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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    

Big Data Education: Why Learning Will Never Be the Same

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Millennial or a Baby Boomer—classrooms today are starting to look a lot different than when we were kids.Children are being issued tablets or laptops as soon as they enter school, before many can even read. Second...

Posted August 26, 2014    

How Big Data Is Changing Insurance Forever

If you’re a young, male driver, or you have one in your family, you are no doubt aware of the astronomical price of car insurance.This is obviously because drivers in this category are involved in a higher number of accidents, so it seems fair that...

Posted August 19, 2014    

Little Data: The 25 KPIs Everyone Must Understand

I have written about the fact that big data is nothing without it's little brother. Small data or traditional performance metrics are vital to the success of any big data initiative. They help to identify the true objectives of any big data...

Posted August 12, 2014    

Big Data and Biometrics: Why Your Face Matters More than Ever

 That simple scenario that most of us have encountered is a pretty good illustration of both the benefits and drawbacks of the convergence of biometrics and big data.The face recognition software that makes those Facebook tagging suggestions...

Posted August 5, 2014    

 

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