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Smarter analytics to challenge a new generation of financial criminals

Smarter analytics to challenge a new generation of financial criminals

September 8, 2015 | by Maribeth Mallon Haynes, Portfolio Manager, Counter Fraud and Financial Crimes, IBM
When combating smart criminals, smart analytics is one tool that the financial sector can’t afford to ignore. Not only by avoiding the direct effects of fraud but by avoiding regulatory costs, context-based computing can help banks evaluate the legitimacy of entities and identify their connections...
Is the road between forecasting and planning a two-way street?

Is the road between forecasting and planning a two-way street?

September 8, 2015 | by Yianni Gamvros, WW Decision Optimization Solutions Tech Sales Leader, IBM
Which comes first—investment in forecasting, or investment in planning or scheduling? Discover how investing in planning and scheduling processes and solutions can bring benefits even when forecasting is lacking, and find out how IBM Analytics can help your organization start its advanced analytics...
The evolving CFO toolkit: From the corner punch to advanced analytics

The evolving CFO toolkit: From the corner punch to advanced analytics

September 8, 2015 | by Debra Pesek, Product Experience & Design – Watson Analytics, IBM
The corner punch represents a time when CFOs depended on manual technology to do their jobs; today, they have automated, advanced analytics that deliver greater insight and collaboration than ever before. See how far financial planning, budgeting and forecasting have come even since spreadsheets...
Make stronger business decisions with advanced analytics

Make stronger business decisions with advanced analytics

Part 2 of 2

September 8, 2015 | by Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
The concluding post in this series looks at the two other strategic pillars necessary to help ensure advanced analytics can guide the way to better decision-making. Using advanced analytics to embrace an agile culture and invest in an ecosystem of talent allows organizations to provide consistent...
Public Sector News: Is analytics the answer to our cybersecurity problems?

Public Sector News: Is analytics the answer to our cybersecurity problems?

September 2015, Issue 19

September 8, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The Internet and social feeds are full of articles, blogs, news and more on the strides the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the newswires and culls highly interesting items that provide fodder for thought, discussion and debate.
Skills that every data scientist needs in today’s insight economy

Skills that every data scientist needs in today’s insight economy

September 8, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
The current Insight Economy demands a never-ending stream of data-driven discovery. Enter the data scientist—professionals who answer this demand by tapping into big data analytics to uncover emerging trends that help transform organizations.
A pivotal time for the Office of Finance

A pivotal time for the Office of Finance

September 4, 2015 | by Crisha Mulchan, Portfolio Marketing, Performance Management, IBM Analytics, IBM
Finance teams looking for agility and efficiency won’t find it in spreadsheet-based processes. To uncover vital business insights, a move to automated planning is essential. This summit details how the latest financial planning and analysis (FP&A) innovations can help finance teams drive their...
Live from IFA: The latest news from Europe's biggest tech show

Live from IFA: The latest news from Europe's biggest tech show

September 4, 2015 | by Ryan Begley, Product Manager IoT Division - Connected Products, IBM
IFA 2015 kicked off with a bang. Don’t miss the latest news from Europe’s biggest tech show; read about what’s coming up in tech and find out what announcements are firing up attendees.
Financial News Highlights: August 2015

Financial News Highlights: August 2015

September 4, 2015 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
If you took a vacation during August, as did many people, you probably need a summary of the great web content you may have missed. Here’s a recap of the top financial stories published on the IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub in August.
Jen Q. Public: Governments can win the improper payment chase with analytics

Jen Q. Public: Governments can win the improper payment chase with analytics

September 4, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
With all the money government agencies are losing due to improper payments, Jen realizes analytics can help end this fraudulent practice that hurts governments and citizens alike.