July 22, 2014
How should the new CDO get started with collaborating, prioritizing and spearheading an organization’s efforts to put data at the center of its business? The new ebook, "Insights for the new chief data officer," provides insights derived from interviews and interactions with a number of early CDOs, as well as from related IBM studies and the experiences of information professionals across multiple industries, as well as recommendations for the CDO in three broad areas: strategic alignment with the business, data strategy development and project prioritization.
July 18, 2014
Research indicates that business and IT professionals spend more than 70 percent of their time finding data, validating it or defending it, rather than focusing on what they find most important: analyzing the data. With too little time spent focusing on data analysis, organizations derive sub-optimal returns from their big data initiatives. For better business outcomes, and to maximize the value from big data, organizations need to invest in an agile data governance program.In a recent survey, respondents indicated that they spend more than 70 percent of their time finding data, validating it or defending it, rather than focusing on what they find most important: analyzing the data.
July 9, 2014
IBM Analytics Warehouse for Bluemix is now generally available to all customers for your agile data warehousing and analytics needs. This pay-as-you-go cloud service, leveraging in-memory BLU technology, is designed to provide a single, agile in-memory platform for all applications required for most DW, BI and analytics projects.
July 2, 2014
Consider this quote from the recent “Improving Government Performance in the Era of Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Agencies Workshop” at Georgetown University: “The seduction of big data is that it allows you to do things that you could not do in the past.” The question is, should you?
June 25, 2014
Building confidence in the big data and analytic initiatives requires good governance. Data from a variety of sources, and in different formats, heightens the need for strong, proactive governance. Health information management professions area ideal candidates for this critical need.
June 24, 2014
Big data is everywhere and enterprises require an architecture that supports analysis and insight upon all data sets. The next generation architecture for big data and analytics helps illustrate this concept and ways organizations can harness the power of big data today.
June 13, 2014
Big data does not make data quality redundant. As long as there is a need to make sound decisions based on information and insights, there will be a need for data quality and governance. Data quality function will adapt to the changing business needs and play a crucial role in building confidence in big data.
June 10, 2014
Thomas Baumann, IT performance architect at Swiss Mobiliar and this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero, shares that once “once response times of analytical reports were improved by a factor of 100 or more, business departments were very interested to apply big data”
June 6, 2014
A delicate balance of appropriate uses, relevant policies and consumer awareness is needed to achieve an effective privacy strategy for use by the big data and analytics community.
June 2, 2014
With data breaches increasing in frequency, organizations need to secure and protect their sensitive data. Research shows that having a strong security posture reduces the risk and also the cost of data breaches; organizations should take a cue from this and act now.