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5 Steps to Datafy Your Business and Be Successful

In the fast-changing world, it has become common to create new words by combining two words or linking it to the –fication suffix. Examples of these include gamification and the latest is datafication. Datafication is the process of making...

Posted April 13, 2015    

3 Ways Santa Claus Uses Big Data This Holiday Season

The holiday season operation is a big deal for Santa Claus. Getting the wide range of presents to kids all over the world is a complex operation that needs to be carried out within just a few days. Of course, nothing can go wrong, as that would...

Posted December 18, 2014    

How Big Data Impacts the World of Patents

This post was written by: Rubal WaliaPatents and Intellectual Property are gradually gaining significance around the world. This is leading to a bottleneck–large databases and ever growing information. Read on to find how Big Data analytics can...

Posted December 3, 2014    

Big Data Ethics and Your Privacy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Big data enables to check, control and know everything. But to know everything entails an obligation to act on behalf of and to protect the customer. Such an obligation is that organization should do everything possible to protect (sensitive) data...

Posted November 29, 2014    

Three Challenges Europe Faces in Becoming a Competitive Big Data Market

The European Commission is working hard on developing a competitive European Big Data market. Last week, as a result of this, the European Digital Forum convened the High-Level Roundtable on Europe’s Digital Future. Neelie Kroes, former vice-...

Posted November 21, 2014    

4 Ways Big Data Will Make You Happy

We are at the beginning of a data revolution, where every data source will be connected with each other and as such provide valuable insights. These insights can be used by organisations to reduce costs or increase their revenue, but it can also...

Posted November 8, 2014    

What Are the Average Salaries for Big Data Developers? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Big Data has emerged as one of the most promising and exciting fields in IT.  In fact, many IT executives and technical recruiters agree that Big Data is among the top jobs of 2014 along with mobile, cloud and security.  As the...

Posted November 4, 2014    

Could Big Data Be the Cure for the Largest Ebola Outbreak Ever?

Until March 2014, the largest Ebola outbreak to have taken place was in Uganda in 2000-2001. This outbreak caused 224 deaths and there were 425 reported human cases. Unfortunately, since March things have changed and we are now in the middle of the...

Posted October 24, 2014    

5 Reasons Organizations Use Hadoop [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hadoop, which as named after the elephant toy of the inventor of Hadoop, was developed because the existing data storage and processing tools appeared to be inadequate to handle all the large amounts of data that started to appear after the internet...

Posted October 23, 2014    

Will Big Data Make the Difference in the Volvo Ocean Race?

The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier offshore race, an extraordinary test of sailing expertise and human endeavor, which started over 37 years ago. In the pas 4 decades, the race has changed a lot and today the teams will have to rely on Big...

Posted October 14, 2014    

How Big Data Helps Bar Owners Sell More Beer

Like any industry, the FMCG industry can leverage the enormous potential of Big Data analytics. With each product, massive amounts of data are generated ranging from data in the production process to consumer generated data. One of those products is...

Posted October 6, 2014    

What Could IBM's Watson Do for Your Organisation?

Watson, the artificially intelligent supercomputer developed by IBM, is helping companies uncover their Big Data secrets. With the launch of Watson Analytics tool, businesses from around the world can now leverage the technology that enabled IBM to...

Posted September 27, 2014