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Is Big Data Under Threat by New Internet Magna Carta?

This year we have seen the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web (WWW) and next year we will see the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The Internet has given us the ability to collect and leverage big data and the Magna Carta was the first...

Posted April 1, 2014    

Big Data Is Nothing Without Its Little Brother

We sometimes get so caught up in the hype of big data – the huge, fast moving, complex and diverse data sets – and the potential value they can deliver to companies, that we forget its little brother.Big data’s little brother is ‘small data’ or...

Posted March 18, 2014    

6 Simple Steps to a Big Data Strategy

We now live in a world in which the volumes of data are exploding by the second. While some companies are leveraging these data assets very well to generate mouth-watering competitive advantages, most are completely overwhelmed by the amounts of...

Posted March 5, 2014    

Facebook's Big Data: Equal Parts Exciting and Terrifying?

Facebook, the popular social network with over 1.2 billion users world wide, has not just big, but gigantic amounts of data at their disposal, making it a big data paradise.We as the users of Facebook happily feed their big data beast. We send 10...

Posted February 18, 2014    

Amazon: Using Big Data Analytics to Read Your Mind

Amazon.com, the Seattle-based ecommerce giant, has always leveraged data. In one of their latest business moves, the company has obtained a patent to ship us goods before we have even made a decision to buy it, purely based on their predictive big...

Posted February 6, 2014    

When Big Data Turns Into a Big Nightmare!

In today’s world, data is one of the biggest assets companies can possess. The smartest and most successful companies are those that have the right data as well as the ability to extract insights from that data to answer their most important...

Posted January 22, 2014    

Big Data and Robots: Together They Might Challenge You for Your Job

 Put together robots with big data analytics and you have a powerful mix that could challenge us for most of our jobs. Big data analytics allows us to leverage large amounts of structured and unstructured as well as fast-moving data such as...

Posted December 9, 2013    

How Big Data Will Change People Management Forever

Big data is used in many different parts of organizations to change decision-making and the generation of data-driven insights. In my previous article ‘The 9 Amazing Ways Big Data is Used Today to Change The World’ I outline the key big data use...

Posted November 19, 2013    

9 Amazing Ways Big Data Is Used Today to Change the World

Some say big data is all talk and no action. I couldn’t disagree more. As someone that helps companies understand and harness big data, I see new and fascinating applications every day, where people gain real benefits.I believe that most...

Posted November 5, 2013    

Big Data Warning: There Will Be Many Job Casualties!

The ‘Big Data tsunami’ is coming at us with unstoppable force. Across the world, we generate new data at a frightening rate. In fact, the same amount of data that was created from the beginning of time, up to 2008, will soon be created every 10...

Posted October 22, 2013    

Revealed: The Top 5 Big Data Use Cases Your CEO Will Love

One of the biggest questions surrounding ‘analytics’ and ‘big data’ is how do you actually use it to add value? Big data is still such a foggy term that it attracts many myths ranging from ‘big data is not useful to anyone’ to ‘big data will help us...

Posted October 8, 2013    

Danger: 3 Reasons to Be Scared of Big Data

Just imagine you are sitting on your sofa watching American Idol on TV when you and your partner have a little spat about who should be voted out. For whatever reason the little disagreement escalates into a full-blown argument. What’s different...

Posted September 24, 2013