Despite big data’s hype, a significant number of organizations are still in a holding pattern—either locked in planning, hesitant to get started or wanting to avoid Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark projects. Complexity and a shortage of skills can exacerbate the situation. Increasingly, organizations
Many organizations can capitalize on big data solutions and technologies to make use of expanded volumes of data for enhancing the critical decisions that drive successful business outcomes. And yet, a number of these enterprises can be inhibited from moving big data initiatives forward for a
When it comes to big data and analytics, you can expect the unexpected. A wide range of companies is applying insights in ways that may surprise you. Here are four examples featuring an unusual mix of companies where the only common denominator is their success with analytics.
Data science has been called the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” and based on the posts you have been devouring on IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub, the old adage “sex sells” definitely applies. Three of the most popular blogs from the first half of 2014 are about data scientists, and three more
We are taking a week-long look at the most popular content on IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub for the first half of 2014. Here are the most-watched videos of the year so far, covering Hadoop, IBM Watson and use cases for big data.
Half of 2014 has already passed us by, but it was chock-full of educational, thought-provoking and sometimes inspiring content here on the IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub. All week long, we will be reviewing the most read, most watched and most listened to content so you can catch up on anything
Did you know that next year, 2014, the number of mobile phones in the world will exceed the number of humans? Are you ready for the rise of the cell phone?
It can be overwhelming, but smart telecommunications providers are turning call record data into actionable insight. How? By using predictive
As a kid, I used to love playing with puddles of water during rainy days (Unlike the millennials, we Gen-X did live closer to nature, didn’t we?). My favourite game was operating the “marbles cleaning factory.” The factory would get water from the puddle via my hand-constructed stream. It was quite
This is our seventh and final post in a series presenting the findings from the IBM Institute for Business Value and University of Oxford’s Big Data study and excerpts from the report, “Analytics: the real world use of big data in financial services.”
Analysis of the findings by my IBM colleagues
This is our sixth post in a series of seven presenting the findings from the IBM Institute for Business Value and University of Oxford’s Big Data study, “Analytics: the real world use of big data in financial services.”
Analysis of the findings by my IBM colleagues David Turner, Michael Schroeck
This is our fifth post in a series of seven presenting the findings from the IBM Institute for Business Value and University of Oxford’s big data study, “Analytics: the real world use of big data in financial services.”
As part of this recently published global research study, my colleagues David
Dr, Magnus Kuschel of Volvo Truck recently spoke on an Automotive News Power Training webinar describing how Volvo Truck is using IBM big data and analytics capabilities to unlock new insights from telematics data.
Judging by the interest level—the webinar blew away all previous attendance records
Bedside manner is something that some physicians have in spades and others totally lack. It’s not just a matter of personalities, etiquette and social pleasantries. Depending on the patient’s situation, it can make as much difference as medication, therapy and surgery in influencing whether