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22 Key Big Data Terms Everyone Should Understand

I have attempted to provide simple explanations for some of the most important technologies and terms you will come across if you’re looking at getting into big data. However, if you are completely new to the topic then you might want to start...

Posted December 16, 2014    

The 6 Things Everyone Needs to Know About the Big Data Economy

Big data is moving on. We’re moving past the stage where it’s something only trailblazers and early adopters are on board with, towards a time when if you aren’t analyzing data to help you make better business decisions, you’re in danger of being...

Posted December 9, 2014    

Big Data: The 3 Essential Investments You Must Make

Big data can bring big benefits to businesses of any size. However as with any project, proper preparation and planning is essential. You’ll need to invest in some tools to do the job – collect, store and analyze data – to achieve the ultimate...

Posted December 2, 2014    

What Uber and Lady Gaga Can Teach You About Analytics

What do meat suits and analytics have in common?A lot actually.It turns out, Lady Gaga and her (now former) manager, Troy Carter, realized the importance of social media early on. In 2008, she was one of the first artists to begin utilizing Twitter...

Posted November 25, 2014    

Warning! When Big Data Turns Bad

Big data is proving its usefulness in fields as diverse as improving healthcare and cutting crime. However, as with all game-changing technologies, it has the potential to be used for evil, as well as good.There are two common ways that “bad things...

Posted November 18, 2014    

3 Business Questions Big Data Helps to Answer

Big data use in business is all about helping us to solve problems. It’s about using the wealth of information that is available to us to find answers that will help us work more efficiently, using less resources and creating more value.But before...

Posted November 11, 2014    

Big Data: Gaining Incredible Insights From Employee Records

Employees are a both a business’s greatest asset and its greatest expense. So hitting on the right formula for selecting them, and keeping them in place, is absolutely essential. One company offering unique solutions to help others tackle this...

Posted November 4, 2014    

Big Data: 25 Amazing Need-to-Know Facts

We surely see a lot of hype surrounding big data but I believe the following 25 facts speak for themselves and help to paint a realistic picture of the phenomenon we now call ‘Big Data’ - a phenomenon that is changing the world as we know it.Every 2...

Posted October 28, 2014    

The Big Data Capacity Crisis

Big data is BIG – I’ve mentioned that before I think! If all of the data in the world was printed out – there would be no one to count how many pages it filled as everyone would have suffocated under a mountain of paper.Computers offer far more...

Posted October 21, 2014    

The Six Key Big Data Skills Businesses Need

The number of jobs related to Big Data is growing by the day, as more and more companies become aware of the benefits data collection and analysis could have on their profitability.Many of these jobs come with very attractive six figure salaries,...

Posted October 14, 2014    

8 Amazing Big Data Companies You Should Know, But Probably Don’t

 The Big Data industry is changing weekly and unless you pay very close attention to who’s who in the maelstrom of emerging big data innovators, these upstarts might have slipped under your radar. Expect to hear more about some of them, and the...

Posted October 7, 2014    

Who Are the 7 Most Data Rich Companies in the World?

Some companies really get big data. Not only do they realize size matters – they understand you also have to know what to do with it. Here’s a list of seven companies I think are at the top of the game, when it comes to cutting-edge use of data to...

Posted September 30, 2014