Blogs

Next-generation DB2 release highlights BLU Acceleration

Next-generation DB2 release highlights BLU Acceleration

May 6, 2016 | by Matt Huras, IBM Distinguished Engineer & Chief DB2 LUW Chief Architect, IBM
The latest release of IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows (LUW) is generating lots of excitement. Following on a recent post highlighting the recent release, take a look at the robust set of advances, enhancements and new features available in DB2 LUW Version 11.1.1, particularly those that advance...
6 simple ways to help fight crime with analytics

6 simple ways to help fight crime with analytics

Using predictive policing for safer cities

May 5, 2016 | by Paula Williams, Senior Marketing Manager, IBM
The proliferation of illegal, nonprescription drugs in towns and cities across the US continues to be a major headache for law enforcement because of criminal behavior closely tied to the illicit drug trade. Discover six key points of knowledge gained by a real-life application of IBM SPSS...
For strategic planning, business must go beyond spreadsheets

For strategic planning, business must go beyond spreadsheets

May 5, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
The spreadsheet is arguably the most popular business tool ever invented, but it’s not well suited to large-scale, collaborative planning, budgeting and forecasting. Business needs to go beyond spreadsheets to planning analytics solutions that enable data-driven decision making. Take a look at key...
Innovation, inspiration and practical intelligence: IBM Vision 2016

Innovation, inspiration and practical intelligence: IBM Vision 2016

May 5, 2016 | by Doug Barton, Director, Portfolio Marketing, IBM Analytics
IBM Vision 2016 continues a strong tradition of inspirational and innovative presentations and discussions that shape the transformation of professions and organizations in ways that enable outthinking challenges that lie ahead. Get a unique perspective on this event from Doug Barton, director,...

How to protect our PII and sensitive information from fraud

Fighting ransomware, phishing and other cyber threats

May 4, 2016 | by Brooke Satti Charles, Portfolio Marketing Manager, Fraud & Compliance, IBM
Sensitive information comes in many forms of nonpublic and personally identifiable information. How do organizations protect this information from attacks, fraud, threats and other nefarious activities? Get insights from cybersecurity expert, Erik Rasmussen, who offers details about the nature of...

The secret to enhancing customer engagement

May 4, 2016 | by Valerie Moloney, Social Business Manager, IBM
Marketers looking to expand their customer base and achieve retention continually contend with cognitive era challenges of rising data influxes from disparate sources. To cut to the chase, what they really need is a tool that predictively and prescriptively offers the means for recommending next-...
Big data in healthcare: The secret to calculating total cost of care

Big data in healthcare: The secret to calculating total cost of care

May 3, 2016 | by Jennifer Goforth Gregory, Technical Writer
Determining the total cost of care for a patient is not an easy task. By using big data in healthcare, however, providers can accurately determine the overall cost and use this insight to provide higher quality service at a lower price tag.
The LED lighting revolution

The LED lighting revolution

May 2, 2016 | by Jim Harris, Principal, Strategic Advantage
As light-emitting diode (LED) technology grows ever more capable and efficient, new business models are relying on LED lighting to help families save money while enhancing the quality of their lighting—and their life. Discover how exponential growth in LED capabilities is creating daily...
Predictive forecasting for the cognitive era

Predictive forecasting for the cognitive era

April 29, 2016 | by Ted Fischer, Senior Offering Manager, SPSS Modeler, IBM
Business professionals need answers to critical questions that bolster the accuracy of predictive forecasting. And forecasting is a vital approach for a number of business measures including product demand, revenue, sales and more. Discover why predictive forecasting is essential for any line of...
What is Spark?

What is Spark?

Making the complex simple

April 29, 2016 | by Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
Spark just seems to be getting big play everywhere in the technology arena. What is Spark? And do you need it? Get a good glimpse into its in-memory execution capabilities, some of its key components, its integrations and its availability as a service.