Data

What Links Magic and Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

This routine is the perfect mix of sleights, misdirection and patter. If you are interested in data visualization, you owe yourself 30 minutes to enjoy this display. It encapsulates everything you shouldn't do in your charts: misdirect, confuse and confound!

2015 in Focus: Data Deluge, Privacy and Hybrid Cloud

Mark Whitby | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Whitby

Making predictions in the fast-paced technology world today can be tricky. However, there are several clear-cut trends developing as we approach 2015 that deserve close attention from the industry at large.

Cybersecurity: 'Be Paranoid - It helps'

Caroline Hyde | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech
Caroline Hyde

Well, in the news they seem to be....and doesn't Sony know it. It is the latest big company to be thrown into the media spotlight as a result of highly embarrassing data breaches, reported to have occurred in both its Pictures and PlayStation units.

Data Privacy - Boom or Bust?

Marco Bertozzi | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech
Marco Bertozzi

It is fortunate for all of us that we don't see all the news all of the time, or become aware of all the futuristic ways companies are planning to engage with us. I recently read the book The Circle by Dave Eggers which paints a worrying picture of the future based around the over dominance of one 'social media' company. ..

Sofa Surfing Is a Huge Problem for Our Young People - Now We Must Act

Paul Noblet | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Paul Noblet

How can you begin to tackle a problem that you know exists but about the scale of which there are no official figures? This is the problem facing charities and the government when it comes to supporting the thousands of under-25s who have sofa surfed over the past 12 months.

Are You up for a Data Revolution?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Claudia Delpero

An advisory group to the United Nations is calling for a revolution. It won't be taking people to the streets, ousting governments or causing bloodshed, but it will overhaul the data driving governments' decisions.

To See the Future of Science We Need to Look Beyond the '2.0 Paradigm'

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The vernacular of 'Science 2.0' has become increasingly utilised in the debate about the future of science. Many media articles and conferences focus on this topic, and the European Commission has recently held a public consultation to better understand the impact of 2.0 and desirability of policy action to enable it.

Bounty-Hunting in a Digital World Is a Tough Game

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

It begins with the skip tracer collecting as much information as possible about the 'subject' who has to be traced down to his/her current inhabitation. The information that has been made available with the government agencies and family members is analyzed, reduced and then verified for its credibility.

Emerging Markets Are Powering Their Own Tech Growth

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

For the vast majority of people living in the West, when you think about smartphones just two brands immediately spring to mind: Apple and Samsung. But if you live anywhere outside Europe or America, then it's likely that your first thought is not either of these giants, but the Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi.

Michael Rundle

Google Want You To Trust Them With All Your Personal Data They Already Have

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

Google has a problem, which is that if you're feeling paranoid, use the right combination of language or just aren't paying attention, its best produc...

How Do You Tell a Dataviz Expert From an Amateur?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

You need to make a chart for your bosses. It needs to be just right: it has to communicate the message correctly in order to get your bosses to make the correct decision. But - wait - you're a data visualization novice. Oh no! How do you know you're going to make the right chart for the job?

Google 'Right To Be Forgotten' Stats Reveal Thousands Of UK Requests

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech

Britons have asked Google to remove more than 60,000 web links from its results under the "right to be forgotten" law, the search engine has revealed....

Why a Chart Should Start, Not End, a Conversation

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

An effective chart can answer many questions, but it can never answer all questions. It might answer the exact question the chart designer wanted to answer, but even the most astute designer cannot control his or her audience. A curious audience will read a chart and, with luck, come up with new questions.

The 2014 Consumer: Living in a Data Wonderland

Jack R. Miles | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jack R. Miles

A couple of years ago the immediate actions of a cyclist following a lengthy ride would be eat, stretch and shower. This was until Strava came along. Strava is the app which allows cyclists to record their core metrics (distance travelled, average speed, elevation gain etc.)

How Should We Judge the Success of a School?

Julie Booth | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julie Booth

Families will always seek out information, and many will undertake detailed research, when they are choosing a school for their child. An inspection report or league table may help, but most parents recognise that they can only ever provide a snapshot of the education on offer.

Top Three Big Data Myths: Debunked

Nick Patience | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

At the end of the day, good data hygiene means that organisations should keep what's valuable and purge what's not. This unassailable fact doesn't really change despite the emergence of big data.

Three Reasons Why Being Nice Is More Important Than Being Sexy

Liz Marie | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I don't believe that nice guys finish last. At all. Whatsoever. In fact, male or female-being a genuinely nice and caring individual will take you much further, and much faster, than being the hottest person in the pub or on your online dating website.

Generation Z Is Coming - How Will It Change Business?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

'Generation Y' has been the focus for many years as those born in the 1980s and early 90s have entered the workforce, bringing with them new demands and ways of working. Now however, attention is turning to a still younger group that is soon to come of age: Generation Z.

This Is Every UK Mobile Network Ranked, Once And For All

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech

Which is the best mobile network? According to Rootmetrics, based on 4G speed, and voice and text reliability, it's... EE. The network was judg...

Are You Being Given the Right Access to the Right Information?

Christian Toon | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Imagine it was your first day in a new job... you'll spend time finding your way around filing cabinets and IT systems, reviewing information and locating documents you need to do your job... If the organisation you've joined has a solid information management process in place, this will be simple. If it doesn't, working life could quickly become a struggle.

Consumers Cutting Back Less, But Remain Cautious

Matthew Oakley | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Matthew Oakley

One of the areas to see the biggest falls in proportions of consumers cutting back is holiday spending. This time last year, over half (53%) of consumers said they would be cutting back on holiday spending in the coming months. That figure now stands 15 percentage points lower at 38%.

Tech and Data Sells - Exciting Times Ahead for Today's Retailers

Victoria Fox | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Fox

Some of the biggest retail brands in the country that the UK retail market, across categories, is in a process of evolution. The next stage of progress depends on how well new technologies are integrated into the overall retail experience.

The Migration Conundrum

Dan Russon | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Russon

As a company, Facebook has realised that the gap between "IT" and "the business" has all but disappeared, and that the ethos driving its developer ecosystem must work hand in hand with the business to grow profitability and market share. This represents a major transformation journey encompassing multiple migration initiatives.

Can 'Big Data' Value Who We Truly Are?

Tony Lobl | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Lobl

As the move to mine big data gains momentum, we remain forever free to dig deeper for healing solutions and seek the spiritual growth and better health that a divinely accurate self-assessment can bring.

What Did the World Cup Do for Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

Some stories are best told with visualisation... They aren't flashy; they are simple and designed to convey key information quickly... The amount of data being generated by the World Cup lets us explore anything.