Integration & Governance

Gaining an advantage from information management

Length: 20:27
August 18, 2014

William McKnight is founder of McKnight Consulting Group, which focuses on helping clients solve business problems using proven, streamlined approaches in information management. He is also the author of a new book titled, "Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data."

William talked about the value that many companies are leaving behind by not making the most of their data, and he gave advice on how organizations can become more agile—both in their methodology and mindset.

Follow William on LinkedIn and Twitter (@williammcknight) and on his blog. Follow podcast host David Pittman on Twitter @TheSocialPitt.

To learn more about IBM big data & analytics, visit www.ibmbigdatahub.com, where you’ll find podcasts, videos, blogs and more. 

How SMBs are approaching big data analytics

Length: 17:54
July 7, 2014

Cloud, mobile, security, analytics and big data are all significant issues for IT organizations, and the landscape of each issue is rapidly evolving. While it’s difficult for organizations of all sizes to keep up with the changes, it’s especially challenging for small and midsize companies. Brian Beals and Steve Cavolick join us from Sirius Computer Solutions, an IT solutions integrator that provides infrastructure and software consulting and services. Brian and Steve shared some of their knowledge about how SMBs are approaching and solving these IT challenges.

Learn more about how Brian and Steve can help you at their company website, www.mysiriuszone.com and connect with them on LinkedIn.

Follow abreast of a wide range of issues affecting midsize companies at the MidsizeInsider.com

And for more information about IBM’s big data and analytics solutions, visit ibmbigdatahub.com.

Juggler or high diver: How do you work in real time?

Length: 16:44
June 16, 2014

If you take a quick glance at any technology publication (and many business publications as well) you will likely see some reference to real-time. There’s real-time customer service, real-time marketing, real-time analytics and the list goes on. But what does real time mean? Is there a standard definition? Should there be?

Roger Rea, product manager for IBM InfoSphere Streams, joined host David Pittman to share the surprisingly long history of "real-time computing," and explain how to tell if you are a juggler or a high diver when it comes to real-time analytics.

If you want to learn more about real-time computing, visit www.ibmbigdatahub.com, where you’ll find podcasts, videos, blogs and more. Developers who want to learn more about InfoSphere Streams should join the StreamsDev community for developers by developers! https://developer.ibm.com/streamsdev/ and download IBM InfoSphere Streams Quick Start: ibm.co/streamsqs

"Zone Architecture" model explains how big data fits into IT strategy

Length: 15:06
May 26, 2014

Conceptually, big data can be difficult for people to understand. If they can't fully understand it, then it's difficult for them to see how it fits into their strategic IT plans. To help explain the concepts behind big data and its place in IT infrastructure, IBM has developed a "Zone Architecture" built around five zones that relate to how organizations manage data and run analytics. Rick Clements, director of product marketing for IBM Big Data, described the Zone Architecture, as well as the use cases  and types of products typically used within each zone.

You can explore the big data zone architecture in an interactive infographic the lists use cases, provides product information, and shows videos of how clients are operating in each zone. 

For more podcasts, blogs, videos, infographics and other resources, visit www.IBMBigDataHub.com.

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Importance of Context in Metadata

Length: 15:43
August 29, 2013

Sifting through the noise to find the signal in big data - the information that yields the most value to your analysis. That was the key point in this podcast between Claudia Imhoff, president of Intelligent Solutions and founder of Boulder BI Brain Trust, and David Corrigan, director of product marketing for IBM InfoSphere and Information Integration and Governance. 

Agile Data Governance

Length: 20:17
August 29, 2013

In the last of a three-part series, Mike Ferguson, an independent analyst with Intelligent Business, and David Corrigan, director of product marketing for IBM InfoSphere and Information Integration and Governance, discussed how to build confidence in big data. This segment looks at agile data governance - what it is, why it's important, and how organizations can implement it.

Building Confidence in Big Data through Context

Length: 16:43
August 26, 2013

Mike Ferguson, an independent analyst with Intelligent Business, and David Corrigan, director of product marketing for IBM InfoSphere and Information Integration and Governance, talked recently about how to build confidence in big data. In this segment, they delved into context: how to visualize and understand the context of big data so data scientists, business users and executives all know what is available and thus have more trust in that information.

Raising Confidence in Big Data through Automated Integration

Length: 19:07
August 26, 2013

Mike Ferguson, an independent analyst with Intelligent Business Strategies, talked with David Corrigan, director of product marketing for IBM InfoSphere and Information Governance about how to raise confidence in big data. They focused their conversation around automated integration – the ability to ingest a wider variety and volume of data – and the importance of integration tools in big data initiatives.

Data Governance: Fueling Analytic Performance

Length: 11:34
June 18, 2013

When organizations don't have trust in their data, they don't act upon it. With more companies looking to use big data to get richer insights, the question of "Can I trust these data?" arises more frequently. David Corrigan, director of product marketing for IBM InfoSphere, talks about how good information governance and security can build trust in data.

For more information about the IBM big data platform and products, visit www.ibm.com/bigdata

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