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Watson Analytics Beta Now Available
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 9:11p   Adam Gartenberg
Watson Analytics is now live in beta. If you haven't already signed up, there's no time like the present. ARMONK, N.Y. - 04 Dec 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses, is available in beta. See Vine(vine.co/v/Ov6uvi1m7lT) for a sneak peek now. IBM Watson Analytics automates the once time-consuming tasks such as data pr [read] Keywords: ibm community desktop mobile

Go Inside Watson Analytics (Live Video Chat)
Mon, Dec 1st 2014 12:11p   Adam Gartenberg
If you'd like to learn more about Watson Analytics, head on over here at 12pm ET on December 4th for a live video chat with big data experts to learn more about what led to its development and how it's being used in the real world. Go Inside Watson Analytics December 4, 2014 | 12:00PM ET Are you ready to Go Inside Watson Analytics, IBM’s new tool that gives business users access to powerful analytics at their fingertips? Uncover the genesis and development of the new tool with I [read] Keywords: ibm development

Recap: Insight 2014 Day 3 General Session
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 10:12a   Adam Gartenberg
I found the Day 3 general session of Insight 2014 to be quite interesting for a number of reasons. Captain Richard Phillip's first-hand account of his ordeal and rescue was fascinating, and Kevin Spacey's keynote was one of the more inspiring messages at a conference like this. On the business side, the challenges faced by Singapore in identifying illegal or dangerous activities in and around their ports was eye opening, and then of course there was the little matter of the landmark partners [read] Keywords: ibm notes community enterprise network twitter

IBM and Twitter partner on data analytics
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 7:12p   Adam Gartenberg
Today's general session from Insight 2014 was interesting for a number of reasons (including an inspiring talk by Kevin Spacey), but I want to draw attention to an announcement made right in the middle of it: IBM's partnership with Twitter to integrate all tweets (sinceTwitter's inception) and full ongoing live stream into IBM's cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms and consulting services. From the Wall Street Journal article on the partnership: IBM will have access to [read] Keywords: ibm applications consulting enterprise twitter

When it comes to analytics, are you a spectator or a front runner?
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 3:12p   Adam Gartenberg
Last week IBM's Institute for Business Value released their latest analytics study. The important takeaway this time around: The need for speed. In 2014, several significant shifts occurred in the realm of big data – shifts business executives cannot afford to ignore. The most significant change: Velocity is now the value driver for big data. Enter the speed advantage. Our sixth annual analytics study revealed a small group embracing this shift for competitive advantage. These orga [read] Keywords: ibm

Recap: Insight 2014 Day 2 General Session
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 1:12p   Adam Gartenberg
There were some great demos in today's Insight general session (and this technology is always better in live demos than pre-recorded ones, isn't it? I've included the rough time stamps should you want to fast forward the replay once available to just see the demos.) There was also a lot shared about how Watson technology is being applied to help oncologists, police investigators, and even chefs. (See the link below for a chance to become a beta tester for Chef Watson). We also heard first [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes application applications enterprise facebook integration mobile twitter websphere

Recap: Insight 2014 Day 1 General Session
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 10:13a   Adam Gartenberg
I'm following the Insight Conference from home this year, but am going to still keep up with recaps of the general sessions, as I have done in past years. If you want to do the same, head on over to InsightGO for access to the live stream and more. Insight 2014 Day 1 General Session: Seize This Moment - Transform Your Industry Bob Picciano, SVP, Information and Analytics Group Data is the what, cloud is the how, and engagement is the why Over 4.5 quintillion bytes of data are being cre [read] Keywords: dxl ibm policies apple application applications desktop enterprise integration mobile security

How to follow IBM Insight from home
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 9:19a   Adam Gartenberg
I'll be following the IBM Insight conference from afar this year, and if you didn't make it out to Las Vegas yourself, there are still plenty of ways to stay in the loop. First, head on over to the InsightGO site and register to watch the general sessions and keynotes via live stream (starting up soon - 8:15am PT/11:15am ET today). I'm particularly interested in hearing what Kevin Spacey has to say about how data and analysis is influencing "House of Cards." You can also keep up to date vi [read] Keywords: ibm twitter


Watson Analytics in Action (demo)
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 3:11p   Adam Gartenberg
Do you want to see how easy it is to add data and see the resulting analysis from Watson Analytics? Here's a demo of how a fast food chain could analyze the impact of different marketing campaigns they tried out in test markets. [read] Keywords: ibm

Last Day! Insight (IOD) 2014 Early Bird Registration
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 11:12a   Adam Gartenberg
Don't forget that early bird registration for Insight 2014 (formerly IOD) ends today. You can register here to save $300, but you'll need to do it soon. [read] Keywords: ibm

Introducing Watson Analytics: Analytics for Everyone
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 11:11a   Adam Gartenberg
When you've got a new solution being compared to the transformational power of the spreadsheet and the iPhone, you just might be on to something. From Steve Lohr in The New York Times: Developing technology is one thing; democratizing it is another. The latter involves finding the innovation that opens the door to widespread adoption with usefulness and usability. In the personal computer era, it was the spreadsheet that transformed a hobbyists’ plaything into a must-have machine in co [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm apple google iphone mobile oracle server

Your Participation is Needed: 6th Annual Analytics Survey
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 9:11a   Adam Gartenberg
IBM's Institute for Business Value is currently collecting responses for the 6th annual IBV Analytics survey, and needs your participation. The survey, the largest of its kind in the industry, will investigate how organizations can create a competitive advantage with big data and analytics. Responding will only take 15 minutes, and all responses will be anonymous. If you opt in to register (your contact data will be disassociated with the survey data to ensure privacy), you will be sen [read] Keywords: ibm

$600 Early Bird Discount for Insight 2014 (formerly IOD)
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:11a   Adam Gartenberg
Early bird registration for Insight 2014 (formerly Information on Demand) is now open. Registering now will save you $600. The call for speakers is also open, so if you've got a topic you'd like to present, please go ahead and submit it. You can learn more about the conference curriculum and see highlights of past conferences here. Register today! [read] Keywords: ibm

