Analytics

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

Observations, transformations and conversations from the IBM Chief Data Officer Summit

October 1, 2014
Chief data officers and data professionals shared best practices and new insights about transforming the way their companies view data and how to maximize competitive edge in the marketplace today at the Summit last week. Read More

The chief data officer: Tomorrow’s corporate rock stars

September 30, 2014
It’s pretty clear by now: data is the new natural resource. I spent the last two days at IBM’s Chief Data Officer (CDO) Strategy Summit, along with 120 participants, most of which were CDOs, de-facto CDOs and future CDOs. We can all certainly see why this new role is rock star material, but what about the reality of the role today? Read More

Why is analyzing text so hard?

September 30, 2014
How can we take documents, email or social media (and beyond) to show what they represent? Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Ashok Srivastava

September 30, 2014
Ashok Srivastava, chief data scientist at Verizon and this week’s Big Data and Analytics Hero, shares some of the challenges of deploying big data and his role in bridging the gap to “understand where the market is and how data can be used to support that market.” Read More

Why is big data talked about so much?

September 29, 2014
Big data presents a tremendous opportunity to alter the ways we think and do business. Hadoop, analytics and other technologies will be front and center at this year’s Strata/Hadoop World event in NYC on October 15 through 17 and we will be there to discuss text analytics, Hadoop use cases, SQL-on-Hadoop, machine learning and much more. Will you join us? Read More

Data protection principles bring big data benefits

September 29, 2014
When big data involves personal data, the principles of data protection still apply. This is not just a compliance issue—it’s about fairness, transparency and trust. Getting data protection right helps organizations to realize the benefits of big data.   Read More

Strengthening your brand loyalty in the digital era

September 26, 2014
As CP companies continue to evolve strategies on driving brand loyalty and market differentiation, not only do they need to leverage the proliferation of consumer data, advances in analytics and digital marketing technology to engage consumers with greater relevance and timeliness, they also need to consider how the consumer and the household landscape is evolving and the opportunities that presents. Read More

Declaring data independence

September 26, 2014
Before business users can start to analyze data and consider the next best actions to improve results, it is typically required to submit a request for the data. Depending on the backlog of requests to IT, the business user might have to wait days, weeks or more before moving ahead with analysis and action. How do you overcome this constraint? Read More

A preview of the Big Data & Analytics on Power Systems action at IBM Enterprise 2014

September 26, 2014
Looking to turbo charge your big data and analytics platforms? Watch the livestream for IBM Enterprise 2014 on October 6 and 7 and get great tips on maximizing your infrastructure for 2015.   Read More

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