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Next-generation predictive analytics

Predictive analytics has helped industries and organizations of all sizes gain competitive advantage. Further evidence of this significant trend can found in an executive summary from Ventana Research.

Pivot your data strategy and architecture to unleash business transformation

Meeting today’s dynamic data requirements goes beyond technology that focuses on operational capture, decision-support-oriented consumption, and data governance. Enterprise architects need to take into account a wider array of data sources and establish a performance measurement plan that tracks...

Are you ready for mobile capture?

Mobile computing is on the rise, and mobile document capture is the next logical step for organizations in document-intensive fields such as banking, insurance, government, healthcare and education. Mobile document capture allows employees and customers to capture documents from their point of...

The Forrester Wave: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q2 2015

In its evaluation, Forrester Research said, "IBM assembles an impressive set of capabilities, putting predictive at the center. No matter how an organization wants to get started with predictive analytics, IBM has an option for them. The solution offers one of the most comprehensive set of...

The mainframe as a big data analytics platform

For many enterprises System z is central to modern analytics because of the vast quantities or rich data stored upon it, not to mention excellent qualities of service. Carl Olofson, an IDC analyst, looks at the role of the mainframe in relation to big data, how it has become a hub for modern day...

Optimizing data management through efficient storage infrastructures

While the issue of provisioning ever-increasing volumes of storage is nothing new, the arrival of big data is forcing IT organizations and businesses to think differently—and to think about data as a big picture, rather than simply bits and bytes. In this paper, Mark Peters of ESG discusses how the...

Enhancing IBM BigInsights with IBM Platform Computing and GPFS

Understanding how IBM Infosphere BigInsights, IBM Platform Symphony and IBM GPFS FPO provide a more flexible lower cost solution for multi-tenant Hadoop deployments on System X and Power Linux platforms.

Telematics for insurance

For insurance companies, the integration of big data and analytics solutions with telematics technologies offers important opportunities to extend the use of telematics data beyond usage-based insurance (UBI) and improve competitive differentiation.

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.  


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,...