Recapping the Final Four of Smart Sixteen Big Data Challenge

April 2, 2013
Predict Customer Behavior won a surprise victory over the top-seeded Improve Campaign Effectiveness in the Marketing region. ICE’s maturity in this case worked against it with the handsome newcomers of PCB. Read More

Analysis and Recaps of Big Data Challenge Final Four

April 2, 2013
It was a wild weekend of mammoth matchups between formidable technology titans in the Smart Sixteen Big Data Challenge! With the field narrowed to the Elite 8, questions still abounded. Read More

US Government and Enterprises in Big Data: Blurring the Line for Mutual Benefit

April 2, 2013
Guest blogger Arthur Nichols looks at the role the U.S. federal government can play in leading the evolution of IT for private enterprise. Read More

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

March 29, 2013
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. Read More

Activating the Customer Voice

March 28, 2013
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 recent #CXO Twitterchat, Sarah Simon, a career insights professional, guest hosted as we disucssed "Activating the Customer Voice." Take a look at some of the highlights Read More

Big Data, Quality of Service, and Telecom 2.0

March 28, 2013
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. Read More

Sprint Leverages Big Data to Gain Valuable Business Insights

March 27, 2013
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. Read More

Saving Lives at 1,000 Data Points Per Second

March 27, 2013
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 – the very kind of data that streams off of patient monitoring equipment. Read More

Unselfish Shellfish Share Data

March 26, 2013
  Big data delivers information via dashboards to oyster farmers, giving them new insights to help optimize their crops and produce safe, healthy seafood. Read More

Elite 8 Emerges in "Big Data Smart Sixteen"

March 26, 2013
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). Read More