You don’t need to wait for the stars to align in order to realize the full value from your investments in analytics initiatives of all sorts.
Instead, what you need to do—and it’s within your power here and now—is to align several key dimensions of your organization’s analytics and data strategies
In my first post I introduced the idea that most “big data” isn’t really big at all, and doesn’t conform to Gartner’s 3V’s. Instead, I've suggested that there’s benefit in focussing on “broad data”, or the use of many different sources of data to give us richer information. We put forward 4O’s of
Many of my waking hours are spent explaining to people that “big data” is not as opaque and mysterious a concept as they’ve been led to believe. To the extent that I can hold their attention for a detailed technical discussion, I can alleviate their concerns that it might all be smoke or mirrors or
As a kid, I used to love playing with puddles of water during rainy days (Unlike the millennials, we Gen-X did live closer to nature, didn’t we?). My favourite game was operating the “marbles cleaning factory.” The factory would get water from the puddle via my hand-constructed stream. It was quite
One of the biggest problems posed by big data is separating the signal from the noise, or cutting through all the data to find insight and value. The 2013 IBM Institute for Business Value study surveyed 900 business and IT executives from 70 countries to assess how they’re converting data into
It seems like a “Back to the Future” moment. Here we are with the IBM InfoSphere Streams v3.2 announcement, the latest version of our product for handling stream computing and complex event processing. Yet 5 years ago this month, we had IBM System S v3.2. Looking back, we had three manuals for
At the start of this year, I had discussed in my blog post “Is Customer the King? In Retail, Analytics Say ‘Yes’,” about how the retail industry can leverage big data insights to optimize and personalize customer interactions, improve customer lifetime value, improve customer retention and
The unfathomable scale of the universe we inhabit strains everybody’s powers of imagination. Trying to analyze the forces that shape it all, across all scales, is probably the greatest scientific challenge that humanity will ever face.
Geospatial analytics is usually focused on the nearest nook of
No one really knows if mobile wellness apps will improve health, at least not yet. The market stats certainly indicate the fascination with mobile health apps:
Juniper Research says that by 2016, 3M patients worldwide will be using remote monitoring devices that use a smart phone as a hub to
To serve a growing customer base and better manage the client experience across all customer touch points, organisations are moving away from siloed transaction-oriented systems – such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and dealer management systems – in
When weeks of analysis failed to uncover improper payments, the Big Data Analytics engine did it in 4 hours – and led to a $140 million payoff
This large government agency provides both medical and social benefits to a very large group of beneficiaries. It is responsible for
How do CIOs free up more money to invest, innovate and deliver?
In his session at Gartner Symposium ITxpo, IBM Senior VP and Group Executive of IBM Software and Services Steve Mills provided a framework to help CIOs understand the cost structure of their IT infrastructures to begin making the tough
Insurance companies are working to define solutions that support integration across a number of sources to provide a “360-degree view” of producers and policyholders. This single view brings together information about the policy, claims, billing, interaction, risk profiles, agent and agency
Eric Schmidt, Steve Ballmer and Chris Hughes were among the "Mastermind" speakers at Gartner Symposium. Here are the highlights from their jam-packed Q&A sessions:
Chris Hughes: "Facebook was very much a social project"
You're not a coder, you're not a technologist. What appealed to you about
Customer engagement has its roots in the space-time continuum. When you’re a business trying to build bonds of loyalty, experience and influence, you must collapse the distances that make these outcomes difficult to achieve.
Distances between people, places and things matter. People’s proximity—