Discovery and Exploration
December 5, 2014
We live in the time of profound technological shifts driven by the ever-increasing availability of data. This post discusses some of the ways data and analytics are impacting our lives; it is also a call to action, to think out of the box and look for new applications and data-driven solutions.
December 1, 2014
Analytics can deliver significant benefits, and a significant competitive advantage, if used together with a clear vision and an aligned business strategy. As markets evolve and customer behavior changes, the analytical models and the way analytics is being used needs to adapt and change.
Exclusive session highlights from Insight 2014
November 13, 2014
There was no shortage of information about Informix and the Internet of Things at IBM Insight 2014. Multiple sessions from such speakers as Fred Ho, chief technologist for Informix Warehouse at IBM, and Lalitha Krishnamoorthy, program director for Informix engineering at IBM, covered everything from implementation, to data management, to what the future holds. With additional support from hands-on floor demos and visualizations, the Internet of Things was brought to life.
November 10, 2014
At the annual DMA global conference for data-driven marketers we explored best practices and new tools, predicting future trends for a marketing profession undergoing significant transformation.
Business Analytics announcements at Insight 2014
October 28, 2014
IBM recognizes that there is a convergence of cloud technologies, new design paradigms and advances in analytics. Enhancements to IBM business intelligence, predictive analytics, performance management and risk analytics products will mean that data-driven decisions can now be an essential daily activity not just for data scientists but for everyone.
October 21, 2014
An Internet of Things (IoT) strategy requires a whole lot more than a business process management (BPM) engine to succeed.
October 17, 2014
Would you want to know about a potential problem before it becomes a real problem? Especially if it saves time and money? I can embrace having that kind of knowledge, but just how does that happen?
October 13, 2014
Big data and analytics are profoundly affecting the world around us. One of the focal points of my postings has been how big data and analytics affects, specifically, our personal privacy. An old and perhaps far too familiar twist on this has risen to the forefront of discussion and that is the issue of whether big data and analytics will be used to discriminate against the less fortunate (or perhaps even “the one percent”).
October 7, 2014
Many businesses are exploring the competitive advantages that data gives their customer experience and their bottom line. Menka Uttamchandani, VP of business intelligence at Denihan Hospitality Group and this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “once we understand attitudes, we can reverse engineer our marketing message to reach our high potential guest as well as guests that look like them, that are not yet our guest.”