Podcasts

Gaining an advantage from information management

August 18, 2014 | 20:27
William McKnight is founder of McKnight Consulting Group, which focuses on helping clients solve business problems using proven, streamlined approaches in information management. He is also the author of a new book titled, "Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with...

Social marketing and big data

August 10, 2014 | 18:48
By now, most marketing managers and entrepreneurs have heard of big data, but they may not understand its impact on social marketing programs. Joining us to explain is Randy Hlavac, president of Marketing Synergy, a professor in Northwestern University’s Medill integrated marketing communications...

Juggler or high diver: How do you work in real time?

June 16, 2014 | 16:44
If you take a quick glance at any technology publication (and many business publications as well) you will likely see some reference to real-time. There’s real-time customer service, real-time marketing, real-time analytics and the list goes on. But what does real time mean? Is there a standard...

Transforming potential into action

June 8, 2014 | 18:18
Today's customers demand that you know them and deal with them as individuals rather than as part of a generic market. This requires new ways of truly understanding and engaging with them, and big data technologies play a key role in this. Tom Deutsch, program director for big data and advanced...

Managing big data with SQL-on-Hadoop

June 1, 2014 | 13:23
The relational database world has decades of research and experience optimizing SQL access and providing the needed capabilities for mission critical environments. Now, new SQL-on-Hadoop offerings are popping up, which is helping IT departments leverage their existing expertise to move into the big...

"Zone Architecture" model explains how big data fits into IT strategy

May 26, 2014 | 15:06
Conceptually, big data can be difficult for people to understand. If they can't fully understand it, then it's difficult for them to see how it fits into their strategic IT plans. To help explain the concepts behind big data and its place in IT infrastructure, IBM has developed a "Zone Architecture...

It must be big data's fault

May 16, 2014 | 11:14
Some people mistakenly blame big data for failures in their results. If the outcome is bad, it must be big data’s fault, right? Wrong!

Making data scientists smile

May 8, 2014 | 25:12
Sri Viswanath is a master inventor in IBM Big Data & Analytics Open Technologies. He is deeply interested in the renaissance taking place in analytics, building on top of emergence of big data and the development of technology to make it applicable in a wide variety of spaces. Sri joined us...

Big data innovations in retail

May 5, 2014 | 22:12
Nearly every company wants to acquire more customers and keep them longer. Yet in some ways, that’s more challenging now than ever with so many options available to consumers. But there is also tremendous opportunity for companies that are using data and analytics in creative and innovative ways....

Flashing beer bottles and the Internet of things

April 27, 2014 | 13:43
Mark van Rijmenam is founder of BigData-Startups.com, an online resource for big data knowledge. He is a thought leader in area of big data, a frequent speaker at conferences and author of a new book titled “Think Bigger—Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business.” Mark talked with...

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