What is “big data?” One convenient litmus test to answer the question is: when the volume, velocity or variety of data becomes too great to handle with conventional data processing tools and techniques, you know you’re dealing with big data. Indeed, the technologies most often associated with big
Mark Myers, market segment manager for IBM Watson Explorer, says the usual "3 V's" definition of big data is too narrow. "This way of looking at the issue limits big data to a technical challenge and misses what has become the real significance of big data: finding new ways to use data to create
In this article, I will examine one of the commonly accepted truths in tennis: that it is an advantage to be the player who is serving in the first game of a set. I will look at this from multiple angles and I pay special attention to whether this advantage exists in a deciding third or fifth set
Most of us have a handful of people we follow closely for advice on new and emerging technology, or for their innovative approaches to industry challenges, and perhaps to absorb by osmosis some of their business acumen.
You might call them thought leaders or influencers. Me, I call them Big-brained
It looks like a lot of industry people are having a lot of serious fun in Las Vegas this week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event has always been a media magnet, showcasing new trends, hot gadgets and seemingly crazy ideas from hopeful innovators.
This year's big CES theme,
IBM has unveiled the new IBM Watson Group via a live broadcast event from New York City. IBM Watson Group will accelerate the development and adoption of a new class of software with cognitive intelligence.
We just came out of the biggest retail season of the year. Holiday sales were reportedly softer than expected. Is this an indication that future retail growth will come from digital channels? Swanie Tolentino, Retail Solutions Leader at IBM, explains why she thinks digital growth will actually help
Hadoop for the Enterprise: Quick. Easy. Free. Get your hands on IBM’s enterprise-grade features to start experimenting with Hadoop today. InfoSphere BigInsights combines the power of Hadoop with enterprise-grade features including visualization & exploration, advanced analytics, and security
Year-end predictions are like yule logs: everyone wants to throw their own on the communal fire to see if it makes a joyous crackle. Even if it's only for one's own edification, it's good to collect your thoughts on what might trend, what might end and what the main disruptors will be in the fast-
This is part six of our series on the findings and text from IBM Institute for Business Value’s latest study and paper: “Analytics: A blueprint for value - Converting big data and analytics insights into results,” from my colleagues Fred Balboni, Glenn Finch, Cathy Rodenbeck Reese and Rebecca