Blogs

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

Orient: Analyzing data in the business moment

Don't go chasing wild chickens

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

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

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

In-Hadoop analytics

August 29, 2014
Hadoop offers a cost effective solution for landing and transforming data before feeding the data warehouse. Hadoop also offers a cost effective solution for aged data that's rolled out of the warehouse. If you're going to extract real business value from big data, then you need to embrace new data sources. Analytics are the key to making sense of big data.  Read More

7 really good reasons to partner SPSS analytics with R

August 29, 2014
The R language has become very popular with statisticians and data miners who use it to develop statistical software. But did you know that you can run R syntax from IBM SPSS Modeler and SPSS Statistics software? The combined strength of both helps address the needs of an organization that has few statistics or programming experts, but that wants to benefit from R. Read More

How next-generation infrastructure informs better, faster decision-making

August 28, 2014
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude of complexity of these new workloads. To keep up with the fast pace of today's business climate, it is essential for organizations to capitalize on next-generation infrastructure that integrates analytics-optimized systems and technologies to dynamically meet the demands of a data driven world.  Read More

Outperforming the competition by becoming a pacesetter

August 27, 2014
We all have goals: personal goals, business goals, long-term and short-term; if we work hard we can even reach these goals. But to achieve any goal, you have to see who is doing it well, who is doing it right and how—this is the pacesetter. Read More

Consolidating and migrating to an in-memory analytics cloud

August 27, 2014
The consolidated memory cloud will be the dominant architecture of the big data future. For enterprises and service providers trying to get closer to that vision, however, the migration path will not always be straightforward.  Read More

Make sure your big data isn’t bad data

August 26, 2014
When data floods companies in such volume as recent years have seen, it can be difficult to know if big data is reliable data. This “data uncertainty” poses a problem for any company hoping to take advantage of their information’s potential. How can companies ensure that their data meets the confidence levels required to effectively apply it? Read More

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