Blogs

The data governance story: An introduction to governance and metadata

The data governance story: An introduction to governance and metadata

February 15, 2017 | by Marc Haber, Offering Manager, IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog, IBM
The need for information is paramount to our need to excel and succeed. Businesses rely on information for strategic planning and driving growth. Individuals rely on information to make decisions and gain understanding of things. All information is driven by knowledge, and for knowledge to be an...
IBM and Fox make a big impact with Hidden Figures screening

IBM and Fox make a big impact with Hidden Figures screening

February 13, 2017 | by J. White Bear, Data Scientist/ Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
January marked the release of the long awaited Hidden Figures movie featuring an all-star cast and highlighting the contributions of both women and IBM's technology to history. Hidden Figures tells the true story of three African-American female mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and...
Charting the data lake: Building a business language for data lake

Charting the data lake: Building a business language for data lake

February 13, 2017 | by Pat O'Sullivan, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Analytics
When the data lake is deployed as an infrastructure to be exploited by different users in various departments with their own needs, their own different requirements and often their own dialects in terms of a business language, then a universal translator can become very useful. Especially with the...
Understanding data ownership in the data lake

Understanding data ownership in the data lake

February 10, 2017 | by Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect, IBM
There is so much talk about data as a new natural resource. The amount of data organizations and citizens across the globe produce, is authored in many systems and consumed by various organizations and users in different formats. This begs the following questions: Who owns this data? And why it is...
CIO Insights: Hitting the accelerator on app development while meeting the expectations of your CIO

CIO Insights: Hitting the accelerator on app development while meeting the expectations of your CIO

February 7, 2017 | by Anthony Paris, Global Client Reference Manager, IBM
CIOs are saddled with the incredible responsibility of ensuring all things IT are not just functioning, but are meeting the high demands of both internal enterprise users as well as those customers that rely on that enterprise as part of their own business. Though CIOs have an incredible...
Analytics and the cloud: A perfect match

Analytics and the cloud: A perfect match

February 7, 2017 | by Steven Lockwood, Executive Information Architect, IBM
This is the first in a sequence of blogs that takes a peek at what is driving analytics onto the cloud, what are the challenges that will need to be overcome over the next 5 years and how they will be tackled.

5 key attributes of effective data monetization strategy

February 6, 2017 | by Karan Sachdeva, Sales Leader Big Data Analytics APAC, IBM
In cognitive computing era, new revenue generation stream has emerged with data at center of the modern digital business model. One of the key capabilities cognitive computing enables for an organization is the ability to generate additional revenue streams by using data effectively. In the big...
IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

February 3, 2017 | by Nancy Berlin, WW Event Manager, Analytics Platform Services, IBM
IBM’s community of big data developers continues to grow. As our Big Data Developer meetup program moves into its fifth year, this worldwide community of customers, partners and IBM developers is on the verge of enlisting its 100,000th member—when we published this blog, we counted 99,100. 
Thinking of Insurance Fraud as a “Cost of Doing Business” Needs to End

Thinking of insurance fraud as a "cost of doing business" needs to end

February 2, 2017 | by Derek Brink, VP, Research Fellow, Information Technology, Aberdeen
Many suggest that the insurance industry's operating models already include the cost of fraud, creating higher cost structures and premiums. By taking full advantage of the integration and advanced capabilities being offered by leading counter fraud solution providers, enterprise counter fraud...
Extending the scope and utility of data integration

Extending the scope and utility of data integration

February 2, 2017 | by Davendra Paltoo, Offering Manager, IBM
It is said that more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire preceding history of mankind. It would be interesting to find out how much of this data has been analyzed and put to good use. Analyzing and harnessing big data is undoubtedly the major challenge of the day for all...