If you think “data scientist” is a pretentious title, think again. Nothing could be more fundamental to science, to engineering, and to the continuous optimization of modern business processes.
So, you may ask, what is true science? And what exactly is a scientist? How can data scientists live up
We all need an attitude adjustment when it comes to analytics.
According to Nate Silver, keynote speaker at IBM’s recent Information on Demand (IOD) conference, New York Times contributor, and author of the recently released book, “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, but Some
The need to innovate and stay ahead of customer demands is even more imperative today. IDC estimates that “in 2012 the digital universe will grow to 2.7 zettabytes.” As customers and the market as a whole generate data, companies are compelled to capture and analyze an ever-greater percentage of
How do businesses address the challenges of growing volume and variety of data? How can I introduce new data sources and workloads into my architecture? How do I achieve better time to value and agility in my infrastructure?
If you're wrestling with these and other related questions, I recommend
Customers want their experiences to flow smoothly all the way downstream to happy outcomes. And you want that too, of course, as long as their personal outcomes sync up with your business’ outcomes: retention, sales, profits and so on.
Customer experience professionals are everywhere these days, or
Matt Aslett, research director at 451 Research, wrote the foreword for the new book Harness the Power of Big Data, and he shares here some of his thoughts on the topic - and the book.
‘Big Data’ is a curious phrase. Since I first encountered it some three and a half years ago, it has come to be one
Information On Demand 2012 (IOD) was a sensational event from start to finish. This was my sixth consecutive IOD, and my first as an IBMer. Long before I joined IBM, I always looked forward to IOD. This annual confab is always a great opportunity to drill deeper into the myriad information
In Part I of this series, we looked at the key considerations for an analytic enterprise to stay competitive in today’s world. To enable those considerations, one needs to define the imperatives for the supporting big data platform. In this post we will explore what that big data platform manifesto
Big data is everybody’s priority these days, and it’s always exciting to see what different organizations are doing with it.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a live streaming video panel on business applications of big data in various industries. The broadcast, sponsored by
In June, we asked the very important question, how does big data affect our world?
In industries throughout the world, executives recognize the need to learn more about how to exploit big data. In fact, 28 percent of organizations today are already tackling these big data questions. But despite
IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) and the University of Oxford just released their information-rich and insightful report “Analytics: The real-world use of big data.” Based on a survey of over 1000 professionals from 100 countries across 25+ industries, the report provides insights into
Healthcare has become a social business. The evolution towards social media, consumer expectations for quality and value in healthcare, and the urgent need to get healthcare costs under control are transforming the way healthcare is obtained, delivered and paid for. Social business strategies can
Today’s organizations understand the value of analytics. Recent studies, such as the joint IBM/MIT Sloan Management Review study, The New Intelligent Enterprise, have shown that strong positive correlations exist between market leadership and an enterprise’s analytics IQ.
Indeed, it’s fair to say
Your customers really don’t care how smart your data scientists are. Customers don’t spend much time contemplating how much work those data scientists might have put into tuning the analytic models that power your channels. And they probably wouldn’t listen if you tried to impress them with the
Innovation often comes from taking a fresh look at something you use every day and wondering, “This thing works just fine for its intended purpose, but could it do anything more?” That kind of thinking may one day lead to cars that actively monitor our health, both inside and outside the vehicle.