Tags: Big Data

IBV report looks at reducing warranty costs

The IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) has published a study focusing on reducing the costs of warranty management. Entitled Powering Warranty Reinvention, the study says that warranties are not just something to be bundled with products. Instead, electronics companies should see them as a differentiator. In order to do that they need effective warranty…

The need for better healthcare cybersecurity

At the recent HIMMS healthcare conference, Enterprise Times caught up with Nick Coleman, Global Head Cyber Security Intelligence, IBM Security. We wanted to know how enterprise security could be mapped to healthcare. While both have a need to protect data, healthcare is often spread over multiple sites and providers with an expectation of shared data.…

Teradata announces IntelliCloud SaaS

Teradata has announced Teradata IntelliCloud. It is described by Teradata as a data and analytics Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. IntelliCloud is to ship with Teradata’s flagship enterprise data warehouse platform, Teradata IntelliFlex. The solution will be hosted in the company’s own data centre as well as on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft…

Watson masters the mainframe

IBM has announced IBM Machine Learning for the private cloud. It is designed to speed up the creating, training and deployment of analytics models. IBM claims that data scientists: “might spend days or weeks developing, testing and retooling even a single analytic model one step at a time.” To make this possible, IBM extracted the core…

The elephant climbs on IBM Storage

IBM and Hortonworks have announced the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on IBM Elastic Storage (ESS) and IBM Spectrum Scale. The announcement comes a week after a series of other updates to the IBM Spectrum and Cloud Object Storage product lines. It sees HDP being certified on IBM Spectrum Scale on both Power8 and x86. This…

Oracle connects the data swamps

Oracle has announced the launch of the Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service. This service is designed to extract, load and transform (E-LT) data into big data repositories. It supports Oracle Database Cloud Service, Exadata Cloud Service and Big Data Cloud Service. There is also support for non Oracle services. What is key to the architecture is that it…

Infor brands Brooklyn Nets to win

Infor has announced a new multimillion dollar partnership with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) and Brooklyn Nets. The announcement is light on details. It will include Infor complementing BSE in four areas: team performance, fan experience, team business operations, and jersey patch sponsorship. The terms of the agreement were not announced. Citing an anonymous source Bloomberg…

Can Watson uncover tax savings?

H&R Block is delivering a new solution to its tax professionals underpinned by IBM Watson. H&R Block believes that Watson can help both its own staff and customer negotiate the complexities of US tax law. It also believes it will help: “clients better understand how different filing options can impact their tax outcome.” According to…

Making sense of threat intelligence data

Threat intelligence solutions are the latest “must-have” tool for IT security teams. The problem is that once installed, many struggle to deal with the vast amount of data they suddenly have at their fingertips. Part of the problem is that they lack the business intelligence and analytics skills of other parts of IT. This is…