The news dam has begun to break at the IBM Information On Demand And Business Analytics Forum here in Vegas.
One of the highlights of today's announcement was IBM's unveiling of a new digital marketing system and big-data software designed to help organizations gain actionable insights.
These tackle the most pressing big-data challenges facing organizations today -- accessing and gaining intelligence into an enormous stream of data generated from mobile, social, and digital networks.
Big-data for Chief Marketing Officers
The emergence of big-data technologies is driving the transformation of marketing for every channel. Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) are now responsible for analyzing consumer demands from social media, mobile devices, and traditional channels and align these demands with product development and sales.
The new IBM Digital Analytics Accelerator helps CMOs tap into consumer sentiment to create targeted advertising and promotions, avoid customer churn, and perform advanced Web analytics that predict customer needs.
Now, CMOs can bring advanced analytics to all their social media, Web traffic, and customer communication behind their own firewall.
The industry's first big-data solution in the digital marketing arena is powered by Netezza and Unica technologies. With this integrated offering that includes the recently announced PureData System for Analytics, clients can run complex analytics on petabytes of data in minutes, and arm marketing professionals with instant insights.
CMOs can use new insights to accelerate marketing campaigns and better meet consumer needs based on the broadest range of data.
Trident Marketing: Gaining visibility into consumer behaviors
For Trident Marketing, a direct response marketing and sales firm for leading brands such as DIRECTV, ADT, and Travel Resorts of America, performing analytics on big-data has helped the company gain unprecedented visibility into consumers -- from predicting the precise moment in which to engage with customers to anticipating the likelihood a customer will cancel service.
Working with IBM and partner Fuzzy Logix, the company has realized massive growth including a tenfold increase in revenue in just four years, a ten percent increase in sales in the first 60 days, and decreased customer churn by 50 percent.