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How Smarter Industries Work

How Smarter Industries Work



Smarter industries explained through simple text and illustrations.

Smarter industries explained through simple text and illustrations.



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    How Smarter Industries Work How Smarter Industries Work Presentation Transcript

    • Customers in every industry are feeling the pressure to respond in real time to whatever the day brings — a change in supply or demand; a shift in the preferences of buyers; the vagaries of capital markets; an explosion of information; and a web disconnected systems and processes.
    • IBM's strategy is to approach clients with a clear understanding of their needs, demonstrating that we have the expertise and technologies specific to their business.
    • First, we ask: What are they trying to accomplish within their industries? Then, we look at how different technologies can be used to meet their needs.
    • The dynamics of the healthcare sector are not the same as those facing financial services companies.
    • The issues confronting major retailers are different from those faced by clients in energy, government and transportation.
    • Simply put, different industries are diverse in nature and needs but all require solutions that provide them with a smarter and more efficient way of doing business.
    • For example, smarter healthcare means researchers can look at data sideways, crossways and upside down through analytics; doctors can make better treatment decisions; and patients can interact with all their caregivers online.
    • Smarter government means automating data sharing among all the different employees and departments, so that every employee gets a single version of the truth.
    • Smarter transportation means rail systems are instrumented with wireless sensors, meters, and cameras that can measure and see the exact condition of a train wheel bearing, or metal fatigue on a bridge.
    • Smarter energy means using sensors, meters, digital controls and analytics to automate, monitor and control the two-way flow of energy across operations — from power plant to plug.
    • Smarter retail means using analytics to create a precise portrait of your customers — their wants, needs, and buying patterns.
    • And smarter telecom means banking on the fly, an office wherever you go, and communication that isn't just about people talking to people, but devices talking to each other.
    • To help organizations apply technology more easily to their industry, IBM has created industry frameworks — collections of industry-specific middleware, design patterns and other assets that have been proven to perform well in client engagements.
    • A framework is like a supporting structure around which something can be built. Like building blocks, they enable teams to put into practice technologies that their colleagues can reuse throughout the enterprise.
    • The goal is to create complete solutions and make it easy for clients to tackle the critical issues on their plates. [email_address]