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Five steps to jumpstart your data integration journey

Five steps to jumpstart your data integration journey

June 26, 2020 | by Kevin Wei, Offering Manager, Data Integration, IBM
Follow @IBMData As coined by British mathematician Clive Humby, "data is the new oil." Like oil, data is valuable but it must be refined in order to provide value. Organizations need to collect, organize, and analyze their data across multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, and data lakes. Yet traditional ETL...
BARC names IBM a market leader in integrated planning & analytics

BARC names IBM a market leader in integrated planning & analytics

June 25, 2020 | by Dan Cheuvront, Content Producer, IBM
Follow @IBMData The Business Application Research Center (BARC) is an independent company and guarantees neutrality towards all software vendors. In their latest report, BARC Score: Integrated Planning & Analytics Portfolios for planning, reporting and analysis, their overall findings are...
 IBM’s Cloud Pak for Data helps Wunderman Thompson build guideposts for reopening

IBM’s Cloud Pak for Data helps Wunderman Thompson build guideposts for reopening

June 24, 2020 | by John J. Thomas, Distinguished Engineer & Chief Data Scientist, IBM Data & AI, IBM
Follow @IBMData As communities and businesses worldwide look to understand the economic impact of COVID-19 and prepare for an eventual recovery, the biggest test of decision-making will be the data that will inform the business decisions. Was it trusted? Was it timely? Was it enough? To date, there...
Data and AI Virtual Forum Recap: Adopting AI is All about Organizational Change

Data and AI Virtual Forum recap: adopting AI is all about organizational change

June 24, 2020 | by Lauren Thomas Quigley, PhD, AI Skills - Learning & Certification, IBM Corporation
Follow @IBMData During IBM’s first Data and AI Virtual Forum, a Forrester-led panel of AI leaders – who happen to be women – discussed how their organizations have achieved business-critical AI outcomes in the face of known skills gaps. Moderated by Srividya Sridharan, a vice president of Research...
Max Jaiswal on managing data for the world’s largest life insurer

Max Jaiswal on managing data for the world’s largest life insurer

This story is part of Analytics Heroes, a series of profiles on leaders transforming the future of business analytics.

June 24, 2020 | by Dan Cheuvront, Content Producer, IBM
Follow @IBMData Max Jaiswal is the enterprise data team lead at AIA Australia, a pan-Asian life insurance company with presence in 18 markets across the Asia-Pacific region. The 100-year-old firm is the largest life insurer in the world, and the largest company on the Hong Kong stock exchange, with...
The journey to AI: keeping London's cycle hire scheme on the move

The journey to AI: keeping London's cycle hire scheme on the move

June 23, 2020 | by Filippo Focacci, Founder and CEO, DecisionBrain
When planning for a day of business, how do you calculate the numerous factors that may affect your bottom-line revenue? For Serco, a company which operates a bike-sharing service throughout London, the answer was in their data.
Data Quality: the key to building a modern and cost-effective data warehouse

Data quality: The key to building a modern and cost-effective data warehouse

June 23, 2020 | by Andrew Buckler, Offering Manager, Hybrid Data Management, IBM
Turning raw data into improved business performance is a multilayered problem, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. To make things simpler, let’s start at the end and work backwards. Ultimately, the goal is to make better decisions during the execution of a business process. This can be as simple...
Data governance: The importance of a modern machine learning knowledge catalog

Data governance: The importance of a modern machine learning knowledge catalog

Deliver business ready data with end-to-end governance, quality, consumption, and automation capabilities with IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog

June 22, 2020 | by Kyle Daye, Offering Manager, Watson Data & AI, IBM
IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog (WKC) provides a modern machine learning (ML) catalog for data discovery, data cataloging, data quality, and data governance. Within this framework lies a central Knowledge Catalog that serves as a single source of truth for data engineers, data stewards, data...
Experience faster planning, budgeting and forecasting cycles on IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Experience faster planning, budgeting and forecasting cycles on IBM Cloud Pak for Data

June 22, 2020 | by Dan Cheuvront, Content Producer, IBM
We live in the age of connectivity. Everyone and everything is constantly connected; yet, in most organizations, business unit planning operates in silos. This fragmented approach is often the result of spreadsheet-driven planning processes, which impede collaboration. As we enter a new era of...
Share VSAM data with new environments while reducing operating costs

Share VSAM data with new environments while reducing operating costs

June 19, 2020 | by Davendra Paltoo, Offering Manager, IBM
Follow @IBMData A survey of end-users of Data Integration and Integrity (DII) software conducted by IDC in 2019 found that dynamic data movement, also known as data replication, is best served by stand-alone or platform tools, not custom code. When it comes to replication of data that is located in...