This past summer we witnessed an incredible phenomenon seemingly capturing the world by storm: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Facebook estimates 28 million people posted about ALS between June 1 and August 28, including comments and tags. 2.4 million videos also were created on YouTube, spreading
IBM developer challenges foster collaboration that can have a worldwide impact. Developers bringing together the power of open data, Hadoop and analytics can solve huge world problems, like the current Ebola crisis.
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Chris Clark, COO of Fiberlink (an IBM company), reminds us that “mobile never stops. It runs like water, finds every crevice.” As such organizations (and CIOs) must be fully aware of potential exposures and their risks so that they can adequately protect client data and their organization as a
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Andy Hayler, CEO of The Information Difference, tells us that “the average large company has six different competing sources of customer data and nine different competing sources of product data.” For companies to succeed data quality is imperative.
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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
The city of Honolulu is employing data to serve customers better. Gordon Bruce, information technology director and CIO of the City and County of Honolulu declared that “to be able to now, on [a] single platform...run multiple operating systems [and] applications [is] key to governments.”
“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
The mobile market is continually growing with “mobile-based payments in the United States expected to reach $142 billion in volume in 2019.” With mobile comes mobile data and the grave need for security. Vijay Dheap, global product manager for IBM MobileFirst, declares that “mobile security
The case is clear: the faster you can turn raw data into intelligent insight, the quicker you can get ahead of your competitors.
This theme comes through loud and clear in the latest analytics study from IBM’s Institute for Business Value. Nonetheless, only 10 percent of organizations fit into the
Supporting the social initiatives important to IBM employees and their families and friends is important to IBM. Now, big data technology is giving IBM and its people another opportunity to serve our communities and the world.
What a shame. Most businesses aren’t taking advantage of their data, leaving them hungry for success. According to Forrester Research analyst, Michele Goetz, only 12 percent of available data is used. If I am any good at math, that means there is a lot of data that is not being used.
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
"Most companies are simply not doing enough with their data—leaving them hungry for success.” But, as John Choi, director of product management and strategy for IBM's big data portfolio, explains, that’s exactly what IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop wants to change.
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