Each time I am called upon to consult with a business, I ask the same question: “What is your ultimate goal with this project?” Often it is to increase sales via correctly identifying their potential audience or customers. Of course, this isn't usually what's said; initially all I get is a panicked
Data is the new natural resource, and those who can harness it will be leaders. But, there are many myths about how to make data work for an organization.
During the Information Management Keynote at Insight 2014, IBM busts these myths. In her post, Harriet Fryman, vice president of Information
I attended the first several days of the IBM Insight 2014 conference recently as one of the invited social VIP reporters for the event.
For a deeper view on my perspective of the big data and analytics happenings at IBM Insight, explore my newest post here on the Hub, "The 'one thing': IBM Watson
The Information Management keynote session at IBM Insight 2014 brought new product offerings, memorable stories and answers to some common information infrastructure myths. Beth Smith, general manager of IBM Information Management, accompanied by special guest Grant Imahara of former Mythbusters
So now I am fascinated by the Internet of Things (IoT) and wondering: what should I do with the power of this curiosity? My first reaction is to associate the IoT with the web and mobility, since we are in fact talking about the internet. I can then turn to my understanding of cloud services and
There have always existed significant barriers to entry for early adopters of any new technology. For example, all the miles of cable that needed to be run in order for the world to take advantage of the miracle of electricity. Now consider the computer: devices that were capable of processing only
When writing software, developers typically instrument their code and use the generated logs to debug the application’s functional and non-functional issues. Once the application software is in production, the IT operations team uses performance and availability monitoring tools to make sure that
After day two at IBM Insight 2014 in Las Vegas, I am reflecting on the plethora of big data and analytics capabilities, innovations and opportunities that filled the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (which, by the way, is nearly a mile, all indoors, from one end to the other, so there was a lot to
This year at IBM Insight, we’ll hear from Captain Phillips, who underwent a harrowing ordeal involving pirates off the coast of Africa. Maybe you saw the movie starring Tom Hanks?
We're anticipating a huge demand for his book, especially since this year conference attendees have the opportunity to
IBM recognizes that there is a convergence of cloud technologies, new design paradigms and advances in analytics. Enhancements to IBM business intelligence, predictive analytics, performance management and risk analytics products will mean that data-driven decisions can now be an essential daily
IBM this week announced dashDB, which brings cloud-based modernization to data warehousing and analytics. dashDB helps customers to ensure that infrastructure doesn't stand in the way of them realizing fast value from an agile enterprise data warehouse. Many smaller and mid-sized users have little
October is not only a busy time for conferences, but it is also a busy time for book publishing! The bookstore at IBM Insight will offer hundreds of different titles for you to browse and purchase (often at a great discount), and, in a few cases, we’re lucky to have the authors themselves available