The Heat in Text Radar: March 01 to March 07
March 12, 2013
This week, the Text Radar data analytics blog shared some innovative ways that companies are using big data to solve some of industries’ most difficult challenges.
The first article that I will highlight is “Using Analytics to Improve Cities and Governments,” shares how the Smarter Cities Technology Centre in Dublin is working to improve over 2000 cities around the world.
The article states:
“Each project develops practical solutions to specific urban management areas, such as traffic management. One that Dublin hosts is the development of the IBM Intelligent Operations Centre for Cities. No one envisages a total solution but the vision is that incrementally and over time, the development of smart systems for key areas will enable a city to integrate more and more of its operations into an overall ‘smart city’.
Due to the fact that so many different companies from different industries are gaining valuable insights from big data, many major corporations are beginning to invest in big data solutions. According to “IBM Makes More Investments in Big Data and Mobile” big data, business analytics, social business, and mobile represent a new era and much sought after ecosystems that IBM is going all out after.
The article summarizes:
“IBM continues to transform itself by going after higher value opportunities and Big Blue is moving into these new spaces with its ecosystem of business partners in tow.
At the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference 2013 in Las Vegas, Bruno Di Leo, senior vice president of sales and distribution at IBM, said the company is looking at three primary imperatives: to lead in the new era of computing, to reach new kinds of clients and to demonstrate new types of expertise.”
Another article “Netflix Uses Big Data to Deliver an Original Series Success” explains the movie giant’s tactic of releases all of the episodes at once for their original series, House of Cards.
The article explains its Netflix’s strategy:
“Big bets are now being informed by Big Data, and no one knows more about audiences than Netflix. A third of the downloads on the Internet during peak periods on any given day are devoted to streamed movies from the service, according to Sandvine, a networking provider. And last year, by some estimates, more people watched movies streamed online than on physical DVDs.”
As you can see, big data has a variety of interesting and innovative uses. Those companies looking to spearhead their own big data initiative should seek out a third party solution like Smartlogic’s Semaphore Content Intelligence Platform.
Jasmine Ashton, March 12, 2013