Big data is everywhere and in everything. It’s infused in phones, cars, roads, power lines, waterways, food crates and innumerable other items you’d never think of as computers. Technology is more powerful and accessible than ever before, but there are still many civic challenges in need of
2014 marks several significant shifts in the era of big data, and business executives around the globe cannot afford to ignore them. The most significant change is that velocity is now the value driver for big data. IBM’s sixth annual analytics study finds that organizations differentiating
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Are you ready for the Big Data for Social Good Hadoop Challenge, powered by IBM + Hadoop? For this global hackathon, IBM will be working closely with City of LA, Boston and San Jose and others where participants will compete to create innovative
Terri Dean, chief membership officer at Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, shares how they peeled apart all the layers of their data to uncover trend lines and increase retention.
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David Corrigan, director of IBM Infosphere product marketing, tells of using information in healthcare to intervene up to 24 hours earlier for serious illnesses. "Streaming analytics and stream computing offers a tremendous cost advantage when you are actually landing a huge volume of information
Phillippe Chartier, information delivery team lead at Canadian National Railway and this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero, tells us how they used to rely on monthly data reports, but now they operate more efficiently—in near real time—with predictive analytics. Canadian national Railway applies
Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst at Forester Research, declares that, “consumers want to be treated like royalty.” This seems like a tall order. However, with all the data that customers share about themselves, the business that can quickly capture, analyze and act on this data “just in time, all
How is this safari guide so well informed in regards to the white rhinoceros? Like researchers and environmentalists, he’s been given valuable insight through IBM InfoSphere Streams. And it’s more than just general knowledge about this endangered beast—it’s powerful information and insight that
Research shows that "80% of the data about a patient is unstructured." Nigel Hook, CEO and Founder, DataSkill, tells the story of how IBM BlueMix enables DataSkill to bring cognitive computing to healthcare clients, so they can gain a better understanding of patients through unstructured data.
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Terri DeanChief Membership Officer at Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Terri Dean, Chief Membership Officer at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics hero, shares how big data transformed how they retain members.
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Roger Rea is on the hunt for the elusive black swan. Much like a cyber attacker, the black swan blends in, stays one move ahead and looks for its time to strike with a good prank. But Roger Rea is warming up to the black swan’s game; he’s learned that simply tracking where the black swan has been,