IBM ExperienceOne - personalizing customer engagement
Tue, May 20th 2014 1:10p   Adam Gartenberg
Another important announcement for anyone looking to help their marketing, sales and service (e.g., front office) teams better understand their customers and engage with them in a more personalized way. IBM ExperienceOne, announced at last week's Smarter Commerce Global Summit, brings together capabilities from across the IBM Enterprise Marketing Management, WebSphere Commerce and IBM Customer Experience portfolios, as described in the press release: IBM ExperienceOne draws on innovatio [read] Keywords: ibm consulting development enterprise integration mobile office websphere

Putting analytics into the hands of decision makers
Tue, May 20th 2014 1:10p   Adam Gartenberg
As far as analytics has come in recent years, there are still challenges around making sure that the data and analysis gets into the hands of the people who need it most in a timely and easy to understand fashion. At the IBM Vision conference today, IBM made announcements that will bring us one step closer to making the notion of "analytics everywhere" a reality. The new technologies previewed today include: An analytics offering now available on the IBM Cloud Marketplace that can manage [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm enterprise google mobile office

Amtrak Writer’s Residencies - Social media done right
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 11:11a   Adam Gartenberg
Via @austinkleon (Link to his post with more detail). Excellent job, @Amtrak. Amtrak writer’s residencies Here’s what went down: in his PEN Ten interview, @AlexanderChee was asked where he best liked to write: I still like a train best for this kind of thing. I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers. That’s it. Two sentences. And then this happened: [read] Keywords: twitter

IBM Predictive Analytics to Detect Patients at Risk for Heart Failure
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 3:11p   Adam Gartenberg
More great work coming out of our analytics group, working in partnership with leading healthcare providers and IBM Business Partners. ARMONK, N.Y. - 19 Feb 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Virginia health systemCarilion Clinic has indentified 8,500 patients at risk for developing heart failure in a pilot project that could lead to early intervention and better care for these patients. The pilot was completed in collaboration with IBM, Epic and Carilion Clinic. The results were [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm notes

Quantified Athletes: Using Analytics to Reduce Injuries
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:10p   Adam Gartenberg
Those of you who attended the IOD conference back in 2011 were treated to an interview with author Michael Lewis and Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, of Moneyball fame (amongst many other achievements). One comment that's stuck with me was a question tossed in at the very end of the interview. Billy Beane was asked how it's possible to still get a competitive advantage from the type of statistical advantages he discovered, now that everyone was on to the approach (and, as he comm [read] Keywords: ibm notes development

New SaaS study shows how "Pacesetters" distance themselves from the rest
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 3:12p   Adam Gartenberg
There's no question that Software as a Service (SaaS) is here to stay as a model for quickly and cost-effectively deploying new IT capabilities inside of and outside an organization. But, as in all aspects of business, some companies are finding greater advantage than others. What's special about the organizations who exhibit the highest level of SaaS adoption and who are gaining competitive advantage through their efforts? A study by the IBM Center for Applied Insights released today [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm

IBM Sametime: New Name, New Features
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 1:11p   Adam Gartenberg
It's been many years since I've been involved with IBM Sametime in any capacity beyond that of an end user, but as it still has a close place in my heart, and since many of you who find your way here are still interested in Sametime, it didn't feel right not to at least acknowledge the new name that was announced at yesterday's Connect conference Opening General Session. So, as the former Offering Manager for Lotus Sametime (and briefly, for Lotus Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing - [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus sametime instant messaging

Two more TV ads: Smarter Supply Chains and Smarter Energy
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 11:11a   Adam Gartenberg
IBM debuted two more commercials during this past weekend's NFL playoffs. They feature McKesson, who worked with IBM to ensure an efficient supply chain, and Vestas, who is using big data to optimize the placement of wind turbines. (You can see more details on the approach Vestas is taking here.) Smarter Supply Chains Transcript: IBM is helping hundreds of health care companies work smarter. McKesson used analytics in the cloud to design a more efficient supply chain, helping save o [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise security

New Smarter Planet TV ads -- Cyber Security and Automotive
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 8:12a   Adam Gartenberg
IBM has been debuting some new advertisements during the NFL playoff games. Here are the first two ads, which aired this past weekend. The one on security seems particularly timely these days. Learn more. Transcripts of the ads: Smarter Cyber Security: "Thousands of companies are using IBM analytics to help manage billions of possible cyber security threats every day. One company's network sees 23,000 events a second. Now it can know which ones to investigate." Smar [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise network security

IBM Invests $1B in new Watson Group
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 1:10p   Adam Gartenberg
IBM announced today that it is establishing the IBM Watson Group, which will receive more than $1 Billion in investment to continue developing the capabilities of Watson and to make new cognitive applications and services available. Included in the $1B figure is $100M available for venture investments in the ecosystem for cognitive applications powered by Watson. The Watson Group, which will draw from over 2,000 professionals, will have a new Silicon Alley headquarters at 51 Astor Place in [read] Keywords: ibm applications blogging enterprise

What happens when Big Data meets human resources
Mon, Nov 25th 2013 10:14a   Adam Gartenberg
The Atlantic has a fascinating cover story (They're Watching You at Work) on the way companies are now applying analytics to the recruiting and hiring process. Think of it like Moneyball meets talent management. (And while not mentioned in the article, this is the type of work focused on by Kenexa. You can learn more about the solutions they are offering here.) Why is this going to be such a big deal? The application of predictive analytics to people’s careers—an emerging field [read] Keywords: atlantic ibm application archive development

Social Business in Action: Client Testimonials
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 8:14a   Adam Gartenberg
A quick look at how two companies - AMD and Bosch - are putting social business into action. An innovative technology company implements a new platform for sales enablement, providing training elements, content management and collaboration tools all in one platform. Bosch improved business processes and reduced cycle time from 40 to 6 days and implemented IBM's Social Business Platform in four months. [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm

IOD Day 3 General Session
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 8:21a   Adam Gartenberg
Rounding out my IOD 2013 General Session coverage, here are my notes from Wednesday's General Session. The General Session began with a panel discussion of four IBMers whose work with clients across various aspects of the Big Data and Analytics spectrum, and wrapped up with Mark Jeffries interviewing Serena Williams about a variety of topics. Panel: Gigi Yuen-Reed - Healthcare Consulting Services Vijay Dheap - Security Intelligence with Big Data Chris O'Connor - Cloud and Smarter Infras [read] Keywords: ibm notes consulting enterprise mobile network security

