22 Apr IBM using cloud for analytics
IBM is building analytics clouds to help its clients make better decisions and better use the data that is available to them.
At the launch of the IBM Business Analytics and Optimization Services consulting practice April 14, Robert JT Morris, IBM’s vice president of services research, told eWEEK, “At the infrastructure level, the pooling of data enabled by the cloud enables us to make different decisions, and in some cases we’re starting to build analytics clouds.
For instance, IBM has created a “biobanking cloud” for a client, where the client stores blood, tissue and other biological material in a biobank and the cloud houses data about the material. “So you can run tests and relate back to the progression of diseases,” Morris said.
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