Data scientists and others often encapsulate big data by its dimensions known as the four Vs: volume, variety, velocity and veracity. But when considering big data as a source for insight to enhance decision making, it may be best characterized by its three Cs—confidence, context and choice—with
Solving a particular challenge requires understanding it before commencing to solve it. The astronauts on the Apollo 13 mission in 1970, for example, had to apply logic when they suddenly found themselves in the direst of circumstances, and they were able to find solutions through the use of data
Some process reengineering initiatives that were all the rage some two decades ago fell short of producing tangible changes within organizations. And the same dearth of measurements for assessing data quality improvements could mean the same fate for today’s information governance initiatives. See
Understanding your data’s life cycle can help you lay a solid foundation for your business analytics, preserving the integrity of your data even as you define that data, track it and use it to drive your business decisions. Find out how keeping tabs on your data lineage can empower your information
Regulations to protect the banking industry’s institutions, consumers and the economy continue to evolve, which escalates the complexity of banks’ imperatives to ensure accuracy, completeness and lineage of data. The IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog offers banks an easily accessible,
A master data management (MDM) strategy can help businesses make intelligent business decisions and avoid unnecessary expenses while enabling efficient deployment and saving time spent on implementation. Discover the four essential capabilities of a strong MDM solution and how they can help you
Data can be the lifeblood for empowering healthcare organizations to proactively enhance patient outcomes. See how two healthcare entities applied master data management to innovate successful healthcare initiatives.
Data reservoirs are useful tools that can help organizations create new products and services, increase customer service and efficiency, and reduce waste and fraud. But what is a data reservoir and how do you create it?
Global acts of war are waging on the newest—and potentially most dangerous—battlefield, as aggressive cyberwarfare attacks threaten governments and businesses alike. Don’t miss this interactive meeting to find out how close we are to midnight on the doomsday clock.
Many organizations can take advantage of off-premises cloud environments or a hybrid approach. The key is a sound governance strategy to help ensure organizational data is secure and trustworthy in these environments.
Every day hundreds of articles and blogs are written about the theoretical value of big data, but many don’t offer actionable specifics. At IBM Insight on October 28, we are correcting this historical shortcoming and showcasing how big data (specifically Big Match) is enabling a single view of a
In the world of big data, the elephant is king. Hadoop, whose elephant logo has become the face of big data, has been joined in the big data jungle by many friends: Pig, Jaql and even a ZooKeeper to keep them all in line. The entire big data jungle will be making a trip to Las Vegas in October for
Building confidence in the big data and analytic initiatives requires good governance. Data from a variety of sources, and in different formats, heightens the need for strong, proactive governance. Health information management professions area ideal candidates for this critical need.