Blogs

Getting the good started

January 14, 2015 | by David Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, NewSci, LLC.
As exciting as the Big Data for Social Good Challenge is, it is also a little intimidating to think of an idea big enough for big data. In this post, I’ll share some tips to get you going on the Challenge. Just like a term paper, beginning is the key to finishing, so let's get started.

How can big data and analytics help your business?

January 9, 2015 | by John Santosuosso, IBM Lab Services Power Systems delivery senior consultant and programmer, IBM
Big data analytics is now such a differentiator that it’s quickly becoming a top corporate priority. How will it change your business?

The big data clock

January 2, 2015 | by Bharat Gera, Development Manager, Big Data. Information Management, IBM
Life was given to us a billion years ago; contrast this with the evolution of big data which has truly existed for less than a decade. Big data has been a defining method to capture all time events and is intrinsic to deciphering intelligence otherwise unavailable to humanity. 

The power of insight: Delivering on brand promise at the point of interaction

December 30, 2014 | by Prakash Mohapatra, Global Retail Industry Marketing Manager, Big Data & Analytics Category, IBM
Customer Intelligence personalizes consumer experiences, delivers contextual and relevant messages to consumer based on deeper insight of each consumer’s buying behavior, web activity, social media presence and much more. The new business imperative for the retailers today is to use this customer...

The unique role of big data and analytics in India

Breathing life into India's economy

December 22, 2014 | by Bharat Gera, Development Manager, Big Data. Information Management, IBM
In India big data is fueling the growth economy of the emerging nation. In order to fully understand this growth, big data has to be viewed as more of an enabler than just a technical paradigm.

Does your big data have real monetary value?

December 19, 2014 | by Matthew Mikell, Market Manager, IBM
Increasing big data investments in compliance, licensing and risk requires organizations to rethink the value of their data.

New directions for big data and analytics in 2015

December 19, 2014 | by Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University
In the remarkably rich and active domains of big data and analytics, which sometimes seem to be going in many directions at once, we can expect to see more order and convergence in the coming year.

The data behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

December 18, 2014 | by Jay Goulart, Founder and chief data artist, NewSci, LLC
This past summer we witnessed an incredible phenomenon seemingly capturing the world by storm: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Facebook estimates 28 million people posted about ALS between June 1 and August 28, including comments and tags. 2.4 million videos also were created on YouTube, spreading...

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: David M. Lawson

December 16, 2014 | by Natasha Bishop, Big Data Strategy lead, IBM
“As you dig deeper into unstructured data where feelings, emotions and other often messy information reside, you have to embrace qualitative metrics which don’t fit neatly into traditional quantitative analysis,” says David M. Lawson, co-founder & CEO of NewSci, LLC and this week’s Big Data...

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Jake Porway

December 9, 2014 | by Natasha Bishop, Big Data Strategy lead, IBM
Jake Porway, founder and executive director of DataKind and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that they’ve found that "cross-sector collaborations between data scientists, managers, designers, foundations, nonprofits and more are critical for really making lasting change.” When we...

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