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David Pittman is a Social Media Strategist in IBM’s Information Management group. He is the host of the IBM ChampionSpeak podcast, a frequent blogger and the “voice” behind @IBMbigdata. A member of Business Marketing Association and Illinois Technology Association, he often presents at industry events and conducts training on effective use of social media for B2B companies. Follow David on Twitter.com/TheSocialPitt
May 17, 2013
In our Friday Data Flick series this week, we look at how companies are achieving an “enhanced 360-degree view of the customer,” which is another of the top five uses for big data (also called “use cases”).
May 10, 2013
This week’s Friday Data Flick gives you insight into “operations analysis,” which is one of the top five uses (also called “use cases”) for big data. Operations analysis is about analyzing a variety of machine data to get improved business results.
May 3, 2013
You like videos and we like making them for you. This week, for our Friday Data Flick feature, we bring you three new videos: two that help you understand more about the top uses for big data and one that takes an in-depth look at Hadoop as a data warehouse.
April 2, 2013
It was a wild weekend of mammoth matchups between formidable technology titans in the Smart Sixteen Big Data Challenge! With the field narrowed to the Elite 8, questions still abounded.
January 18, 2013
Annual predictions are like relatives at a cocktail party: once you introduce them, you never know if they’ll flatter or embarrass you. But that doesn’t stop thought leaders, analysts and other subject matter experts from laying their reputations on the line every year for our education. Here is a roundup of what some of the top thinkers think about big data, Hadoop, analytics and data governance in 2013.
December 20, 2012
Today, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and Desert Research Institute (DRI) announced they are partnering with IBM to use the PureSystems family of expert integrated systems for big data analytics and advanced research applications in the state’s higher education system.
December 20, 2012
Earlier this week, IBM unveiled its yearly "5 in 5" list - five predictions that forward-thinkers expect will come to be within five years. This year's list envisions computers that will literally "touch" us, as well as see, hear, taste and smell. As Popular Science put it, "Siri suddenly seems quaint by comparison." Since the five-year view is taken, I turned attention much closer, asking several regular Big Data Hub contributors for their prognostications of what will happen in the world of big data in 2013.
December 6, 2012
How are organizations approaching big data? What challenges are they experiencing? What are the commonalities in big data projects across industries and geographies? These questions and more are answered in a podcast with a lead researcher on the report "Analytics: The real-world use of big data."
November 8, 2012
While we eagerly await the first post-election “victory lap” article by Nate Silver – who correctly predicted the outcome of all 50 states in the United State Presidential election Tuesday – I want to share with you several of the top articles that
November 2, 2012
With the large Information On Demand conference (IOD) in the not-so-distant past, we are back on the regular beat, bringing you a weekly roundup of interesting, newsworthy and fun tidbits on big data-related topics. This post includes a few highlights from IOD - more to come next week.