Data & Analytics

March 14, 2016

The Future of Big Data, Analytics & Social Business

There’s no question that technology has forever transformed how people work. Employees enjoy a flexible, collaborative work environment and, thanks to workforce analytics, employers have access to the data they need to make hiring decisions, build effective teams and improve organizational efficiency. Today’s innovations are often tomorrow’s dinosaurs so it is exciting to think about […]

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February 24, 2016

Manage Talent Better through Social and Mobile

In his session “Analytics, Analytics, Analytics – The Future of the Workforce” at InterConnect 2016 session in Las Vegas this week, Dr. Leo Brajkovich, Smarter Workforce Executive for IBM Analytics, gave a holistic yet detailed view of workforce analytics. He stepped his audience through the driving forces behind adoption, current practical applications, pitfalls to avoid […]

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January 6, 2016

Quantum Skills for an Unlimited Future

Companies around the world are racing toward a quantum-powered future, investing billions of dollars to plunge into quantum computing. While some flavors of quantum capabilities exist today, many experts anticipate a full-blown quantum computer within 10 to 20 years. Some believe it may arrive sooner. Why all the buzz? Unlike today’s computers, quantum promises exponential […]

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December 18, 2015

Personal Data Kept … Personal

As an adult, I realize that when I get online to read the news, visit social networks, or shop, my personal and financial information is out there. I’ve always thought that it’s just a reality of our times. However, when I was notified that someone was trying to open an account in my seven-year-old daughter’s […]

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December 15, 2015

Make ‘Em Laugh – The Cognitive Way

A good sense of humor is like a super power. Making people laugh or having the confidence to laugh at yourself will get you out of all kinds of scrapes and maybe earn you a few friends along the way. Vinith Misra recognizes humor as one of the most essential elements in healthy relationships. But […]

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December 10, 2015

Water Is Life – Urgent Lessons from TED@IBM

“Maji ni maisha,” is Swahili for “water is life.” It’s also how Kala Fleming started her talk about how to better manage one of the planet’s most precious and increasingly scarce resources—water. In her courageous and mesmerizing talk, Kala deconstructed stereotypes, chief among them the tired narrative that the continent of Africa lacks water. Africa […]

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December 8, 2015

Life Hacks: Watson Trend

The holidays are here! Have you got all of your shopping done? I, for one, have not, and I know I’m not alone. But never fear – Watson Trend is here to help! The new app uses the cognitive computing power of IBM Watson to analyze reams (to use an outmoded metaphor) of data and […]

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December 1, 2015

A Formula for Success in Data Science

The transformative power of data and analytics is changing the way the world works and the shifts are accelerating. For organizations everywhere—from banking to healthcare to education—this ongoing transformation is illuminating pressing challenges and creating unprecedented opportunities. In the words of one business leader, “We’re in this period of lots of low-hanging fruit. It’s so […]

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November 16, 2015

Exploring a #NewWayToWork: IBM and Outside Influencers Predict the Future of Social Business

As technology grows and evolves, so does the way in which we work and do business. Tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices keep us constantly tethered to the Internet and one another. But how this affects the way business gets done – both inside the enterprise with employees, and outside with customers – is not […]

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November 12, 2015

Going Beyond Listening at Insight 2015

It was recently announced that Chris Rock would host the Oscars in 2016, prompting the Los Angeles Times to ask, “will Twitter survive?” The quip is tongue-in-cheek but hints at the massive amount of Twitter activity the often controversial comic is expected to generate. Because if something happens these days, it happens on Twitter. That […]

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