When people say about some found object, "don't touch it, you don't know where it's been," they might as well being speaking of data. You can't use any data with confidence until you ascertain where it came from, who handled it and what they did with it.
With business outcomes front and center, emboldened decision makers want data and analytics systems that are fast, easy and smart. New cloud-based initiative BlueInsight aims to deliver on that promise to business and knowledge workers, unleashing them to pursue what they do best—taking action
Sport is just a branch of the entertainment industry. As such, I don't expect that big data and analytics (a la Moneyball) will play a more decisive role in athletic competitions than they do in, say, determining whether Broadway actors exit stage right or stage left after the climactic scene.
Remember the olden days when journalism meant reporting facts and keeping one's analysis laser-focused on those facts? I sure do. In fact, I once earned a master's degree in journalism. At that time, I thought that my future career might hinge on providing in-depth analysis of fresh data being
I recently attended the Gartner Master Data Management conference in Europe. Andrew White, a senior Gartner analyst, shared a statistic during the opening keynote presentation that stuck with me—the statistic is this:
"Roughly 1 in 3 organizations will suffer an information crisis in the next 2
IBM’s Technical Consultancy Group led this academic colloquium last week on big data and analytics to collaborate with UK academics on research, teaching and technology. This was a high impact gathering of top-tier academic and industrial expertise discussing social, media and human-computer
The two prongs of the pi-shaped marketers represent the “left brained and right brained" aspects of skill where the brand-experiential-emotional side of marketing meets the analytical-quantitative-technology side. This “modern marketer,” as Ashley Friedlein, CEO of Econsultancy, puts it, is a blend
This week I met with Tim Llewellynn, CEO and cofounder of nViso, a world leader in facial imaging technology, to discuss how the company uses Watson Foundations (IBM’s Big Data & Analytics platform, explained later). I learned that nViso makes facial analytics tools that can help consumer-
Much of the disconnect between employees and customers stems from the inability to access and quickly weave customer data into accurate customer insight. How can organizations keep pace with customers while equipping and empowering employees? And what can businesses do to reduce the time employees
Last Wednesday, February 26, the Big Data & Analytics Hub, which is where you're reading this post right now, and Business Analytics software at IBM ran a Twitter chat entitled, “Innovations in Analytics" with special guest, Seth Grimes (@sethgrimes). Seth is a leading industry analyst covering
Without a doubt, data integration is essential to the success of big data projects. However, some folks in the big data vendor community, including data warehouse, Hadoop and data integration vendors, are telling a very confusing story about the fitness of Hadoop as a data integration platform.
On January 9, 2014 IBM announced that it was forming a new organization (the Watson Group) and investing a billion dollars ($1B!) in future Watson development. The company also announced three new Watson cloud services—The Watson Discovery Advisor, Watson Analytics and IBM Watson Explorer—as well
When an organization sets out to become more customer-centric, lots of changes have to happen. Employees—from senior executives to the frontline—must change and adopt new behaviors and mindsets. Processes and technologies must change to reflect the company’s customer-centric desires. Large-scale
By now you have, no doubt, read countless New Year’s big data prediction posts. I’m sure many of them gave you a well-informed look ahead to this year’s applications of advanced analytics and cognitive computing to help companies acquire, grow and retain customers.
I’d like to make a prediction