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
In 2014, there were several important shifts that occurred in the world of big data that business executives around the globe cannot afford to ignore. In part one we introduced four transformative shifts affecting the fast-paced digital marketplace; now in part two we will take a closer look at the
“Just the facts ma’am” worked well for Joe Friday in the 1950s, however, in our big data world (where factoids pop up at incredible speeds, often with little warning) we need big data technology to help us bring the right context and act in the business moment. You can make big data make sense and
There was no shortage of information about Informix and the Internet of Things at IBM Insight 2014. Multiple sessions from such speakers as Fred Ho, chief technologist for Informix Warehouse at IBM, and Lalitha Krishnamoorthy, program director for Informix engineering at IBM, covered everything
A common myth is that only large organizations need a data scientist. Bu the fact is, every company of every size in every industry can benefit from better analyzing the data they already have and incorporating new data sources to gain deeper insights. Who helps make this happen? It’s that data
Companies are in a race for growth—to capture new customers, retain those they have, provide a better customer engagement experience and improve business operations. More data, better data, analyzed with in-memory speed, helps you make better decisions faster.
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Big data and analytics are being used today by more and more people throughout an organization to make operational and strategic decisions. This means that data and analytics, and the insights they provide, are critical to making the right moves that grow revenue, better engage customers and
Data is the new natural resource, and those who can harness it will be leaders. But, there are many myths about how to make data work for an organization.
During the Information Management Keynote at Insight 2014, IBM busts these myths. In her post, Harriet Fryman, vice president of Information
We are living in the age of distraction. We need to absorb more information, coming at us from more different sources, than ever before. It’s creating a kind of cognitive overload that can often lead to indecisiveness and missed business opportunities. To curtail this chaos and narrow the field of
Now that the Ebola virus is sitting in our backyard, the entire country is on high alert—and rightfully so, as it's no longer a disease that's plaguing people continents away, in little known countries. WHO indicates that there are 9216 Ebola cases with 4555 deaths. My first thought when I look at
We’re all consumers, and companies realize that in order to compete they must put the consumer at the center of their activities. They must understand the consumer, anticipate their needs and provide easy ways to engage. We have all become used to that, and are increasingly expecting the same kind
It seems that everyone these days is interested in big data: using more data, more quickly and making better decisions from it. How does your company interact with data? Or, more specifically, how do business users interact with data?