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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    

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