If information is paramount, it becomes our collective responsibility to nurture, develop, secure and protect information. One should nurture and develop information so that it is well formed, mature and timely; and secure and protect information so that it is valued and guarded, not shared or
If you’re truly data-driven, how often do you make a critical decision based solely on information from one part of the company? At the organizational level, how valuable is data when decision makers have to rely on IT (not to mention a tangle of technical and bureaucratic red tape) just to access
A decade ago, governance was dictated and enacted by a select group of people. Today, while the principles of governance are largely owned by the same select group of people, everyone has a hand and shared responsibility in the enactment and fulfillment of governance.
Data is often the catalyst that drives business direction and growth. However, if data is cryptic and not understood, then how can such data contribute to such direction or growth? Just like in life, we learn from our past, as we gain direction and insight from previous events or activities to make
Modernize your payment platform with IBM Financial Transaction Manager, the optimal payment platform for a bank’s path to business growth in the digital age. Financial institutions can introduce new real-time schemes and payment types continually, support existing and emerging transaction
There is a growing need for versatile, hybrid architectures that can combine the best of both data warehousing and big data analytics. The cloud is the perfect solution, because it makes it easier to build a robust data warehouse as a central “hub”, and then add other environments that can be
The need for information is paramount to our need to excel and succeed. Businesses rely on information for strategic planning and driving growth. Individuals rely on information to make decisions and gain understanding of things. All information is driven by knowledge, and for knowledge to be an
This podcast discusses how embracing the concept of the new killer apps involves people and roles in an organization that need to coalesce around a rational set of business goals in working with data. New teams of people are forming that are data hungry.
Large companies that want to prevent being outflanked by more agile, smaller firms can adopt a new organizational and strategic lifestyle. Listen to a general discussion of Chunka Mui’s book, The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups (Cornerloft Press, December 2013) in
In his book, The New Killer Apps, Chunka Mui, innovation and business strategy consultant, asserts that the conventional wisdom about start-ups being destined to out-innovate big, established businesses isn't true. Read this excerpt to learn how large companies can disrupt too by thinking big,
In a recent CrowdChat discussion, a group of Hadoop and Spark subject matter experts from the IBM Analytics group discussed using cloud-based Hadoop and Spark services as a lever for business agility. From their contributions we drew ten hot topics and themes for experts in all areas of the big
Some organizations misunderstand the optimized way to use Hadoop and Spark together, primarily because of their complexity. But investing in both technologies enables a broad set of big data analytics and application development use cases. See what Niru Anisetti and Rohan Vaidyanathan have to say
Holiday operations can be quite demanding for any organization, but if you operate from the North Pole and work against the clock all year to meet your late December deadline, then you need big data and analytics. Hear what big data and advanced analytics expert Tripp Braden had to say about this