Big Data Technology

Act: Responding to opportunities in the business moment

September 12, 2014
In this, the fifth and final post in our real-time actionable insight series, we explore several case studies where real-time action improved business outcomes and mitigated risk.  Read More

How big data and analytics are making retailers more customer-centric

September 12, 2014
Today retail customers are more empowered, instrumented and interconnected socially. With a wealth of information readily available online, consumers are now better able to compare products, services and prices—even as they shop in physical stores. In order for retailers to capitalize on this, they need ways to collect, manage and analyze a tremendous volume, variety, velocity and veracity of data. By using the valuable insights from this data, businesses can better personalize marketing, improve campaign effectiveness, optimize product assortments and perfect merchandising decisions, thus removing inefficiencies in distribution and operations.  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

Transforming the telecommunications industry with customer centricity

September 11, 2014
With mobile devices becoming an integral part of our daily lives, communications service providers have the most comprehensive view of a subscriber’s usage, behavior, lifestyle preferences, current and future needs. Telecommunications organizations can transform their customer care, marketing and network operations by leveraging all of the subscriber data to deliver highly targeted and personalized campaigns for higher revenue and profits, cultivate strong brand loyalty to reduce churn and achieve lower operational costs while maintaining quality of experience for subscribers.  Read More

Decide: Making a choice in the business moment

September 8, 2014
In this post, the fourth installment of our five part series focused on real-time actionable insight, we explore how to optimize decision management by infusing context-aware streaming analytics into all decisions. Using IBM’s four pillar approach (Sense, Orient, Decide and Act) you can be assured that your decision will result in smarter business processes and more intelligence operations. Read More

The next generation of in-memory computing has arrived

September 5, 2014
In today’s fast-paced and information-driven business environment, big data makes the world go around. Being competitive means finding a way to quickly turn massive amounts of information into actionable data. In-memory computing can be a difficult task to negotiate, especially with the time it takes to process massive data sets and the associated costs. Thanks to BLU Acceleration from IBM these hurdles are a thing of the past. Read More

Understanding and embracing the Internet of Things

September 3, 2014
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) describes the phenomenon of “ubiquitous connectivity” with physical objects, made possible by the widespread use of sensory devices and wireless technologies throughout our environments. 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

Orient: Analyzing data in the business moment

September 2, 2014
Big data can be turned into big business opportunities, but can also send you on a wild goose chase. Using IBM’s four pillar approach (sense, orient, decide and act) you can correct course and shift from reactive to proactive effectively orienting your organization to the business moment. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Sharath Cholleti

September 2, 2014
We have a lot of data today, both structured and unstructured, that, when used on time, at the right time, in real-time can save lives. Sharath Cholleti, this week's Big Data and Analytics Hero, gives us a glimpse of how they use data for better patient care. Read More

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