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Big data: Not just for big business

March 18, 2015 | by Nick Rojas, Independent Consultant, Self-Employed
Though big data has long been thought to be the domain of solely large-scale enterprises, more and more this perception is proving to be false.

Visualizing big science like never before

March 12, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Scientists are increasingly using computational methods to analyze larger samples of the populations of interest, as well as deeper correlations within those populations, than ever before. This is the new paradigm of whole-population analytics, which has become more feasible as storage costs...

How the Internet of Things is shaping modern business

March 11, 2015 | by Ahmed Banafa, Distinguished Tenured Staff, Faculty, Author, Speaker, Heald College
When an object can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them.

3 key shifts to digital business using advanced analytics

March 10, 2015 | by Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
According to Gartner, digital business is the “creation of new business designs by blurring the digital and physical worlds." There are three key foundational shifts that are making the digital business phenomenon real. Interestingly, these tectonic shifts are also driving faster adoption of...

How everyone can become a data scientist

February 20, 2015 | by Rob Thomas, Vice President, Product Development, Analytics, IBM
IBM announces a set of tools, technology and processes to bring data science to the masses.

Simulating customer cognition with or without neuroscience

January 23, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Functional simulation, not literal cloning, is the heart of cognitive computing. To understand the cognition of customers or any other human, you should be modeling the higher cognitive, affective and sensory faculties of the mind, not the actual physical components of the brain. Most cognitive-...

Fathoming photos at algorithmic speed

January 9, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
In this era of big media, more and more digital photos are, by default, being uploaded to the cloud soon after they’re captured. But who has the time and, considering the swelling magnitudes of video and photo contents in the world, where would we ever find enough humans to review, curate and...

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 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.

Machine learning molds the material world

December 18, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Computational modeling has revolutionized all branches of the physical sciences, engineering and design. Leading-edge work in these fields is pushing new computational frontiers at nano scales. Computation-centric methods allow researchers to model, simulate and assess a much wider array of options...

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