We live in the time of profound technological shifts driven by the ever-increasing availability of data. This post discusses some of the ways data and analytics are impacting our lives; it is also a call to action, to think out of the box and look for new applications and data-driven solutions.
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It would be nice to have a crisp algorithm to pick and choose among potential big-data applications. But there isn't one.
What enterprises have instead are plenty of handy heuristics ("rules of thumb") to help prioritize among potential applications, based on factors such as business impact,
A recently released infographic aids in understanding how big data capabilities map back to enterprise strategic imperatives. I'll break this infographics down into steps and discuss each level for clarity and definition.
On January 9, 2014 IBM announced that it was forming a new organization (the Watson Group) and investing a billion dollars ($1B!) in future Watson development. The company also announced three new Watson cloud services—The Watson Discovery Advisor, Watson Analytics and IBM Watson Explorer—as well