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Figures of Progress: Fred Balboni, IBM Business Analytics and Optimization

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This content is brought to you by IBM. GOOD and IBM have teamed up to bring you the Figures of Progress series to explore the different ways that information has revolutionized our world. Click here to read more stories.

The world is entering an era where data is at the center of nearly everything businesses and consumers do. But with the massive amount of data generated every day, companies need to find smart ways to organize and collect big data so that analytics can provide insights into their customers, employees, and business management practices. For Fred Balboni, the global leader of Business Analytics and Optimization for IBM Global Business Services, all of this is just another day on the job as he helps companies solve challenges with data and analytics.

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This content is brought to you by IBM. GOOD and IBM have teamed up to bring you the Figures of Progress series to explore the different ways that information has revolutionized our world. Click here to read more stories.

In a world driven by data, business leaders are working to turn the insights offered by big data into meaningful information to make their companies more competitive. In one study conducted by IBM, 75 percent of leaders attributed the value of analytics solutions to their ability to increase revenue, as well as improving business functions such as speed and accuracy of decision making, and generating innovative ideas. But before leaders can actually use data to do these things, they must have full confidence in the business and data analysts, as well as in the data itself.

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