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Big Data: Will the Rise of Spark Spell the End of Hadoop?

Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the most active open source Big Data project. While they are not directly comparable products, they both have many of the same uses.In order to shed some light onto the issue of “Spark versus Hadoop” I thought an...

Posted September 1, 2015    

Why We Need More Big Data Doctors

Doctors are highly educated and (usually) very good at certain things – examining and talking to patients, and using the data they extract to diagnose and treat illness.What they are not necessarily so good at, is what they do with that data...

Posted August 25, 2015    

How Walmart Is Tackling the Big Data Skills Crisis

As the amount of digital information generated by businesses and organizations continues to grow exponentially, a challenge – or as some have put it, a crisis - has developed.There just aren’t enough people with the required skills to analyze and...

Posted August 18, 2015    

3 Ways Big Data Is Changing Financial Institutions Forever

Big data and financial services are natural match – after all, with nothing to manufacture, and no physical product to sell, data is the bedrock the industry is built on. On top of that, most of their business is quantitative – they mainly deal in...

Posted August 11, 2015    

How HR Can Use Big Data in a Smart Way (Hint: Most Are Not)

HR and people management have been taken over by the data and analytics wave. This part of organisations that has traditionally focused on the softer things such as culture, talent development and employee engagement is now obsessed with data...

Posted August 4, 2015    

How Big Data and Analytics Are Changing Football

The use of data in football (or soccer as my American friends prefer to call it) - the most popular sport in the world - has seen huge growth in recent years. The sport is beginning to more fully realize the power of performance analysis and apply...

Posted July 28, 2015    

Is Big Data a Scam?

From time to time, you still come across someone with the opinion that Big Data is nothing more than a scam or a fad, which will be forgotten about soon enough.You might not expect to hear this from me, but they’re actually right. Well – half right...

Posted July 21, 2015    

Is AI the Biggest Threat to your Job?

The HAL 9000 wants your job.OK, it’s not the HAL 9000 (yet) but all over the world, intelligent machines are replacing jobs at an alarming rate. And the smarter they get, the faster they’re going to be replacing us. What I am talking about here is...

Posted July 14, 2015    

Why Projects Fail: The Biggest Pitfalls You Can Easily Avoid

A project can fail for any number of reasons — some of which are in your control, some of which aren’t. In fact, I came across this fairly depressing list of 101 Common Causes of Project Failure. (Yikes.)With any project, there are always going to...

Posted July 7, 2015    

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