Big Data Technology

Cincinnati Zoo transforms customer experience and boosts profits

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens transformed the customer experience and created more than USD 2.2 million in total benefits in just three months.  

VAASAN Group

Experiencing exponential growth in business, the VAASAN Group couldn’t accurately forecast fluctuating sales orders across the Nordic region. 

The VAASAN Group now uses a powerful business intelligence solution that identifies trends in customer demand and generates a rolling sales forecast, helping the company predict its production requirements and prepare for fluctuating customer orders.

The Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014

According to the report, IBM brings "advanced analytics tools, a global presence and implementation services" that make BigInsights a "complete big data solution that will be attractive to many customers." Read the report to see why IBM InfoSphere BigInsights was named a leader and how it stands in relation to other big data Hadoop vendors.

Ethics for big data and analytics

Big data and analytics technology can reap huge benefits to both individuals and organizations—bringing personalized service, detection of fraud and abuse, efficient use of resources and prevention of failure or accident. So why are there questions being raised about the ethics of analytics, and its related technology, big data?

Analytics: A blueprint for value - Converting big data and analytics insights into results

In today's competitive marketplace, executive leaders are racing to convert enterprise insights into meaningful results. Successful leaders are infusing analytics throughout their enterprises to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimize outcomes. In this exciting new piece of research, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 900 business and IT executives from 70 countries. Through our research, we identified nine levers that together enable organizations to create value from an ever-growing volume of data from a variety of sources – value that results from insights derived and actions taken at every level of the organization.

Customer Analytics: The Role of Integrated Systems

This white paper outlines the latest customer analytics opportunities and challenges facing sales, marketing, and customer service decision makers. It draws on IDC's research into big data and analytics (BDA) business and technology trends and provides recommendations for organizations looking to improve their customer analytics initiatives. The paper also considers the role of workload-optimized systems as a technology platform to enable customer analytics and describes the IBM PureData System for Analytics as one of the leading workload-optimized systems in the market today.

Technology Innovations for Enhanced Database Management and Advanced BI

This is a research report by noted industry analysts Claudia Imhoff, Intelligent Solutions, Inc., and Colin White, BI Research. IT leaders need to review and enhance their information architecture to support requirements fueled by big data, advanced BI and other innovations. Examine the What, the Why, and the How behind these innovations to exploit the potential for improved business efficiency with IBM DB2.

Business Analytics for Big Data: Unlock Value to Fuel Performance

Learn how IBM Business Analytics software supports organizations when accessing big data, interacting with it to discover and visualize patterns and trends, and performing advanced analytics.

Information Protection: The Impact Of Big Data

The arrival of big data into the enterprise has had a major impact on enterprise information protection as new data stores have emerged, increasing the distribution of data and the complexity of securing and protecting that data along with it. Big data has forced companies to have to define new requirements when it comes to both data management and enterprise information protection. It is now harder to protect sensitive data as it may move around between different transactional and analytical data stores as companies create new analytical workloads. Read this paper by Mike Ferguson of Intelligent Business Strategies to learn how IBM System z can help secure your data.

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