Podcasts

Analytics: The speed advantage

November 3, 2014 | 29:54
Rebecca Shockley is the Global Research Leader for Business Analytics at the renowned IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). She joined us to talk about highlights from the latest IBV study, “Analytics: The speed advantage" and described four key "shifts" that occurred in the past year. She...

Gaining an advantage from information management

August 18, 2014 | 20:27
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...

Social marketing and big data

August 10, 2014 | 18:48
By now, most marketing managers and entrepreneurs have heard of big data, but they may not understand its impact on social marketing programs. Joining us to explain is Randy Hlavac, president of Marketing Synergy, a professor in Northwestern University’s Medill integrated marketing communications...

Infrastructure imperatives for advanced analytics

August 4, 2014 | 26:45
Organizations today are increasingly dependent on analyzing large volumes of data for strategic and operational decisions—and doing it in a timely fashion. As C-suite executives come to rely on advanced analytics, the importance of a robust IT infrastructure cannot be overstated. Adrian Bowles,...

Then and now: A five-year look at analytics studies

July 27, 2014 | 17:07
The internationally renowned IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) is beginning its 2014 survey on analytics. Rebecca Shockley, the global research leader for analytics at IBM Institute for Business Value, recapped some of the key findings from studies conducted over the last five years and how...

The first ever Forrester Wave for streaming analytics

July 21, 2014 | 13:38
Going, going...gone! That phrase has been used by auctioneers to indicate the final bid opportunity for a hot auction item. Now “going, going, gone” is being used in the world of big data. Why? Organizations realize that they need to act faster by analyzing streaming data and taking action in the...

Developing real-time applications through open source

July 13, 2014 | 17:44
IBM has a long and successful history with open source, from running Linux on IBM PCs to contributing initial codebase for Eclipse. We believe a mix of open source and closed source is the best way to drive adoption in the marketplace. Having the full support of a vendor like IBM can lower risk...

How SMBs are approaching big data analytics

July 7, 2014 | 17:54
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...

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

June 16, 2014 | 16:44
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...

Transforming potential into action

June 8, 2014 | 18:18
Today's customers demand that you know them and deal with them as individuals rather than as part of a generic market. This requires new ways of truly understanding and engaging with them, and big data technologies play a key role in this. Tom Deutsch, program director for big data and advanced...