I recently returned from Las Vegas where IBM hosted its annual Information On Demand conference with over 12,000 attendees. The theme for the conference was “Think Big,” and the bulk of sessions centered on the way different industries are using big data to improve business results in their
Energy and utility companies face increasing pressure to accurately predict the supply of energy attributable to renewable resources. By factoring in weather and other key variables, utilities can determine their capital investments and where and when to deploy new generation assets. They also seek
NYSE Euronext, a leading global operator of financial markets and a provider of innovative trading technologies, operates exchanges in the United States and Europe. NYSE Euronext equities marketplaces represent one-third of equities trading worldwide. Being a global trading and technology provider
Customers want their experiences to flow smoothly all the way downstream to happy outcomes. And you want that too, of course, as long as their personal outcomes sync up with your business’ outcomes: retention, sales, profits and so on.
Customer experience professionals are everywhere these days, or
Matt Aslett, research director at 451 Research, wrote the foreword for the new book Harness the Power of Big Data, and he shares here some of his thoughts on the topic - and the book.
‘Big Data’ is a curious phrase. Since I first encountered it some three and a half years ago, it has come to be one
Leading organizations in financial services, telecommunications, retail, healthcare, digital media, insurance and other industries are outperforming their competition by generating new, actionable insights from big data. There are three dimensions in their performance that indicate a correlation
Many energy and utility companies get their first introduction to big data after they implement a smart meter project. While traditional meter reading occurs once a month, a smart meter can stream data every 15 minutes, or 2,880 times a month. That’s a whopping 287,900 percent increase in data that
It’s no small secret that digital data presents clear and present challenges for marketing organizations.
As consumers spread their attention across a wide variety of channels and devices, key sources of digital data such as websites, online ads and mobile apps, spin off massive amounts of data.
Big data is everybody’s priority these days, and it’s always exciting to see what different organizations are doing with it.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a live streaming video panel on business applications of big data in various industries. The broadcast, sponsored by
IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) and the University of Oxford just released their information-rich and insightful report “Analytics: The real-world use of big data.” Based on a survey of over 1000 professionals from 100 countries across 25+ industries, the report provides insights into
Healthcare has become a social business. The evolution towards social media, consumer expectations for quality and value in healthcare, and the urgent need to get healthcare costs under control are transforming the way healthcare is obtained, delivered and paid for. Social business strategies can
From the White House to your local municipality, government agencies, NGOs and corporations are making more data and applications available to citizens. Government agencies are promoting not only data, but application programming interfaces (APIs) and interactive widgets to help developers get
Innovation often comes from taking a fresh look at something you use every day and wondering, “This thing works just fine for its intended purpose, but could it do anything more?” That kind of thinking may one day lead to cars that actively monitor our health, both inside and outside the vehicle.
When an individual has suffered an irreversibly life-altering event, such as a traumatic brain injury, early detection of complications gives doctors the ability to plan and begin treatments sooner or potentially stop the progression of a condition altogether.
In a recent blog regarding the fusion
Dr. Barry Devlin, a data management authority and founder of 9sight Consulting, published a new white paper on big data titled “The Big Data Zoo: Taming the Beasts.” The paper provides a colorful and thought-provoking look at big data using animal analogies such as elephants, eagles and reptiles to