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How Big Data Is Changing Recruitment Forever

It used to be said that employers made up their minds whether or not to hire a prospective candidate within 5 minutes of sitting down to interview them.It’s hard to say if this is true or not, but many people in positions with responsibility for...

Posted June 30, 2015    

Big Data: The Amazing Numbers in 2015

Big data is growing — in fact, the sector is growing so fast and we are producing data so voraciously, that no one can afford to ignore it as a “fad” any more.And, it’s going to affect all companies, large and small, across all segments of the...

Posted June 23, 2015    

Big Data: 5 Smart Questions You Must Answer to Succeed

The world is getting smarter. We’ve got smart phones, smart vacuum cleaners, even smart yoga mats. The marriage of data and technology is radically changing our world and making it smarter. And business must become smarter too.Big data is one...

Posted June 16, 2015    

A Brief History of Big Data Everyone Should Read

The history of Big Data as a term may be brief – but many of the foundations it is built on were laid long ago.Long before computers (as we know them today) were commonplace, the idea that we were creating an ever-expanding body of knowledge ripe...

Posted June 9, 2015    

Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) Is the Next Big Thing!

We’ve had software as a service, platform as a service and data as a service. Now, by mixing them all together and massively upscaling the amount of data involved, we’ve arrived at Big Data as a Service (BDaaS).It might not be a term you’re familiar...

Posted June 3, 2015    

Is This the Biggest Big Data Company You Have Never Heard of?

In this post I take a look at another company that has put Big Data at the heart of its business. This time I’m taking a look at Acxiom – sometimes called the biggest company you’ve never heard of!You may not have heard of them – but it’s more than...

Posted May 26, 2015    

Big Data Explained in Less Than 2 Minutes ... to Absolutely Anyone

There are some things that are so big that they have implications for everyone, whether we want them to or not. Big Data is one of those concepts, and is completely transforming the way we do business and is impacting most other parts of our lives....

Posted May 19, 2015    

The Big Data Health Partnership Between Apple and IBM

Apple and IBM have released details of their partnership which will allow iPhone and Apple Watch users to share data to IBM’s Watson Health cloud-based healthcare analytics service.The initiative will potentially bring the benefits of crowd-sourced...

Posted May 12, 2015    

The 7 Most Unusual Applications of Big Data You've Ever Seen!

It’s all well and good to talk about customer experience and managing inventory flow, but what has big data done for me lately?I’ve rounded up seven of the most interesting — and unique — applications for big data I’ve seen recently and how...

Posted May 5, 2015    

How the Internet of Things and Big Data Are Changing Our World

The Internet of Things (combined with big data) is reaching further into our lives every day. And while some of these innovations are just super cool, others may need to get the kinks ironed out before they become part of our everyday lives.I just...

Posted April 28, 2015    

Big Data: How Netflix Uses It to Drive Business Success

Legendary Hollywood screenwriter William Goldman said “Nobody, nobody – not now, not ever – knows the least goddam thing about what is or isn’t going to work at the box office.”He was speaking before the arrival of the internet and Big Data, and...

Posted April 21, 2015    

How Big Data and Analytics Are Changing People Management Forever

Google has regularly been voted the best company in America to work for – its staff get free meals, generous paid holidays, access to “nap pods” for power-napping during the business day, and are even encouraged to grow their own fruit and...

Posted April 7, 2015