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Innovative business applications: The disruptive potential of open data science

Innovative business applications: The disruptive potential of open data science

June 1, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
A world that grows increasingly complex calls for disruptive innovation in an open, collaborative environment. See how open data science provides an ecosystem of expertise, skill sets and advanced open source data science tools that fuels collaborative creativity in the development and deployment...
Insights from emergency simulations to improve disaster management

Insights from emergency simulations to improve disaster management

May 31, 2016 | by Todd Wasserman, Technology Writer
The events that take place during an emergency are hard to predict, but data from virtual simulations can help first responders create strategies to mitigate the impact of unforeseen disasters.

How to use data for audience analysis

May 31, 2016 | by Graeme Noseworthy, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Communications Sector, IBM Analytics
In the media and entertainment industry, audience analysis should be priority one for executives. Listen to an audio presentation of a white paper that explores the industry trends and highlights that can drive widespread adoption of audience analytics.
Best practices in performance management, part 2: Delivering business value

Best practices in performance management, part 2: Delivering business value

May 27, 2016 | by Colin Vamplew, Narrative Reporting & Disclosure Management Specialist, IBM
Performance reporting is vital in performance management, but quite often the finance department has conflicting objectives with the owners of plans, budgets and forecasts. In this concluding installment of a two-part series, see how automated internal performance reporting can deliver real...

CSPs: Why are you struggling with your net promoter score?

May 27, 2016 | by Graeme Noseworthy, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Communications Sector, IBM Analytics
An entire new ecosystem of competing communications service providers (CSPs) has emerged from a rising tide of over-the-top services delivery. Listen to an audio presentation of a white paper that delves into revenue generation opportunities for CSPs created by the application of net promoter...
Analytics Brief: Thwarting cyber crime on banks

Analytics Brief: Thwarting cyber crime on banks

May 27, 2016 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Gottfried Leibbrandt, chief executive of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), declared that he is going "on the offensive against cyber criminals." With the recent spate of cyber attacks on banks including an 81 million heist we are in dire need of a tight...
From cybersecurity to enterprise security: Intelligence is the key

From cybersecurity to enterprise security: Intelligence is the key

May 26, 2016 | by Liesl Geier, Market Segment Manager, IBM
Commercial organizations are fair game for cyber criminals, hactivists and terrorists. Now, the practice of mining data for intelligence and sharing it is increasingly vital for enterprises to stay ahead of threat actors and their criminal strategies and tactics.
Analytics helps police in different jurisdictions fight crime

Analytics helps police in different jurisdictions fight crime

May 26, 2016 | by Todd Wasserman, Technology Writer
Advanced analytics can help law enforcement officials across jurisdictions assist one another in predicting and preventing criminal activity. In particular, analysts, investigators and detectives can collaborate to share information to help detect threats and identify criminals.
Innovative ways insurers use analytics to create loyal policyholders

Innovative ways insurers use analytics to create loyal policyholders

May 26, 2016 | by Phil Britt, Financial Services Writer
Analytics has become more influential as the insurance industry trends toward more individualized pricing and more digital sales and support.
Lean data science with Apache Spark

Lean data science with Apache Spark

May 25, 2016 | by Aaron Merlob, Executive Education Lead, Galvanize
One modern tool that supports a data-science-as-start-up philosophy is Apache Spark. The community behind Spark seems to be building the tool using these lean product principles.