Blogs

3 strategies to get your CFO to care about Sales Performance Management

3 strategies to get your CFO to care about Sales Performance Management

June 16, 2016 | by Emily Manley, Content Marketing Manager, IBM
One of the key challenges sales compensation leaders face is demonstrating the ROI of Sales Performance Management (SPM) to other key stakeholders, particularly, the CFO. Consider three key, strategic arguments for advancing CFO and other organizational leadership stakeholder interest in SPM.
Proactive emergency plans: Data empowers law enforcement agencies at all levels

Proactive emergency plans: Data empowers law enforcement agencies at all levels

June 16, 2016 | by James O'Brien, Business and Technology Writer
Data analytics is fueling new strategies in law enforcement from the federal level down to local departments. Whether it's finding patterns across time and location, predicting new threats or linking resources to responders during major events, data is the future of proactive emergency plans.
Emergency management information system data needs to be filtered

Emergency management information system data needs to be filtered

June 15, 2016 | by Todd Wasserman, Technology Writer
Emergency management information systems thrive on good data delivered at the right time, but that requires planning.
Don’t sweat the ROI: IBM + Box = time well spent

Don’t sweat the ROI: IBM + Box = time well spent

June 15, 2016 | by Deb Gonzalez, ECM Marketing Manager, IBM
Having to report on the return on investment of projects can be a headache. Check out a new resource that can arm you with a wealth of short, easy-to-consume, on-demand podcasts that showcase integrated Enterprise Content Management portfolio solutions with powerful, collaborative capabilities that...
The power of machine learning in Spark

The power of machine learning in Spark

June 13, 2016 | by Max Seiden, Lead Spark Engineer, Platfora
Spark’s built-in machine-learning library (MLlib) provides a key differentiator from predecessor open source technologies and leverages Spark’s distributed, in-memory execution model. Take a look at some practical applications for specific Spark machine-learning algorithms in three advanced...
Build consumer insights with data-driven marketing and merchandising

Build consumer insights with data-driven marketing and merchandising

June 10, 2016 | by Randall Howard, Consumer Products Industry Solutions Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM
Is your data driving your daily customer interactions? Don’t ignore what analytics can be doing for you in the now. Instead, discover how arming yourself with data from the outset can help you meet customers where they are.
How to be a change agent using analytics

How to be a change agent using analytics

June 10, 2016 | by Lisa Bodell, CEO, futurethink
Organizational inertia and seemingly endless processes and procedures can be barriers to innovation and the timely decisions that help businesses progress. Lisa Bodell, award-winning author, innovation expert and CEO of futurethink, offers a provocative manifesto for a change revolution leveraging...
How can data scientists collaborate to build business applications?

How can data scientists collaborate to build better business applications?

June 10, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
We asked five social influencers how data scientists can collaborate to build better business applications. See what they had to say.
A DB2 release that doubles down on data protection

A DB2 release that doubles down on data protection

June 10, 2016 | by Roger Sanders, DB2 for LUW Offering Manager, IBM
Enterprise-scale database technology needs to be on its game when it comes to thwarting security threats and protecting data from loss because of disaster or system failure. Take a look at advanced security features built into IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows Version 11.1 that can help ensure...
InsightOut: The role of Apache Atlas in the open metadata ecosystem

InsightOut: The role of Apache Atlas in the open metadata ecosystem

Frameworks for open metadata and governance

June 10, 2016 | by Mandy Chessell, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Analytics Group CTO Office, IBM
What makes Apache Atlas different from other metadata solutions is that it is designed to ship with the platform where the data is stored. It is, in fact, a core component of the data platform.