• March 24, 2019

Business Intelligence & Analytics

IBM Watson Business Intelligence & Analytics

IBM InterConnect keynote: What will you do with Watson?

At Tuesday’s Watson Keynote at IBM InterConnect 2015, IBM SVP Mike Rhodin – who leads the IBM Watson business unit – asked, “What will you do with Watson?” Ever since the IBM Jeopardy Challenge we have heard lots of stories about how Watson is being used in various ways in verticals including law, hospitality, and […]

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Live from IBM InterConnect: a new way forward

The third and final general session of IBM InterConnect 2015 ended an hour ago, giving attendees a lot to think about. While the first two general sessions focused on new ways to think and work, this one was looking out to the next 20 years. IBM’s Marie Wieck summed up the three main themes of […]

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Live from IBM InterConnect: a new way to work

The second general session of IBM InterConnect took place at the end of the day on Tuesday, and opened with the announcement of several new product offerings. The first was Trusteer Apex, an advanced malware protection tool that offers protection against new, previously unknown threats. Denny McLean of @mercyhealth: Within first week of use, IBM's […]

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IBM InterConnect keynote: Digital journey of a startup

Startups in the IT industry are innovating at rates that are challenging to match. These may be in existing market segments or they may be creating new segments of their own by exploiting holes in the marketplace. Learning how to act as agile as a startup does (when appropriate) and finding new, innovative ways to […]

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Chess and predictive analytics: what would happen if…?

Continuing the theme I started last month on chess and computer programming, I would like to take a look at modern  predictive analytics and how is has its roots in the analytic routines that were created to devise chess stratagems. The classic predictive analytics question, “what if?” was originally posed by chess players.  What if […]

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Drowning in data? These four tips will come to your rescue.

As a guy who began his career two decades ago as a data analyst, stringing those three words together (“drowning in data”) in the subject line wasn’t easy…but sadly it can be true. One of my challenges as a consultant is managing the amount of data that I work with. A good majority of my […]

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Enterprise performance management: all we have to fear is…fear of ourselves

I’ve either been managing or helping others to manage their Enterprise Performance Management systems for well over a decade now, and whilst I’ve seen a lot of successful projects, I’ve seen an equal amount that gets mired in enterprise “hang ups.” The root of these issues stem from one key aspect of Enterprise Performance Management; […]

Big Data Business Intelligence & Analytics

Big Data and Data Science: Gold Rush or Bright Future?

If you haven’t noticed yet, big data has become big in the last few years, and data science has become the next big profession. That is, if you believe the Internet, where predictions are made that Chief Data Scientist roles could displace CIO positions. But technology trends come and go. Some reach dazzling heights before […]

IBM Destination z Business Intelligence & Analytics

Rocket mainframe news roundup

Rocketeers don’t just contribute here on the Rocket blog–they’re also busy writing on other sites as well. In case you missed them, here are a few mainframe-related pieces that our team has penned recently (Bryan Smith has been especially busy).  Have a read and let us know your thoughts on any (or all) of these […]

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A BI/BA Competency Center has tremendous impact within an enterprise

It is impossible to overly stress the importance and effectiveness of implementing a competency center for Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA). These centers, frequently referred to as BICC or BACC, facilitate information sharing and the efficient management of BI tools within an organization. Regardless of the tool(s) in place within an organization, there […]