With a goal to inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists and engineers IBM will host a new THINK series aimed at high school students. The “Big Brains” live event will be held in Livestream on November 7th and recorded as learning modules that will be posted a few days later on YouTube, Teachers TryScience and the IBM Academy of Technology site. Reach out to your old high school and share this post to get them interested and involved. If you would like to attend the event post a comment and I’ll be sure to share the LiveStream connection information 5 days prior to the event. AoT-Invitation_Big_Brains_Nov2013
Big data is the term for a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. It has been the buzzword of the last couple years, and many businesses today want to “Get Started with Big Data”.
When I start discussing with clients what they want to do with big data, more often than not I get puzzled looks. It is important to have the preparedness to “get started with big data” by having:
- Pinpointed a line of business in the company to get started with the use cases
- Identified use cases that serves a true business needs within that line of business
- Verified that there’s indeed large amounts of meaningful data available to support the use cases
Above is the snapshot of the mindmap showing some sample use cases. You can download the original mindmap from the links at the original post.
This is an interesting analysis on adoption of smarter planet solutions by various industries. It leverages a mindmap to organize the challenges and advantages for industries in embracing the smarter systems.
Here’s the snapshot of the mindmap from the link: