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Big Data at NASA

Big Data at NASA

August 14, 2017 | by John Sprague, Deputy Associate CIO for Technology and Innovation, NASA
Data already is the new currency and is at the heart of everything digital. I like to repeat the adage, “Data becomes Information, becomes Knowledge, becomes Wisdom”. And “It’s all about the data”. So why do we send up probes, sensors or satellites — for the data?
Sparking change: How analytics is helping global communities improve water security

Sparking change: How analytics is helping global communities improve water security

May 11, 2017 | by Andrea Braida, Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM
Most of us are privileged enough to live in societies where clean water is a given. When our physicians and the media advise us to stay hydrated, it’s a simple health consideration. But in many countries, access to water is a huge issue – approximately one third of the world’s population does not...
Wanted: Smart humans

Wanted: Smart humans

Why AI still needs us

February 20, 2017 | by Greg Council, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Parascript
The reality is that AI is still heavily-reliant upon smart, willing and trained humans in order for AI to behave in a manner that we would expect. Humans are needed to scope the problems, identify relevant examples and verify the results. Without humans as a guide, current AI is no more capable...
IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

IBM’s big data meetup program approaches a significant milestone

February 3, 2017 | by Nancy Berlin, WW Event Manager, Analytics Platform Services, IBM
IBM’s community of big data developers continues to grow. As our Big Data Developer meetup program moves into its fifth year, this worldwide community of customers, partners and IBM developers is on the verge of enlisting its 100,000th member—when we published this blog, we counted 99,100. 

Case in point: Verizon’s cognitive journey and the customer experience

December 15, 2016 | by Preetam Kumar, Product Marketing Manager, IBM Analytics, IBM
Without question, our lives are very different from only a couple decades ago, thanks in part to some pretty amazing technology advances including smartphones and other devices, mobile apps, an ever-growing array of social channels and more. Take a look at how one telecommunications organization...
Tapping the power of women in the world of technology

Tapping the power of women in the world of technology

December 1, 2016 | by Surbhi Mathur, Apache spark intern, IBM Spark Technology Center
Women might make up 30 percent of the workforce at technology companies—for now—but they’re a force to be reckoned with no matter their numbers. Are you trying to balance work and life while advancing in your career? Or are you considering pursuing a career in tech? Find how IBM is embracing the...
When time matters: Deepwater Horizon and transforming data in the cloud

When time matters: Deepwater Horizon and transforming data in the cloud

October 14, 2016 | by Douglas Thompson, Executive Architect, IBM
The movie Deepwater Horizon that depicts the oil spill disaster of the same name serves as an example of how government agencies and corporations need to collect a lot of data and disseminate information immediately as events quickly unfold. Not only are all parties involved asked for a tremendous...
On premises or in the cloud: Does it really matter?

On premises or in the cloud: Does it really matter?

September 29, 2016 | by Peter Bradford, Offering Manager, Data Services - DB2 LUW, DB2 on Cloud, & dashDB for Transactions, IBM
Sooner or later, you will likely adopt a hybrid cloud. Regardless of how you arrived at that point, you realize that you need to understand how to deploy and manage a mixed environment efficiently—and you have to do it soon.
Apply good data science to outthink competitors’ marketing

Apply good data science to outthink competitors’ marketing

September 26, 2016 | by Alex Liu, Chief Data Scientist, Analytics Services, IBM
Many marketing concerns have seen the light when it comes to the application of big data analysis as a means of outthinking the competition. Discover three best practices for implementing big data analytics for good data science in marketing initiatives.
Top analytics tools in 2016

Top analytics tools in 2016

June 10, 2016 | by Gaurav Vohra, CEO & Co-Founder, Jigsaw Academy, The Online School of Analytics
Join us for a look at what’s on the horizon in data analytics, discovering how a broad array of tools aims to change the way we do—and think about—data science.

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