Blogs

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.
Wanted: Smart humans

Wanted: Smart humans

Why AI still needs us

February 20, 2017 | by Greg Council, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Parascript
The reality is that AI is still heavily-reliant upon smart, willing and trained humans in order for AI to behave in a manner that we would expect. Humans are needed to scope the problems, identify relevant examples and verify the results. Without humans as a guide, current AI is no more capable...
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...

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...
Machine learning: The big draw at a big Beijing, China event

Machine learning: The big draw at a big Beijing, China event

December 12, 2016 | by Steve Moore, Senior Story Strategist, IBM
One thing that a recent event in Beijing, China confirmed is there’s no shortage of interest in machine learning for developers in that region. Take a look at snapshots of event highlights featuring rich content on artificial intelligence, cognitive capabilities, machine learning and more presented...
Big data and analytics trends in 2017: James Kobielus’s predictions

Big data and analytics trends in 2017: James Kobielus’s predictions

December 5, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
IBM expert James Kobielus offers his annual predictions for the new year that’s right around the corner. See what trends will define big data and analytics in 2017 and beyond.
Data industry experts offer 2017 predictions throughout December

Data industry experts offer 2017 predictions throughout December

December 1, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Wondering what’s in store for the data industry during the upcoming year? Tune into a live chat to find out what leading industry professionals are predicting for 2017 and beyond.
BigInsights for Hadoop Basic plan is here!

Spin up Hadoop and Spark clusters in minutes on a reliable foundation

November 18, 2016 | by Rohan Vaidyanathan, Senior Offering Manager, IBM BigInsights, IBM
We are excited to announce the GA of the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Basic plan on Bluemix! Over the last three months, the service has been available as a public beta. It was encouraging to see the participation and feedback during the beta. The feedback has been valuable in improving the...

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