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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    

The 5 Sexiest Big Data Jobs Available Today

It’s been estimated that by 2015, almost two million people will be employed in big data jobs in the US. Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, is quoted as saying “…the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians” and Tom Davenport,...

Posted September 23, 2014    

Big Data: 20 Free Big Data Sources Everyone Should Know

I always make the point that data is everywhere – and that a lot of it is free. Companies don’t necessarily have to build their own massive data repositories before starting with big data analytics. The moves by companies and governments to put...

Posted September 16, 2014    

The Top 10 Big Data Quotes of All Time

Over the years of working in the field of analytics and big data I have collected thousands of quotes and snippets highlighting both the transformational nature of the phenomenon as well as many of the perils. A client has recently ask me to send...

Posted September 9, 2014    

How GE Is Using Big Data to Drive Business Performance

General Electric – a literal powerhouse of a corporation involved in virtually every area of industry, has been laying the foundations of what it grandly calls the Industrial Internet for some time now.But what exactly is it? In this post I will try...

Posted September 3, 2014