Blogs

Untying the provider Gordian Knot for cost-effective customer experience

Untying the provider Gordian Knot for cost-effective customer experience

October 25, 2016 | by Gaurav Deshpande, Industry Marketing Manager - Communications, IBM
Today’s telecommunications providers find themselves facing a Gordian Knot when investing in improving the customer experience cost-effectively while revenue shrinks because of a variety of factors. See what some real-world telecommunications providers are doing to attempt to untie the Gordian Knot...
IBM Planning Analytics -- now on premises

IBM Planning Analytics -- now on premises

October 24, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Look for IBM to launch the on-premises version of its enterprise performance management solution, IBM Planning Analytics, at for IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016. Check out the new features and business benefits of this new release of a leading-edge financial and operational performance...
Disrupting business with team data science at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

Disrupting business with team data science at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016

October 24, 2016 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
A recent CrowdChat covered team data science as the core competency for digital disruption in today’s business environments. Consider these highlights from that discussion as you prepare for your trip to Las Vegas.
IBM Institute for Business Value study: Blazing a cognitive trail

IBM Institute for Business Value study: Blazing a cognitive trail

October 24, 2016 | by Rebecca Shockley, Business Analytics Global Research Leader for the IBM Institute for Business Value, IBM
The dawn of the cognitive era is upon us, and many organizations today have the data and analytics capabilities to begin their cognitive journeys. Take a look at recent survey results available in the seventh annual IBM Institute for Business Value analytics research report.
Taking a strategic approach to data access, movement and preparation

Taking a strategic approach to data access, movement and preparation

October 21, 2016 | by Hernando Borda, Offering Manager, IBM Bluemix Data Connect, IBM
Data is widely seen as the new source of competitive advantage, driving smarter decisions and helping enterprises outthink their rivals. But opportunities are often missed. Getting the data needed from multiple underlying systems can take far too long for application developers, business analysts...
Industry experts weigh in on what’s most anticipated for fintech in 2017

Industry experts weigh in on what’s most anticipated for fintech in 2017

October 21, 2016 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
Technology is transforming the financial services industry through advanced analytics, behavior finance, mobile computing, predictive analytics, robo advisors and now cognitive computing. Industry experts were recently asked to answer this question: “What is the most exciting change you anticipate...
The art of designing data flow on a free-form canvas

The art of designing data flow on a free-form canvas

October 21, 2016 | by Somil Kulkarni, Program Director, Engineering, Data Connect, IBM
Volumes of data generated from a variety of sources can be a challenge to wrangle. Take a look at the advanced Design Data Flow beta capability of IBM Bluemix Data Connect that enables consumption of large data volumes from disparate sources, which can then be curated for deriving insights and...
What CDOs can expect at World of Watson

What CDOs can expect at World of Watson

October 20, 2016 | by Chris Gillar, Content Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics Platform, IBM
In just a few short days, World of Watson will be in full swing once again, bringing the very best in speakers, demonstrations, and networking opportunities with a cognitive flair. It's a perfect opportunity for Chief Data Officers to learn more about a variety of topics – from more traditional...
Accelerating data applications with Jupyter Notebooks, Hadoop and Spark

Accelerating data applications with Jupyter Notebooks, Hadoop and Spark

An interview with Chris Snow

October 20, 2016 | by Andrea Braida, Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
The combination of Jupyter Notebooks, Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark has become a killer app for data practitioners. It unlocks the ability to explore, visualize and experiment with both structured and unstructured data sets with great ease and efficiency. We spoke recently with Chris Snow at IBM...
What’s in a name? IBM Bluemix Data Connect emerges from DataWorks

What’s in a name? IBM Bluemix Data Connect emerges from DataWorks

October 20, 2016 | by Edward Calvesbert, Program Director, Offering Management - IBM Bluemix Data Connect, IBM
Many of us might be surprised to learn that some of the most familiar brand names around started off with other names. IBM recently renamed IBM DataWorks—its flagship, self-service data preparation offering—to IBM Bluemix Data Connect. Get a glimpse of it in this brief overview, and discover how...