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
Criminal activity is rampant, and the brash sophistication of recent attacks—as well as the magnitude of damage— is making fraud a top priority. Consumers are concerned about their privacy and security., government agencies are working out how to address the volume of improper payments and claims
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
Cities are temporal rhythms of patterned activity. Just as each community has a distinctive spatial footprint when viewed from space, each has an ambient footprint.
You can sense a city's ambient footprint at a coarse or a fine grain. At coarse granularity, you can sense it at night when the
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
In today’s increasingly connected world, machine data analysis is becoming a business imperative. While managing it may be challenging, opportunities abound across multiple industries for those who can tackle this complex data.
"Don't we already have a data warehouse solution?"
"Is big data even relevant to our organization?"
"Why do we need it?"
"Isn't big data costly and hard to implement?"
There is an obvious disconnect between the C-Suite and big data initiatives. Given today’s competitive market it’s hard to
Security concerns have never been more top of mind for business leaders, consumers and governments. The proliferation of the digital age impacts all aspects of life and is radically changing the way we think about security, in both the cyber and the physical world.
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
Government organizations, funded by your tax dollars, require a wide range of physical assets to provide the services that we come to expect from the world's largest national economy.
Let’s start with some numbers.
There are 453,144 vehicles owned by the US federal government
Of those, the
One of the key best practices for successful implementation of a big data analytics solution is to validate the business use case for big data. It will help organization with two important aspects for success:
1. Keeping the scope limited
2. Helping to measure the success of a solution that