Big Data Technology

Scarce, Expensive, Bad: Why Entrepreneurs Should Love Monopolies

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 07.04.2014 | 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?