analytics

Big data analytics on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

I find it fascinating the idea that anyone can potentially discover something very interesting with huge repercussions using these new technologies enabled with cloud computing. We are on the verge of many breakthroughs, thanks to these technnologies. For example, back in October 2011, I read an article in a newspaper in Toronto about a curious discovery made about the March 2011 Japan earthquake.

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Executive Corner: Interview with Business Development Executive for Cloud, Julie Hollway (Part 2 of 2)

Neil Weightman interviewed Julie Hollway recently. The discussion concentrated on the ways in which cloud is helping industries now and on how to get started with cloud.

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UP Conference: Mountain View Recap

The UP Conference was an excellent opportunity to meet with innovators of the cloud industry. IBM presented two key presentations one on “Next Generation Cloud Platforms – accelerating time to market” and one presentation on “Real-Time Behavioral Insight into Consumer Interaction.”

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Cloud: A catalyst for commoditization of business analytics

Note: Through the end of the year, we’ll be posting one blog per day from our top 10 “greatest hits” from Thoughts on Cloud since we launched in September. This post is #9 and was originally published on Oct. 20.

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Cloud integration with Cast Iron

If I look at some of my own personal data that I've accumulated over the years, for example - my contacts - I can tell you that I have that sort of information stored in at least three places: on my phone, on my computer, or written down somewhere. I can also safely say that there's a great deal of overlap between each of these sources, and also a great deal of inconsistency.

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Predicting performance issues in your cloud environment

In my previous life as system management specialist, I often happened to warn my customers about “infrastructure management noise,” an issue arising from setting too many monitor thresholds and generating therefore large volumes of events, which makes difficult to identify real problems. You often end up with so many alarms that people simply start to ignore them.

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#Cloudchat November Recap: Retail analytics and the cloud

Just in time for the barrage of advertisements and deep discounts that dominate the holiday shopping season, our November #cloudchat focused on retail analytics and the cloud.

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November #cloudchat: Retail analytics and the cloud

With just a couple of weeks until brands unveil their Black Friday doorbuster deals, we decided to focus this month’s #cloudchat, which takes place on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. ET, on retail analytics and the cloud.

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Gartner Monday Session Recap

Some highlights of Day 1 at the Gartner Symposium this week.

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