DISH (Distributed Information Services Hub)
IBM devises a Distributed Information Services Hub to help alleviate information overload in emergency response and military crisis situations.
IBM Branch Reconfiguration helps banks optimize their branch networks.
Business Practices Alignment
IBM Business Practices Alignment method uses innovative research-based techniques to give businesses a systemic – tangible – way to address corporate culture challenges.
COBRA: Corporate Brand and Reputation Analysis
Companies intent on protecting their reputation turn to IBM for an automated approach to monitoring the electronic grapevine.
Collaborative care solution: advanced analytics lead to smarter healthcare
IBM is helping healthcare providers improve patient care through advanced health analytics
Dynamic Inventory Optimization System
IBM Research Services takes a closer look at improving inventory control to help companies better calculate future needs – and eliminate unnecessary and costly stockpiling. Some clients have already reduced safety stock requirements by as much as 40 percent.
Easy Web Browsing for low-vision users
Easy Web Browsing technology developed by the IBM Research lab in Tokyo magnifies selected sentences and reads them aloud so that people with low vision can access Web sites without having to purchase and install a special product. The technology is available to users on demand once it has been installed by the Web site owner and is designed so that it can be easily updated as newer versions become available. Users who want to enlarge the font or use other features like setting color preferences activate the Easy Web Browsing technology if they choose to.
IBM has a history of helping clients to exploit technology for business benefit. It was among the first companies to recognize the profound business implications of the Internet and related technologies - a recognition embodied in the term e-business - and in the seven years since, IBM has been hard at work on its own transformation as well as that of multitudes of clients.
IBM Customer Equity & Lifetime Management (CELM)
Large companies may not be able to recognize every customer by sight, but the IBM Customer Equity & Lifetime Management solution (CELM) can help them identify their most valuable customers and cater to their long-term needs. This new on demand solution can help reduce marketing costs, increase sales revenues, sharpen accuracy rates for predicting customer value, and improve customer experience and satisfaction.
IBM Research Constraint Solver
The IBM Research Constraint Solver models and solves complex problems through the examination and prioritization of myriad variables and constraints.
Improving Operational Efficiency
To survive in the current competitive environment, companies must improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce costs.
Integrated Systems Design
From sophisticated aerospace innovations to playful features in children’s toys, embedded software is emerging as a key ingredient to competitive success. While companies struggle to differentiate themselves and their offerings with such innovations as safety features on an automobile’s dashboard or digital photo capabilities on a cell phone, they also must breathe new life into their development processes. IBM takes an innovative approach to helping streamline and simplify the complex design and development processes involved in creating embedded software.
Intelligent oil fields
Visualization, modeling and analytics are making it easier for oil field operators to understand the wealth of complex information, leading to improved reservoir management.
Inventory optimization with SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence
Supply chain design and optimization can be a cost-efficient way to add value across an enterprise, and IBM has developed a solution that can help trim costs, improve customer service and boost cash flow.
Managing business risk
With IBM's risk modeling tools and decision optimization solutions, risks of many kinds are becoming much easier to tackle and, in some cases, largely avoid. IBM has tapped into its business insight and technological prowess to develop powerful risk management tools that are allowing businesses to better understand the impact of possible future events and to act accordingly.
Managing the Supply Chain
Supply chains are vulnerable to disruptions from both the supply and demand side. Supply shocks include the challenges of fast new product rollouts and frequent order changes. Demand shocks include fickle customer preferences coupled with ever-greater pricing power. Revenues get squeezed, but costs don't budge. Learn how IBM Research solved these issues by designing and implementing an XML-based, open architecture, e-procurement system with a vast supplier base; how the system cut inventory storage time and procurement cycle time by about half; and, most importantly, how it’s helping the company deliver products to customers faster.
IBM’s Many Eyes visualization technology is allowing users to visualize the information contained in complex datasets for improved business planning.
Model Driven Business Transformation
A national retail chain improves consistency and reliability in its inventory flow forecasts through formal operation modeling developed using the IBM Model Driven Business Transformation micropractice.
Personal Shopping Assistant
IBM Personal Shopping Assistant technology helps retailers attract and retain customers by allowing them to electronically accompany shoppers through their stores, guiding them through the aisles, suggesting items to purchase, pointing out sales and easing (or avoiding) the check-out line.
Pharmaceutical production refactoring tool
IBM scientists, business consultants and software specialists have developed a new tool that applies scientific and systems-based approaches to help manage complexities and reduce risks in pharmaceutical production.
ROSS: Retail Optimized Site Solution
A set of cutting-edge technology tools helps retailers optimize their site selection and business development process to improve retailer performance, revenue and ROI while boosting customer satisfaction and loyalty, and reducing risk and costs.protect personal identifiable information.
SNOW: Supply-chain Network Optimization Workbench
The IBM Supply-chain Network Optimization Workbench (SNOW) helps companies streamline operations.
Social network analysis
Social network analysis is a set of survey methods and statistics that reveal the hidden connections between people and provides a useful tool for understanding how these connections develop over time and their impact on employee productivity and job satisfaction.
IBM's SPARCLE policy management tool is helping organizations create, implement and monitor policies that protect personal identifiable information.
Trusted connections for online banking
IBM develops an easy-to-use plug-in security device for online banking transactions.
Working smarter through improved system performance
IBM is helping clients realize the value of their IT investments by boosting OS performance.