Big Data

What We Follow On Social Media May Be Holding Women Back

Edwina Dunn | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Edwina Dunn

But in a world where we constantly ask why it is that women don't 'reach higher' in their careers and with their ambitions, it may be worth thinking about more examples of what successful women look like - what they do. It would be uplifting to see more women say 'if she has done that, maybe I can too.'

Keeping Up With The i-Joneses

Sean Farrington | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

This week's National Coding Week is testament to this. Despite our reliance on technology and technical solutions to drive our work and personal lives, few of us actually understand the inner workings or the technology that facilitate a wonderful user experience

The NHS For The Amazon Age

James Hargrave | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Tech
James Hargrave

When talking about the health service, it is often more prudent to use the language of theology rather than policy. Phrases such as "hands off our NHS" and "the NHS saved my life" are common place and demonstrate the reverence the British people have for it, and the personal ownership many of us feel we have over it. Nigel Lawson's adage that it is the closest thing we have to a national religion still rings true.

The Contradictions Of Big Data In Healthcare

Amitava Banerjee | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech
Amitava Banerjee

Whether in terms of regulation, research or public expectation, there appear to be differences in the way commercial, research and clinical sectors are operating with health data...if researchers, health professionals and technology companies continue to work in silos, then application of big data to healthcare will remain as potential rather than reality.

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 27.08.2016 | 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.