advanced analytics

Are you the servant or master of your analytics?

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. Read More

Velocity is now the competitive differentiator for big data

November 21, 2014
In 2014, there were several important shifts that occurred in the world of big data that business executives around the globe cannot afford to ignore. These shifts are outlined in the new IBM Institute for Business Value study “Analytics: The speed advantage - Why data-driven organizations are winning the race in today’s marketplace.” This is part one in a multi-part series in easy to consume bites focused on the findings and insights from this study. Read More

Using analytics to help hospitals avoid inadvertently sickening patients and their caregivers

October 2, 2014
The invisible spread of infections in healthcare facilities has continued to run rampant. Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) remain a serious threat everywhere in the world. Nevertheless, pathogen-caused infections, though they spread invisibly in healthcare environments, can be illuminated through judicious deployment of advanced analytics. Indeed, advanced analytics, which involves applying statistical methods to trustworthy data, has long been used to reveal invisible patterns of all sorts. Consequently, their potential role in HAI identification and risk mitigation should be obvious. Read More

Data science's limitations in addressing global warming

September 25, 2014
Global climate data is massive, diverse and often internally inconsistent. Researchers who attempt to use data science to understand, predict and control global warming find themselves challenged by methodological limitations that frustrate their attempts to fathom this sprawling mosaic. Chief issues include historically thin sources, rampant auto-correlations and heterogeneous data provenance. Tackling global warming requires a harmonious balance between theory-driven domain science and data-driven statistical analysis. Read More

Cloudy with a high probability of BLU

April 30, 2014
It’s powerful, fast, agile, simple and affordable for everyone; It’s BLU Acceleration for Cloud. Still in beta, BLU is continually being enhanced with fixes and new features. Read More

Industries transformed by data

April 14, 2014
Dive into this new blog series exploring how data is transforming business and society—industry by industry. Read More

Plugging a lean, mean big-data-analyzing machine into manufacturing

March 21, 2014
I grew up in the Detroit area in the 1960s and 1970s, so I'm quite familiar with the wrenching dislocations caused by a manufacturing-based sector that was too stodgy and overbuilt to adapt in a pinch. Read More

Big data drives the daisy chain of value in today's economy

February 13, 2014
The recent death of folk music legend Pete Seeger brought to mind his beautiful song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" which he co-wrote with Joe Hickerson. Read More

What Koby's tea leaves foretell for big data in 2014

January 2, 2014
Year-end predictions are like yule logs: everyone wants to throw their own on the communal fire to see if it makes a joyous crackle. Read More

Cognitive Computing: Driving Intelligent Cross-Channel Conversations

October 3, 2013
Cognitive computing is a term that probably goes over the head of most of the general public. Read More