Evolving analytics to the next level

The rise of cognitive systems marks the birth of a new era. Cognitive capabilities take analytics to the next level, fundamentally changing how systems are built and interact with humans. Although still in its infancy, cognitive computing is already being operationalized by a small group of visionaries around the globe. Our seventh annual analytics study indicates close to three-fourths of organizations are ready – at least from a data and analytics standpoint – to follow these leaders. However, joining the cognitive era also requires the right data mindset, a robust data ecosystem, and new and enhanced skills.


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Study highlights

Almost 3/4 of organizations surveyed have the data and analytics capabilities needed to implement cognitive systems.

Only 4% of organizations have at least one cognitive system in operation.

89% of the cognitive early adopters are more profitable and more innative than their industry peers.

About the authors

Raphael Ezry

Raphael Ezry
Global Leader, Advanced Analytics,
IBM Global Business Services

Dr. Michael Haydock

Dr. Michael Haydock
IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist,
IBM Cognitive and Analytics Services

Bruce Tyler

Bruce Tyler
Global leader,
IBM Center of Competency for Big Data and Analytics

Rebecca Shockley

Rebecca Shockley
Analytics global research leader,
IBM Institute for Business Value

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