December 4, 2013
2013 certainly was an eventful year for Big Data. Some highlights:
IBV study on analytics, part three: Evaluating the impact on business outcomes from big data and analytics
December 3, 2013
This is part three of our series on the findings and text from IBM Institute for Business Value’s latest study and paper: “Analytics: A blueprint for value - Converting big data and analytics insights into results,” from my colleagues Fred Balboni, Glenn Finch, Cathy Rodenbeck Reese and Rebecca Shockley.
December 2, 2013
The joy of having a car is in driving it. What happens if you put in the wrong fuel? Well, the car won’t move. This applies to business analytics as well.
November 22, 2013
I’ve encountered many customers who are keen to ditch their data warehouse and use Hadoop to store the organization’s data as a cost-saving measure and to provide more flexibility to the business.
November 21, 2013
Insights are funny things. They don’t necessarily depend on data, but, without corroboration in the objectively measurable, insights must be taken on faith. And that’s a slippery slope to superstition.
November 19, 2013
This is Part 2 of our series on the findings and text from IBM Institute for Business Value’s latest study and paper - “Analytics: A
November 18, 2013
For a business person who has struggled to take responsible action based on questionable data, there is something immensely energizing about the arrival of information that is clear, relevant and well founded. Even if the data brings bad news, the facts themselv
November 15, 2013
Twice recently, in two different large companies, people whom I have otherwise respected as being quite sensible have said to me that their organisations had appointed people who, within their own function, were ‘responsible for data quality’.
November 13, 2013
My previous blog posts have been focused on how analytics can help drive telematics to the mass market and help identify who is suitable for a telematics policy.
November 11, 2013
Security concerns have never been more top of mind for business leaders, consumers and governments. The proliferation of the digital age impacts all aspects of life and is radically changing the way we think about security, in both the cyber and the physical world.