Analytics

GDPR’s Missing Link: A Single Subject Search Index

Organizations implementing GDPR are going to discover, sooner or later, that finding someone’s data following a subject access request is much easier said than done. Most organizations think they can individually search every system, either manually or via a federated crawler that automatically queries each system. In fact, neither of these approaches works well. There […]

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GDPR & Protecting Data Privacy with Cryptographic Pseudonyms

Within two years, most of today’s cybersecurity technologies will be obsolete. Since the beginning of 2016, hackers have stolen more than 8 billion records — more than double the two previous years combined — and that doesn’t account for unreported intrusions. The current system of patches, firewalls and blacklists isn’t working. It’s no match for […]

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Fast Data Ingestion, ML Equates to Smarter Decisions Faster

Human beings tend to filter out events they deem unimportant to avoid sensory overload. They can only process so much at any given time. Computer systems, however, must be able to handle a massive number of digital “events” – everything from changes in your car’s engine to millions of retail transactions – in real time or […]

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Scaling the AI Ladder

The first automobile was driven down the streets of Detroit in 1890. It would take another 30 years before Henry Ford streamlined production and made cars available to the mass market. The obvious lesson: sometimes technology has a long gestation period, before we can scale it for everyday use. But, digging a bit deeper, there […]

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The Science Behind IBM’s Data Science Design

Data science is a rapidly evolving discipline that leverages an ever-widening array of tools and capabilities to learn and exploit. Because of such inherent complexities surrounding adoption, integration and support, the work of the data scientist can be daunting. That complexity is one of the reasons IBM several years ago set out to bring clarity […]

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Machine Learning Ushers in a World of Continuous Intelligence

For decades, data and analytics have played an important role in our economy. The process of analyzing data, however, remains labor intensive. Even with the most advanced techniques, data scientists spend countless hours developing, testing and retooling analytic models one step at a time. Worse yet, most organizations cannot find enough data scientists to complete […]

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Move Over Millennials: Generation Z is Retailers’ Next Big Buying Group

Millennials are currently retailers’ largest demographic, with a massive consumer base dwarfing the size of their once-dominant Generation X predecessors. And they love to shop online — during the 2016 holiday season, more than one-third of online shoppers were Millennials. But just as Millennials overtook Gen X, there’s another big buying group retailers and consumer […]

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Driving the World’s Most Accurate Weather Forecasts

Weather forecasting is a data challenge on the scale of few others. Weather is perhaps the single largest external swing factor in business performance today, responsible for an annual economic impact of nearly half a trillion dollars in the U.S. alone. We all need help anticipating weather’s effects on us whether it’s a simple question […]

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Canadian Military Healthcare Consortium Taps Analytics for More Comprehensive Research

Canada is the second largest country by land mass worldwide and is home to a significant military population: more than 60,000 serving members in the Canadian Armed Forces, 20,000 serving members in the Primary Reserve Forces, and more than 700,000 Veterans. The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) is a consortium of […]

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Chasing the Sun with Cognitive Technology

By Steve Hamm IBM Chief Storyteller In the solar energy realm, nothing beats the drama and fun of the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1800-mile race in solar-powered cars across the Australian outback. Teams from dozens of universities around the world compete for global bragging rights–combining precision teamwork with advances in software, electronics, materials […]

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Using Analytics to Better Understand and Shape the Future of Retail

By Simeon Piasecki Retailers the world over are grappling with how to attract today’s digitally savvy consumers and turn them in to repeat customers. Yet, I would argue that this is nowhere more keenly felt than in China. Chinese consumers are setting shopping trends globally, especially with their avid use of digital devices and social […]

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Watson: An Incubator for Startups and Innovation

By Rob High IBM has long played a major role in Silicon Valley. We built a manufacturing plant there in 1943 and opened our IBM Research lab in San Jose in 1956–since then producing a string of technology breakthroughs including the first disk drive, the first data mining algorithms and essential advances in nanotechnology.  My […]

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