Blogs

Analysts and investigators find common ground in cyberthreat intelligence

Analysts and investigators find common ground in cyberthreat intelligence

July 22, 2015 | by Christopher Hawkes, World Wide Business Development Executive, Defense and National Security, IBM
Can analysts and investigators successfully work together in spite of their different methods? For organizations dealing with the constant danger of cyberattacks, coordinated collaboration between these two groups can help protect businesses by ensuring swift responses to internal and external...

Rethinking spreadsheets for financial planning

July 22, 2015 | by Peter J. Collins, Financial Services Writer for IBM Analytics, IBM
Versatile, easy to use and cost-effective, the spreadsheet has and continues to be an invaluable tool for budgets, forecasts and plans in businesses large and small. But spreadsheets do pose some limitations, particularly with regard to data accuracy. Given today’s highly competitive, rapid pace,...

How Spark is tuning up the logical data warehouse

July 21, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Apache Spark will become a core technology in the logical data warehouse (LDW), and its sweet spot is as the workbench of choice for data scientists who interactively and iteratively explore, build and tune statistical models for machine learning, graph and streaming analytics.
Analyzing time series data with stream processing and machine learning

Analyzing time series data with stream processing and machine learning

July 21, 2015 | by Jim Sharpe, President., Sharpe Engineering Inc.
Time series data can contain highly valuable insights—if organizations can detect and classify the events within it. An approach that combines stream processing and machine learning holds the key to analyzing large, fast data streams.
3 customer behavior analytics opportunities to watch

3 customer behavior analytics opportunities to watch

July 21, 2015 | by Ritika Puri, Consumer Products Writer
For years, CPG brands have been navigating a period of extreme change. Within this shifting landscape, however, there is a new, digitally driven opportunity for growth. The challenge is that few CPG brands have the customer behavior analytics capabilities necessary for a successful digital strategy...
SilverHook Powerboats: Tracking fast-moving powerboats in real time

SilverHook Powerboats: Tracking fast-moving powerboats in real time

July 21, 2015 | by Joe McKendrick, Industry Insights Editor, RTInsights
Powerboat racing is a fast-moving sport, with events often spanning many square miles of ocean fronts, lakefronts or riverfronts. It is also an extremely high-tech event in which SilverHook Powerboats is tracking its racing powerboats in real time with the latest technology.

How to settle insurance claims with the speed of a Formula One pit stop

July 21, 2015 | by Kimberly Trimble, Social Business Manager, IBM
In claims resolution, speed and efficiency are paramount. Just as drivers choose the optimal racing lines to put together the fastest lap during qualifying, insurers also must optimize their claims resolution process to avoid being overtaken by a competitor. Don’t be the insurer who is left in a...

2 minutes to midnight: Countdown to cyberwar

July 20, 2015 | by Andrew Friedrich, Big Data, Analytics & Cyber Solution Leader, IBM
Global acts of war are waging on the newest—and potentially most dangerous—battlefield, as aggressive cyberwarfare attacks threaten governments and businesses alike. Don’t miss this interactive meeting to find out how close we are to midnight on the doomsday clock.
Answers to your questions about becoming a digital business

Answers to your questions about becoming a digital business

July 20, 2015 | by Louis Cherian, Digital Marketing Manager, Big Data & Analytics, IBM
How do you define a digital business? We organized a recent CrowdChat to discuss advantages, disadvantages, infrastructure needs, analytics, security and other key concerns for digital business. The participants, who included industry experts, also talked about how organizations need to change to...
Public Sector News: Security, privacy and strategies for data

Public Sector News: Security, privacy and strategies for data

July 2015, Issue 12

July 20, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The Internet and our social feeds are full of blogs, news and articles on the strides that the public sector is making with big data and analytics. This Public Sector News series skims the wires and pulls out highly interesting articles that provide the fodder for thought and debate.