The new wave of change: Big data and analytics in the UK marketplace

July 3, 2014
Big data and analytics is sweeping the UK market and promises to bring exciting solutions that are enabling organizations to stay ahead while customers and citizens continue to evolve in the new data-driven environment. Read More

Making data science a team effort

June 12, 2014
Many make out the data scientist to be a Renaissance woman or man who can single-handedly elevate the organization’s analytics savvy. However, preparing students for corporate roles in data science means training them for many positions on a team. At Arizona State University, we work closely with our industry advisory boards to create real-world curriculum for programs in business analytics. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Thomas Baumann

June 10, 2014
Thomas Baumann, IT performance architect at Swiss Mobiliar and this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero, shares that once “once response times of analytical reports were improved by a factor of 100 or more, business departments were very interested to apply big data” Read More

Intelligence accelerated: How cloud-based analytics is expediting business results

May 28, 2014
Today’s data-driven organization is faced with magnified urgency around data volume, user needs and compressed decision time frames. In order to address these challenges while maintaining an effective analytical environment, many organizations are exploring cloud-based environments coupled with powerful analytical technology to accelerate decisions and enhance business performance. Read More

Success criteria for data integration scalability

May 16, 2014
Every day, torrents of data inundate IT organizations and overwhelm the business managers who must sift through it all to glean insights that help them grow revenues and optimize profits. Read More

Don't let big data mean big risk

May 15, 2014
In the May 21 #BigDataMgmt chat our co-hosts Dr. Leslie Ament (@Hypatia_LeslieA), senior VP, research and principal analyst at Hypatia Research Group, and Wayne Wilczynski (@WayneWilczynski), VP and global risk practice leader, IBM Global Business Services, will facilitate a discussion about how to build trust across organizational silos—trust in the organization's ability to govern its data, to understand exposures before they become disruptive and to equip decision makers to act with confidence and make risk-aware decisions. At IBM, we believe by focusing on these core imperatives, firms can begin to strive towards driving business value and competitive advantage through risk. Read More

Big data insights in a System z IBM environment

May 7, 2014
In order to deliver deeper insight, organizations must be able to leverage and integrate the growing amounts and different types of data together to reveal different perspectives and so, get closer to the “truth." Transactional, freeform, sentiment, clickstream data and more help create a richer view of what the customers’ next move might be. Big data technologies such as Hadoop have the potential to help organizations build deep digital relationships with each and every one of us and augment the understanding of how we think. Read More

The future of big data

May 7, 2014
Big data adoption is the future, and leaders that embrace this imminent paradigm will emerge the likely winners in the market in the years ahead. Read More

Data confidence: The proof's in the process

May 1, 2014
When people say about some found object, "don't touch it, you don't know where it's been," they might as well being speaking of data. You can't use any data with confidence until you ascertain where it came from, who handled it and what they did with it.  Read More

Business users want the cloud: Enter BlueInsight

April 29, 2014
With business outcomes front and center, emboldened decision makers want data and analytics systems that are fast, easy and smart. New cloud-based initiative BlueInsight aims to deliver on that promise to business and knowledge workers, unleashing them to pursue what they do best—taking action based on fresh insight, and making the right decisions to achieve their desired outcomes.  Read More