In a recent CrowdChat discussion, a group of Hadoop and Spark subject matter experts from the IBM Analytics group discussed using cloud-based Hadoop and Spark services as a lever for business agility. From their contributions we drew ten hot topics and themes for experts in all areas of the big
Some organizations misunderstand the optimized way to use Hadoop and Spark together, primarily because of their complexity. But investing in both technologies enables a broad set of big data analytics and application development use cases. See what Niru Anisetti and Rohan Vaidyanathan have to say
IBM has identified a number of common problems that many businesses find themselves facing in their various stages of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark adoption. As a result, IBM has developed a set of support services to help customers accelerate time-to-value outcomes and reduce risk when building
Don’t let your sales compensation dashboard tell you half the story. Take a look at the five key productivity metrics and five key people metrics you need to consider when determining whether your sales employees are performing as expected, driving your organization’s strategy and motivated to take
Without question, our lives are very different from only a couple decades ago, thanks in part to some pretty amazing technology advances including smartphones and other devices, mobile apps, an ever-growing array of social channels and more. Take a look at how one telecommunications organization
At the core of many big data architectures is Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark. Organizations adopting these technologies for their big data journey are nevertheless at different levels of maturity. Hear what Prasad Pandit had to say in an interview with Andrea Braida about how IBM is evolving its
IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 had a lot of worldwide focus on cognitive capabilities and their application in analytics, commerce and security. And yet, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted in 2016 and applicable in 2018, seemed to garner quite a bit of interest among
Before diving into planning for sales compensation, get a fix on the company’s business goals and strategy. See why having a framework in place is critical when designing a sales strategy and compensation program.
Many forward-thinking organizations want to investigate how big data analytics helps them outthink and outperform the competition. However, many also are challenged with finding the right talent to run the operations, keep the data secure and figure out how to leverage the myriad tools at their
Organizations looking to transform their operations can turn to data science for an approach that offers the ability to predict events and behavior, prescribe actions, derive insights and make informed decisions. Learn more about how you can tap into the power of data science through predictive
Banking industry leaders are rethinking their incentive compensation strategies in terms of risk and compliance. Here are some important questions—and some best practices—that can guide banking managers and executives as they develop incentive compensation plans that drive both compliance and
Censuses have long provided governing authorities with data that helps them make decisions affecting the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere. In modern times, however, companies look for more than just a name when doing business—and that’s where master data comes in. Find out how your
Essentially, Monte Carlo simulations predict an outcome not from the actual values of input data (which aren’t known) but from the likely (aka “simulated”) values of that data (based on their probability distributions). These simulations can prove invaluable for assessing risks in many real-world
Although spreadsheets offer a stable, attractive option when working with numbers, they can fall far short when they are applied to enterprise-scale statistical analytics. Weigh the limitations of spreadsheets against the benefits of a sophisticated, enterprise-grade statistical analysis tool for
The Internet of Things continues to be a land of opportunity in so many areas. Take a look at this overview of steps to innovation and success factors along with the risks and pitfalls to avoid in your Internet of Things journey.