James Kobielus recaps the July 24 big data tweetchat, sharing insights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Trident Marketing, TDWI and others. Find out how they started their big data initiatives, their results to date and advice for others.
One of the myths I deflated a few blogs ago was this prevailing notion that, as I expressed then, "data scientists are just an elite bunch of precious eggheads."
Well, maybe I was slightly exaggerating the myth for comic effect, but that statement, in spirit, sums up how traditional business
Utility companies are facing a step change in the industry from many factors at once: social and political pressures on generation, increasing data volumes from smart grid and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) technologies and sweeping regulatory changes amongst. Evolving technology in the
According to TDWI survey data, a new flood of user organizations is currently commencing or expanding solutions for analytics with big data. The purpose of this report is to accelerate users’ understanding of the many new tools and techniques that have emerged for analytics with big data in recent
Nucelus Research found that organizations can earn an incremental ROI of 241 percent by using Big Data capabilities to examine large and complex data sets. One driver of high returns on Big Data was the ability to improve business processes and decisions by increasing the types of data that can be
To understand some challenges facing the communications industry and how our customers create value by analyzing large volumes of data, I spoke with Raquel Katigbak - an IBM business solutions executive specializing in the industry.
Mike: Raquel, this appears a good time for consumers in the
Companies implementing analytics solutions outperform their peers across a range of financial measures – 1.6x revenue growth, 2.0x EBITDA growth, and 2.5x stock price appreciation (State of Smart Report).
For insurers, applying Smarter Analytics to daily decision making offers a huge new
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.