Blogs

When the analytics storybook becomes your business playbook

When the analytics storybook becomes your business playbook

October 14, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Organizations use data and analytics to frame the narratives that guide collective action for highly effective decision making. On the heels of the announcement from the Analytics for All event, take a look at expert storybooks that provide compelling narratives from cognitive analysis to help...
Guided analytics templates for self-service analytics

Guided analytics templates for self-service analytics

October 14, 2015 | by Deven Tasgaonkar, Product Manager, IBM
Self-service has become a normal way for users to get analytic insights. With analytic templates created by experts, businesses can seize the opportunity to guide users and instill DIY best practices.
What a difference a year of Watson Analytics makes

What a difference a year of Watson Analytics makes

October 14, 2015 | by Alistair Rennie, General Manager of Solutions, IBM Analytics
Watson Analytics is not only revolutionary but also unlike any other analytics solution. At the event, which is called: Analytics for All: Empowering Everyone to Know, customers will share how they're improving their business with Watson Analytics.
Forecasting best practices: 3 approaches for financial executives

Forecasting best practices: 3 approaches for financial executives

October 14, 2015 | by Michael Taylor, Financial Services Writer
Financial executives should use sophisticated statistical modeling, back-testing and nontraditional inputs to forecast in volatile markets and make better strategic decisions.
Telematics for insurance: Analytic insight is a many-splendored Internet of Things

Telematics for insurance: Analytic insight is a many-splendored Internet of Things

October 14, 2015 | by John C. Anderson, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
Can the Internet of Things (IoT) help auto insurers create more accurate pricing plans? The answer is both yes and no; telematics can potentially offer unprecedented detail about driving behaviors, but this option is still on the horizon (for now).
The planning and analytics guide, part 1

The planning and analytics guide, part 1

October 14, 2015 | by Susan Visser, Social Lead for IBM Analytics - Financial Services Sector, IBM
The market has been abuzz with news and announcements around Financial Performance Management (FPM). Read on to discover the latest updates in the Financial Performance Management area.
Improve student retention and graduation rates: A top priority

Improve student retention and graduation rates: A top priority

October 14, 2015 | by Jennifer Zaino, Public Sector Technology Writer
Data analytics can help keep kids in class and in line for graduation.Unfortunately, the problems in the U.S. education system are more widely discussed than any successes. However, there are indeed successes, including strides made to improve student retention at multiple levels. U.S. students are...
Making data serve society

Making data serve society

October 14, 2015 | by Chris Nott, Client Technical Leader for UK Public Sector, IBM UK Ltd.
Governments around the world are awash with data, much of it in systems used to record the services provided to citizens. However, governments often struggle to unlock the greater value offered by that data, which could help them deliver services coherently and consistently. Find out how analytics...
Smart grid data and its impact on utilities

Smart grid data and its impact on utilities

October 14, 2015 | by Shelly Kramer, Co-CEO, V3 Broadsuite
Energy companies are still learning how to use smart grid data to predict trends and inform their decision-making. With all this information at their fingertips, utilities must understand which data matters the most and how to transform it into knowledge.
Who owns your consumer data strategy?

Who owns your consumer data strategy?

October 13, 2015 | by Valerie Moloney, Social Business Manager, IBM
If you’re trying to pull together consumer data collected in disparate sources but are struggling to make sense of it all, then you’re long overdue for a strategy overhaul. At Insight 2015, learn how you can begin rethinking your own consumer data strategy.