Autonomy also specializes in gathering info from unstructured data. From its site: "Autonomy is the market leader in the provision of software that automates the analysis of unstructured data, whether in the form of text, audio, images or video."
So if HP has problems integrating, here is what Ben Worthen at the WSJ had to say last week: "everal H-P customers said they are most concerned about what they see as a lack of a clear direction from the world's largest tech company by revenue, signaled in part by H-P's decision to exit the PC business. H-P is currently the world's biggest maker of PCs by shipments and revenue."
Software is also IBM's biggest segment, and here's what Zacks reminded us about last week: "n 2010, IBM acquired a number of companies such as Clarity Systems, Open Pages, Coremetrics and most significantly, Netezza, which expanded IBM’s business analytics portfolio."
I say this as I'm pondering some of Google's acquisitions in the past year which have been reckless... as is evidenced by its decision last week to shut some of these little companies it acquiried down, like Aardvark.
Yes, the military uses i2 software to do the following, per i2: Over the years, our applications have been used across the world to analyse, process, fuse and disseminate data from HUMINT, SIGINT and OSINT sources. Today, i2 technology is a world-wide acknowledged currency for the exchange of intelligence between military forces
So, the software looks over bunches of bank transactions, finds ones that, according to various formulas, comprise red flags for fraud, and puts that info into a readable visual report that can be sent around to different workers.
Semifore, here's how i2 states its mission: "Our Products and Solutions are used every day by investigations, analytical and security personnel from major Telecoms, Financial, Insurance, Legal, Pharmaceutical and Retail organisations to detect and prevent fraud, credit card crime and other evolving threats."
The key here is that the software gathers all kinds of intelligence from many data sources, like the international intelligence databases, makes sense of it and presents it to users. Then they in turn can INTERACT on the basis of what the system finds.
Here's how the company puts it: In Afghanistan, 36 out of 44 countries involved in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) take full advantage of i2 Defence Solutions to maximise their intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities.
You've heard the expression, "Out of the frying pan, into the fire?" Amazon lives in the fire. The e-tailer wins by keeping things hot for its competitors, employees, and itself, according to a new book.
Positec, a manufacturer of power tools for homes and commercial applications, achieves greater customer service flexibility and cuts hold times in half by using a cloud-based service to manage its call center.
Big-data and analytics tools enable marketers to understand customers as individuals, identifying unmet needs and addressing each customer as a "segment of one," says John Kennedy, VP corporate marketing, IBM.
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