IBM Opens Advanced Analytics Solution Center
The new IBM Analytics Solution Center in Washington, D.C., will draw on the expertise of more than 400 IBM professionals. These will include researchers, experts in advanced software platforms, and consultants with deep industry knowledge in areas such as transportation, social services, public safety, customs and border management, revenue management, defense, logistics, healthcare and education. The company also plans to add an additional 100 professionals, through retraining or new hiring, as demand grows.
According to the company, the center's staff will work with federal agencies and other clients to apply breakthrough streaming technologies, mathematical algorithms, and modeling. Using these tools, the company will help clients optimize individual business decisions, processes and even entire business models, as well as manage risk and fraud and, ultimately, improve the delivery of public services.
The new center will be located in the company's Institute for Electronic Government at 1301 K Street, N.W. It will serve as the hub for collaboration with federal agencies, academia, and other institutions in the Washington Metro Area on analytics projects ranging from transportation and social services to defense logistics and homeland security systems.
The company has said that among the analytics projects already underway with government agencies, it is working with the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to modernize the planning, programming, budgeting and execution functions within the command. USSOCOM is the combatant command within the Department of Defense that provides fully capable special operations forces to defend the US and its interests.
Anne Altman, general manager of IBM global public sector, said: “Just as analytics is being widely adopted in corporate America to help companies achieve their business goals, there are almost limitless opportunities for the public sector to improve efficiency, effectiveness and overall performance through analytics, this center will enable greater collaboration on projects that leverage data in real time to aid in decision making and enhance citizens' lives.”
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