Big Data. It’s everything from machine data from sensors to social media, audio and video, transactions, and enterprise content. We’re all trying to figure out what it means and how to leverage it to better understand our customers and drive change in our organizations.
So what’s the answer?
Graph analysis is all the rage these days, and not just among data scientists. It's not a new discipline, but, to the larger business and consumer public over the past few years, it has seemingly come out of nowhere.
Graph analysis is, at heart, a mathematical approach for mapping complex
One of my favorite activities is exploring how big data can make people's lives better. High-quality, affordable, universally available healthcare is fundamental to that equation, and big data clearly has a strong role to play.
In late January 2013, I'll be co-presenting with Jianying Hu, IBM
We all need an attitude adjustment when it comes to analytics.
According to Nate Silver, keynote speaker at IBM’s recent Information on Demand (IOD) conference, New York Times contributor, and author of the recently released book, “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, but Some
Analytics is a deciding factor that determines whether organizations succeed or fail. Those able to effectively manage, store and tap information for game-changing insights can capitalize on virtually endless opportunities. Those who cannot master the data may ultimately find themselves playing a
Derechos, Droughts, Hottest July on Record, Shattered High Temp Records, Greenland Ice Sheet Melts.
Just what is going on with the weather these days? Is this weather really abnormal or does it just seem to be that way? Is this part of a trend? Does global climate change mean we’ll have more of
Companies implementing analytics solutions outperform their peers across a range of financial measures – 1.6x revenue growth, 2.0x EBITDA growth, and 2.5x stock price appreciation (State of Smart Report).
For insurers, applying Smarter Analytics to daily decision making offers a huge new
On July 4th, CERN scientists announced that they observed a particle that strongly resembles the Higgs boson, a critical element of the standard model of particle physics. This particle is thought to be responsible for the characteristic of mass, which gives objects weight when combined with
Big data. Two words that are inescapable in today’s business world.
What do we really know about big data? We know that 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. We know there are multiple uses for big data in every industry – from analyzing larger volumes of
In the 1980’s, John Naisbitt wrote, “We have for the first time an economy based on a key resource [information] that is not only renewable, but self-generating. Running out of it is not a problem, but drowning in it is.[i][i]” Little did Naisbitt know how much information we’d be creating 30
Today, IBM is excited to announce the acquisition of Vivisimo to our big data portfolio. Vivisimo’s federated discovery and navigation capabilities are a key addition to IBM’s big data platform strategy.
IBM’s big data platform is designed to help organizations analyze any volume, variety and
Commercial and government organizations are staring at the confluence of three unique events:
· The unprecedented volumes of data
· The need to easily analyze it, make sense of it and put it into action
· The importance of driving real business value from this analysis
It’s the perfect storm.
Golf is all about analytics.
As you watch golf on television or take "a good walk spoiled" yourself, think about all of the data calculations made before the right club is selected to hit a golf ball on the tee or fairway:
What is the distance to the hole?
Which club will carry me that
In 18th century Europe, a group of intellectuals seized control of reason to challenge the systems of power and faith.
This Age of Enlightenment, according to German philosopher Immanuel Kant, was “the emancipation of the human consciousness from an immature state of ignorance and error."