Big Data Use Cases

Outperforming the competition by becoming a pacesetter

August 27, 2014
We all have goals: personal goals, business goals, long-term and short-term; if we work hard we can even reach these goals. But to achieve any goal, you have to see who is doing it well, who is doing it right and how—this is the pacesetter. Read More

Make sure your big data isn’t bad data

August 26, 2014
When data floods companies in such volume as recent years have seen, it can be difficult to know if big data is reliable data. This “data uncertainty” poses a problem for any company hoping to take advantage of their information’s potential. How can companies ensure that their data meets the confidence levels required to effectively apply it? Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Terri Dean

August 26, 2014
Terri Dean, Chief Membership Officer at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics hero, shares how big data transformed how they retain members.  Read More

Sense: Perceiving in the business moment

August 25, 2014
Most data that organizations capture and collect isn’t valuable. In addition, high value data is often overlooked because organizations can’t capture, analyze and act fast enough. IBM has created a solid foundation to help organizations capture all opportunities, even the ones that are fleeting, like selling more chicken dinners on a Friday night. The goal is to acquire, grow and retain customers based on real-time actionable insight. Read More

The science behind big data storage

August 25, 2014
Scientific research has become a data powerhouse, propelled forward by sequencing and imaging technologies that accumulate data at astonishing speeds. However, managing petabytes of fast data is not a challenge exclusive to the scientific community. Read More

Doing something about the weather

August 21, 2014
Big data has been the heart of predictive and real-time weather analytics from the start. Throughout all eras, meteorological models have greedily devoured every high-performance computing resource thrown their way. Leveraging these resources, fine-grained local weather forecasting may not be as farfetched as it sounds. It might even be possible to use the Internet of Things and big data to control some atmospheric conditions in real time at the local level. Read More

The Internet of Things is driving change in me, and in industry

August 21, 2014
We certainly live in a connected world. It always amazes me when I see how smarter enterprises are using the highly interconnected, intelligent and instrumented qualities of today’s technology to make our world a better place: the way we interact changes, how we approach our day is different and what we expect is far higher than ever before. Driving this fantastic change is none other than the Internet of Things (IoT). Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Timothy Llewellynn

August 19, 2014
Timothy Llewellynn, CEO and co-founder of nViso, is this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero. He has found that utilizing the cloud for "big data is creating more opportunities for...clients" because of the massive scalability available to companies like his. Read More

IBM chicken dinners for sale!

August 18, 2014
Need to sell more products? Dump Steve, the guy in the chicken suit flagging down customers in the parking lot, and adopt real-time actionable insight. IBM’s four pillar strategy (sense, orient, decide and act) will turn your big data into action. In our five-part series, we will introduce real-time actionable insight and explore each pillar in detail.     Read More

How do real-time analytics power your day?

August 15, 2014
You have a lot happening in your day: a morning doctor’s appointment, a quick call into the help desk to resolve your laptop issue, an important strategy planning meeting at work, a trip to the grocery store to pick up some dinner and homework time with the kids. Ever stop and think “how do real-time analytics power my day?” Read More

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