February 2017

All posts from February 2017

5 reasons to attend InterConnect 2017

by pm2net on February 28, 2017 , Comments Off on 5 reasons to attend InterConnect 2017

As a business technology professional, you need to manage your company’s information resources 24×7 while juggling concurrent projects and staying up to speed on changes in the technology and in your chosen field. You’re stretched thin but continue to seek out professional learning opportunities that you can fit into your crowded schedule. That’s where IBM InterConnect 2017, 19-23 March 2017, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, can be just the experience for you. This annual conference is your opportunity to learn about new methodologies, tools and practices for data engineering in the era of cloud data services, cognitive computing, data science and big data analytics.

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How to leverage the power of prescriptive analytics to maximize the ROI

by pm2net on February 22, 2017 , Comments Off on How to leverage the power of prescriptive analytics to maximize the ROI

Prescriptive analytics (optimization) is a sophisticated analytics technology. It can deliver great business value by helping decision makers handle the tough trade-offs that arise when limited resources force choices among options. Optimization was traditionally applied by Operations Research professionals to solve operational problems, such as route optimization and logistics planning. With the advent of new technologies that make it possible to model larger, enterprise-wide problems, and provide broad support for what-if analyses, Prescriptive analytics now enables a new class of business analytics applications.

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Chief Data Officer, meet Generation Z

by pm2net on February 22, 2017 , Comments Off on Chief Data Officer, meet Generation Z

Chief Data Officers, in particular, will want to take note of Generation Z as they begin to grow up, because many of their attitudes and behavior toward data are shifting from that of previous generations. Those that prepare for Gen Z early and build a relationship with them based on good data practices may find themselves in optimal position as this new group’s influence and purchasing power increases.

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Wanted: Smart humans

by pm2net on February 20, 2017 , Comments Off on Wanted: Smart humans

The reality is that AI is still heavily-reliant upon smart, willing and trained humans in order for AI to behave in a manner that we would expect. Humans are needed to scope the problems, identify relevant examples and verify the results. Without humans as a guide, current AI is no more capable than a computer without software.

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Machine learning enriches the private cloud

by pm2net on February 15, 2017 , Comments Off on Machine learning enriches the private cloud

Fundamentally, machine learning is a productivity tool for data scientists. As the heart of systems that can learn from data, machine learning allows data scientists to train a model on an example data set and then leverage algorithms that automatically generalize and learn both from that example and from fresh data feeds. With unsupervised approaches, data scientists can dispense with training examples entirely and use machine learning to distill insights directly and continuously from the data. To achieve machine learning’s full potential as a business resource, data scientists need to train it from the rich troves of data on the mainframes and other servers in your private cloud.

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The data governance story: An introduction to governance and metadata

by pm2net on February 15, 2017 , Comments Off on The data governance story: An introduction to governance and metadata

The need for information is paramount to our need to excel and succeed. Businesses rely on information for strategic planning and driving growth. Individuals rely on information to make decisions and gain understanding of things. All information is driven by knowledge, and for knowledge to be an instrument of value and a key to success; it must be accessible, complete, and accurate.

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IBM and Fox make a big impact with Hidden Figures screening

by pm2net on February 13, 2017 , Comments Off on IBM and Fox make a big impact with Hidden Figures screening

January marked the release of the long awaited Hidden Figures movie featuring an all-star cast and highlighting the contributions of both women and IBM’s technology to history. Hidden Figures tells the true story of three African-American female mathematicians, Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Mary Vaughn, working at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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Charting the data lake: Building a business language for data lake

by pm2net on February 13, 2017 , Comments Off on Charting the data lake: Building a business language for data lake

When the data lake is deployed as an infrastructure to be exploited by different users in various departments with their own needs, their own different requirements and often their own dialects in terms of a business language, then a universal translator can become very useful. Especially with the additional complexity caused by the range of different data structures that may occupy the data lake. Plus the fact that in many cases such structures have been populated with emphasis placed on ease and speed of ingestion, often at the cost of any definition of the meaning and purpose of those data structures. Added to all of that is the growing demands within many organizations that various big data initiatives like data lakes must exist first and foremost to address and be aligned with the business objectives.

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