

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