Blogs

Transforming primary and secondary education through the power of cloud, mobile and cognitive technology

Transforming primary and secondary education through the power of cloud, mobile and cognitive technology

November 22, 2016 | by Anthony Paris, Global Client Reference Manager, IBM
Math just got personal, thanks to the scalability and interactivity of cloud, mobile and cognitive computing. Check out a new solution that aims to revolutionize math education and elevate math skills for students.
The vital role of digital engagement in today’s insurance industry

The vital role of digital engagement in today’s insurance industry

November 21, 2016 | by Stephen Mills, Business Development Executive: Business Analytics & Optimization, IBM
As policyholders continue to turn to online resources for insurance information and support, digital engagement will be increasingly critical for insurance company operations. Both cognitive computing and analytics can play a key role in the engagement process, showing insurers how to best optimize...
Moving beyond spreadsheets into enterprise-ready statistical analysis

Moving beyond spreadsheets into enterprise-ready statistical analysis

November 21, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Although spreadsheets offer a stable, attractive option when working with numbers, they can fall far short when they are applied to enterprise-scale statistical analytics. Weigh the limitations of spreadsheets against the benefits of a sophisticated, enterprise-grade statistical analysis tool for...
BigInsights for Hadoop Basic plan is here!

Spin up Hadoop and Spark clusters in minutes on a reliable foundation

November 18, 2016 | by Rohan Vaidyanathan, Senior Offering Manager, IBM BigInsights, IBM
We are excited to announce the GA of the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Basic plan on Bluemix! Over the last three months, the service has been available as a public beta. It was encouraging to see the participation and feedback during the beta. The feedback has been valuable in improving the...
Internet of Things: A continuum of change with opportunities galore

Internet of Things: A continuum of change with opportunities galore

November 17, 2016 | by Krish Krishnan, President, Sixth Sense Advisors Inc.
The Internet of Things continues to be a land of opportunity in so many areas. Take a look at this overview of steps to innovation and success factors along with the risks and pitfalls to avoid in your Internet of Things journey.
Quest for value: Entering a new era of pragmatism for data and analytics

Quest for value: Entering a new era of pragmatism for data and analytics

November 17, 2016 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director, Analytics Platform Marketing, IBM
We’re all aware of how data streams at us from anywhere and everywhere, and all the implications that continuum entails. But when attempting to derive value from all that data—the data we can access as well as the data we don’t have access to—CIOs need an innovative advantage to help their...
Calling all TM1 users: Your next on-premises planning solution is here

Calling all TM1 users: Your next on-premises planning solution is here

November 16, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Some financial organizations may have been waiting to make a move to adopt an enterprise-scale planning analytics solution for planning, budgeting and forecasting. Now, the anticipated release of an on-premises and cloud-based version of IBM Planning Analytics just may be the tipping point for...
Accessing the power of R through a robust statistical analysis tool

Accessing the power of R through a robust statistical analysis tool

November 15, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Open source tools continue to foster non-stop innovation throughout the Insight Economy. So it’s no surprise that open-source languages—most notably, R--have moved to the center of enterprise statistical analytics and data management.
The cognitive level of surveillance for financial institutions

The cognitive level of surveillance for financial institutions

November 10, 2016 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
A holistic and dynamic surveillance system that looks across the trading activity, specific actions and communications of the trader goes beyond traditional, rules-based surveillance systems. See how IBM Surveillance Insight for Financial Services provides a cognitive system that takes surveillance...
Dynamic duo: Big data and design thinking

Dynamic duo: Big data and design thinking

November 9, 2016 | by Karan Sachdeva, Sales Leader Big Data Analytics APAC, IBM
Big data and design thinking share some common core principles for creating highly connected, meaningful business and customer user experiences. See why organizations worldwide are realizing the magic of combining big data with design thinking to generate value for powerful business use cases.