Blogs

Tackling predictive uncertainty with Monte Carlo statistical analysis

Tackling predictive uncertainty with Monte Carlo statistical analysis

November 28, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Essentially, Monte Carlo simulations predict an outcome not from the actual values of input data (which aren’t known) but from the likely (aka “simulated”) values of that data (based on their probability distributions). These simulations can prove invaluable for assessing risks in many real-world...
Digital transformation: Why the consumer is the channel

Digital transformation: Why the consumer is the channel

November 22, 2016 | by Jeff Spicer, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Analytics
Consumers want everything on demand because virtually anything is one click away from their smartphones. See how the race is on for marketers to give customers what they want, when and where they want it by unleashing the power of data, analytics and cognitive computing to redefine the customer...
Transforming primary and secondary education through the power of cloud, mobile and cognitive technology

Transforming primary and secondary education through the power of cloud, mobile and cognitive technology

November 22, 2016 | by Anthony Paris, Global Client Reference Manager, IBM
Math just got personal, thanks to the scalability and interactivity of cloud, mobile and cognitive computing. Check out a new solution that aims to revolutionize math education and elevate math skills for students.
The vital role of digital engagement in today’s insurance industry

The vital role of digital engagement in today’s insurance industry

November 21, 2016 | by Stephen Mills, Business Development Executive: Business Analytics & Optimization, IBM
As policyholders continue to turn to online resources for insurance information and support, digital engagement will be increasingly critical for insurance company operations. Both cognitive computing and analytics can play a key role in the engagement process, showing insurers how to best optimize...
Moving beyond spreadsheets into enterprise-ready statistical analysis

Moving beyond spreadsheets into enterprise-ready statistical analysis

November 21, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Although spreadsheets offer a stable, attractive option when working with numbers, they can fall far short when they are applied to enterprise-scale statistical analytics. Weigh the limitations of spreadsheets against the benefits of a sophisticated, enterprise-grade statistical analysis tool for...
BigInsights for Hadoop Basic plan is here!

Spin up Hadoop and Spark clusters in minutes on a reliable foundation

November 18, 2016 | by Rohan Vaidyanathan, Senior Offering Manager, IBM BigInsights, IBM
We are excited to announce the GA of the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Basic plan on Bluemix! Over the last three months, the service has been available as a public beta. It was encouraging to see the participation and feedback during the beta. The feedback has been valuable in improving the...
Internet of Things: A continuum of change with opportunities galore

Internet of Things: A continuum of change with opportunities galore

November 17, 2016 | by Krish Krishnan, President, Sixth Sense Advisors Inc.
The Internet of Things continues to be a land of opportunity in so many areas. Take a look at this overview of steps to innovation and success factors along with the risks and pitfalls to avoid in your Internet of Things journey.
Quest for value: Entering a new era of pragmatism for data and analytics

Quest for value: Entering a new era of pragmatism for data and analytics

November 17, 2016 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director, Analytics Platform Marketing, IBM
We’re all aware of how data streams at us from anywhere and everywhere, and all the implications that continuum entails. But when attempting to derive value from all that data—the data we can access as well as the data we don’t have access to—CIOs need an innovative advantage to help their...
Calling all TM1 users: Your next on-premises planning solution is here

Calling all TM1 users: Your next on-premises planning solution is here

November 16, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Some financial organizations may have been waiting to make a move to adopt an enterprise-scale planning analytics solution for planning, budgeting and forecasting. Now, the anticipated release of an on-premises and cloud-based version of IBM Planning Analytics just may be the tipping point for...
Accessing the power of R through a robust statistical analysis tool

Accessing the power of R through a robust statistical analysis tool

November 15, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Open source tools continue to foster non-stop innovation throughout the Insight Economy. So it’s no surprise that open-source languages—most notably, R--have moved to the center of enterprise statistical analytics and data management.