As enterprises turn to artificial intelligence (AI) to beef up business performance and drive competitive advantage, IBM is working to make analytics, data science and machine learning – the core of AI – more accessible and easy for any organization, large or small, via the cloud. It's no surprise that large organizations understand the value of AI. When dealing with and managing massive data volumes that swell with each day, capabilities like data science and machine learning, can provide business insights fast allowing strategies to be confirmed or adjusted. In fact, a new IBM Institute for Business Value study reported that 82 percent of enterprises are considering AI deployments. But as I talk with clients, I've found that data insights often follow the path of least resistance – when discovered, word spreads fast.
It was also a landmark event for IBM Business Analytics users as we unveiled the latest and greatest from IBM Planning Analytics and IBM Cognos Analytics. Here's how it unfolded, day-by-day. The Forum kicked off on Monday with a dynamic Community Day. Business Analytics users from all over the world gathered to participate in deep-dives on recent and upcoming enhanced product features, share their experiences, and learn how Business Analytics offerings will continue to integrate AI to make our lives easier. The Community Day keynote discussed how the IBM Community serves hundreds of thousands of members across more than a dozen distinct products and topics.
Organizations all over the world are changing and evolving at a lightning pace to take advantage of new technologies as they become available. One area that is particularly dynamic right now is Business Intelligence, or BI. You might be used to consuming BI data in the form of weekly or monthly metrics that IT or your data scientists deliver to you. However, modern BI and Analytics allows you to become much more than just a data consumer. That brings us to our first trend.