Watson solutions aim to enhance, scale and accelerate human expertise, targeting a wide range of complex challenges in the world today. Watson Analytics itself will understand, perceive and relate information at a human level for your business problems, combining analytical insights with your
Benny Cohen, founder and president of Knowledge Providers, Inc., has spent the last 35 years implementing business solutions for small and large organizations across North America. He spent some time with us to talk about “self-service BI” for decentralizing the consumption of data and described
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
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
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,
Today’s data-driven organization is faced with magnified urgency around data volume, user needs and compressed decision time frames. In order to address these challenges while maintaining an effective analytical environment, many organizations are exploring cloud-based environments coupled with
Reporting on historical information to bring meaning to your business operations is just the beginning of the business analytics journey. In order to gain a competitive edge, operational knowledge of your business must go beyond managed reporting and include predictive capabilities to help you
The joy of having a car is in driving it. What happens if you put in the wrong fuel? Well, the car won’t move. This applies to business analytics as well. The business benefit of analytics lies in acting on the insights. What if the data that fuels analytics is not trust worthy or reliable? Either
I’ve encountered many customers who are keen to ditch their data warehouse and use Hadoop to store the organization’s data as a cost-saving measure and to provide more flexibility to the business. However, an oft-overlooked consequence of eliminating the data warehouse is that analysts are now
For many people, big data = Hadoop. The most common question I get from customers is some form of “Do you support [BigInsights, Cloudera, AWS or other Hadoop-based offering]”?
Saying “yes” is incomplete. The ability to access a data store does not imply that all business intelligence capabilities
How can we ensure the quality of big data? Big data, in its constant growth, relies on massive volumes of data that come from inconsistent sources, with ambiguous lineage and uncertain data currency. This has created one of the greatest challenges in today's big data environments.
IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) and the University of Oxford just released their information-rich and insightful report “Analytics: The real-world use of big data.” Based on a survey of over 1000 professionals from 100 countries across 25+ industries, the report provides insights into
Dr. Barry Devlin, a data management authority and founder of 9sight Consulting, published a new white paper on big data titled “The Big Data Zoo: Taming the Beasts.” The paper provides a colorful and thought-provoking look at big data using animal analogies such as elephants, eagles and reptiles to