Blogs

IBM Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Menka Uttamchandani

October 7, 2014
Many businesses are exploring the competitive advantages that data gives their customer experience and their bottom line. Menka Uttamchandani, VP of business intelligence at Denihan Hospitality Group and this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “once we understand attitudes, we can reverse engineer our marketing message to reach our high potential guest as well as guests that look like them, that are not yet our guest.”  Read More

Who is the chief data officer?

Getting to know today’s hero of data and analytics

October 3, 2014
Chief data officers are leading the charge to transform their organizations to be data-driven and capitalize on the tremendous opportunities data and analytics are creating for data leaders. Hailing from a variety of technical and analytical backgrounds, CDOs have the unique opportunity to shape their new emerging role. Read More

The Internet of Things: A time series data challenge

October 3, 2014
The world is becoming more and more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, resulting in mountains of newly generated data. With storage costs coming down significantly, companies now want to leverage this instrument-generated data for conducting analysis. Read More

Governance is not optional in big data analytics

October 3, 2014
Confidence in data is essential regardless of the bigness of the data being analyzed. In order to make business decisions based on the analysis of data, you need to be sure that the information upon which you are making those decisions is trustworthy. Read More

Using analytics to help hospitals avoid inadvertently sickening patients and their caregivers

October 2, 2014
The invisible spread of infections in healthcare facilities has continued to run rampant. Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) remain a serious threat everywhere in the world. Nevertheless, pathogen-caused infections, though they spread invisibly in healthcare environments, can be illuminated through judicious deployment of advanced analytics. Indeed, advanced analytics, which involves applying statistical methods to trustworthy data, has long been used to reveal invisible patterns of all sorts. Consequently, their potential role in HAI identification and risk mitigation should be obvious. Read More

Observations, transformations and conversations from the IBM Chief Data Officer Summit

October 1, 2014
Chief data officers and data professionals shared best practices and new insights about transforming the way their companies view data and how to maximize competitive edge in the marketplace today at the Summit last week. Read More

Why is analyzing text so hard?

September 30, 2014
How can we take documents, email or social media (and beyond) to show what they represent? Read More

The chief data officer: Tomorrow’s corporate rock stars

September 30, 2014
It’s pretty clear by now: data is the new natural resource. I spent the last two days at IBM’s Chief Data Officer (CDO) Strategy Summit, along with 120 participants, most of which were CDOs, de-facto CDOs and future CDOs. We can all certainly see why this new role is rock star material, but what about the reality of the role today? Read More

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: Ashok Srivastava

September 30, 2014
Ashok Srivastava, chief data scientist at Verizon and this week’s Big Data and Analytics Hero, shares some of the challenges of deploying big data and his role in bridging the gap to “understand where the market is and how data can be used to support that market.” Read More

Why is big data talked about so much?

September 29, 2014
Big data presents a tremendous opportunity to alter the ways we think and do business. Hadoop, analytics and other technologies will be front and center at this year’s Strata/Hadoop World event in NYC on October 15 through 17 and we will be there to discuss text analytics, Hadoop use cases, SQL-on-Hadoop, machine learning and much more. Will you join us? Read More

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