Blogs

Internet of Things: Setting business vision on speed and agility

Internet of Things: Setting business vision on speed and agility

January 27, 2017 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Internet of Things data, devices and technologies are evolving into a core platform that is expected to impact business flexibility and more. Take a look at some key comprehensive best practices for Internet of Things–enabled application development that can put speed and agility into your business...
Recent books that spotlight how change is impacting our world

Recent books that spotlight how change is impacting our world

January 27, 2017 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
Are you looking for a book to help you navigate through the extraordinary changes that technology is bringing to our world? Change is a constant in life. Take a quick skim through these four books that help you better understand how artificial intelligence, blockchain, cognitive computing and...
Going beyond collaboration to achieve data-driven success

Going beyond collaboration to achieve data-driven success

January 25, 2017 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Today’s businesses need a culture of collaboration that empowers knowledge workers to glean cognitive insights from data that help transform and modernize operations. See how cloud-based platforms and solutions enable data scientists and other experts to exploit artificial intelligence, machine...
CIO Insights: Disrupting the in-home senior care industry

CIO Insights: Disrupting the in-home senior care industry

January 24, 2017 | by Cheri Bergeron, Leader, Customer Engagement & Advocacy, IBM
Elderly care is on tap to be a critical need in the coming decades. See how Caregivers.com is using cloud computing and mobile technologies to provide greater choice for families and higher wages for in-home caregivers.
Social media data and the customer-centric strategy

Social media data and the customer-centric strategy

January 24, 2017 | by Krish Krishnan, President, Sixth Sense Advisors Inc.
The unprecedented evolution of social media data’s influence on business can have tremendous impact on how customers are integrated into organizational goals and practices. See why more organizations than ever are using social media data to take a customer-centric approach to evolving their...

How a global cosmetics company created a solid data foundation

January 23, 2017 | by Douglas Thompson, Executive Architect, IBM
Just as a cosmetics company is focused on the foundation for beauty, many companies regardless of industry are looking to specialize in high-quality presentation of product to consumers. See how one global cosmetics organization took a master data management approach that offers expertise,...
Charting the data lake: Rethinking data models for data lakes

Charting the data lake: Rethinking data models for data lakes

January 16, 2017 | by Pat O'Sullivan, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Analytics
Data models for developing data warehouses need to evolve for managing and defining data lakes. This first installment of a blog series on charting the data lake introduces the potential role of data models in data lake environments and how they need to take an active role in defining and managing...
Taking another look at in-database analytics

Taking another look at in-database analytics

January 11, 2017 | by Cuneyt Goksu, zAnalytics Technical Leader - MEA, IBM
Data transformation doesn’t have to mean moving data away from its source. Rather, modern approaches to data transformation offer a range of advantages that can help enhance performance while heightening access to data.
10 expert tips to boost agility with Hadoop as a service

10 expert tips to boost agility with Hadoop as a service

January 11, 2017 | by Andrea Braida, Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
In a recent CrowdChat discussion, a group of Hadoop and Spark subject matter experts from the IBM Analytics group discussed using cloud-based Hadoop and Spark services as a lever for business agility. From their contributions we drew ten hot topics and themes for experts in all areas of the big...
2017 outlook for CDOs and CIOs

2017 outlook for CDOs and CIOs

January 4, 2017 | by Jason Burns, Sr. Social Media Strategist, IBM
Now that we’re into the swing of 2017, the time is ripe for the first CrowdChat of 2017 to explore the goals, challenges and strategies that CDOs and CIOs are focused on for their organizations. Get involved and share your thoughts in this kick-off IMB Big Data CrowdChat.