Blogs

The magic of planning analytics: A holiday story

December 22, 2016 | by Graeme Noseworthy, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Communications Sector, IBM Analytics
Holiday operations can be quite demanding for any organization, but if you operate from the North Pole and work against the clock all year to meet your late December deadline, then you need big data and analytics. Hear what big data and advanced analytics expert Tripp Braden had to say about this...
How to navigate—and conquer—the world of Hadoop and Spark

How to navigate—and conquer—the world of Hadoop and Spark

Interview with Julie Elliot and Mike Ashwell

December 22, 2016 | by Andrea Braida, Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
IBM has identified a number of common problems that many businesses find themselves facing in their various stages of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark adoption. As a result, IBM has developed a set of support services to help customers accelerate time-to-value outcomes and reduce risk when building...
Riding the wave of digital disruption with real-time cognitive insight

CIO Insights: Riding the wave of digital disruption with real-time cognitive insight

December 22, 2016 | by Anthony Paris, Global Client Reference Manager, IBM
Businesses that engage in digital transformation can transform their activities, processes and models to fully leverage opportunities provided by advanced digital technologies. See how a telecommunications provider built a real-time big data analytics platform that harnesses the power of cognitive...
Power of the partner: Customer experience management for corporate accounts in telecommunications

Power of the partner: Customer experience management for corporate accounts in telecommunications

December 20, 2016 | by Gaurav Deshpande, Industry Marketing Manager - Communications, IBM
Customer experience management can be compared to finding a needle in a haystack. Yet, it’s actually much more challenging—akin to tracking handfuls of needles in a mountain of needles. See how organizations can effectively measure, track and manage subscriber performance in real time.
Public sector: Hadoop, Spark and the 360-degree view of citizens

Public sector: Hadoop, Spark and the 360-degree view of citizens

December 19, 2016 | by Karan Sachdeva, Sales Leader Big Data Analytics APAC, IBM
To serve citizens effectively and efficiently, public entities can draw from the private sector’s 360-degree view of the customer and apply analytics, big data, Hadoop, machine learning and Spark to create a single or 360-degree view of the citizen. See how this methodology can empower public...
It takes two: People and performance analytics for sales compensation

It takes two: People and performance analytics for sales compensation

December 19, 2016 | by Mark Donnolo, Founder and Managing Partner, SalesGlobe
Don’t let your sales compensation dashboard tell you half the story. Take a look at the five key productivity metrics and five key people metrics you need to consider when determining whether your sales employees are performing as expected, driving your organization’s strategy and motivated to take...
Dark data: The elusive black swan and financial fraud, part 2

Dark data: The elusive black swan and financial fraud, part 2

December 16, 2016 | by Michael Maxwell, Offering Management, IBM
Hunting the elusive black swan that is a fraudulent high-value payment requires a meticulous process of refining the fraud detection methodology to accurately identify the small variances in usual customer patterns. See how spotting elusive black swans requires the right tools to spot variances in...

Case in point: Verizon’s cognitive journey and the customer experience

December 15, 2016 | by Preetam Kumar, Product Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM
Without question, our lives are very different from only a couple decades ago, thanks in part to some pretty amazing technology advances including smartphones and other devices, mobile apps, an ever-growing array of social channels and more. Take a look at how one telecommunications organization...
10 reasons to be excited about data analytics in 2017

10 reasons to be excited about data analytics in 2017

December 15, 2016 | by Jen Underwood, Founder, Impact Analytix, LLC
What does 2017 hold for the many-faceted world of data analytics? Explore these predictions as you prepare to follow hard on the heels of data innovation throughout 2017.
Hadoop and Spark coaches: Training and insights for all maturity levels

Hadoop and Spark coaches: Training and insights for all maturity levels

December 15, 2016 | by Andrea Braida, Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
At the core of many big data architectures is Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark. Organizations adopting these technologies for their big data journey are nevertheless at different levels of maturity. Hear what Prasad Pandit had to say in an interview with Andrea Braida about how IBM is evolving its...