The newest IBM Global Consumer Study reveals that in a single year internet commerce jumped nearly 100 percent, with 27 percent of retail purchases made online in 2013 versus 14 percent in 2012. Along with this remarkable channel-shifting, a historic convergence of technologies is changing how
I recently started researching a longer piece I’m writing about big data architectures, and I realized something: big data is growing up. It has moved rapidly from a collection of critical, but over-hyped technologies disrupting core relational database market segments to an emerging eco-system to
In order to deliver deeper insight, organizations must be able to leverage and integrate the growing amounts and different types of data together to reveal different perspectives and so, get closer to the “truth." Transactional, freeform, sentiment, clickstream data and more help create a richer
Nearly every company wants to acquire more customers and keep them longer. Yet in some ways, that’s more challenging now than ever with so many options available to consumers. But there is also tremendous opportunity for companies that are using data and analytics in creative and innovative ways.
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
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
With millions of transactions a day from new identities that may or may not need to be linked, retailers have a task on their hand to sift through the data to capture a comprehensive 360 degree view of each customer. IBM Big Data solutions can lessen the data load. Watch David Speights, the chief
"It’s the single biggest thing that ever happened to me. It really caught me off guard. " Mike Haydock on learning he's become a new IBM Fellow
Mike Haydock, one of the top data scientists in the world and a leading voice in the big data and analytics discussion has just been named an IBM Fellow
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