White Papers & Reports

SparkR: Transforming R into a tool for big data analytics

In this white paper, discover how programmers and data scientists can use SparkR to transform R into a tool for big data analytics, taking advantage of parallel processing and near-linear scaling to tackle much larger challenges than would normally be possible with other methods.

Improving financial performance with predictive analytics

Check out the ebook, Improving Financial Performance with Predictive Analytics, from Ventana Research that explores the many ways businesses can apply predictive analytics and data science techniques to grow revenue, shrink costs and improve margins.

Think big, start small and learn fast

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,...

Better decision making under uncertain conditions using Monte Carlo simulation

Do you find yourself increasingly having to make decisions amid uncertain conditions? The advanced capabilities offered by IBM SPSS Statistics aim to make Monte Carlo simulation a part of your risk analysis by bringing these two worlds together in a single software solution.

The risks of using spreadsheets for statistical analysis

Spreadsheets are excellent tools as far as they go—but how far can they truly go? If you’re pushing your spreadsheet-based solutions beyond their viable limits, then they might be doing more harm than good. Discover what considerations you shouldn’t ignore when using spreadsheets for statistical...

The power of IBM SPSS Statistics and R together

Data analytics is no longer an either/or choice. With the integration of IBM SPSS Statistics and R, you can bring together the statistical analysis and data management capabilities that have helped so many data scientists gain insight after insight from their data.

Increase financial services revenue through improved engagement

As they compete in the modern business environment, companies are increasingly looking to sophisticated analytics and cognitive capabilities to help them gain an deep understanding of what matters to their clients. By knowing their customers well, organizations can provide targeted, personalized...

IBM test data management: A point of view

IBM test data management (TDM) services are designed to satisfy the demands of enterprises trying to take advantage of test data and environment management solutions for complex IT deployments. TDM services cater to test data discovery, subset production, masking, test data refresh, automation of...

Analytics for a cognitive business

As humans, we have the ability to think both analytically and creatively. The same should be true for your organization, with technology that helps you hypothesize by connecting fact to possibility. That is a defining trait of cognitive business: a new relationship with technology that empowers...

Capture more value from from body-worn camera video

Are you making the most of the opportunities created by your team’s use of body-worn cameras? Discover how you can enlist the help you need to allow you to take full advantage of this essential law enforcement technology.