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Published: February 24th, 2015

IBM has announced two new partnerships with Juniper Networks and cosmetics company Shiseido, the former to go after real-time network behaviour analytics, and the latter to create personalized company mobile productivity apps.

Juniper’s partnership with IBM will see the network provider create new solutions that integrate its MX Router Service Control Gateway (SCG) and cloud networking and service orchestration solution Contrail with IBM Now Factory analytics.

Juniper will release carrier grade routers, switches, firewalls and SDN solutions that will have IBM’s analytics capabilities allowing them to optimize network operations and customize service based on who, what, and how, and from where the network is being used.

“Integrating predictive analytics directly into the stream of data processing – and embedding it into the network of CSPs – will help to ensure the reliability of the network and improve customer engagement,” said Bob Picciano, senior vice president of IBM Analytics in a statement.

In addition to using IBM Now Factory, Juniper will also have access to IBM Now Factory, InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop, InfoSphere Streams, Cognos, PureData for Analytics, Watson Analytics and SPSS capabilities.

Meanwhile, IBM has announced that Shiseido will be using its updated MobileFirst Platform to build productivity mobile apps for internal operations.  Among the functions that Shiseido wants to add to its “Beauty Tablet” is a a social networking feature for its nearly 10,000 beauty consultants in Japan to share photos, comments, and tips and tricks in cosmetic application.

In addition, the app would also provide a hub for communications, scheduling, reporting and other productivity tasks.

Check out CDN’s coverage of IBM’s revamp of its MobileFirst platform.