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Live from IBM World of Watson: Putting the ‘Business’ into Social

Traditional BI ‘collaboration’ is one-to-many eg publishing infographics to a website  or emailing a PDF – it’s like running a webinar where the participants are on mute (‘listen only mode’). The future of collaborative BI must evolve to ‘many-to-many’ – including abilities for co-authoring of BI content, as well as co-consumption, annotation, discussion, sharing, editing. […]

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Happy tears

How can emoji analysis improve results in social analytics and social listening tools?

Emoji, the smileys and icons representing an idea or emotion and originating in Japan over a decade ago, are becoming increasingly popular on social networks. According to Instagram’s research, this popularity rose with support for emoji being added to major mobile operating systems iOS and Android. I’ve seen emoji used so frequently on social networks […]

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Apache Spark

Apache Spark on IBM z/OS: Something New in Mainframe Analytics

For the last few years we’ve been talking with organizations that want to move their analytics closer to their data so that they can make faster, more accurate, decisions that help them become more efficient and profitable. Eliminating the time-consuming and costly process of copying data for analysis helps ensure that insights can be acted […]

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Rocket Discover IBM Connections

Making social business “connections” with Rocket Discover

We’re well into the first decade of the social media revolution, and social interaction on digital platforms has become fundamental to the modern human experience. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and the like have become the new social commons for many people, and that experience is now expanding rapidly from the personal realm into the professional. […]

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Rocket Software IBM InterConnect 2016

Welcome to IBM InterConnect 2016!

What a week it’s been! Last Tuesday I was in Orlando for IBM PartnerWorld, where we announced that Rocket is providing an entitlement to a non-production license of Rocket® Data Virtualization Version 2.1 (Rocket DV) for every new IBM z13 and z13s system. We also announced the inaugural Rocket Launchpad, an innovative engagement model designed […]

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Spedding's Strat

The parallel between software design and music

As an aspiring jazz guitarist with a lot of musician friends in the software industry (including many at Rocket), I often reflect on the parallels between software design/development and music. For example: how the “workflow” of product design should be harmonious and keep a relationship “to the tonic,” i.e. the objective of the tool or […]

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Rocket Software BI Analytics

Simplifying some of the 35,000 decisions you make every day

Many nights I find myself awake, working through more thoughts than I imagined possible. While the majority are work related, inevitably financial issues, home repairs and everything else creeps into the conversation in my head. Little did I know that experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day, which averages […]

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Rocket Discover dashboard with new graphics

Rocket Discover: you bring the data, we’ll provide the insights

We just launched our next release of Rocket Discover and people are taking notice. Here are a few of the news stories that have already appeared. Silicon Angle: Rocket Software adds Cognos self-service query/visualization engine Database Trends and Applications: Rocket Software Introduces Discover 1.5 TDWI: Rocket Software Introduces New BI Tools for IBM Cognos Users […]

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