Blogs

Recap of IBM Twitterchat: How In-Memory Technology is Transforming Big Data

March 29, 2013 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Nothing screams “speed of business” quite like in-memory technology. On Wednesday, March 27, I participated in an IBM Twitter chat with analysts, influencers, thought leaders, fellow IBM-ers and others on this very topic. The event took take place from 12-1pm EDT and used hashtag #bigdatamgmt. (You...

Activating the Customer Voice

March 28, 2013 | by IBM #CXO Twitterchat, Leading weekly #CXO chats, Mondays 12pm ET
Research shows that “34% of US consumers give feedback directly to companies after a bad experience and 21% of US consumers give feedback directly to companies after a good experience.” Social media too has added an additional channel for customers to express their needs, wants and dislikes. In our...

Big Data, Quality of Service, and Telecom 2.0

March 28, 2013 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Quality-of-service (QoS) is one of the most paradoxical metrics in the telecommunications industry. “Quality” of the customer experience is normally measured through surveys and logged feedback, but plenty of data can lead to good quantitative measures.

Sprint Leverages Big Data to Gain Valuable Business Insights

March 27, 2013 | by Rima Mukherjee, Client Reference Marketing Specialist
Sprint Nextel Corporation is among the leading telecommunications companies in the United States with over 55 million wireless customers, offering a comprehensive set of business, government and consumer services. The company has historically used traditional database modeling to analyze the tens...

Saving Lives at 1,000 Data Points Per Second

March 27, 2013 | by Charlie Schick, Ph.D., Big Data Solutions, Healthcare and Life Sciences
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), announced their work to develop a bedside early-warning system for brain pressure in traumatic brain injury patients. At the core of this system is InfoSphere Streams, which can ingest and analyze, in real-time, huge volumes of fast-moving data –...

Unselfish Shellfish Share Data

March 26, 2013 | by Mike Kearney, Sr. Product Marketing Director
  Big data delivers information via dashboards to oyster farmers, giving them new insights to help optimize their crops and produce safe, healthy seafood.

Elite 8 Emerges in "Big Data Smart Sixteen"

March 26, 2013 | by Natasha Bishop, Big Data Strategy lead, IBM
The field for the Elite 8 from the "Big Data Smart Sixteen" is set! In the Marketing region, Faster Reporting & Analytics’ star player faltered against the unselfish play and sharing of deeper customer insight of Predicting Customer Behavior (PCB). Paired with the energy and cheers from their...

Delivering On-Demand Analytics at the Speed of Thought

March 25, 2013 | by Graeme Noseworthy, Marketing and Advertising, RapidMiner, Inc.
It’s a classic "fairy tale of star-crossed lovers." Leading global information and measurement company meets multinational technology and consulting corporation. They talk big data, analytics, technology and positive business outcomes. It was love at first sight.

Developer Day Brings Big Data Upclose and Hands-on

March 22, 2013 | by Nicolás Morales, Big Data Product Enablement, IBM
Big Data Developer Meetups have been held in 8 locations across the United States, with more coming in 2013. Our Meetups have been kicked off with a Big Data Developer Day, which is an exclusive event that allows all attendees to experience IBM’s enterprise-class big data platform, while addressing...

Sharpening Marketing Instruments for a Better Customer Experience

March 21, 2013 | by IBM #CXO Twitterchat, Leading weekly #CXO chats, Mondays 12pm ET
By leveraging big data, marketers today can better analyze purchase history, customer buying power and customer behaviors to craft more targeted messages. With fast analysis of relevant information marketing can move from “spray and pray” to refined tactics. A recent Twitter chat, featuring guest...