Big Data Technology

Why Data Analytics Should Play the Leading Role

Sean Farrington | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

What these films and shows don't highlight is the amount of data analysis that would need to go on in the background in real life. Let's take Containment to start with: how would they know how much of the city to cordon off?

Learning the Lessons of the Future: The Asimov Psychohistory Recipe Applied to Big Data

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

The reluctance of organisations to share what backs up the predictions they are making with Big Data is understandable. The huge amount of resources given to Big Data predictions results, effectively, in proprietary information. Why would a company want to share this with its competitors?

How Important Is Data Analytics to the Future of HR?

Mark Braund | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Having discussed harnessing social media, enabling internal knowledge creation and leveraging social capital in previous articles, it seems a logical topic to cover next is to address one the key players in this debate and how they interplay with advances in data analytics and technology: Human Resources.

Our NHS Is Sick - Big Data Could be the Cure

David Downing | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Tech
David Downing

It recently emerged that the NHS has been ordered to prioritise patients who have endured long waits for routine treatment. However, problems with our health service have been evident since two-thirds of A&E units missed their winter wait time target, despite a mild winter by British standards.

The Onward March of Analytics

Mark Braund | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Analytics as a discipline, using information gathered and stored in a digital format, has increased in scope enormously over recent years and will continue to play an ever greater role in all aspects of business life in the years to come. In this series of articles we will look at the impact of big data and analytics on business, competitiveness and career development.

Scarce, Expensive, Bad: Why Entrepreneurs Should Love Monopolies

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Next time you're in your local pharmacy, take a detour to the men's shaving aisle. When you get there, scan the shelves in front of you. You'll see high-gloss packaging, lots of "Fusion" and "Turbo" and "Mach" brands. It's almost like you're in the Formula 1 pit lane, isn't it? The choice seems abundant.

Data Scientists: Do They Even Exist?

Matt Asay | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Asay

Open ... and Shut Big Data is all the rage. Now if only someone had to clue what to do with it. According to a new survey of senior executives by Big...

When It Comes to Big Data, Let's Not Forget the Little Guy

Mark Little | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Little

The mastery of Big Data is what has made Facebook a seamless global interface used by a billion people. It's what allows Twitter to carry the weight of millions of opinions. And it's what has made Amazon one of the most powerful retail operations on the planet.

Is Big Data Building Self-Aware Security?

Nathan Pearce | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Tech
Nathan Pearce

Big data has no respect for church or state; it is a problem which is actively shared by both IT and business stakeholders. This also means that the positive impact can be correspondingly powerful.

Turning Demographic Data Into Valuable Insight

Simon Dennis | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Dennis

So what does this tell us? Well, while the census is an incredibly valuable tool for the government, providing a ten-year view of population data only paints part of the picture. If the government wants to be able to make smarter and more informed policy decisions, rather than retrospective analysis, it will need to be able to monitor demographic data in much more frequent intervals.

Grid Lock Ahead on the Big Data Motorway

Mervyn Kelly | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech
Mervyn Kelly

Big Data is not simply about gathering large amounts of information, but about assigning meaning to that information as to create a more predictable world.

More Data, More Problems? Or More Opportunities?

Nick Patience | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

The real question is how can we keep on top of this information and make it work for us? And, is it really worth the effort?

Big Data Serves Up Opportunities to the Hospitality Sector

Paul Broome | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Tech
Paul Broome

The amount of data in the world is doubling every two years according to IDC. Social media, multi-media and location-based services are all contributing to the data explosion, continuously generating information about what and where people buy, their personal preferences and the brands and products they recommend to their friends.

What's So Big About Big Data?

Raconteur Media | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Raconteur Media

Big data and associated analytics promise to change virtually every industry and business function over the next decade. Any organisation that gets started early with big data can gain a significant competitive edge.

Choosing the Tools to Collaborate and Craft Success

Donald Farmer | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Tech
Donald Farmer

One of the most important things all organisations need to remember is that a business is only as good as its people. So, how can you make sure you are getting the most out of your people?