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What's common between Super Bowl & IBM Pulse2014?
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By Paul Smith,
Service Management Architect - IBM.
What do the Super Bowl, March Madness, Punxsutawney Phil and Pulse have in common?
Well, first of all, they’re all very exciting and highly-anticipated events that occur in the beginning of the year.
But the real answer is ANALYTICS!
Who’s gonna win the Super Bowl? The league’s best defense or the league’s best offense? Crunch the data and make predictions.
Bring on college basketball! Predict which teams will go to the ‘Big Dance’, based on past performance, win-loss records, strength of schedule, power ratings, size vs speed, scoring trends, shooting percentages, etc.
And although Punxsutawney Phil isn’t exactly using an ‘analytics engine’ to make his weather prediction, he does at least have an endearing personality. Behind the scenes, we study the weather trends, and maps and airflows to determine if we’ll have an early spring.
We use analytics to predict winners and losers, scores, weather … You name it. We can forecast sales, drive social media events, increase product awareness and influence customer feedback. We even use analytics to determine which commercials, newscasts, pre-game shows and post-game shows to present to ensure we keep the audience involved. The point is that analytics is behind all of this, processing massive amounts of data to help determine probabilities, trends and predictions.
At Pulse we’re not going to predict next year’s Super Bowl winner, but we are going to talk about using IT and Operations analytics to predict and avoid outages, more quickly identify root cause and predict capacity requirements. Analytics is integral to business success and due to the massive amounts of data in IT enterprises, it is now a basic requirement for keeping your enterprise running smoothly.
Please join us in Las Vegas where we’ll give presentations and demonstrations on IBM Log Analytics, zAware and Capacity Management Analytics. Come meet the experts and share your expertise with your colleagues.
Also note that IBM Log Analytics is currently being developed to include support to enable search for z/OS logs. If you would like to participate in the Customer Experience Program for IBM Log Analytics, please contact us at email@example.com.
Blog provided by Paul Smith. ‘Smitty’ is a Service Management Architect at IBM. He has 30+ years of experience in the business and is currently focused on analytics for System z.