Blog 2021-09-10T12:40:16+00:00

Data, BI and Analytics Trends

By | December 2nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

I was recently invited to attend the IBM Business Analytics Launch as part of the IBM Data and AI Forum in Germany. During the event, I was lucky enough to listen to session led by Casten Bange, the CEO and founder of BARC. In a short ten-minute session, he explored some of the trends in Data, BI and Analytics topics in regards to their importance to customers. I’m sure that we all agree that [...]

Planning Analytics SaaS on AWS

By | November 30th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

At the recent IBM Data and AI Forum in Germany, IBM discussed the latest news surrounding their business analytics portfolio. One of the key announcements shared by Mike McGeein (Product Management Leader - IBM Planning Analytics with Watson) and Bill Primerano (Principal Worldwide Data and AI Technical Specialist at IBM) was the developments to the Planning Analytics Engine for IBM Planning Analytics with Watson. The new Planning Analytics Engine will help clients gain high [...]

What’s New in IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

By | November 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

One of the key reasons why DataSkill recommends IBM solutions, is their commitment to investing in products. This continuous development brings new software versions – providing new capabilities and enhancements to improve the performance, productivity, and security of the software. IBM’s Passport Advantage Software Subscription and Support plan allows access to the latest editions of the software, while cloud users benefit from software updates automatically. So, I was excited to hear from Mike McGeein, [...]

IBM SPSS Statistics versus IBM SPSS Modeler

By | November 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

The IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics portfolio provides users with advanced statistical analysis that is easy to use, flexible and scalable. With its ability to derive insights from both structured and unstructured data along with machine learning algorithms, it puts predictive analytics into the hands of every person and process in the organization. The two major products within the portfolio are IBM SPSS Statistics and IBM SPSS Modeler. So, which one is best suited for [...]

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson – 6 Key benefits

By | November 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson is a complete Business Intelligence Solution, that connects data from across the organization and harnesses AI to allow users to easily prepare data, analyze it and report their findings. It creates data visualizations that not only show you where your business is today, but also help you predict what will happen tomorrow. Let us take a closer look at six key benefits of IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson. Intuitive [...]

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson – Use Cases

By | November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Everyone needs access to consumable data for useful insights IBM Planning Analytics with Watson – Use Cases Data is needed for making business decisions. In today’s fast-moving world, it is not just decision makers, data scientists or IT that require access to data. From Sales to Operations, Finance to Marketing, everyone needs access to consumable data for useful insights. With an integrated planning approach, everyone contributes to creating a future ready enterprise. IBM Planning [...]

IBM Analytics Webinar Series

By | November 21st, 2022|Categories: Blog|

At DataSkill our focus is helping you make the best decisions for your organization. These decisions are driven by data and through analytics and artificial intelligence DataSkill can assist in uncovering the insights that will give your enterprise the competitive advantage. In today’s fast changing world, organizations are facing increasing time pressures for decisions. Everyone throughout the enterprise needs access to consumable data for useful insights. To enable data-driven decisions, organizations need to overcome [...]

Your guide to getting started with IBM Cloud Pak for Data

By | June 30th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Are you new to IBM Cloud Pak for Data?  Are you looking for more information and guides to get you started?  Well, IBM has you covered.  There is a wealth of support documents, community articles and online videos to assist you.  We’ve pulled together some links to some of the most useful to get you started. Overiew IBM Cloud Pak for Data overview – watching the IBM Cloud Pak for Data overview is a [...]

Data Fabric Approach in Use: – discover how two different organizations have successfully implemented a data fabric solution.

By | June 29th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Data fabrics aid data discovery. IBM Cloud Pak for Data provides an integrated data governance, data quality and compliance solution. It is built with a data fabric architecture to improve productivity and collaboration, by reducing data complexity. This has led to DataSkill and IBM applying IBM Cloud Pak for Data to a variety of use cases across industry verticals. In this blog you can discover how two different organizations have successfully implemented a data fabric solution. [...]

IBM Cloud Pak for Data v4.5: New Features, Functions and Enhancements

By | June 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Every year, IBM releases hundreds of new software versions – providing new capabilities and enhancements to improve the performance, productivity, and security of the Software.  In fact, this continuous development is one the core reasons why DataSkill recommends IBM.  IBM Software Subscription and Support (S&S) entitles you to access the latest versions and releases of your software.  For IBM Cloud Pak for Data, the recently released v4.5 offers new features to improve your ability [...]

IBM Cloud Pak for Data Deployment

By | June 27th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

As we mentioned in our previous blog, Forrester recently name IBM as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2022.  There were several data fabric capabilities that they deemed IBM to be strong in, one of these was deployment options. Deployment options include: IBM Cloud Pak for Data  - This open, extensible data and AI platform is built on Red Hat® OpenShift® and can be deployed on-premises, on any cloud, or [...]

IBM: DataSkill’s No.1 Choice for Data Management

By | June 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

IBM is DataSkill’s No.1 choice for data management solutions. DataSkill has been an IBM Business Partner since 1996 and we have chosen IBM because of its expertise and technology. IBM has deep expertise, a strong track record and proven solutions to help organizations achieve their business goals. In the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tool, IBM was recognized as a Leader.  They noted that: “By providing an end-to-end experience rooted in metadata and [...]