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Mark Simmonds
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IBM Corporation Limited
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Linux/UNIX/Windows, z/OS

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"IBM DB2 for z/OS - at the hear of you business analytics and big data initiatives"

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 11:58am 0 Comments

The heart of today's data warehouse, big data and analytics initiatives is based around databases.  Analysts show that transactional data and  log data are top two types of data used in big data initiatives despite the immediate association of social data and unstructured content.   DB2 for z/OS by example is robust, scalable, secure and provides some of the best transactional integrity.  With all of this Mike Ferguson analyst and consultant concludes in his white paper : "All of this makes…


The value of data on the balance sheet.

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 11:56am 0 Comments

Hold tight - this will probably freak the accounting world out.  I was listening to an analyst call about big data earlier today.   I asked the question whether data would soon have a value on the asset sheet.   There was a resounding agreement that it would -  if a suitable metric could be devised.

To me it all depends on whether an organization can put controls around the following (non-exhaustive) criteria :

Accurate data  - bad data is like a virus to the business and could…


Transforming Big Data Into Insights - IBM System z

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:35am 0 Comments

It's a complimentary webcast led by guest speaker Mike Ferguson, an independent consultant and analyst. He will review the business and technical requirements for clients embarking on big data and business analytics solutions. Mike will also discuss some of the key IBM solutions for System z and their potential to help clients meet those requirements.

Register and receive Mike's new white paper on this topic

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