Blogs

Practical applications for which Spark sparkles brightly

Practical applications for which Spark sparkles brightly

June 9, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Apache Spark is unfamiliar to many data analytics professionals. A recent post provides high-level guidance on how they might begin to identify the applications for which Spark is well suited. This post expands on that discussion to offer further details for triggering the creative imaginations of...
10 things you should know about performance management

10 things you should know about performance management

June 8, 2015 | by Kimberly Trimble, Social Business Manager, IBM
Didn’t get to IBM Vision 2015 or missed the keynote for financial and operational performance management? Take a look at some illuminating highlights from this recent event.
Serving insight at Wimbledon

Serving insight at Wimbledon

June 8, 2015 | by Chris Nott, Client Technical Leader for UK Public Sector, IBM UK Ltd.
The Championships, Wimbledon is poised to capture the drama of tournament matches and derive insight from real-time data as events unfold to give fans a rich experience. Analytics offers Wimbledon access to timely data in context to provide illuminating and relevant information to fans through its...
Ushering in the fourth Industrial Revolution

Ushering in the fourth Industrial Revolution

A line of innovation from water to the cloud

June 8, 2015 | by Pete Karns, Director, Internet of Things Cloud, IBM
The simultaneous convergence of three major technological forces is ushering in what many people believe will be the fourth Industrial Revolution. Data with analytics, cloud computing and engagement are underpinning new degrees of automation and collaboration among people and machines and among the...
Public Sector News: Weighing the benefits of analytics and data privacy

Public Sector News: Weighing the benefits of analytics and data privacy

June 2015, Issue 7

June 8, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The common theme in much of this week’s public sector news that captured our attention is data privacy and protection. How can we find the balance between using big data and analytics to improve citizen life and protecting citizen data privacy? In the age where a data deluge is the new norm, how do...
Creating contextual and relevant experiences with Predictive Customer Intelligence

Creating contextual and relevant experiences with Predictive Customer Intelligence

June 8, 2015 | by Vivian Braun, WW Solutions Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
Without context, customer data is useless. Learn how to provide a consistent and relevant experience across all channels while aligning your marketing outreach, sales and customer-service goals.
The importance of Internet of Things data security and privacy

The importance of Internet of Things data security and privacy

June 8, 2015 | by John Cohn, IBM Fellow, Distinguished Agitator, IBM
Internet of Things continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Though beneficial for highly innovative applications, all that data broadens the potential for security exposures. Organizations with a vital stake in Internet of Things data need to take data security seriously.
Data: The good, the bad and the ugly—and what you can do about it

Data: The good, the bad and the ugly—and what you can do about it

June 8, 2015 | by Eileen Smith, Social Media Manager, Software Group Global Conferences, IBM
Separating good data from bad and taking advantage of the open source ecosystem offer key advantages for quality analytics and keen insight from valuable data. And two upcoming events offer great opportunities to learn more.
Sweat, grit and analytics to get to the finish line first

Sweat, grit and analytics to get to the finish line first

June 5, 2015 | by Doug Barton, Director, Portfolio Marketing, IBM Analytics
The Race Across America (RAAM) transcontinental U.S. ultramarathon bicycle race is a highly grueling test of endurance and fortitude. Discover how ultracyclist Dave Haase and his crew incorporate high-powered, advanced analytics into the intense training that help him go the distance in this event.
How the Internet of Things is driving sustainability in the agriculture industry

How the Internet of Things is driving sustainability in the agriculture industry

June 5, 2015 | by Alison Sunstrum, CEO, GrowSafe Systems
Ranchers and farmers worldwide are being called upon to expand production of food from livestock and agriculture to meet the needs of a growing population. Discover how GrowSafe Systems using sustainability and deep analytics to intensify crop and livestock systems.