If you caught the IBM announcement on January 9 on the formation of the IBM Watson Group you may have seen mention of IBM Watson Explorer. If you are familiar with IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer (the product that IBM added to its portfolio with the acquisition of Vivisimo, Inc., in May 2012) this
A living subject domain is conceptual territory that must be scouted continually. Even if you're long familiar with the domain's heartland (from study, reading, work history, the School of Hard Knocks or other firsthand experience) a subject's frontiers may have shifted while you weren't paying
I asked this question of Mark Ramsey, chief data officer at Samsung Mobile. I know what comes to mind when I think of data is data strategy, data quality, data integration, governance and data infrastructure. Being from the technology industry, and IBM in specific, data and analytics are two
The reality is all organizations have streaming data sources they can mine for insight. Do you have a website Are you interested in becoming more social? Do you have mobile business plan? If yes, then you have a need for real-time analytics.
The giant NAB Show takes place in Las Vegas April 5-10. IBM will be very active at the show, along with Aspera, a recent IBM acquisition. Graeme Noseworthy, messaging director for media & entertainment at IBM, gave us a brief overview of sessions, demos and activities that will take place.
It would be nice to have a crisp algorithm to pick and choose among potential big-data applications. But there isn't one.
What enterprises have instead are plenty of handy heuristics ("rules of thumb") to help prioritize among potential applications, based on factors such as business impact,
A standing room only crowd of invited guests converged at the New York Palace hotel on Thursday to listen to experts from government, insurance, healthcare and banking talk about one thing: countering fraud.
For many, Hadoop is synonymous with big data and its Vs, often closely linked to analytics. Businesses are then trying to understand what solution is best for them. Is it Hadoop,analytics, both? In our next #BigDataMgmt Twitter chat, March 26th 12 ET we will discuss how Hadoop and analytics play
Bob Griffin, VP of IBM Industry Solutions discusses the deep impact fraudulent activities have on organizations and consumer confidence. He introduces a new counter fraud solution from IBM designed to help prevent and intercept attempted fraud, and employs advanced intelligence allowing
Criminal activity is rampant, and the brash sophistication of recent attacks—as well as the magnitude of damage— is making fraud a top priority. Consumers are concerned about their privacy and security., government agencies are working out how to address the volume of improper payments and claims
It has been shown that "42 percent of customers who use social media for customer service expect to receive a response within an hour and 67 percent expect same day answers.” How do organizations keep up with customers demands? And where does real time fit into the customer experience? Join the #
Last Wednesday, February 26, the Big Data & Analytics Hub, which is where you're reading this post right now, and Business Analytics software at IBM ran a Twitter chat entitled, “Innovations in Analytics" with special guest, Seth Grimes (@sethgrimes). Seth is a leading industry analyst covering
On January 9, 2014 IBM announced that it was forming a new organization (the Watson Group) and investing a billion dollars ($1B!) in future Watson development. The company also announced three new Watson cloud services—The Watson Discovery Advisor, Watson Analytics and IBM Watson Explorer—as well
Cities are temporal rhythms of patterned activity. Just as each community has a distinctive spatial footprint when viewed from space, each has an ambient footprint.
You can sense a city's ambient footprint at a coarse or a fine grain. At coarse granularity, you can sense it at night when the