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The Weather Company

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The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is the world’s largest private weather enterprise, helping people make informed decisions – and take action – in the face of weather. The company offers the most accurate, personalized and actionable weather data and insights to millions of consumers and thousands of businesses via Weather’s API, its business solutions division, and its own digital products. 
The Weather Company is the world’s most accurate forecaster, and produces forecasts for 2.2 billion locations every 15 minutes.  More than 160 meteorologists analyse and forecast the weather, which is available for any exact location in the world.

Capability and features

Products include a top weather app (The Weather Channel) on all major mobile platforms globally; the world’s largest network of personal weather stations; a top-20 U.S. website; the seventh most data-rich site in the world; one of the world’s largest IoT data platforms; and industry-leading business solutions.

The world’s biggest brands in aviation, energy, insurance, media, and government rely on The Weather Company for data, technology platforms and services to help improve decision-making and respond to weather’s impact on business.

As the global population grows beyond the capacity of current food production, farmers must find new ways to increase harvests with the same amount of arable land.

Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture addresses these challenges by combining Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and predictive analytics with industry expertise and decades of research to help growers and other industry stakeholders. Grower can increase their profitability by yielding more bushels or tons per hectare across common crops. They can also improve sustainability – with deeper insights into factors such as crop input optimization, energy consumption, land and water use, soil conservation, soil carbon content and greenhouse gas emissions.

Progress to date

The Weather Company has been named most accurate forecaster in the World by ForecastWatch, a premier authority in meteorological accuracy validation. 

The Weather Company powers the world’s weather through Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and more.

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