Data Scientists

Engaging the insurance consumer

September 15, 2014
I've spent more years than I want to admit on the business side of the insurance industry. In my current role I work on the value that big data and analytics can deliver to an insurer and, in turn, to their policyholders.  Read More

Transforming the telecommunications industry with customer centricity

September 11, 2014
With mobile devices becoming an integral part of our daily lives, communications service providers have the most comprehensive view of a subscriber’s usage, behavior, lifestyle preferences, current and future needs. Telecommunications organizations can transform their customer care, marketing and network operations by leveraging all of the subscriber data to deliver highly targeted and personalized campaigns for higher revenue and profits, cultivate strong brand loyalty to reduce churn and achieve lower operational costs while maintaining quality of experience for subscribers.  Read More

Understanding and embracing the Internet of Things

September 3, 2014
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) describes the phenomenon of “ubiquitous connectivity” with physical objects, made possible by the widespread use of sensory devices and wireless technologies throughout our environments. Read More

How operational efficiency leads to reducing fraud

September 3, 2014
When I think back to last year’s Information on Demand (now Insight) conference, one customer story in particular comes to mind: Memorial Healthcare System’s uncovering of vendor fraud, a bid rigging scheme and a potential staff risk in what began as an effort to simply streamline and improve the accounts payable process. When this routine investigation turned ugly, it became apparent that there was a real need for attention to fraud identification and reduction in all businesses today. Read More

In-Hadoop analytics

August 29, 2014
Hadoop offers a cost effective solution for landing and transforming data before feeding the data warehouse. Hadoop also offers a cost effective solution for aged data that's rolled out of the warehouse. If you're going to extract real business value from big data, then you need to embrace new data sources. Analytics are the key to making sense of big data.  Read More

7 really good reasons to partner SPSS analytics with R

August 29, 2014
The R language has become very popular with statisticians and data miners who use it to develop statistical software. But did you know that you can run R syntax from IBM SPSS Modeler and SPSS Statistics software? The combined strength of both helps address the needs of an organization that has few statistics or programming experts, but that wants to benefit from R. 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

Most popular infographics and presentations of 2014—so far

August 15, 2014
To close out our week of looking at the most popular content from the first half of 2014, we turn to the royalty of shareable content: infographics, animations and presentations. Read More

The big data jungle is coming to Vegas

August 14, 2014
In the world of big data, the elephant is king. Hadoop, whose elephant logo has become the face of big data, has been joined in the big data jungle by many friends: Pig, Jaql and even a ZooKeeper to keep them all in line. The entire big data jungle will be making a trip to Las Vegas in October for the world’s largest big data conference: IBM Insight. Read More

Build the next great app in the cloud

August 14, 2014
Think it, try it and build it with IBM Bluemix, a cloud-based developer sandbox for big data and data management services. Bluemix makes agile mobile and web app development with best of breed capabilities a reality. Read More

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