Okay, I’ve bitten my tongue for as long as possible, and I need to get this off my chest. Most, and by most I mean at least 85% of the social media big data initiatives I see are ultimately going to under-deliver their expected ROI or eventually be discarded as not useful enough. I was reminded of
James Kobielus recaps the July 24 big data tweetchat, sharing insights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Trident Marketing, TDWI and others. Find out how they started their big data initiatives, their results to date and advice for others.
One of the myths I deflated a few blogs ago was this prevailing notion that, as I expressed then, "data scientists are just an elite bunch of precious eggheads."
Well, maybe I was slightly exaggerating the myth for comic effect, but that statement, in spirit, sums up how traditional business
Utility companies are facing a step change in the industry from many factors at once: social and political pressures on generation, increasing data volumes from smart grid and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) technologies and sweeping regulatory changes amongst. Evolving technology in the
According to TDWI survey data, a new flood of user organizations is currently commencing or expanding solutions for analytics with big data. The purpose of this report is to accelerate users’ understanding of the many new tools and techniques that have emerged for analytics with big data in recent
To understand some challenges facing the communications industry and how our customers create value by analyzing large volumes of data, I spoke with Raquel Katigbak - an IBM business solutions executive specializing in the industry.
Mike: Raquel, this appears a good time for consumers in the
Companies implementing analytics solutions outperform their peers across a range of financial measures – 1.6x revenue growth, 2.0x EBITDA growth, and 2.5x stock price appreciation (State of Smart Report).
For insurers, applying Smarter Analytics to daily decision making offers a huge new
Something has been bothering me for a number of weeks now, and it's just come into sharp focus.
I've recently been working with some colleagues to address some system performance challenges at a client. I have no idea who designed the infrastructure that they are currently using, but it's
As brick-and-mortar outlets are crumbling or being "showroomed" out of existence, how should retail adapt to digital channels? James Kobielus looks at IBM Research's prototype of a mobile shopping app that uses augmented reality technology to transform the in-person shopping experience. How could
There are many similarities between data and food. Food fuels our bodies, data fuels our IT systems – especially our analytical systems. Eating right is a key enabler to our health. Consuming the right amounts of the right data can be a key enabler for insightful analytics. So just as we try to
According to fans on Twitter, Wimbledon women's champion, Serena Williams, and men's finalist, Andy Murray, have been crowned the most popular social players from the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, as IBM’s Social Sentiment Index unearthed a range of unexpected insights from more than 1,270,000