IT & Network Infrastructure : IBM Business Analytics: 20 Ways Big Blue Rules

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-08-23 Print this article Print
IBM Business Analytics: 20 Ways Big Blue Rules

IBM Business Analytics: 20 Ways Big Blue Rules

by Darryl K. Taft
IBM has become a major proponent of business analytics. The emergence of smarter systems that are interconnected and streaming real-time information is presenting enterprises with a unique opportunity to transform decision making. New opportunities to use this data to predict business outcomes, optimize old systems and spot trends before they happen have become a reality. Overall, IBM views analytics as a strategic directive for the company, coming from its top management. The company's strategy includes a team of 5,000 consultants and a network of analytics solution centers, and it is backed by an overall investment of more than $11 billion in acquisitions in the last five years.??íThis slide show shows 20 ways IBM is pushing the analytics envelope, including several industry-specific and customer examples.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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