Data Analysis

How Smart Technology Is Helping Publishers Regain What They Lost to the Internet (Part II)

Will Bancroft | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech
Will Bancroft

Marketers have understood that not all social sharers are created equal. Within a publisher's flow of social traffic, there is typically a hardcore of fans. But who constitutes this hard core? And, how hardcore are they?

Don't hide your data. Show it in all its glory!

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

10,000+ data points can be processed perfectly well by the human eye. In fact, this view is incredibly rich and easy to process and invites exploration. What's incredible is that our eyes are evolved to see and work with this level of detail. We can easily cast our eye around and explore.

Data Scientists and Chief Data Officers - Fact or Fad?

Sean Farrington | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

When a new job title is created and introduced to an organization, the immediate response is typically a combination of apprehension, confusion and sometimes rejection. It's not unusual for people to scrutinize the role, question the business need and worry about how it will affect them.

Why Volunteers Are Vital to Conservation Research Projects

Frontier | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

When volunteers come out to conservation projects they like to get involved with surveys in the hope of seeing interesting animals. But volunteers don't always realise where the data they are helping to collect goes.

Data For All: The Enterprise Revolution

Sean Farrington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

Imagine a world in which you need to get hold of the latest information immediately and it's there - at your fingertips, without you having to go through the IT or data team for access, or for them to get the information for you.

Analysing in the Fast Lane

Sean Farrington | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

People don't often think of the similarities with the business world when they think of Formula 1, and even less so do they think of big data. And yet, the three are actually very closely linked, with correct use of big data playing just as big a part in the success of a team as it can to the success of a business.

BI and the Bottom Line

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

One of the many pieces of feedback you often hear from business intelligence (BI) users is that prior to using BI, they felt they were doing fine. The perception was that BI tools were an unnecessary luxury, too complicated to implement and use without hiring specialist staff. New staff hires, which just couldn't be justified based on the minimal perceived benefits BI would bring.

A Chorus Is Better Than a Solo

Sean Farrington | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK
Sean Farrington

Whether you're a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest or not, it's hard to downplay the strength of a competition that has held the attention of a continent for nearly 60 years.

Why the Government Shouldn't Ignore Its Own Big Data

Sam Sheppard | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Tech
Sam Sheppard

What astonishes me more than the array of data, is the apparent lack of attention it receives, at least from the departments, agencies, and councils that produce it. I think this a terrible oversight, and presents a huge opportunity for big data use. If there is one thing that every company, from global leaders to bedroom start-ups, knows, is that you never ignore data.