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Success factors for a digital business

Success factors for a digital business

July 1, 2015 | by Jonathan Sloan, Business Analytics Executive Consultant, IBM
As opposed to big data, which focuses on analysis of large and varied types of content, the concept behind digital business is the convergence of historical, real-time and mobile proximity data that offer fleeting digital business moments that can be taken advantage of by a digital business. This...
Spark and Hadoop: Taking big data to the next level

Spark and Hadoop: Taking big data to the next level

June 30, 2015 | by Peter Schlampp, Vice President of Product, Platfora
Spark is one of the key enablers of Hadoop’s journey from the Trough of Disillusionment to the Plateau of Productivity. Together, Spark and Hadoop are taking big data to the next level.
But what if I don’t want to become a digital business?

But what if I don’t want to become a digital business?

June 29, 2015 | by Paul DiMarzio, Worldwide Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM z Systems Big Data and Analytics, IBM
Face it. Competing digital businesses are very likely coming to your industry. Why resist the digital business model? Consider an incremental transition and change your mindset.
Do digital business, big data and the Internet of Things play well together?

Do digital business, big data and the Internet of Things play well together?

June 24, 2015 | by Mark Simmonds, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IBM
Two years ago, everything was big data—nothing else mattered. And big data was and today still is the foundation for a successful business analytics strategy. Without data, you have no analytics. But with big data, you have the potential for great analytics. Why? Because big data is all types of...
10 things you should know about performance management

10 things you should know about performance management

June 8, 2015 | by Kimberly Trimble, Social Business Manager, IBM
Didn’t get to IBM Vision 2015 or missed the keynote for financial and operational performance management? Take a look at some illuminating highlights from this recent event.
Data: The good, the bad and the ugly—and what you can do about it

Data: The good, the bad and the ugly—and what you can do about it

June 8, 2015 | by Eileen Smith, Social Media Manager, Software Group Global Conferences, IBM
Separating good data from bad and taking advantage of the open source ecosystem offer key advantages for quality analytics and keen insight from valuable data. And two upcoming events offer great opportunities to learn more.
Focus on speed, agility and transformation to maximize business outcomes

Focus on speed, agility and transformation to maximize business outcomes

June 2, 2015 | by Kimberly Trimble, Social Business Manager, IBM
Whether trying to seal that major, revenue-boosting deal or finding a way to stand out among competing candidates for a job, the selling never stops. Revisit highlights from the recent IBM Vision 2015 keynote on sales performance management and learn how today’s organizations need to focus on speed...
Prepare for tomorrow today

Prepare for tomorrow today

Stay agile in times of uncertainty

June 1, 2015 | by Mark Rolfe, Leader of European Performance Management, IBM Business Analytics, IBM
The rate of technological change dictates that businesses and industries constantly reinvent themselves to cater to the changing needs of their audiences. Being prepared to adapt to this high-speed change is the most crucial requirement for ongoing success.
Who are today's analytics professionals?

Who are today's analytics professionals?

May 27, 2015 | by Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
Discover nine fields of study for corresponding data analysis professionals that contribute significantly to analytics projects, their key value propositions and challenges and high-level suggestions for categorizing and organizing the rapidly growing analytics resource pool.
A maturity model for big data and analytics

A maturity model for big data and analytics

May 26, 2015 | by Chris Nott, CTO Big Data & Analytics, IBM UK & Ireland, IBM
The speed at which executives expect data-driven insights is accelerating. How can organizations ensure that investments they make in analytics today will have the flexibility to cope with the demands of tomorrow? Successful outcomes require a business-driven approach, and the big data and...

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