In the age of internet, big data has just become more commonplace and accessible. And it is growing, fast, and at astronomical rates. Every time we log onto the internet, every time we post on Facebook or Twitter, or purchase something on Amazon or EBay, or just do a Google search, we leave a trail of data. And all this goes into the databases of these websites or companies.
This is a pivotal time for the UK. Economic growth and a strong technology sector demand that business and UK education work towards the same goals in order to create highly skilled young people that have the ability to strengthen UK industry. Universities need to be flexible and address the needs of students.
Having been to the Harry Potter Studio Tour at Leavesden, I now know exactly what went in to making the movies (spoiler alert: it's a lot!), and I am incredibly impressed. That said, I'm still all about an eventual remake putting a fresh spin on the story!
Today I took part in a Harry Potter Studios press tour, and one of the things I took away from the day was a bit of a scoop: one staff member indicated to me that they are looking into making it possible for fans to have their wedding ceremonies in the set of the Great Hall of Hogwarts!
Everybody I speak to in the IT industry agrees that the lack of job-focused IT skills in UK school leavers and graduates is causing recruitment problems in the technology sector at a time when we wrestle with unemployment across the country.
Here's why Harry Potter needs to pull a Lord of the Rings and sweep the Oscars in 2012.
There are few words in the English language which generate such a response as 'recession'.
It's a week now since technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) tore up their plan to send 200 IT support jobs for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offshore to India. Faced with the target of a 40 per cent cut in department costs it seems the DWP was willing to 'offshore' the jobs to a lower cost location, but as the celebrations die down have any jobs really been saved?
The HP Touchpad made a surprise return to UK stores today, after a firesale that saw all of the 16gb models sold-out in August
Apple have won the tablet battle - but there are wars elsewhere in the technology market still to be won.