It’s no secret that most successful businesses today depend on data—and that’s more true of technology companies and start-ups than any other segment. The ability to analyze information, derive insight quickly, and make confident, timely decisions can often help a software company break into a new
Why? This is a question we subconsciously answer for most things we do: why do we spend hours reviewing email or sitting on conference calls? But if we take time to consciously reflect on the “Why” of our business activities, I predict it would alter our actions and probably predicate a re-
Data is a potent business resource and the key to gaining and maintaining competitive advantage. Last month, IBM and Hortonworks announced a partnership to bring data science to the world on an open platform, offering Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) along with IBM Data Science Experience (DSX) and
If you’re truly data-driven, how often do you make a critical decision based solely on information from one part of the company? At the organizational level, how valuable is data when decision makers have to rely on IT (not to mention a tangle of technical and bureaucratic red tape) just to access
Upon reading his own obituary in the newspaper, famed author Mark Twain is said to have remarked that reports of his death were greatly exaggerated. I can only imagine that if the data warehouse appliance were a 19th century American novelist, it might say the same thing. For a while now,
It seems that we’re reaching the point where the Internet of Things (IoT) is moving from the domain of enthusiastic early-adopters to the more challenging, more profitable territory of mainstream enterprise technology. Event-driven architectures are playing a key role in these types of applications
If you read a lot of development blogs nowadays, you’ll probably notice a common theme: developers don’t want to deal with databases. They want to focus on designing, building, testing, and deploying applications that deliver value to the business as quickly as possible.
A decade ago, governance was dictated and enacted by a select group of people. Today, while the principles of governance are largely owned by the same select group of people, everyone has a hand and shared responsibility in the enactment and fulfillment of governance.
No matter what site you search, it’s pretty clear that self service data is a top trend in the data market today. The knowledge and insight that we can obtain from data is truly a secret weapon. But the challenge is making the data available while keeping it trusted and governed.
In any successful modern organization, analytics is likely to play a central role in helping decision-makers design and execute effective business strategies. At IBM, as we work with clients across the globe, we’re seeing ever-increasing levels of maturity and confidence in data-driven business