Two Analytics webinars this week
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 12:11p   Adam Gartenberg
We've got two webinars coming up this week that should be quite interesting. The first is on Wednesday, 11/13, and will focus on the results from IBM's Global Analytics Study. Join this webcast to hear how the top global companies have translated analytics insights into real-world results, and how you can extract value out of your analytics investments. The second, which will be on Thursday, 11/14, will focus on how you can analyze the big data being generated by social media ("Socialyt [read] Keywords: ibm networking

IOD 2013 Day 2 General Session
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 2:13p   Adam Gartenberg
The focus for the IOD Day 2 general session was on highlighting practical ways people are drawing new insights from data to make better decisions. Below are my notes from today's general session. (And in case you missed it, today's session ended with the announcement that going forward this conference will be known as IBM Insight, held next year Oct 26-31.) Mike Rhodin, SVP IBM Software Solutions Group Competing today requires infusing intelligence into the fabric of your enterprise. [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm notes enterprise mobile

IOD 2013: Day 1 Announcements
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 6:12p   Adam Gartenberg
Here's a collection of the announcements IBM today at the first day of the Information on Demand 2013 today. There are a number of exciting releases, and I always enjoy reading about the ways our clients are able to put this technology to work in ways that range from improving customer satisfaction to reducing fraud to - literally - helping save lives. Emory University Hospital Explores 'Intensive Care Unit of the Future' Emory University Hospital is using software from IBM and Excel M [read] Keywords: administration ibm policies application applications archiving archive community database db2 enterprise interface linux network security

Videos from IOD 2013: Denihan Hospitality and Big Data and Analytics as the Next Natural Resource
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 6:12p   Adam Gartenberg
Here are some videos that tie into what was shared today at IOD. The first highlights the way in which Dnihan Hospitality is using IBM Business Analytics to get closer to their customers (more details available here), while the second was run at the start of the ECM Keynote this afternoon. Denihan Hospitality uses IBM Business Analytics as a Competitive Advantage Big Data and Analytics is the Next Natural Resource [read] Keywords: ibm

IOD 2013: ECM Keynote
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 6:11p   Adam Gartenberg
Here are my notes from today's IOD 2013 ECM Keynote. My key takeaways: This is about moving beyond the old way of thinking about content management (store, secure, retrieve content. ) and move to focus on how you can discover, recognize and act on insights from your content. It's about moving to a spectrum of services that extend beyond the repository, giving you the ability to do analytics, collaborate and understand all of your content. Doug Hunt, ECM Business Leader Content is at [read] Keywords: ibm notes applications desktop development email enterprise interface mobile office websphere

IOD 2013 Day 1 General Session
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 5:11p   Adam Gartenberg
As I've done the past few years, below are my notes from the IOD 2013 opening general session. Please see my other posts for more details and links on today's announcements. Jake Porway What does big data look like? Sometimes it gets described as spreadsheet, or maybe the ubiquitous tunnel of 1s and 0s. Instead, he prefers to think of it this way. Go back to 2000 when renting movies meant going to a retail rental store, with no idea if you're going to find the movie that want, with no [read] Keywords: ibm notes application applications community consulting database db2 development enterprise integration mobile security sql twitter

Fighting Crime with Analytics
Mon, Oct 21st 2013 12:12p   Adam Gartenberg
"It's the most exciting change that's happened in the past 21 years for law enforcement." -- Tony Landato, Sgt, Mesa Police Department The Mesa Arizona Police Department has made great strides in reducing crime rates. As you can see first-hand in the video above, they are using the IBM i2 COPLINK system to put data into the hands of officers on the street and analysts at headquarters. Over on the Smarter Planet blog ('Bringing Big Data to Bear on Crime'), Robert Griffin, Vice P [read] Keywords: ibm community database

IBM Research Unveils Two New Watson Related Projects
Wed, Oct 16th 2013 1:15p   Adam Gartenberg
IBM yesterday unveiled two new Watson-related projects in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. WatsonPaths will provide medical students with a visual navigation through Watson's analysis of a given case, providing possible diagnoses based on information it has extracted from an exhaustive set of reference materials and guidelines. The Watson EMR Assistant project is designed to help physicians find key information from patient [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm

IBM Mobile Computing: Weighing in at 50 pounds...
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 9:14a   Adam Gartenberg
While IBM's been making a big mobile push lately (see here, here and here, just to name a few), our efforts in mobile (or in this case, "portable") computing date back quite a bit. Here's a video introducing the IBM 5100, "the world's first portable computer," which was released back in 1975 (predating the Commodore PET by 2 years). Weighing 50 pounds, featuring a built-in 5" CRT and clocking in at 1.9Mhz, the 5100 would have set you back anywhere from $8,975 (BASIC with 16KB) to $19 [read] Keywords: ibm mobile wiki

PureData System for Analytics/Hadoop and BLU Acceleration Announcements
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 12:12p   Adam Gartenberg
There were a number of systems-related announcements made at the InterConnect conference earlier this week. I wanted to call out a few in particular related to big data and analytics. These advancements, which are all designed to help businesses make real-time decisions, get closer to their customers, and give employees the information they need to solve problems and progress opportunities, include: Updates for the IBM PureData System for Analytics and IBM PureData System for Hadoop, which [read] Keywords: ibm application applications db2 linux

$2 Million Awarded to Sutter Health, IBM and Geisinger Health System to Study Heart Failure Prediction
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 8:12a   Adam Gartenberg
IBM, Sutter Health and Geisinger Health System announced today that they have received a $2M National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to apply big data analytics towards the early detection of heart failure. From the press release: SACRAMENTO, Calif., DANVILLE, Pa. and YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - 09 Oct 2013: Today,Sutter Health, IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) and Geisinger Health System announce the award of a $2 million joint research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop [read] Keywords: ibm application

OPENPediatrics: Collaborating to improve medical care for critically ill children
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 7:11a   Adam Gartenberg
"Every year, nearly 7 million children under age 5 die from illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria despite the availability of life-saving medical solutions." Last week IBM and Boston Children's Hospital announced the OPENPediatrics forum, a global education portal designed to connect healthcare providers around the world so that they can share information and resources, working together to improve the quality of care received by critically ill children, no matter where they may l [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm community enterprise google interface networking

