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Big Data in Big Oil: The Amazing Ways Shell Uses Analytics to Drive Business Success

The oil and gas industries are facing major challenges - the costs of extraction are rising and the turbulent state of international politics adds to the difficulties of exploration and drilling for new reserves.In the face of big problems, its key...

Posted November 17, 2015    

3 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change Every Business

Have you entered the Internet of Things yet?If you have a FitBit or other activity tracker that talks to your smartphone, you have.  If you have a thermostat, alarm system, or lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone...

Posted November 10, 2015    

Big Data in Motorsports: How F1 And NASCAR Compete on Analytics

Velocity is one of the defining characteristics of Big Data, and there are few situations in which speed is more imperative than motorsports. From NASCAR to Formula One and grassroots karting, teams and race organizers are employing ever more...

Posted October 13, 2015    

4 Ways Big Data Will Change Every Business

If you’re still saying, “Big data isn’t relevant to my company,” you’re missing the boat.I firmly believe that big data and its implications will affect every single business — from Fortune 500 enterprises to mom and pop companies— and change how we...

Posted October 6, 2015    

Of Big Data, the IoT, and Trust: Tales from Google's Nest

Formed by ex-Apple engineers, Nest Labs develops products designed to bring Big Data and the Internet of Things into our homes via its smart thermostats and fire alarms.The company was bought out by Google last year for $3.2 billion, which sees its...

Posted September 29, 2015    

The Amazing Ways Big Data Drives Success at Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce manufactures enormous engines which generate huge amounts of power, as they propel airplanes and ships across skies and oceans. It is an extremely high-tech industry where failures and mistakes can cost billions – and even human lives....

Posted September 15, 2015    

6 Incredible Ways Big Data Is Used by the US Government

Barack Obama may have appointed the US Government’s first ever Chief Data Scientist – DJ Patil, formerly of LinkedIn, eBay and Skype – but the administration has been committed to the use of Big Data for some time.From pledging to put all government...

Posted September 8, 2015    

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