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Charting the data lake: Rethinking data models for data lakes

Charting the data lake: Rethinking data models for data lakes

January 16, 2017 | by Pat O'Sullivan, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Analytics
Data models for developing data warehouses need to evolve for managing and defining data lakes. This first installment of a blog series on charting the data lake introduces the potential role of data models in data lake environments and how they need to take an active role in defining and managing...

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...
What successful GDPR strategies have in common

What successful GDPR strategies have in common

December 14, 2016 | by Christophe De Melio, Strategic Client Engagement Executive, Analytics CTO Office, IBM
IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 had a lot of worldwide focus on cognitive capabilities and their application in analytics, commerce and security. And yet, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted in 2016 and applicable in 2018, seemed to garner quite a bit of interest among...

Information architecture: The key to governance, integration and automation

December 12, 2016 | by Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect, IBM
Emerging technologies—3D printing, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, mobile computing, sensors, wearable devices and the like—are transforming the ways in which modern organizations manage and use data. But much of that data remains unused. Successfully capitalizing on information...
Can Master Data Management and entity analytics be self-service?

Can Master Data Management and entity analytics be self-service?

December 12, 2016 | by Jay Limburn, Senior Technical Staff Member and Offering Manager, IBM
Historically, Master Data Management (MDM) projects have focused on creating a single view of the truth that can be consumed by business processes. Learn more about how the evolving need to utilize MDM serves as catalyst for a new solution extension offering a managed data preparation and data...
Gauging your organization’s readiness to drive digital disruption

Gauging your organization’s readiness to drive digital disruption

December 9, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Businesses have come to expect that smart rivals wielding digital technologies will disrupt their competitive landscapes. How ready is your organization to be a digital disruptor? Take a look at detailed criteria for assessing your organization’s readiness and the strategic steps you can take to...
The ever-evolving role of master data management

The ever-evolving role of master data management

November 29, 2016 | by Douglas Thompson, Executive Architect, IBM
Censuses have long provided governing authorities with data that helps them make decisions affecting the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere. In modern times, however, companies look for more than just a name when doing business—and that’s where master data comes in. Find out how your...
Understanding data access in a complex world

Understanding data access in a complex world

October 27, 2016 | by Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect, IBM
The complexity of multiple data sources contributing to the rising tide of data has executives at many enterprises up at night because of concerns involving risks, regulations and compliance. See why information governance is especially vital in today’s complex ecosystem of voluminous data sources...
Avoid the storm with trusted data

Avoid the storm with trusted data

October 27, 2016 | by Manoj Thatte, North America Consultative Sales Leader, Master Data Management and Information Governance, IBM
Over the past two years IBM has been moving in the direction of being a data driven cognitive and cloud company. As part of this transformation, IBM has acquired The Weather Company that provides some of the most accurate weather data to pinpoint the impact of impending weather event to a specific...
What’s in a name? IBM Bluemix Data Connect emerges from DataWorks

What’s in a name? IBM Bluemix Data Connect emerges from DataWorks

October 20, 2016 | by Edward Calvesbert, Program Director, Offering Management - IBM Bluemix Data Connect, IBM
Many of us might be surprised to learn that some of the most familiar brand names around started off with other names. IBM recently renamed IBM DataWorks—its flagship, self-service data preparation offering—to IBM Bluemix Data Connect. Get a glimpse of it in this brief overview, and discover how...

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