Blogs

Doing something about the weather

August 21, 2014
Big data has been the heart of predictive and real-time weather analytics from the start. Throughout all eras, meteorological models have greedily devoured every high-performance computing resource thrown their way. Leveraging these resources, fine-grained local weather forecasting may not be as farfetched as it sounds. It might even be possible to use the Internet of Things and big data to control some atmospheric conditions in real time at the local level. Read More

The Internet of Things is driving change in me, and in industry

August 21, 2014
We certainly live in a connected world. It always amazes me when I see how smarter enterprises are using the highly interconnected, intelligent and instrumented qualities of today’s technology to make our world a better place: the way we interact changes, how we approach our day is different and what we expect is far higher than ever before. Driving this fantastic change is none other than the Internet of Things (IoT). Read More

TED@IBM: Reimagining our world

August 20, 2014
IBM is coming together with TED to host a first-of-its-kind event exploring ideas, insights and personal stories with a broad cross-section of IBM clients, partners, friends and IBMers. At this event, I will be speaking on IBM's big data approach to engagement analytics, and how it can only be successfully achieved by implementing a privacy by design methodology. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Timothy Llewellynn

August 19, 2014
Timothy Llewellynn, CEO and co-founder of nViso, is this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero. He has found that utilizing the cloud for "big data is creating more opportunities for...clients" because of the massive scalability available to companies like his. Read More

IBM chicken dinners for sale!

August 18, 2014
Need to sell more products? Dump Steve, the guy in the chicken suit flagging down customers in the parking lot, and adopt real-time actionable insight. IBM’s four pillar strategy (sense, orient, decide and act) will turn your big data into action. In our five-part series, we will introduce real-time actionable insight and explore each pillar in detail.     Read More

How do real-time analytics power your day?

August 15, 2014
You have a lot happening in your day: a morning doctor’s appointment, a quick call into the help desk to resolve your laptop issue, an important strategy planning meeting at work, a trip to the grocery store to pick up some dinner and homework time with the kids. Ever stop and think “how do real-time analytics power my day?” Read More

Privacy and social experimentation

August 15, 2014
“When people use a service for free, they are de facto lab rats for market researchers.” This is one of the responses to the Facebook social experimentation revelations that makes more sense than much of the hyperbolic ones that are saturating all forms of media at the moment. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Maturity Model

August 15, 2014
This Big Data & Analytics Maturity Model helps organizations assess their current capabilities in order to generate value from big data investments in support of strategic business initiatives. It does so by forming a considered assessment of the desired target state, identifying gaps and provides guidance on the steps required to realize this end state. Read More

Most popular infographics and presentations of 2014—so far

August 15, 2014
To close out our week of looking at the most popular content from the first half of 2014, we turn to the royalty of shareable content: infographics, animations and presentations. Read More

The big data jungle is coming to Vegas

August 14, 2014
In the world of big data, the elephant is king. Hadoop, whose elephant logo has become the face of big data, has been joined in the big data jungle by many friends: Pig, Jaql and even a ZooKeeper to keep them all in line. The entire big data jungle will be making a trip to Las Vegas in October for the world’s largest big data conference: IBM Insight. Read More

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