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At today's Technology Conference and Exhibition in Hanoi, IBM announced that Saigon Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank, one of the leading commercial banks in Vietnam, has turned to IBM Systems and Software to streamline business processes across its IT infrastructure and enable broader client reach through new online and mobile banking services.
Waterfund LLC and IBM today announced that they have signed an agreement with the Ministry of Water and Environment of the Republic of Uganda that makes the country the first in Africa to become a member of the pioneering Water Cost Index (WCI).
At the Smarter Commerce Global Summit, IBM today announced a study that says companies with high-performing procurement organizations are driving better bottom line results. According to the study, these organizations report profit margins of 7.12 percent as compared to just 5.83 percent for companies with low-performing procurement organizations. Also, companies with top performing procurement organizations report profit margins 15 percent higher than the average company – and 22 percent higher margins than companies with low performing procurement organizations.
IBM today announced new IBM SmartCloud capabilities, including DB2 with BLU Acceleration that can result in as much as 25 times faster reporting and analytics, and SmartCloud availability for SAP's in-memory database, the SAP High Performance Analytics Appliance (SAP HANA).
At the Smarter Commerce Global Summit, IBM today announced that The Dannon Company, Inc., the leading selling yogurt company in the U.S., is using IBM’s cloud-based predictive analytics to ensure it has the right product mix delivered at the right time to satisfy consumers in the highly competitive $7 billion U.S. yogurt market. Through the use of integrated analytics planning, Dannon is able in real-time to improve forecasting abilities.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a four-year contract with CEVA Logistics to accelerate business delivery results for its customers through a new cloud-based information exchange for its supply network. This solution is a combination of CEVA’s technology and an element of IBM’s growing SmartCloud portfolio for specific lines of business such as supply chain.
IBM’s new survey of marketing professionals finds that chief marketing officers, CMOs, are differentiating their brands by crunching big data in real-time and automating personalized marketing campaigns. The price tag for failing to meet the needs of today's so-called omni-channel shoppers-- who frequent both online and in-store channels -- is $83 billion in lost sales in the U.S. each year due to poor and inconsistent customer experiences.
Ushering in a new era of cognitive computing systems, IBM today unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, a technology breakthrough that allows brands to crunch big data in record time to transform the way they engage clients in key functions such as customer service, marketing and sales.
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