Big Data

The Other Side Of The Big Data Equation

Edward Lowe | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

Business leaders need to focus on the people, their communications and meetings rather than the data itself. It is the way in which decision making is made that should be most influenced by data, but it is the hardest change to make.

The Danger of Gorging on Advertising Data

Richard Shotton | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Richard Shotton

An unbounded enthusiasm for data is dangerous and advertisers should avoid harnessing data merely because it exists. Instead, as much time, energy and effort should be expended in choosing which data sets to ignore as which to use. Advertisers who resist this painful cull, and gorge on data, might end up regretting it.

Why Data Analytics Should Play the Leading Role

Sean Farrington | Posted 29.07.2016 | 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?

The Data Game

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Sport
Nicholas Shaw

Like most kids, I spent many a day dream winning trophies and representing my country on various sporting battlefields. Like most adults, I spend many an hour shouting at or cheering on the men and women who actually made those dreams a reality.

The Data Game

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Like most kids, I spent many a day dream winning trophies and representing my country on various sporting battlefields. Like most adults, I spend many an hour shouting at or cheering on the men and women who actually made those dreams a reality.

Zen and the Art of Cloud Computing

David Richards | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Tech
David Richards

As Pirsig once said "The solutions are simple - after you have arrived at them. But they're simple only when you know already what they are" - a testament to the success of cloud computing and why it is here to stay.

Three Trends That Will Dominate Retail in 2026

Alex McCulloch | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Tech
Alex McCulloch

Even though we don't know which types of technologies will dominate retail in 2026, we know that the technology will give you more of what you already want: entertainment, convenience and personal experiences.

Leicester City's Player Predicted As the Top Rising Star Back in November

Valery Bollier | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Sport
Valery Bollier

Did you know that fantasy sports games can help us predict who the future football stars will be? This is precisely what happened in Riyad Mahrez's case, PFA Player of the Year, who has conquered the Premier League with Leicester City this season.

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

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 27.04.2016 | 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?

Our Digital Freedom: From Lockdown to Liberty

StJohn Deakins | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
StJohn Deakins

With five billion of us now carrying mobile phones, we all have the necessary hardware. In the words of Thomas Paine at the start of the last great era shift; "We have it in our power to begin the world over again". All we need in this era shift is software and the will to make it happen. It's time for each of us to claim our Digital Liberation.

Is Big Data Changing the Paradigm of the Sports Industry?

Valery Bollier | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Tech
Valery Bollier

Microsoft and Baidu correctly predicted all World Cup final stage results while Google made only one mistake... How were they able to make such accurate predictions? They crunched and analysed large numbers of historic results - what we call "big data" - and used that analysis to make their successful predictions. It seems reasonable, therefore, to ask ourselves whether big data is changing the paradigm of the sports industry?

Lifting the Lid on Rugby's Data Revolution

Nick Millman | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Sport
Nick Millman

At Accenture, we combine deep technical knowledge of data platforms, advanced data analysis capabilities and the expertise to interpret the analytics. I'm looking forward to continuing to use this winning combination to provide deeper insights to rugby fans in the final round of a tightly fought 6 Nations championship.

How Rugby Moved to the Forefront of Technology-Focused Sports Analysis

Nick Millman | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Tech
Nick Millman

With the first two rounds of RBS 6 Nations now complete, the pre-tournament excitement has proved justified, with this year's Championships already fulfilling the promise to be the closest and most thrilling for many years.

The Investigatory Powers Bill - Bad for People and Businesses

Mike Weston | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

Placing a legal obligation on companies to snoop on their own customers is a recipe for disaster. Not only will it undermine trust, it also gives unscrupulous tech companies ample opportunity to exploit the data they collect for their own purposes under the guise of legal authority.

Drones to Map, Connect... and Save the World?

Mark Hawtin | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as UAVs. The pilot-less aircraft integrate hardware with software to perform specific tasks. For example, easyJet uses drones to inspect its aircrafts and identify damage.

Companies Should Use Data Transparently

David Stillwell | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech
David Stillwell

I am not a refusenik. Advancements in digital services have enabled incredible services to exist that wouldn't otherwise. Every so often I remind myself how absurd it is that search engines give us access to the entirety of human knowledge in milliseconds.

Data Is a God-Like Power - And Our Political Parties Are Taking Note

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Politics
Joseph Musgrave

Using all this data brings a myriad of implications, not least the increasing atomisation of voters by political parties. We have already briefly explored this. What I didn't mention was how Obama's operation would send door knockers to specific doors as the data they gathered told them how many people in a given street they needed to convince.

A Beautiful Mind: Is Neuroscience the Future of Advertising?

Jon Buss | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

At the end of the day, the mind is a fascinating tool and what drives human decision-making will continue to keep marketers up at night - whether we understand the brain or not.

Big Data Makes a Better Blockbuster

David Akka | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech
David Akka

The signs have been visible for a while that Big Data is crossing the chasm and moving into everyday operations including the world of entertainment. Initially Big Data was used to predict blockbusters but now they are being used to write them, indicating that data scientists will be the next most critical job for a wider range of industries..

From Huge Serves, to All the Break Points: Looking Back at Wimbledon 2015...

Sam Seddon | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Seddon

From a sporting, but also business perspective, The Championships this year have shown us that both can significantly benefit from access to large amounts of data and the analytics capabilities to use these insights.

Cloud Bridging The Innovation and Skills Gap

Doug Clark | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech
Doug Clark

For our economy to flourish again we need to stimulate innovation and have the skills to compete on a global stage and cloud can help enable this as it has a comparative low cost of entry compared with traditional methods.

Apple Pay and the Concentration of Data Power

Mike Weston | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

It will be another landmark in the concentration of personal data in the hands of a major tech company. Like Google and Facebook, Apple knows a lot about how people lead their lives. In our new digital world, such knowledge is power - and, increasingly, money.

Artificial Intelligence: Road Ahead for Banking Sector

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Understanding this has to be an effort within the context of banking, big global banks such as UBS are turning towards technology and AI to mine data for insight into customers and help lenders stay competitive in the digital era.

How Much Data Protection Do We Need?

Mike Weston | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

Pushing for strong and transparent data protection rules isn't only in the interest of the man or woman on the street, it will benefit businesses too. Making the rules of the game clearly defined creates a level playing field within which businesses can innovate.

Working, and Thriving, in a Digital World: Cloud and Data

Neil Davidson | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Neil Davidson

To a professional services executive focused on delivering results, terms like "mobile," "social," "cloud" and "big data" can sound like little more than buzz words. Yet, together, these four technologies converge as today's platform for digital business. And when harnessed properly, they can drive real change within your organisation.