Category Analytics, Big Data & BI

Data Scientist

Data Science and the definition and role of a Data Scientist

Data scientists can be invaluable in generating insights, especially from “big data”, but their unique combination of technical and business skills, together with their heightened demand, makes them difficult to find or cultivate. The research note, Emerging Role of the Data Scientist and the Art of Data Science, authored by Doug Laney and Lisa Kart […]


Business Intelligence applications in an enterprise

Business Intelligence can be applied to the following business purposes, in order to drive business value: Measurement – program that creates a hierarchy of performance metrics and benchmarking that informs business leaders about progress towards business goals. Analytics – program that builds quantitative processes for a business to arrive at optimal decisions and to perform […]

Business Intelligence

What is Business Intelligence (BI)

Business Intelligence (BI) is a set of theories, methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information for business purposes. BI can handle large amounts of information to help identify and develop new opportunities. Making use of new opportunities and implementing an effective strategy can provide a competitive market advantage […]

Profile of a Data Scientist

The profile of a Data Scientist

IBM’s vice president of Big Data Products explains the role of data scientists. Q&A: Anjul Bhambhri What is a data scientist? A data scientist is someone who analyzes an organization’s big data to discover actionable trends that lead to business results. Data scientists look at what questions business people need to ask to remain competitive. […]