Fortune: IBM’s massive bet on Watson
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 9:12a   Adam Gartenberg
"More than 230,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Almost all of them will receive chemotherapy. As crude as the existing guidelines are, says [Dr. Mark] Kris, they won't be followed more than half the time. If we bumped up adherence by just 10% to 20%, he says, as many as 30,000 people might live longer. Never mind curing cancer -- shouldn't we be able to get the best available combinations of medications to sick people now?" This description comes from t [read] Keywords: connections ibm application

IBM to acquire analytics provider The Now Factory
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 9:11a   Adam Gartenberg
IBM announced today a definitive agreement to acquire The Now Factory, which provides analytics that can help communications service providers (CSPs) provide faster and higher quality service to their subscribers. Armonk, N.Y. and Dublin, Ireland - 01 Oct 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire The Now Factory, a privately held provider of analytics software that helps communications service providers (CSPs) deliver better customer experiences and drive new rev [read] Keywords: ibm mobile network

Best Practices in Improving Customer Analytics: Free Webinar
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 3:12p   Adam Gartenberg
Are you looking to improve your customer analytics initiatives? IBM is sponsoring a free webinar this Friday (9/27/2013) at 2pm ET with IDC Senior Vice President Henry Morris. Register here for this webinar, which will cover how you can: Make better sense of your data & explore insights that can drive better decisions Uncover challenges organizations face when trying to configure systems to run a customer analytics workload Empower employees and customers with the right information at t [read] Keywords: ibm

Still on the fence about registering for IOD? Top 5 reasons to attend
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 11:12a   Adam Gartenberg
Still not sure about whether or not to register for this year's IOD conference? Maybe this will change your mind (or your boss's). And, in case you hadn't heard, registration is also now open for IBM Connect 2014 (which will of course include the Lotusphere Technical Program, as well as the Kenexa World Conference.) [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere

We’re going to need a bigger shoebox
Tue, Sep 17th 2013 9:11a   Adam Gartenberg
One of my favorite weekly diversions - the XKCD spin-off "What if" - this week answers the question "If all digital data were stored on punch cards, how big would Google's data warehouse be?" It's worth reading the whole post for the trail of logic that gets him here, but the answer boils down to the following: "15 exabytes of punch cards would be enough to cover my home region, New England, to a depth of about 4.5 kilometers. That's three times deeper than the ice sheets that cove [read] Keywords: google

Tom Deutsch: Putting Big Data Myths to Rest
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 7:15a   Adam Gartenberg
Big data is only for unstructured sources... Big data has an inherent data quality problem... Machine learning prevents human bias... Machine learning is a real-time activity... Have you come across statements like these in your research into big data (or possibly even perpetuated them yourselves?) IBM's Tom Deutsch shares the truth behind these common big data misperceptions over on IBM Data Magazine (Putting Big Data Myths to Rest). Click on through so you can be sure you're ma [read] Keywords: ibm email twitter

Ad Age: How IBM Is Schooling Tomorrow’s Data Scientists
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 9:15a   Adam Gartenberg
Ad Age interviews Rich Rodts, IBM's manager for solution specialists and global academic programs, regarding the work IBM is doing to ensure that companies will have a sufficient pool of data scientists to meet their needs. (How IBM Is Schooling Tomorrow's Data Scientists) "If we need to grow these skills, if we need to build this bench so to speak, we need to work with academia to create those individuals who are going to be the next generation of data scientists," said Mr. Rodts. Mr. [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm consulting integration

New advertising: Hiring the right people and increasing retention up to 43%
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 8:14a   Adam Gartenberg
Below is a new ad highlighting IBM's work helping companies build a Smarter Workforce that started airing yesterday during the US Open tennis tournament on CBS, ESPN and the Tennis Channel. It will continue to run in the US through early September, with appearances in other countries expected in the next month or two. Transcript: If you were an animal, which one would you be? With interview questions like these, it's no wonder companies hire the wrong person almost half the time. To [read] Keywords: ibm twitter

Only 3 more weeks to save $300
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 10:15a   Adam Gartenberg
From the updates I've been seeing, registration for the 2013 Information on Demand conference is picking up steam, and while the conference is still a few months away, you only have 3 more weeks to save $300 on your registration (plus another $100 alumni discount if you've attended in the past). As always, the conference team is putting together a great lineup of sessions, speakers and labs. 700 Technical Education Sessions 110 Hands On Labs 300 Customer Speakers Usability Sandboxes IBM's [read] Keywords: ibm network networking

Smarter Marketing: "The Customer is King"
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 7:15a   Adam Gartenberg
How well is your business listening to your customers? At the IBM CMO CIO Leadership Exchange held in New York last year, a group of CMOs, CIOs, and IBM experts talked about whether or not "the customer is always right" is still true. You can see many more short videos from this series here, and can learn more about Smarter Marketing at http://www.ibm.com/smartermarketing [read] Keywords: ibm exchange exchange

New IBM solution provides CFOs with a single view of customer and credit exposure
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 12:15p   Adam Gartenberg
IBM today announced a new IBM Signature Solution for risk management, aimed at providing CFOs the visibility they need to improve customer profitability, manage the risk of loss, and make more informed capital management decisions. IBM was also recently named a leader in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) consulting according to a new IDC Marketscape on Worldwide Business Consulting Services for GRC Vendor Analysis report (Doc# 242352 Aug 2013). You can find more details in the press rel [read] Keywords: ibm consulting enterprise office

From Audiences to Individuals (Video)
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 10:14a   Adam Gartenberg
Media and entertainment companies are facing a fundamental change in their businesses, following a shift from mass audiences to smaller audiences who are accessing and interacting with media and content in new ways. In the video below, Graeme Noseworthy, Strategic Messaging Director, Big Data for Marketing, Media & Entertainment, and Richard Maraschi, Global Solutions Leader, Big Data & Analytics, call out some of the new challenges these companies face, along with the ways that big [read] Keywords: ibm twitter

Infographic: How C-suite executives see the landscape changing
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 9:16a   Adam Gartenberg
More than 4,000 C-suite executives shared their insights on key opportunities and challenges for their organizations with the IBM Institute for Business Value. Here's a 30,000 ft. view of some of the findings. How C-suite executives see the landscape changing [read] Keywords: ibm

DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration: Now Available
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 3:17p   Adam Gartenberg
"We were very impressed with the performance and simplicity of BLU. We found that some queries achieved an almost 100x speed up with literally no tuning!"- Lennart Henäng, IT Architect, Handelsbanken It's been over two months since we first shared the details on the new DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration, and a week since the general availability of the release, and so I thought this would be a good time to check in again with some more details on what makes BLU Acceleration such a big de [read] Keywords: administration ibm db2 development linux

Interesting results from DB2 BLU vs SAP HANA data mart sizing
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 7:43p   Adam Gartenberg
Paul Zikopoulos recently shared on Twitter some results from a sizing done on a 10 TeraByte data mart, comparing IBM DB2 BLU on Power Systems with SAP HANA. To summarize some of the primary differences the team found in this particular instance: HANA requires 4x more RAM HANA requires 10x more required disk HANA requires 10x more CPU cores With HANA , the client would have to buy new hardware and not reuse the hardware they have HANA would require Intel Westmere processors, not Intel Sandy [read] Keywords: ibm db2 sap tivoli twitter

Trident Marketing Increases Revenue 1,000% with Predictive Analytics
Thu, May 9th 2013 7:17a   Adam Gartenberg
A few weeks back I attended the IBM Big Data, Integration and Governance Forum in Charlotte, NC. (If you haven't made it to one yet yourself, we've got more of these events coming up in a number of cities in the US and around the world.) It's always good to hear our executives speak about how IBM is approaching the area of Big Data, the type of use cases that we're seeing businesses focus on, and learn more about the latest innovations in the fields of Information Integration and DB2 wit [read] Keywords: ibm db2 google integration linux

IBM X-Force Trends: Data Breach Issues and Solutions (Upcoming Webcast)
Wed, May 1st 2013 4:17p   Adam Gartenberg
If you are an IT security, compliance and data management professional, you're likely working harder than ever to secure your enterprise against both internal and external threats. If you'd like to get a better look into recent public vulnerability disclosures and understand the lessons that can be learned from those situations, you'll want to check out the upcoming Dark Reading "IBM X-Force 2012 Annual Trend Report: Data Breach Issues and Solutions" webcast. (May 9, 2pm ET) Join Ro [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise security

Reminder: Big Data at the Speed of Business Broadcast (4/30)
Wed, Apr 24th 2013 1:16p   Adam Gartenberg
As a reminder, we'll be holding a broadcast next Tuesday, April 30th, where we'll be discussing details on the recent DB2 with BLU Acceleration and Big Data Platform announcements. The event will feature General Manager Bob Picciano, VP of Development Martin Wildberger, VP of Product Strategy Inhi Suh, as well as first-hand experiences shared by a client panel and a Q&A session. The broadcast will be held at two times, 11am-12pm EDT and 9pm - 10pm EDT, and you can register here. [read] Keywords: ibm db2 development

Announcement Review: IBM’s New Moves in Big Data
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 9:18a   Adam Gartenberg
Joe Clabby of Clabby Analytics has posted his first take on the DB2 and Big Data announcements we made last week. You can read his full write-up here: IBM’s New Moves in Big Data: Acceleration, Optimization, and an Open Source Alternative (pdf) IBM’s New Moves in Big Data: Acceleration, Optimization, and an Open Source Alternative IBM Almaden Labs, San Jose, CA, April 2, 2013 In a major, multi-faceted announcement, IBM announced yesterday that it will soon deliver “speed-o [read] Keywords: ibm database db2 enterprise oracle

New Ad: Big Data and Analytics
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 9:15a   Adam Gartenberg
Here's a new ad on Big Data and Analytics that will be debuting on TV at the Masters golf tournament this week: More: Big data and analytics can help predict trends down to the customer. Sales down to the shelf. What can big data and analytics do for you? Learn more at http://ibm.co/10x97Xc [read] Keywords: ibm

Two opportunities to learn more about the Data Mgmt and Big Data announcements
Thu, Apr 4th 2013 6:18a   Adam Gartenberg
If you'd like to learn more about all of the Data Management and Big Data announcements made yesterday, we've got two great opportunities coming up. First up is a Google Hangout Video Chat this Friday, April 5, starting at 2pm US-EDT. During the chat you'll hear from panelists Jeff Kelly (Wikibon), James Kobielus (IBM), Mike Martin (BTRG) and others. Head on over here to learn more and RSVP. The second opportunity will be to join us on April 30th for a broadcast event featuring Genera [read] Keywords: ibm db2 development google twitter

IBM Announces New Innovations to Help Organizations Benefit From Big Data
Wed, Apr 3rd 2013 2:18p   Adam Gartenberg
As I posted earlier in the day, IBM is making a number of announcements today, including new releases of DB2; PureData Systems; InfoSphere BigInsights, Streams and Entity Analytics; and Informix TimeSeries. What they have in common is that they are all centered around helping organizations benefit from Big Data. Today's announcements include: BLU Acceleration, a breakthrough set of technologies, including Dynamic In-Memory technology, that deliver speed of thought analytics over terabytes [read] Keywords: ibm application applications archive database db2 development email enterprise google integration security sql twitter wiki

Information On Demand 2013: Call for Speakers
Wed, Apr 3rd 2013 9:16a   Adam Gartenberg
Session proposals for this year's Information On Demand conference will be accepted from April 4th - 30th, so if you have an interesting story to share about products, solutions, or implementations, please head on over and submit a proposal. IT professionals, including managers, architects, and developers should submit proposals for technical sessions across Information Management, Business Analytics and Enterprise Content Management. C-suite executives and senior decision makers in Line [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise

NY Times: Why Big Data Is I.B.M.’s Friend
Wed, Apr 3rd 2013 9:16a   Adam Gartenberg
The Bits blog in today's NY Times highlights some important news on Big Data that IBM is sharing today while also describing why Big Data is so important to the businesses that IBM works with (and why IBM in turn is putting so much investment into related technology.) Case in point: I.B.M. just announced a series of technologies intended to make data analysis faster and more powerful. That is probably good news to Big Blue’s core customer base of large corporations, which are increasin [read] Keywords: ibm

From Big Bang to Big Data: ASTRON and IBM Collaborate to Explore Origins of the Universe
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 11:09a   Adam Gartenberg
"The SKA’s [Square Kilometer Array's] more than 500,000 antennas scattered across southern Africa and Australia will produce a torrent of data that’s equivalent to 10 times the daily global Internet traffic." IBM continued to push the push forward the cause of Big Data this week with an ambitious initiative: better understanding the origins of the universe. It's one that will require the latest approaches to extracting value from big data. The quote above comes from [read] Keywords: ibm

