Blogs

Understanding the context of unstructured data

Understanding the context of unstructured data

May 8, 2015 | by W.H. Inmon, Owner, Forest Rim Technology
Database management systems may excel at managing highly repetitive data, but they’re less than well suited for storing and understanding the context of textual data. Storing textual information has long been a big challenge. Among several approaches to this challenge, textual disambiguation works...
Building better healthcare outcomes on solid infrastructure and analytics

Building better healthcare outcomes on solid infrastructure and analytics

May 8, 2015 | by Hema Reddy, Program Director, IBM Systems Big Data and Analytics Portfolio Marketing, IBM
Healthcare has evolved into a process of highly sophisticated technology and computing infrastructure to capitalize on years of analysis and historical data. It requires a robust ecosystem comprising big data and analytics; cognitive, cloud and mobile computing; social tools; and more.
Public Sector News: Using advanced analytics to benefit citizens

Public Sector News: Using advanced analytics to benefit citizens

May 2015, Issue 3

May 8, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
The public sector is changing the face of our cities, transforming our workforce and improving healthcare with data and analytics. Here are some of the stories and articles that caught my attention this week.
Jen Q. Public: Save our students with analytics

Jen Q. Public: Save our students with analytics

May 8, 2015 | by Natasha Bishop, Digital Marketing Lead, Public Services Sector, IBM Analytics
Can technology help stem the rise in college drop-out rates? Colleges and universities are leveraging advanced analytics to aggregate and analyze student data to identify at-risk students and intervene constructively with personalized assistance.
Why analysts should take a predictive approach to problem solving

Why analysts should take a predictive approach to problem solving

May 8, 2015 | by Fern Halper, Research Director, Advanced Analytics, TDWI
Skills needed for advanced analytics sometimes require knowledge of recent data-related technologies, analytics techniques and how to use them. However, many organizations realize that this skill set doesn’t negate the need for people who can frame a problem, interpret the output of an analysis and...
How to get a Net Promoter Score for all your subscribers

How to get a Net Promoter Score for all your subscribers

May 7, 2015 | by Matthew Twomey, Head of Product Marketing, IBM Now Factory, IBM
Traditional indexes and measures of customer satisfaction can be good ways to determine how satisfaction for services varies over short time periods, but a Net Promoter Score approach offers an even deeper look into how a customer feels holistically about the service.
Data science doing good

Data science doing good

May 7, 2015 | by Brian Dalessandro, VP of Data Science, Dstillery
The nonprofit sector is recognizing the potential of big data, and advanced organizational models are emerging to facilitate an intellectual wealth transfer between the well-funded technology sector and the less-funded, world-changing nonprofit sector.
The Internet of Things drives new Industry 4.0 manufacturing initiatives

The Internet of Things drives new Industry 4.0 manufacturing initiatives

May 7, 2015 | by Thorsten Schroeer, Director, Electronics Industry in Europe, IBM
The most prominent manufacturers in the world convened at the recent industrial fair, Hannover Messe, where they discussed both current issues and upcoming trends.
What is continuous engineering?

What is continuous engineering?

May 6, 2015 | by Kim Cobb, IoT Industry Solution Executive, IBM
Like the ingredients in a chef’s special of the day, exciting results from the capabilities of the Internet of Things are dependent on the quality of the technologies and systems within it.
The top five reasons I’ve been going to IBM Vision for a decade

The top five reasons I’ve been going to IBM Vision for a decade

May 6, 2015 | by Kevin Beckberger, Director, Business Development, DisclosureNet
A decade of attending the IBM Vision conferences inspired these top five reasons for experiencing the financial performance management showcase.