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IBM and Fox make a big impact with Hidden Figures screening

IBM and Fox make a big impact with Hidden Figures screening

February 13, 2017 | by J. White Bear, Data Scientist/ Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
January marked the release of the long awaited Hidden Figures movie featuring an all-star cast and highlighting the contributions of both women and IBM's technology to history. Hidden Figures tells the true story of three African-American female mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and...
Charting the data lake: Building a business language for data lake

Charting the data lake: Building a business language for data lake

February 13, 2017 | by Pat O'Sullivan, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Analytics
When the data lake is deployed as an infrastructure to be exploited by different users in various departments with their own needs, their own different requirements and often their own dialects in terms of a business language, then a universal translator can become very useful. Especially with the...

5 key attributes of effective data monetization strategy

February 6, 2017 | by Karan Sachdeva, Sales Leader Big Data Analytics APAC, IBM
In cognitive computing era, new revenue generation stream has emerged with data at center of the modern digital business model. One of the key capabilities cognitive computing enables for an organization is the ability to generate additional revenue streams by using data effectively. In the big...
IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

February 3, 2017 | by Nancy Berlin, WW Event Manager, Analytics Platform Services, IBM
IBM’s community of big data developers continues to grow. As our Big Data Developer meetup program moves into its fifth year, this worldwide community of customers, partners and IBM developers is on the verge of enlisting its 100,000th member—when we published this blog, we counted 99,100. 
First IBM France Sparkathon a winning success

First IBM France Sparkathon a winning success

January 30, 2017 | by Aline Michel, Portfolio Marketing Manager - Big Data & Analytics, IBM France
The grand finale of the first IBM France Sparkathon invited Apache Spark developers to outthink the frontiers of client insights. Get the details on this event held during the IBM Business Connect conference and the application that took the top prize.
Internet of Things: Setting business vision on speed and agility

Internet of Things: Setting business vision on speed and agility

January 27, 2017 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Internet of Things data, devices and technologies are evolving into a core platform that is expected to impact business flexibility and more. Take a look at some key comprehensive best practices for Internet of Things–enabled application development that can put speed and agility into your business...
Going beyond collaboration to achieve data-driven success

Going beyond collaboration to achieve data-driven success

January 25, 2017 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Today’s businesses need a culture of collaboration that empowers knowledge workers to glean cognitive insights from data that help transform and modernize operations. See how cloud-based platforms and solutions enable data scientists and other experts to exploit artificial intelligence, machine...
CIO Insights: Disrupting the in-home senior care industry

CIO Insights: Disrupting the in-home senior care industry

January 24, 2017 | by Cheri Bergeron, Leader, Customer Engagement & Advocacy, IBM
Elderly care is on tap to be a critical need in the coming decades. See how Caregivers.com is using cloud computing and mobile technologies to provide greater choice for families and higher wages for in-home caregivers.
Social media data and the customer-centric strategy

Social media data and the customer-centric strategy

January 24, 2017 | by Krish Krishnan, President, Sixth Sense Advisors Inc.
The unprecedented evolution of social media data’s influence on business can have tremendous impact on how customers are integrated into organizational goals and practices. See why more organizations than ever are using social media data to take a customer-centric approach to evolving their...
Charting the data lake: Rethinking data models for data lakes

Charting the data lake: Rethinking data models for data lakes

January 16, 2017 | by Pat O'Sullivan, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Analytics
Data models for developing data warehouses need to evolve for managing and defining data lakes. This first installment of a blog series on charting the data lake introduces the potential role of data models in data lake environments and how they need to take an active role in defining and managing...

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