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 /
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...

Addressing data storage challenges with a new family of solutions

February 23, 2015 | by Yael Shani, Storage Big Data and Analytics Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
With the explosive growth of data that is expected to reach almost 40 zettabytes by 2020, you don't have to be a big data expert to understand that as the data value grows, current systems simply won’t keep pace.

Data masking factories for the big data era

January 28, 2015 | by Praveenkumar Hosangadi
There is a growing trend among larger companies to develop mature and repeatable processes. One such growing trend is the use of data masking factories where repetitive processes are executed as a centralized service for large numbers of applications.

Is privacy dead?

December 31, 2014 | by Richard Lee, Managing Partner, IMECS, LLC
It has been a year of startling privacy revelations, including extreme outrage in response to data breaches and government snooping, which all point to the same question: “is privacy is already dead?”