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The rise of the chief data officer

September 22, 2014
The emerging role of the chief data officer (CDO) was a key topic discussed at the UK Data Governance Forum’s second annual seminar held in London this September. At the seminar, representatives from organizations across many industry sectors addressed the increasing importance of data, the rise of the CDO role and the necessity for successful information governance in generating business value from data. Read More

How Apple’s product reveal addresses data governance

September 12, 2014
Apple’s product reveal on Tuesday introduced thrilling new capabilities in mobile. The launch of their Apply Pay program will allow iPhone users everywhere to forego credit cards. Management of this type of sensitive big data requires dependable information governance measures from the start. What is Apple doing to protect its users’ financial information? Read More

An industry vertical analysis: Telecommunications and big data

September 11, 2014
Big data is poised to reshape the way we live, work and think. The telecommunications sector, which has been slow to realize the shifting ground, is catching up to redefine the customer digital experience, using big data and analytics. Read More

How operational efficiency leads to reducing fraud

September 3, 2014
When I think back to last year’s Information on Demand (now Insight) conference, one customer story in particular comes to mind: Memorial Healthcare System’s uncovering of vendor fraud, a bid rigging scheme and a potential staff risk in what began as an effort to simply streamline and improve the accounts payable process. When this routine investigation turned ugly, it became apparent that there was a real need for attention to fraud identification and reduction in all businesses today. Read More

How next-generation infrastructure informs better, faster decision-making

August 28, 2014
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude of complexity of these new workloads. To keep up with the fast pace of today's business climate, it is essential for organizations to capitalize on next-generation infrastructure that integrates analytics-optimized systems and technologies to dynamically meet the demands of a data driven world.  Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Terri Dean

August 26, 2014
Terri Dean, Chief Membership Officer at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics hero, shares how big data transformed how they retain members.  Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Timothy Llewellynn

August 19, 2014
Timothy Llewellynn, CEO and co-founder of nViso, is this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero. He has found that utilizing the cloud for "big data is creating more opportunities for...clients" because of the massive scalability available to companies like his. Read More

Using real-time analytics to identify who's scooping whom in online journalism

August 14, 2014
Working journalists are locked into a never-ending race against time. Not only are reporters always up against deadlines, but they are constantly scrambling to make sure they break the news before the competition. As more people turn to online news sources (including, but not limited to traditional news websites, streaming broadcasts and mobile apps) it's a bit bewildering to figure out who is scooping whom when on which breaking topics. Before long, we can expect to see the news services' data scientists build streaming tools that analyze how fast they and the competition are breaking news online, and bragging with data when they find themselves doing the scooping. Read More

Seize your big data moment and benefit from Insight 2014

August 12, 2014
Insight 2014, formerly Information On Demand, will bring more than 13,000 business and IT professionals together to exchange ideas and share experiences around harnessing the data coming from all directions in real time. Read More

Analytics Across the Enterprise: An interview with the authors

August 6, 2014
Analytics Across the Enterprise is a new book authored by IBM analytics practitioners Dr. Brenda L. Dietrich, Dr. Emily C. Plachy and Maureen Fitzgerald Norton that details IBM’s past and present leadership in business analytics. Read More

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