This is the first in a sequence of blogs that looks at how Planning Analytics and Decision Optimization can help organizations go from a plan to the right plan by leveraging optimization throughout the planning process.
Line-of-business (LoB) stakeholders want to know that their analytics investment will help them make better, faster, and smarter decisions, with measurable business results. But for many, measuring success from applying Machine Learning and Decision Optimization is not obvious. Learn the top 3
Context-aware stream computing helps you become more responsive to emerging opportunities. By using innovative technologies to understand the context of data and analyze data in real time, you can put data to work.
The Academy Awards provided a great example of the challenges of data integration. The business output of the data integration processes in the award ceremony is the announcement of a winner in a specific category.
Building a data lake is one of the stepping stones towards data monetization use cases and many other advance revenue generating and competitive edge use cases. What are the building blocks of a “cognitive trusted data lake” enabled by machine learning and data science?
Data is often the catalyst that drives business direction and growth. However, if data is cryptic and not understood, then how can such data contribute to such direction or growth? Just like in life, we learn from our past, as we gain direction and insight from previous events or activities to make
Quite often, we see that the need for data security and governance makes some organizations hesitant about migrating to the cloud. This is perfectly understandable given the types of data gathered and used by businesses today, the regulations they must adhere to on both a local and global level,
There is a growing need for versatile, hybrid architectures that can combine the best of both data warehousing and big data analytics. The cloud is the perfect solution, because it makes it easier to build a robust data warehouse as a central “hub”, and then add other environments that can be
Prescriptive analytics (optimization) is a sophisticated analytics technology. It can deliver great business value by helping decision makers handle the tough trade-offs that arise when limited resources force choices among options. Optimization was traditionally applied by Operations Research
The need for information is paramount to our need to excel and succeed. Businesses rely on information for strategic planning and driving growth. Individuals rely on information to make decisions and gain understanding of things. All information is driven by knowledge, and for knowledge to be an
There is so much talk about data as a new natural resource. The amount of data organizations and citizens across the globe produce, is authored in many systems and consumed by various organizations and users in different formats. This begs the following questions: Who owns this data? And why it is
It is said that more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire preceding history of mankind. It would be interesting to find out how much of this data has been analyzed and put to good use. Analyzing and harnessing big data is undoubtedly the major challenge of the day for all
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