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Are you a master data chef?

Are you a master data chef?

August 29, 2016 | by Remy Mandon, Director of Information Integration and Governance Worldwide Sales, IBM
If you want to impress your Sunday night dinner guests with a satisfying culinary outcome from a new recipe, you wouldn’t shop willy-nilly for ingredients. The same goes for that governance or master data management initiative you need to get underway on Monday morning. When considering such...
Forming deep partnerships with the business as CDO: A two-way street

Forming deep partnerships with the business as CDO: A two-way street

August 23, 2016 | by Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM
It is important to recognize that a CDO’s relationship with the business is a two-way street. As the CDO collects information about the business, he or she must also deliver value. This mutual relationship with the business is perhaps best seen when CDOs act in their Business Optimizer mode. When...
Gearing up for the General Data Protection Regulation

Gearing up for the General Data Protection Regulation

August 23, 2016 | by Gregory Campbell, Information Lifecycle Governance and eDiscovery Legal Consultant, IBM
Now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been published, organizations that operate in the European Union (EU) market and process the personal data of EU data subjects need to understand its implications. Take a look at what you need to know, and the ramifications from...
IBM Big Replicate: Complete resilience through active-active replication

IBM Big Replicate: Complete resilience through active-active replication

August 22, 2016 | by Andrea Braida, Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
And they said resilience—continuous data access in the face of outages, failures and downtime—across distributed data sources is impossible. Yet the recent IBM BigInsights release offers this capability in its IBM Big Replicate technology. Get an inside look at resilience in an interview with Jim...
Torchbearer or follower: Priorities for today’s CIO

Torchbearer or follower: Priorities for today’s CIO

August 22, 2016 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director, Analytics Platform Marketing, IBM
It's a tough time for CIOs. They're facing multiple challenges based on current technology trends, changing markets and shifting organizational culture. To see how CIOs around the world are dealing with these and other factors, join an upcoming CrowdChat that analyzes the results of a new CIO study...
Customer care professionals: Don't ignore the elephant in the room

Customer care professionals: Don't ignore the elephant in the room

August 19, 2016 | by Gaurav Deshpande, Industry Marketing Manager - Communications, IBM
Price may be the assumed number one factor for customer loyalty to telecommunications provider services, but quality of service actually tends to rate higher than cost. See why telecommunications providers need to consider the customer experience holistically when addressing the elephant in the...
4 ways banking regulation is driving innovation in counterfraud analytics

4 ways banking regulation is driving innovation in counterfraud analytics

August 18, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Analytics enables banks to comply with regulations and reduce the risk of fraudulent practices in four major areas. These innovation-driving areas include identifying suspicious transactions, staying within the law to uncover predatory lending practices, defending against online threats and...
4 must-have database security essentials

4 must-have database security essentials

August 15, 2016 | by Roger Sanders, DB2 for LUW Offering Manager, IBM
Security and databases are inseparable in this day and age. How can you ensure your data is protected? Take a look at this overview of four security essentials for organizational database environments.
Governance versus innovation—and why that might not be the right battle

Governance versus innovation—and why that might not be the right battle

August 10, 2016 | by Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM
It is important to recognize that the level of integration and governance provided must be tailored to suit the needs of various stakeholders inside and outside of the organization. Some need the ability to explore raw data. Others wish to take analytical discovery into their own hands. Still...
Comcast, Verizon and the race for digital transformation

Comcast, Verizon and the race for digital transformation

August 9, 2016 | by Valerie Moloney, Social Business Manager, IBM
Analytics can transform the business for telecommunications and cable providers of all sizes. As cable operators and wireless service providers integrate new channels into their business, importing real-time data into a single, holistic view across all platforms is likely to become an imperative...

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