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Big Data News Bulletin: The Stories You Can't Miss from Jan 2015

There are some big data stories that are just so big that you can't afford to miss them. Every month from now on I will try to summarize the big data headlines you should know about, here are the big data stories for this month. Make sure you click...

Posted January 29, 2015    

Big Data: 5 Top Companies and Their Plans for 2015

Big data is undoubtedly only going to get bigger in 2015. Last year saw it truly move into the mainstream as companies of all shapes and sizes started to get to grips with the possibilities, and this year will only see more of that.Expect new...

Posted January 27, 2015    

Revealed! 4 Key Big Data Jobs and How Much They Pay

There are lots of roles that involve working with analytics and big data, and people doing these jobs give themselves many different names.If you want to be employed working with data, searching the job sites will yield many possible roles – data...

Posted January 20, 2015    

The 12+ Unmissable Big Data Stories of the Past Year

2014 was an eventful year for those of us watching for the impact that big data is having on society.While 2013 brought an explosion of awareness around big data, 2014 showed the market for big data services beginning to mature. We also saw how “...

Posted January 13, 2015    

3 Big Data Companies That Together Made $1 Billion Last Year

There’s big money in big data, and what we are seeing now may only be the tip of the iceberg. Last year, vendors sold software, hardware and support services worth $18.6 billion – 58% more than in 2012. It is predicted that by 2017, it will top $50...

Posted January 6, 2015    

My 8 Big Data Predictions for 2015

For this post, I’ll be gazing into my crystal ball to predict the moves that big data will make in the coming year. As with all predictions, we have to take those with caution because some of them might not turn out to be true. And of course real...

Posted December 23, 2014    

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