Integration & Governance

Putting data to work for everyone in your organization

September 19, 2014
It seems that everyone these days is interested in big data: using more data, more quickly and making better decisions from it. How does your company interact with data? Or, more specifically, how do business users interact with data? Read More

Connecting the Internet of Things and the Informix Warehouse Accelerator

September 18, 2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum as organizations explore the opportunities and challenges around connecting the unconnected—from people, to devices and everything in between. These efforts will also significantly expand the volume of captured data. Learn how you can securely combine structured, unstructured, TimeSeries, spatial and other sensor data from the Internet of Things into a single source of intelligence with the Informix Warehouse Accelerator. Read More

What does the Gmail hack tell us about data security?

September 15, 2014
Hackers claimed to have released a list of five million Gmail usernames and passwords this past Thursday, resulting in coverage of yet another high profile data breach in the news. Who was responsible for the leak: Google or its users? What does this incident teach us about the public view on companies’ digital security? 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

Privacy and social experimentation

August 15, 2014
“When people use a service for free, they are de facto lab rats for market researchers.” This is one of the responses to the Facebook social experimentation revelations that makes more sense than much of the hyperbolic ones that are saturating all forms of media at the moment. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Maturity Model

August 15, 2014
This Big Data & Analytics Maturity Model helps organizations assess their current capabilities in order to generate value from big data investments in support of strategic business initiatives. It does so by forming a considered assessment of the desired target state, identifying gaps and provides guidance on the steps required to realize this end state. Read More

The big data jungle is coming to Vegas

August 14, 2014
In the world of big data, the elephant is king. Hadoop, whose elephant logo has become the face of big data, has been joined in the big data jungle by many friends: Pig, Jaql and even a ZooKeeper to keep them all in line. The entire big data jungle will be making a trip to Las Vegas in October for the world’s largest big data conference: IBM Insight. Read More

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