Blogs

What is optimization and how it improves planning outcomes

What is optimization and how it improves planning outcomes

May 16, 2017 | by Ryan Arbow, Product Manager, Advanced Analytics, IBM
This is the first in a sequence of blogs that looks at how Planning Analytics and Decision Optimization can help organizations go from a plan to the right plan by leveraging optimization throughout the planning process.
Top 3 ways to measure the success of your analytics investment

Top 3 ways to measure the success of your analytics investment

May 9, 2017 | by Susara van den Heever, Product Manager – IBM Decision Optimization, IBM
Line-of-business (LoB) stakeholders want to know that their analytics investment will help them make better, faster, and smarter decisions, with measurable business results. But for many, measuring success from applying Machine Learning and Decision Optimization is not obvious. Learn the top 3...
The Quant Crunch: The demand for data science skills

The Quant Crunch: The demand for data science skills

May 1, 2017 | by Steven Miller, Data Maestro, Global Leader Academic Programs, IBM Analytics Group, IBM
Extreme focus has been placed on the nascent data scientist role but, in contrast, the much larger demand for data-savvy managers (1.5 million new positions) has largely been ignored by academia.
What to do with all that machine learning data

What to do with all that machine learning data

April 18, 2017 | by Susara van den Heever, Product Manager – IBM Decision Optimization, IBM
Many businesses are starting to notice that without converting the masses of new data generated by the Machine Learning (ML) wave to Smarter Decisions, the impact falls short of expectations.
A vision of hybrid cloud for big data and analytics

A vision of hybrid cloud for big data and analytics

March 17, 2017 | by Christine Ouyang, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Quite often, we see that the need for data security and governance makes some organizations hesitant about migrating to the cloud. This is perfectly understandable given the types of data gathered and used by businesses today, the regulations they must adhere to on both a local and global level,...
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...
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. 
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...
The Big Data Dudes and the Lost in Las Vegas Mystery feature film

The Big Data Dudes and the Lost in Las Vegas Mystery feature film

January 4, 2017 | by Aaron Ritchie, Big Data Curriculum Developer and Big Data Dude, IBM
Ever hear of the Big Data Dudes? If not, crawl out from under that rock and see what these intrepid big data and analytics heroes are up to in their latest analytics blockbuster, "Big Data Dudes and the Lost in Las Vegas Mystery."

Case in point: Verizon’s cognitive journey and the customer experience

December 15, 2016 | by Preetam Kumar, Product Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM
Without question, our lives are very different from only a couple decades ago, thanks in part to some pretty amazing technology advances including smartphones and other devices, mobile apps, an ever-growing array of social channels and more. Take a look at how one telecommunications organization...

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