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Forsyth Alexander

I'm gonna get myself connected with Watson Analytics data connectors

Data connectors in Watson Analytics is one of the world's best kept secrets. And, I haven't helped. When I write about Watson Analytics and tell others about it, I almost always talk about how easy it is to upload data and get started with your analysis. Now, it's time to give the other option its due.

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Caroline Seymour

Vision 2017 gave a peek into the future of analytics

IBM Vision 2017 shined a spotlight on the ongoing revolution in business analytics, where the creativity of analysts and data scientists is driving competitive advantage and igniting new opportunities for a wide range of organizations. From better user experiences to better design, easier workflow to smarter data discovery, the future of analytics is bright.

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Evan Labuzetta

The perils of a data-driven economy... and how to succeed despite them

IBM Vision 2017 kicked off in Orlando on Wednesday with keynote speakers discussing some surprising threats that arise in the modern data-driven economy.

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Forsyth Alexander

May 16, 2017: May the 15th anniversary of Attack of the Clones enlighten us about Star Wars Day

On May 16, 2002, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones was released. So, I wanted to mark this anniversary somehow. And, then it hit me, why not a follow-up to my May the 4th Star Wars Day article? I could compare this year's data to last year's. All I had to do was fire up my trusty social media analytics solution, Watson Analytics for Social Media.

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Forsyth Alexander

Using AI and predictive analytics, acuteIQ plays matchmaker for lenders and customers

Customer acquisition specialist acuteIQ wanted a more effective way to match lenders with customers. So, they turned to Watson Analytics for help. Think of it as matchmaking, finance-style.

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Chris Stevenson

The excitement is just days away, but there’s still time to sign up for Vision!

The IBM Vision 2017 conference is only days away! But there’s still time to register—and still time to qualify for the $400 alumni discount. You really don't want to miss the excitement!

Cognos Analytics

Nickolus Plowden

The next wave of business intelligence for the data-driven enterprise

What is the next wave of business intelligence for the data-driven enterprise? Think of a science-fiction computer. A disembodied intelligence you can ask for advice. It understands your questions and gives you the answers you seek.

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Paul Bard

For Cinco de Mayo: 5 (+2) FOPM sessions you don't want to miss at Vision

Vision 2017 is the very best venue for you to learn how to get the most from your FOPM solutions. Breakout sessions cover topics ranging from the nuts-and-bolts details of deployment,to innovative approaches taken by your industry peers. On Cinco de Mayo, here are 5 (+2) sessions you don't want to miss.

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Forsyth Alexander

On Star Wars Day, May the Fourth of social media be with you

To honor May 4, why not see how social media overall reacts to the recent pop culture phenomenon of Star Wars Day? So, I fired up Watson Analytics for Social Media, mentioned a few topics and themes and learned a few things.

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Forsyth Alexander

Oh, the cool things you can do with data visualizations in Watson Analytics

Data visualizations make it easy to find new insights in your data when you're using Watson Analytics. Let's look at some of the cool things you can do with the "dataviz" generated by Watson Analytics.

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Forsyth Alexander

Great sessions! Why I wish I were attending Vision instead of going on vacation

I wish I could attend these IBM Vision 2017 data discovery, business intelligence and finance performance sessions instead of going to Europe..