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
CMOs (and their ranks of retail marketers and agencies) are working to bring creative-driven and data-driven marketing and advertising together in order to deliver relevance to consumers, drive stronger sales and discover deeper insight into audiences.
The fact is that CMOs are increasingly being
For the past few years, healthcare transformation discussions have centered around EMR adoption, data exchange and interoperability. As we conquer EMR adoption and begin to see the fruits of data exchange (albeit slowly), the conversation swings to analytics to inform and transform clinical and
The Danish wind power plant manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems demonstrates impressively what can be accomplished today with big data and smarter analytics. It certainly convinced the 2012 Big Data Award jury at the Computerwoche Big Data Congress in Germany. Computerwoche magazine presented the 2012
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