As promised, we’re going to revisit a topic I introduced awhile ago in "Why Static Stinks". Based on what I’m seeing recently, static still stinks, so now is a good time to resurface our discussion. Collectively, we’re just not moving fast enough to fix the glaring issues that static–otherwise
Jimmy Kimmel pulled off an incredible prank during last Sunday night's Primetime Emmy award show. He got comedian Tracy Morgan to lie flat onstage and asked his audience members to tweet “OMG Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the #Emmys. Turn on ABC now.”
There was something fascinating about
"Value" is the key word in several of my top picks this week. From saving money to saving lives to saving time in who you follow on Twitter, we're still finding new ways to get value from data.
“What Executives Don’t Understand About Big Data,” by Michael Schrage, Harvard Business Review HBR Blog
It isn’t until the lights go out and the HVAC system stops working that most of us appreciate how important utilities are to our everyday lives. For the most part, energy and utility companies have operated in a predictable, linear way with reliable service, in spite of population growth and
How can organizations understand the trends of each individual consumer? In a recent podcast, Tom Deutsch program director of IBM's Big Data Portfolio, spoke with IBM's social media lead for big data, David Pittman, on how big data technologies can improve the “market of one” between businesses and
A bus, train or car to work. A bike to school. A plane for a business trip. And even if you don't leave your home, your life is still influenced by the transportation industry: virtually every tangible good—food, clothing, medicine, vehicles, computers—has been transported into your world from
Among healthcare executives interviewed for the 2010 IBM Global CEO study, 90% expect a high or very high level of complexity of data over the next five years, but more than 40% are unprepared to deal with it. The volume, velocity and variety of data are outpacing the ability for healthcare
While healthcare organizations are amassing vast amounts of data, multiple versions of the truth can contribute to errors in patient care and payment processes. Physicians have been on information overload for decades, contributing to the estimated 15% of diagnoses that are inaccurate or incomplete
Below are the top three questions I hear all the time from business partners and customers alike. I will take a moment to address each one. Before I do that, however, I wanted to flash back to 1995. I was responsible for building a channel around our new e-commerce offering called Net.Commerce (
Have you wondered to yourself – or asked out loud – “What is big data?” Chances are pretty high you have, and if so, you are certainly far from being alone. If you do a Google search, you’ll get a list of more than 675 million results for the phrase “What is big data?” To us, that alone is “big
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.
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
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
In business, every moment is a moment of truth. Every moment can spell the difference between keeping a customer or losing them to a rival that makes them a better offer or delivers a superior experience. And no two moments are ever the same. If you don't seize that tiny window of opportunity, you'