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Apply design thinking to enhance user experience for incentive compensation management

Apply design thinking to enhance user experience for incentive compensation management

August 3, 2016 | by Kevin Gray, Senior Product Portfolio Manager, Sales Performance Management, IBM
Innovations in design thinking motivated by cognitive era advances and enhanced solutions served as the stimulus for enhancing IBM Incentive Compensation Management Version 10 usability and its user experience. Take a look at seven noteworthy highlights inspired by user input.
Introducing BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Basic Plan on Bluemix

Introducing BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Basic Plan on Bluemix

August 3, 2016 | by Rohan Vaidyanathan, Senior Offering Manager, IBM BigInsights, IBM
Developers and data engineers’ horizons are broadening with the advent of technologies designed to help them build and deploy analytics applications quickly and easily. Take part in the open beta of the Basic Plan for IBM BigInsights on Cloud to find out what lies in your future as you build...
Next-generation data scientist: Harnessing an integrated development environment

Next-generation data scientist: Harnessing an integrated development environment

August 1, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
A day in the life of data science professionals likely involves navigating the challenges and complexities of sourcing, preparing, modeling, developing and governing data, analytics tools and other assets in collaborative environments. Get a glimpse of the roles that compose data science teams and...
Enhancing risk data management with utility and refinery models

Enhancing risk data management with utility and refinery models

July 29, 2016 | by Thomas Martin, WW Lead, Wealth & Asset Management Investment Analytics, IBM Risk Analytics
How to enhance risk management can be a vital consideration when organizations need to determine whether a particular behavior is an anomaly or representative of a large problem. Perhaps a chief reputation officer is required to take on the responsibility of identifying gaps that may exist between...
Analytics Brief: Can we win the war against hackers, terrorists and criminals?

Analytics Brief: Can we win the war against hackers, terrorists and criminals?

July 29, 2016 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
How can public agencies, law enforcement and citizens utilize advanced technologies to their advantage in the war on cyber threats, terrorism, fraud and crime? Hear what leading security experts have to say in a recent Analytics Brief on staying ahead of cyber criminals, terrorists and hackers.
The 7 drivers of effective decision optimization

The 7 drivers of effective decision optimization

July 29, 2016 | by Hans Schlenker, Decision Optimization Offering Manager, IBM
To drive coordinated planning across diverse business functions, and deliver huge value to planners and decision-makers, the most efficient approach is to use common decision optimization tools that address business and process specifics.
Insight Ops: The road to a collaborative self-service model

Insight Ops: The road to a collaborative self-service model

July 28, 2016 | by Tim Vincent, IBM Fellow and VP, CTO for Information & Analytics Group, IBM
Now introducing the “Insight Ops” model. This new model will embrace and enable an agile environment for discovery and exploration and manage the transition necessary to deploy the insight to make it actionable.
Analytics for the office of finance: How smart CFOs stay ahead

Analytics for the office of finance: How smart CFOs stay ahead

July 25, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Financial offices within organizations drive strategic planning and implementation that require enhanced insight into the business, the market and trends. Explore highlights from a recent IBM paper surveying C-suite executives and detailing the correlation between leaders deploying analytics...
Unstructured and structured data versus repetitive and non-repetitive data

Unstructured and structured data versus repetitive and non-repetitive data

July 25, 2016 | by W.H. Inmon, Owner, Forest Rim Technology
Maybe classifying data as structured or unstructured isn’t so simple. What is structured to some may not be structured to others and vice versa. When it comes to the business value of data, consider another way to look at data—whether it is repetitive data or non-repetitive data.
How fraud and breaches of cybersecurity impact financial institutions

How fraud and breaches of cybersecurity impact financial institutions

July 22, 2016 | by Scott Schober, President and CEO, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc.
Fraud detection and prevention are critical, but the banking industry needs to see beyond fraud. By effectively using cybersecurity assessment tools, banking regulators and institutions along with the financial services industry need to intelligently adapt and be ever-vigilant against the rise in...