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Fight the cold cyberwar with analytics

Fight the cold cyberwar with analytics

May 21, 2015 | by Andrew Friedrich, Big Data, Analytics & Cyber Solution Leader, IBM
Malware, in and of itself, is not malicious; the cybercriminal behind the malicious code is the real culprit. Learn why a strategic, investigative shift in focus on both the cyberattack and the nefarious organizations behind them is necessary in today’s cyberwarfare engagement.
Trusting the ecosystem that sustains and maintains the Internet of Things

Trusting the ecosystem that sustains and maintains the Internet of Things

May 20, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Trusting the sometimes impersonal Internet of Things (IoT) will require pervasive, ongoing and implicit trust by society as a whole in IoT’s invisible ecosystem.
Apache Spark and the power of openness

Apache Spark and the power of openness

May 15, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
The drive toward industry openness continues at full speed, and Apache Spark is expected to become one of the centerpieces of the big data industry fabric. As a closely aligned technology with Apache Hadoop, it stands to benefit from broad adoption of core open data platform technologies.
How to get started with data governance

How to get started with data governance

April 13, 2015 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
Among all the data-related opportunities and concerns of this year, one that is demanding increased attention is information governance. Governance is a concern because the growing business appetite for insights puts pressure on systems to deliver data rapidly, whether it is well-governed or not....
Bad data need not apply

Bad data need not apply

April 10, 2015 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
In an environment where lack of trust is common, the data warehouse challenge is not just finding the best warehouse technology, but also determining how to create a warehouse that instills confidence among the business users who receive the output of analysis.
Fight "Blacklist" criminals using real-time actionable intelligence

Fight "Blacklist" criminals using real-time actionable intelligence

March 26, 2015 | by Liesl Geier, Market Segment Manager, IBM
Describing intelligence software has gotten a whole lot easier as Hollywood continues to produce gripping spy shows like The Blacklist, Homeland and CSI. But while the layman description may have gotten easier, the real threatscape continues to evolve as criminal and terrorist networks continue to...

A new way of thinking at InterConnect 2015

March 17, 2015 | by Tim Moran, Director of Interactive Sales, WNEP-TV / WNEP.com
I was invited to attend IBM Interconnect 2015, which made its debut this year. Understanding this is a combination of three smaller conferences (Pulse, Innovate and Impact) I was left to wonder what the main focus of the week would be, and how it would all fit together. The conference organizers...

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...

Analytics Antics: Life before Watson Analytics

March 5, 2015 | by Forsyth Alexander, Information Developer and Content Strategist, Business Analytics, IBM
In the Watson Analytics Community, we asked for your stories of life before Watson Analytics, and you responded! We now have our first cartoon inspired by a submission from someone like you.

Why should you bother with big data governance?

March 4, 2015 | by Trisha Dutta, Product Marketing Manager - InfoSphere, IBM
1.8 trillion gigabytes of information is available in today’s digital world, and there are great rewards for those who are truly prepared to leverage this opportunity to significantly improve organizational decision making using data. With the right data governance, businesses can tap into big data...

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