Junk science is what we see everywhere. The media scoops up the fruits of this dubious endeavor: excited researchers rush to announce "breakthroughs," "discoveries," and other "findings." Never mind that the findings may never be replicated and thereby confirmed by independent investigators running
Big data presents important opportunities for enhancing the efficiency, safety, productivity and cost-effectiveness of oil and gas operations. Yet it comes with an array of operational technology challenges that often impede the use of big data for operational gains. For example, companies need
Managing reference data in a healthcare system or a payer organization is not easy. While trying to wrap my head around this vexing requirement, I pondered how many coding systems I’ve learned in my health information management career.
Despite still being 39 (I celebrate the anniversary of my
"To boldly go where no man has gone before."
With that straightforward phrase, Captain Kirk inspired not just the crew of the Starship Enterprise, but all of us to follow him on an incredible journey. He exuded confidence that came from not being afraid to explore. In that spirit, I offer 4 new
The journey that a customer takes with your company is an individual one. Each customer requires a customized map with a guide who understands exactly where he wants to go—ensuring a smooth experience along the way. Can your company provide every customer with his own personal guide? And can your
With multiple channels and numerous ways to interact with companies, today’s customer journey is a complex weave of paths. Often, customers start and end their journey before the business is even aware of it. With today’s competitive market place, the companies that best understand their customer–
This is a research report by noted industry analysts Claudia Imhoff, Intelligent Solutions, Inc., and Colin White, BI Research. IT leaders need to review and enhance their information architecture to support requirements fueled by big data, advanced BI and other innovations. Examine the What, the
This first posting of a seven-part blog series is my attempt to present, in small, easily consumable bites, findings from IBM Institute for Business Value and University of Oxford’s study and excerpts from a white paper, “Analytics: the real world use of big data in financial services.”
I’ve been trying to delve into a topic I normally avoid—clinical trials. But it’s not about how clinical trials are run, or how to design one. I’m more interested in what happens to clinical trials data once they are completed.
Do folks actually mine their clinical trial archive for insights?
Part 2 of a 3 part series: Envisioning the Strategic Value of IBM Smarter Analytics Suite for Communication Service Providers
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In my last blog entry, I wrote about emerging technologies in the IT domain. Today, I’ll be sharing specifically what IT concerns
Colin White and I recently wrote a white paper for IBM titled Technology Innovations for Enhanced Database Management and Advanced BI. In it we discussed the fact that IT leaders across all industries need to review and enhance their information architecture to support new requirements, such as big
Government organizations, funded by your tax dollars, require a wide range of physical assets to provide the services that we come to expect from the world's largest national economy.
Let’s start with some numbers.
There are 453,144 vehicles owned by the US federal government
Of those, the
Across industries, big data has generated big buzz – and the travel and transportation (T&T) industry is no exception. In fact, T&T CEOs rank the “information explosion” among the top drivers of transformation for their organizations. In this blog, I want to discuss some of the ways in
In my last blog entry, I discussed how data is at the core of a telematics solution first and foremost to price a customer’s policy based on how they drive.
However, data is also an essential aspect for the mainstream adoption of telematics. If Insurers are going to pursue the mass-market in
When organizations don't have trust in their data, they don't act upon it. With more companies looking to use big data to get richer insights, the question of "Can I trust these data?" arises more frequently. David Corrigan, director of product marketing for IBM InfoSphere, talks about how good