Blogs

Putting data to work for everyone in your organization

September 19, 2014
It seems that everyone these days is interested in big data: using more data, more quickly and making better decisions from it. How does your company interact with data? Or, more specifically, how do business users interact with data? Read More

Connecting the Internet of Things and the Informix Warehouse Accelerator

September 18, 2014
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum as organizations explore the opportunities and challenges around connecting the unconnected—from people, to devices and everything in between. These efforts will also significantly expand the volume of captured data. Learn how you can securely combine structured, unstructured, TimeSeries, spatial and other sensor data from the Internet of Things into a single source of intelligence with the Informix Warehouse Accelerator. Read More

IBM Watson: Core of the cognitive revolution

September 18, 2014
Thinking is as natural as breathing—but what about for a computer? Read More

The value exchange of consumer insight for data privacy in banking

September 18, 2014
New big data and analytics capabilities enable deeper consumer insight to drive improved products and services in banking. But will consumers accept the increased use of their data? Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Phillippe Chartier

September 16, 2014
Phillippe Chartier, information delivery team lead at Canadian National Railway and this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero, tells us how they used to rely on monthly data reports, but now they operate more efficiently—in near real time—with predictive analytics. Canadian national Railway applies logical insights from their data to save fuel consumption, predict shipments and keep their trains running on time.  Read More

What does the Gmail hack tell us about data security?

September 15, 2014
Hackers claimed to have released a list of five million Gmail usernames and passwords this past Thursday, resulting in coverage of yet another high profile data breach in the news. Who was responsible for the leak: Google or its users? What does this incident teach us about the public view on companies’ digital security? Read More

Engaging the insurance consumer

September 15, 2014
I've spent more years than I want to admit on the business side of the insurance industry. In my current role I work on the value that big data and analytics can deliver to an insurer and, in turn, to their policyholders.  Read More

How Apple’s product reveal addresses data governance

September 12, 2014
Apple’s product reveal on Tuesday introduced thrilling new capabilities in mobile. The launch of their Apply Pay program will allow iPhone users everywhere to forego credit cards. Management of this type of sensitive big data requires dependable information governance measures from the start. What is Apple doing to protect its users’ financial information? Read More

Act: Responding to opportunities in the business moment

September 12, 2014
In this, the fifth and final post in our real-time actionable insight series, we explore several case studies where real-time action improved business outcomes and mitigated risk.  Read More

How big data and analytics are making retailers more customer-centric

September 12, 2014
Today retail customers are more empowered, instrumented and interconnected socially. With a wealth of information readily available online, consumers are now better able to compare products, services and prices—even as they shop in physical stores. In order for retailers to capitalize on this, they need ways to collect, manage and analyze a tremendous volume, variety, velocity and veracity of data. By using the valuable insights from this data, businesses can better personalize marketing, improve campaign effectiveness, optimize product assortments and perfect merchandising decisions, thus removing inefficiencies in distribution and operations.  Read More

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