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
Businesses today must sell confidence:confidence in their company, confidence in their product and, more importantly, confidence that they are protecting customer data. Thomas Bauman, an IT performance architect for Swiss Mobiliar, declares that "secure data is as important as customers who feel
Clients are achieving competitive advantage through leveraging big data and analytics to drive growth and profitability across their organization. Neil Isford, NA VP of Smarter Solutions, highlights focus areas and key critical success factors for organizations to address when adopting a big data
A single set of data points (clinical, demographic, genomic, molecular) about a patient or population of patients will, alone, not provide the insight we need to address and cure disease. However, with significant advances in scientific and biotechnology, combined with big data and analytics we
Dr. Charlie Schick, an industry consultant on the IBM big data team focusing on Healthcare & life sciences, joined us to talk about the bioinformatics industry and how pharmaceutical companies and academic research institutions are using big data analytics. He also gave a preview of key
There is a wealth of data in healthcare, but right now the potential to extract valuable insights is mired by the endemic challenges with data integration, patient privacy and culture. The urgent need to improve the health and wellness of our population, and to reduce healthcare costs, will fuel
On Thursday, April 3, I had the pleasure of moderating a video-streaming web roundtable in which panelists discussed the transformational applications of big data analytics. The panel included big data solution providers and experts, and we discussed everything from big data applications and
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
There are many paths to actively engaging consumers in their health and wellness, and the ONC Patient Matching Final report provided yet another avenue. In my blog I mentioned consumer engagement as a path to better data quality, but the value is really very broad. Therefore, it is important that
A standing room only crowd of invited guests converged at the New York Palace hotel on Thursday to listen to experts from government, insurance, healthcare and banking talk about one thing: countering fraud.
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
I recently spoke with Dr. Paul Vespa, a professor of neurosurgery and neurology as well as director of neurocritical care at the University of California’s Los Angeles (UCLA) campus. The kind of work that Dr. Vespa and other colleagues do involves brain research (they collect vital signs
Bob Griffin, VP of IBM Industry Solutions discusses the deep impact fraudulent activities have on organizations and consumer confidence. He introduces a new counter fraud solution from IBM designed to help prevent and intercept attempted fraud, and employs advanced intelligence allowing