The data on Big Data is, well, big
Wed, Dec 5th 2012 2:10p   Adam Gartenberg
As an infographic over on the IBM Big Data Hub highlights, we're now at the point where there's a lot of data about Big Data. (And if you haven't checked it out yet, the hub is a great place to look when you are trying to cut through all the noise.) [read] Keywords: ibm

Walmart processed 5,000 transactions/sec at peak time Black Friday
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 8:10a   Adam Gartenberg
I'm just going to leave this here. You'll either know why or you won't. :) Wal-Mart: 22M+ customers served since opening stores last night, with 10M register transactions and 5,000 items/sec. processed at peak time.— CNBC (@CNBC) November 23, 2012 [read] Keywords: ibm twitter widgets

Debunking Myths about Data Scientists
Mon, Nov 19th 2012 2:10p   Adam Gartenberg
Over on the IBM Big Data Hub (and in the entertaining slideshow below), James Kobelius debunks the top 10 myths that many people have around data scientists. Myths and Mathemagical Superpowers of Data Scientists from TheSocialPitt Pittman Link: James Kobelius - Data Scientists: Myths and Mathemagical Superpowers [read] Keywords: ibm

Live Blogging the IOD 2012 Day 2 General Session.
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 11:12a   Adam Gartenberg
Live Blogging the IOD 2012 Day 2 General Session. Steve Mills, SVP and Group Executive, Software and Systems An Explosion of Data Facebook processes 500+ Terabytes of data daily At&T transfers about 30 Petabytes of data through its network daily For every session, NY Stock Exchange captures 1 Terabyte of trade information 150 Exabytes - global size of "Big Data" in Healthcare 420M wearable (wireless) health monitors by 2014, up from 12M in 2012 The good news, and the reason why so m [read] Keywords: agent ibm application applications blogging community email enterprise exchange exchange facebook network profile wireless

On Strawberry Pop-Tarts and Hurricanes
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 5:17p   Adam Gartenberg
What do Strawberry Pop-Tarts and hurricanes have to do with each other? Big Data knows... (via the IOD Blog) [read] Keywords:

Infographic: Big Data - The New Natural Resource
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 4:11p   Adam Gartenberg
A new big data infographic out of the IOD Conference today: Highlights: Big data is growing fast; structured and unstructured data is growing at an annual growth rate of 60% 1 in 3 business leaders make critical decisions without the information they need. 53% of business leaders don't have access to information from across their organizations required to do their jobs Organizations applying analytics to data for competitive advantage are 2.2x more likely to substantially outperform the [read] Keywords:

Live Blogging the Information on Demand Conference General Session
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 11:14a   Adam Gartenberg
Live Blogging the IOD 2012 General Session. (I'm posting my rough notes for now, and will look to update it later.) Host Jason Silva: Co-evolution of humans and technology. Accelerated evolution. Convergence of Big data, analytics, social , mobile, cloud. 90% of the worrld's data created in past 2 years alone. We have a voice, and we leave a digital trail. We can see patterns that we cold never see before. We can spot trends as they're happening. "We're approaching a new renaissance.. [read] Keywords: ibm notes application applications blogging community database db2 development integration mobile networking office

IBM Addresses Security Challenges of Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Computing
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 8:10a   Adam Gartenberg
Yesterday IBM announced ten new products and enhancements to help companies deliver real time security for big data, mobile and cloud computing. The announcement, the biggest since the launch of the IBM Security Solutions division earlier in the year, includes the release of IBM InfoSphere Guardium 9.0 software. which now features support for Hadoop and other big data environments.. From the press release: IBM’s new software capabilities help clients better maintain security control ov [read] Keywords: ibm application applications database mobile security

In their own words: the benefits of PureData Systems
Tue, Oct 9th 2012 3:11p   Adam Gartenberg
If you'd like to hear first-hand details on the benefit organizations are seeing from the PureData Systems, check out the videos below. The first one highlights the impact the systems are having on Suntrust Bank, BNSF Railway, Premier Healthcare Alliance and NYSE Euronext. "It's allowing us to get to market faster.... What we're getting from IBM is that they're building the technology, integrating that together for us, and allowing us to worry about building the solutions that our [read] Keywords: ibm development enterprise

Introducing New PureData Systems For Transactions And Big Data Analytics
Tue, Oct 9th 2012 8:09a   Adam Gartenberg
At events in Singapore and Boston today, IBM announced that we are expanding our PureSystems family of expert integrated systems with three new offerings: PureData System for Transactions, PureData System for Analytics and PureData System for Operational Analytics. Each system comes pre-configured with x86 or Power processors, storage and network connections and specialized software tailored for the particular task that the system is designed to tackle - from high volume transaction processi [read] Keywords: connections ibm applications database enterprise network oracle sap

NY Times: How Big Data Became So Big
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 8:11a   Adam Gartenberg
I'm not sure how, but it looks like I missed this article on Big Data from The New York Times last month (How Big Data Became So Big). The article does a good job describing the rise of Big Data as a concept, as a set of technology and as a marketing buzzword, as well as highlighting the key players on the field (including IBM). Some excerpts: First, here are a few, well, data points: Big Data was a featured topic this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with a report [read] Keywords: ibm development google twitter

Predictive Maintenance: For when a brake light problem isn’t a brake light problem
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 10:14a   Adam Gartenberg
A car company thought they had a problem with their brake lights; predictive analytics helped reveal the true culprit. (Oh, and helped them save $30M a year and reduce warranty cases by 5%.) Learn more at http://www.ibm.com/analytics/us/en/predictive-analytics/index.html?psrc=ca [read] Keywords: ibm

Achieving High Availability and Disaster Recovery with IBM DB2
Thu, Sep 6th 2012 10:11a   Adam Gartenberg
This month's edition of IBM Data Management Magazine includes a feature article on achieving high availability and disaster recovery with IBM DB2. The article highlights the new capabilities for High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR) in the latest 10.1 release of DB2. Link: Achieving High Availability and Disaster Recovery with IBM DB2 Other featured articles now online: Prevent Data Cholesterol from Clogging Your Enterprise Applications - Keeping too much data can have dire conse [read] Keywords: ibm application applications database db2 enterprise oracle security

