Blogs

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: David Speights

September 9, 2014
Retailers today have an insurmountable amount of data to digest and act on quickly not just to personalize the customer experience, but also to prevent fraud. This week’s IBM Big Data & Analytics Hero, David Speights, chief data scientist at The Retail Equation, shares some insights with us. Read More

Consumer engagement in healthcare

September 8, 2014
Is your healthcare organization engaging with customers the way you would expect to be engaged? Read how big data and analytics is helping healthcare organizations understand the consumer and fuel smarter engagement strategies through multiple social, mobile and traditional channels.  Read More

Decide: Making a choice in the business moment

September 8, 2014
In this post, the fourth installment of our five part series focused on real-time actionable insight, we explore how to optimize decision management by infusing context-aware streaming analytics into all decisions. Using IBM’s four pillar approach (Sense, Orient, Decide and Act) you can be assured that your decision will result in smarter business processes and more intelligence operations. Read More

The next generation of in-memory computing has arrived

September 5, 2014
In today’s fast-paced and information-driven business environment, big data makes the world go around. Being competitive means finding a way to quickly turn massive amounts of information into actionable data. In-memory computing can be a difficult task to negotiate, especially with the time it takes to process massive data sets and the associated costs. Thanks to BLU Acceleration from IBM these hurdles are a thing of the past. Read More

Who's afraid of the big (data) bad wolf?

September 4, 2014
The success of big data projects often depends on having access to robust, scalable data integration. You would be hopelessly naive if you didn't acknowledge the fact that integrating huge amounts of data into "data lakes" can be quite burdensome, costly, complex, time-consuming, labor-intensive and so on. Rest assured that big data integration doesn't need to be burdensome, especially if you're wielding the right platforms, tools, personnel and best practices. If you're suitably empowered, there's no need to fear the big data wolf at the door. Read More

Understanding and embracing the Internet of Things

September 3, 2014
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) describes the phenomenon of “ubiquitous connectivity” with physical objects, made possible by the widespread use of sensory devices and wireless technologies throughout our environments. Read More

How operational efficiency leads to reducing fraud

September 3, 2014
When I think back to last year’s Information on Demand (now Insight) conference, one customer story in particular comes to mind: Memorial Healthcare System’s uncovering of vendor fraud, a bid rigging scheme and a potential staff risk in what began as an effort to simply streamline and improve the accounts payable process. When this routine investigation turned ugly, it became apparent that there was a real need for attention to fraud identification and reduction in all businesses today. Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Sharath Cholleti

September 2, 2014
We have a lot of data today, both structured and unstructured, that, when used on time, at the right time, in real-time can save lives. Sharath Cholleti, this week's Big Data and Analytics Hero, gives us a glimpse of how they use data for better patient care. Read More

Orient: Analyzing data in the business moment

September 2, 2014
Big data can be turned into big business opportunities, but can also send you on a wild goose chase. Using IBM’s four pillar approach (sense, orient, decide and act) you can correct course and shift from reactive to proactive effectively orienting your organization to the business moment. Read More

Raising real-time transaction and analytic processing to the next power

September 2, 2014
Transactions make the world go round, but fast analytics help the planet rotate even faster.   Read More

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