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October 29, 2014
We are living in the age of distraction. We need to absorb more information, coming at us from more different sources, than ever before. It’s creating a kind of cognitive overload that can often lead to indecisiveness and missed business opportunities. Read More

How big data analytics are reinventing IT application management

October 29, 2014
When writing software, developers typically instrument their code and use the generated logs to debug the application’s functional and non-functional issues. Read More

The “one thing”: IBM Watson Analytics

October 29, 2014
After day two at IBM Insight 2014 in Las Vegas, I am reflecting on the plethora of big data and analytics capabilities, innovations and opportunities that filled the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (which, by the way, is nearly a mile, a Read More

Sales leaders—ignore big data at your own peril

October 29, 2014
Ignoring the massive wave of new capabilities available by integrating big data analytics into your organization could be career limiting. Read More

The power of spimes

October 29, 2014
During a recent keynote, one of IBM’s Executive IT Architects, Phil Tetlow, explored the concept of spimes. A term originally coined by author Bruce Sterling, spimes refers to an object that can be tracked through space and time. Phil discusses the importance of spimes, and how organizations can use the associated data to achieve competitive advantage.  Read More

Captain Phillips at IBM Insight

October 28, 2014
This year at IBM Insight, we’ll hear from Captain Phillips, who underwent a harrowing ordeal involving pirates off the coast of Africa. Maybe you saw the movie starring Tom Hanks? Read More

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Business Analytics announcements at Insight 2014

October 28, 2014
IBM recognizes that there is a convergence of cloud technologies, new design paradigms and advances in analytics. Enhancements to IBM business intelligence, predictive analytics, performance management and risk analytics products will mean that data-driven decisions can now be an essential daily activity not just for data scientists but for everyone. Read More

Bringing cloud-based modernization to data warehousing and analytics

October 28, 2014
IBM this week announced dashDB, which brings cloud-based modernization to data warehousing and analytics. dashDB helps customers to ensure that infrastructure doesn't stand in the way of them realizing fast value from an agile enterprise data warehouse. Many smaller and mid-sized users have little data-warehousing infrastructure to begin with, so a public cloud service such as dashDB might make perfect sense for them as an on-ramp. And many larger enterprises can benefit from dashDB as a robust cloud-based platform that supplements on-premises platforms within their multi-tier data-warehousing infrastructure. Read More

New and notable books at IBM Insight

October 27, 2014
October is not only a busy time for conferences, but it is also a busy time for book publishing! The bookstore at IBM Insight will offer hundreds of different titles for you to browse and purchase (often at a great discount), and, in a Read More

Flexibility is key to a smooth big data and analytics journey

October 26, 2014
Embarking on a big data and analytics journey is like setting off on a worldwide tour. You have an idea of what you want to do and see, and what you’ll need, but you must be flexible—your adventure will undoubtedly take some unforeseeable turns! IBM’s new Big Data & Analytics Solution Accelerator offering provides you with access to a catalog of all the big data and analytics software that may be required throughout your journey, with the flexibility to leverage what you need, when you need it.   Read More

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