Big Data, Big Opportunities: Energy & Utilities (New Video)
Wed, Sep 5th 2012 10:14a   Adam Gartenberg
Here's a fun fact: Improving the efficiency of the US power grid by just 5% would be the equivalent of permanently eliminating the fuel and greenhouse gas emissions from 53 million cars. And another: Around the world, enough electricity is lost annually to power India, Germany and Canada for an entire year. The short video below highlights how big data solutions can help energy and utility companies take data from smart meters and feed it back to consumers, helping them make informed d [read] Keywords: ibm

A great description of IBM PureSystems
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 10:11a   Adam Gartenberg
Over on the Expert Integrated Systems blog, Thiago Montenegro has a great no-nonsense (read: non marketing) post about exactly what IBM PureSystems are, and why they might be of benefit to you (What (in the world) are IBM PureSystems?). After introducing a few of the systems (The IBM PureFlex System and the IBM PureApplication System), Thiago goes on to describe why these systems should be so attractive to smaller organizations: The large companies could raise the monitoring and management b [read] Keywords: ibm application applications soa virtualization

Only 3 days left for IOD 2012 Early Bird Pricing
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 3:11p   Adam Gartenberg
In case you've been putting off registering for Information On Demand 2012, you've got only 3 days left to register and save $300. This year, Information On Demand 2012 will bring together more than 11,000 business and technology leaders for an in depth look at Information Management, Enterprise Content Management and Business Analytics. Highlights include: • Industry-focused business and IT leadership sessions • Hands-on labs • Usability sandboxes [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise networking

AdAge: IBM Uses U.S. Open to Debut TV Ads Targeting CMOs
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 8:11a   Adam Gartenberg
"Meet the new boss: Your Customer." That's the opening line of one of two new ads IBM will be debuting at the US Open tennis tournament. The ads focus on the ways in which technology and analytics can help the marketing organization increase sales, and are part of IBM's broader Smarter Marketing initiative. According to research firm Gartner, by 2017 the CMO will spend more money on information technology than the CIO. It's a startling statement, but based on the rapid rise in d [read] Keywords: ibm development

IBM Data Management Magazine: Security, Privacy, Governance and more
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 10:11a   Adam Gartenberg
Head on over to IBMdatamag.com for features that take a closer look at security, privacy, and governance, as well as articles on data warehousing and Hadoop, big data quality, storage virtualization, Netezza, DB2 pureScale, and a lot more. Beyond Database Encryption By Todd Thiemann How secondary information sources can put your organization at risk Integrating Data Governance and Big Data with Business Processes By Sunil Soares An example from the oil and gas industry Had [read] Keywords: ibm database db2 security virtualization

Case Study: Colgate-Palmolive supports continuing business growth with IBM and SAP
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 10:11a   Adam Gartenberg
The recently published case study on Colgate-Palmolive's migration of their SAP environment to DB2 highlights a problem that many companies are facing today. As more and more data was coming in, IT was spending an increasing amount of time maintaining and administering their environment, let alone the impact it was having on daily backup, disaster recovery and other processes. Colgate-Palmolive's Vice President of Global Information Technology, Jim Capraro, summed up the decision they were [read] Keywords: ibm database db2 sap tivoli

ZDNet: IBM’s Big Data Analytics Empire
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 1:11p   Adam Gartenberg
Over on ZDNet, Andrew Brust stacks IBM's Big Data acquisitions (Cognos, SPSS, Netezza, OpenPages, Algorithmics), home-grown technologies (InfoSphere BigInsights, InfoSphere Streams) and capabilities (e.g., Analytical Decision Management), against the rest of the market, and comes away with the conclusion that "Maybe old dogs do the best new tricks." Summary: When you think of Big Data Analytics, you might think of startups. Think again. IBM has the space covered, perhaps better than any [read] Keywords: ibm

Guest post in the Atlantic: The CMO/CIO Power Team
Tue, Aug 21st 2012 1:12p   Adam Gartenberg
I was thrilled to be asked to author a guest post on the Atlantic for IBM's sponsored content section on "Power in Data." My post, which went live yesterday, is on the importance of fostering a culture of collaboration between the CMO and CIO. In it I reference some of the findings from the recent Global CMO study and State of Marketing 2012 study, and extend them out to the implications for the kind of culture that needs to be cultivated inside of the organization in order to have a s [read] Keywords: atlantic collaboration ibm archive

Free Telco webinar: Making Big Data Analytics Pay
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 1:23p   Adam Gartenberg
Those of you in the Telco industry should come check out the free analyst roundtable webinar that GigaOM Pro and Netezza will be hosting on “Making Big Data Analytics Pay”on Wednesday August 22, 2012 at 10 a.m., PST. The webinar will focus on the challenges CSPs face and how one business in particular - T-Mobile - was able to overcome those challenges. What Will Be Discussed Telco market dynamics and competition Current big data analytics challenges Best practices for incorporati [read] Keywords: ibm applications mobile

Introducing the IBM Big Data Hub
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 7:11a   Adam Gartenberg
I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise that a search for "What is big data" returns a big set of results. To help anyone who might be having trouble finding the answers they're looking for among the 675 million results that Google returns for that question, IBM has launched the IBM Big Data Hub. This site is the place where you can get answers, see what other people and organizations are doing, and learn from thought leaders. The Big Data Hub features: • Blogs • Vi [read] Keywords: ibm google

IBM Data Management Magazine: Bridging the Data Divide
Wed, Jul 18th 2012 10:11a   Adam Gartenberg
This month's edition of IBM Data Management Magazine includes a look at a more cost effective solution to a problem many companies face: keeping multiple categorization and code tables (such as Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC) codes) up to date and in sync. If you find that making changes to these types of tables (and the need to properly manage multiple such tables) is more time consuming or costly than you would like, a reference data management (RDM) solution may be the solu [read] Keywords: ibm application db2 enterprise integration security

Upcoming Tech Talk: Meeting Different Analysis Requirements Across the Organization
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 8:11a   Adam Gartenberg
Analytics is something that can deliver benefits for a variety of constituents across your organization, but not everyone will have the same needs. IBM will be hosting a TechTalk next Tuesday (July 17) focused on just this subject, and the speakers on the call will explore the different audience types and the specific analytic capabilities that would be most beneficial for them. The July TechTalk will look at the different analysis requirements across your organization and how IBM Cognos add [read] Keywords: ibm interface

