Blogs

Addressing data storage challenges with a new family of solutions

February 23, 2015 | by Yael Shani, Storage Big Data and Analytics Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
With the explosive growth of data that is expected to reach almost 40 zettabytes by 2020, you don't have to be a big data expert to understand that as the data value grows, current systems simply won’t keep pace.

How data analysis fuels successful companies

February 23, 2015 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
In part six of this series, we finished our exploration of the first of three key stages within the analytics lifecycle (Acquire) and suggested recommendations and practical actions for that stage. In part seven we will look at the study’s second key stage within the analytics lifecycle, Analyze,...

Fast, smart and secure: IBM Analytics on the cloud

February 20, 2015 | by Larry Weber, Program Director, Digital Experience, IBM
IBM is empowering organizations of all sizes (and industries) through data and analytics. With the advent of the cloud, clients can now innovate faster, work smarter and solve pressing business problems—sometimes with just the press of a button.

How everyone can become a data scientist

February 20, 2015 | by Rob Thomas, Vice President, Product Development, Analytics, IBM
IBM announces a set of tools, technology and processes to bring data science to the masses.

Big data: Think Smarter, not bigger

February 19, 2015 | by Bernard Marr, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker and Leading Business and Data Expert
Big data is changing the world, and will continue to do so. The problem is, people get confused by the name: big data. I’ve been saying for a while that the name is misleading—the truth is, it isn’t how big your data is, it’s what you do with it that matters!

5 reasons I love big data and analytics

February 13, 2015 | by Lillian Pierson, Data Viz Wiz, Data-mania
While I’m sure you’ll be off doing something terribly exciting and romantic to celebrate the day of love, a data nerd like me can’t think of anything more captivating than writing about my big love for big data and analytics. As my valentine to you, here are the top five reasons that I love big...

The dev@ was in the details, and in my delivery

February 12, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Let's take a closer look at the strengths, but mostly the weaknesses, of my Ignite dev@Insight 2014 presentation, “Data science is not a magic wand for diagnosing global warming.”

How to build customer loyalty using e-commerce

February 11, 2015 | by Sarah Warsaw, Social Media Specialist, Big Data, SWG UKI, IBM
E-commerce is a trillion dollar business, however the industry is being affected by high return rates, which are detrimental to their profits. How can analytics help to reduce these return rates for retailers across the web?

Spooky action at a personal distance

February 5, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Big data analytics is getting positively spooky in its ability to infer our intentions in real-time and in the context of our environments. In the Internet of Things (IoT) era, voice inputs, gestural interfaces, and data-driven inferences will be able to drive remote actions in your personal domain...

Using predictive analytics to win

January 30, 2015 | by Tim Moran, Director of Interactive Sales, WNEP-TV / WNEP.com
It’s that time of the year again: when fans begin lining up at the supermarkets to plan football weekend festivities. Let's take a look at how can predictive analytics be used in analyzing everything from performance to parking at the big event.

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