Something has been bothering me for a number of weeks now, and it's just come into sharp focus.
I've recently been working with some colleagues to address some system performance challenges at a client. I have no idea who designed the infrastructure that they are currently using, but it's
As brick-and-mortar outlets are crumbling or being "showroomed" out of existence, how should retail adapt to digital channels? James Kobielus looks at IBM Research's prototype of a mobile shopping app that uses augmented reality technology to transform the in-person shopping experience. How could
There are many similarities between data and food. Food fuels our bodies, data fuels our IT systems – especially our analytical systems. Eating right is a key enabler to our health. Consuming the right amounts of the right data can be a key enabler for insightful analytics. So just as we try to
According to fans on Twitter, Wimbledon women's champion, Serena Williams, and men's finalist, Andy Murray, have been crowned the most popular social players from the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, as IBM’s Social Sentiment Index unearthed a range of unexpected insights from more than 1,270,000
On July 4th, CERN scientists announced that they observed a particle that strongly resembles the Higgs boson, a critical element of the standard model of particle physics. This particle is thought to be responsible for the characteristic of mass, which gives objects weight when combined with
By using your data, you can "humanize" your conversations with customers, regardless of which channel they use to interact with your organization. Find out how IBM Watson's architecture may serve as a model for more intelligent engagement.
Big data. Two words that are inescapable in today’s business world.
What do we really know about big data? We know that 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. We know there are multiple uses for big data in every industry – from analyzing larger volumes of
In the 1980’s, John Naisbitt wrote, “We have for the first time an economy based on a key resource [information] that is not only renewable, but self-generating. Running out of it is not a problem, but drowning in it is.[i][i]” Little did Naisbitt know how much information we’d be creating 30
Smarter business is a game of incremental improvements. It depends on your ability to produce a steady stream of innovations in your operational processes.
Incremental tweaking is not usually a glamorous activity. Minute process adjustments don't usually call attention to themselves. And that's a
So far, we’ve discussed the definition of “healthy data” and provided an overview of the process for getting there. In the next few installments we’ll focus on each phase. We’ll start with a deeper discussion on setting achievable goals.
Great things are possible with discipline and hard work.
The planetary economy now spins on an axis of big data. Each of us feels pressure to evolve our skills in order to stay ahead of the big data curve. We do this both to remain employable and to seize new opportunities for professional and personal growth.
In business, every moment is a moment of truth. Every moment can spell the difference between keeping a customer or losing them to a rival that makes them a better offer or delivers a superior experience. And no two moments are ever the same. If you don't seize that tiny window of opportunity, you'
The biggest table in any Netezza database that I know of has over 600 billion rows!! That’s the claim made by our customer, Catalina Marketing.
So although most of the data in the world is not relational, there is a huge amount of relational data and IBM technologies are more than capable of