How the University of Arizona is delivering 90% faster access to data
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 7:15a   Adam Gartenberg
The University of Arizona is using IBM InfoSphere Information Server to understand, cleanse, transform and deliver data into its enterprise data warehouse, providing a single source of information for business intelligence, and giving faculty, administrators and deans up to 90% faster access to the data they need. You can read the case study on the University of Arizona here: http://ibm.biz/BdxEuR [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise server

Saving $1M in storage, processing transactions 10x faster, predicting bottlenecks
Tue, Jul 3rd 2012 10:15a   Adam Gartenberg
ABSA Bank, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Intel, HolidayExtras.com, Mindray Medical, SAP all have some great things to say about DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10. You can see their reactions to the latest release in the embedded video, or, since it's slideware and not interviews, you can skip the faux-rock soundtrack and just read the highlights below: "We've saved more than a million dollars over the past four years by migrating from Oracle Database to DB2.... DB2 10 will further reduce [read] Keywords: ibm database db2 development network oracle sap

James Kobielus: Big Data Mythbusting
Tue, Jul 3rd 2012 10:15a   Adam Gartenberg
James Kobielus, IBM's Senior Program Director for Big Data Analytics product marketing, recently added his responses to some Big Data Myth posts that you might have caught over on Mashable or the SAP In-Memory blog. You can check out the original posts and James' thoughts below: Mashable: Top 5 Myths About Big Data Kobielus: Response: Top 5 Myths about Big Data SAP: Big Data Myths…BUSTED Kobielus: More Big Data Mythbusting [read] Keywords: ibm sap

5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 2:17p   Adam Gartenberg
Brain Pickings shared an insightful animation recently, highlighting Dr. Susan Weinschenk's "5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People." 5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People from Weinschenk on Vimeo. As summarized by Brain Pickings People learn best in 20-minute chunks. There must be a reason for the successful TED-sized talk format. Multiple sensory channels compete. During a talk, you engage both the auditory and visual channels — because we’re vis [read] Keywords:

Big Data survey deadline extended to July 2
Mon, Jun 25th 2012 3:14p   Adam Gartenberg
If you haven't taken the new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study Big analytics: Big data at work (previously), there's still time. The survey deadline has been extended to July 2. As a reminder, participants will receive early access to the survey results and can download a free copy of the e-book "Understanding big data." Thank you for your participation. > Take the survey [read] Keywords: ibm

IBM BigInsights 1.4 now Available
Mon, Jun 18th 2012 11:14a   Adam Gartenberg
As Marius Butuc has posted over on his blog (Expand and Update your BigInsights), IBM has just released version 1.4 of IBM BigInsights. There are some notable points about this new release. First off, it is available for both private deployment and deployment on public clouds. As Marius points out, "anyone can create their own Hadoop cluster (based on BigInsights v1.4) on the Cloud in less than 30 minutes." The new release also brings support for Cloudera Distributions of Apache Hadoop ( [read] Keywords: ibm enterprise

An invitation to participate in IBM big data research
Thu, Jun 14th 2012 2:14p   Adam Gartenberg
Is your organization looking at big data and analytics? Do you want to see how your interest and usage stacks up against other organizations and get a view into the trends you need to understand the most? The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) is currently conducting a new study on big data and analytics (Big analytics: Big data at work) that will provide insight into how leading organizations are tackling complex business challenges and, more importantly, how they stand vs. their marke [read] Keywords: ibm

Technology as a "force multiplier" in solving crimes
Tue, Jun 12th 2012 11:17a   Adam Gartenberg
IBM announced yesterday (link) that the Charleston, SC Police Department is using IBM predictive analytics software to help more accurately evaluate and forecast crime patterns, allocate resources and identify criminal hot spots, with the end goal being to prevent crime and increase public safety. “Historically, police agencies focused on protecting the community by solving crimes quickly to serve as a deterrent to would-be criminals,“ Mark Cleverley, IBM global director of Public [read] Keywords: ibm community

Using Technology to Remake the Marketing Profession
Thu, Jun 7th 2012 10:12a   Adam Gartenberg
The intersection of marketing and analytics has in large part become my day job of late, and so I've been particularly interested in the CMO CIO Leadership Exchange that IBM has been hosting in New York City these past few days. During the event, speakers including IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, IBM SVP Marketing John Iwata, and senior marketing and IT executives from organizations such as Verizon, Aetna, America Express, Walmart, Kayak.com, WellPoint and Ogilvy & Mather, are sharing their views [read] Keywords: ibm exchange exchange twitter

Thinking Big with IBM Data Management Magazine
Wed, Jun 6th 2012 3:10p   Adam Gartenberg
This month's issue of IBM Data Management Magazine is all about what it means to go BIG, featuring articles, benchmark testing, training and events centered around Big Data. You can check it all out over at IBMdatamag.com (and if you didn't receive a notice like this in your inbox, be sure to put your email in the subscribe box before leaving.) [read] Keywords: ibm email

North Carolina uses predictive analytics to identify millions in Medicaid fraud
Fri, May 25th 2012 2:09p   Adam Gartenberg
North Carolina's Dept. of Health and Human Services has been investigating Medicaid fraud using IBM's predictive analytics software, and in the first phase of the initiative has already turned up $6.2M in potentially fraudulent payments, as well as another $191M of "unusual" Medicaid charges. The state is using IBM Fraud and Abuse Management System (FAMS) and IBM InfoSphere Identify Insight to find suspicious billing patterns in claims from nearly 2 million Medicaid patients filed by 60,0 [read] Keywords: connections ibm application

One word? Analytics
Mon, Jan 9th 2012 3:11p   Adam Gartenberg
This piece by Marketplace's Bob Moon highlights what's top of mind for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty (and it should be a familiar theme for those of you that read this blog regularly). Bob Moon: If Virginia Rometty had just one word for you about the next big thing, it might sound a bit reminiscent of that famous scene from "The Graduate." "The Graduate" clip: Just one word. Yes, sir? Are you listening? Yes I am. Plastics. That is so 1960s. Just ask IBM's incoming chief what s [read] Keywords: ibm

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