#CXO chat recap: Experts weigh in on how data drives the customer experience advantage

January 30, 2014 | by Jeannie Walters, Veteran Customer Experience Consultant, Speaker and Chief Customer Experience Investigator, 360Connext
With so much potential for big data, it’s important to take a step back and examine what can actually be accomplished with it. In the #CXO (Customer Experience Optimization) Twitter chat on January 27, 2014 there were several opinions on whether data always creates an advantage. 

Autonomic planet: Distributed intelligence for a self-healing ecosystem

January 30, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Where global survival is concerned, no one can truly be an optimist or pessimist. That's because no one knows for sure whether the planetary ecosystem is self-healing, per the fabled Gaia Hypothesis, or whether disruptions from human and other sources could tip us all over the edge of extinction...

How unlikely was Wawrinka's Australian Open victory?

January 30, 2014 | by Kenneth Jensen, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
In this article, I will examine the prior probabilities that Stanislas Wawrinka, or a player with a similar seeding in the tournament, would go on to win the 2014 Australian Open. I will also review any prior matches similar to the final between Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal to determine his...

Big data = big outcomes

January 29, 2014 | by Courtney Pallotta, Go-to-market leader, Big Data, IBM
Customers expect more: they expect smart, they expect simple, they expect fast and they expect value. This transcends all industries, and big data is helping enterprises rise to this challenge. Much time has been spent in recent years talking about why big data is such a technological opportunity....

The big data twelfth man

January 28, 2014 | by Tracey Mustacchio, VP WW Marketing, Information Management, IBM
"Don't we already have a data warehouse solution?" "Is big data even relevant to our organization?" "Why do we need it?" "Isn't big data costly and hard to implement?" There is an obvious disconnect between the C-Suite and big data initiatives. Given today’s competitive market it’s hard to...

#BigDataMgmt Twitter chat: Automated telematics—When cars talk

January 27, 2014 | by Jeff Nedwick, Industry Marketing Manager, energy & utilities, automotive, and chemical & petroleum industries, IBM
Cars are rolling gold mines of information, gathering data about the driver, the driving environment and, of course, the car itself as well as any connected devices. Automakers can use this data to enrich the driving or service experience, improve safety and enhance vehicle quality.  The benefits...

DB2 Tech Talk: Data Integration and Governance

On demand: Discover how to use IBM InfoSphere Information Server with DB2

January 27, 2014 | by IBMdatamag News Desk
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IBV study on analytics, part seven: Trust

January 27, 2014 | by Bob Palmer, Global Banking Industry Marketing, Big Data, IBM
This is part seven of our series on the findings and text from IBM Institute for Business Value’s latest study and paper: “Analytics: A blueprint for value - Converting big data and analytics insights into results." In this part we will look at Trust, the final lever in the Drive level of impact,...

"Big data, little privacy?" leads to sizable discussion

January 27, 2014 | by Jeff Scheepers, Product Marketing, Information Integration and Governance, IBM
With a series of recent data breaches as the backdrop, IBM engaged big data and privacy experts as guests in a Twitter chat on Wednesday, January 22, entitled “Big Data, Little Privacy?” The chat, intended to be a spirited discussion regarding data privacy in the era of big data, did not disappoint...

When Dependent and Independent Variables Are Not Enough

Why data scientists need other data components to build, measure, and monitor predictive models

January 24, 2014 | by David Mould
Why data scientists need other data components to build, measure, and monitor predictive models