Category Archives: big data

How to Big Data Enable your Organisation [Getting Big Impact from Big Data]

There are successful examples of companies such as Amazon and Google, where data analytics is a foundation of the enterprise, but for most legacy companies, data-analytics success has been limited to a few tests or to narrow slices of the business. Very few have achieved what we would call “big impact through big data,” or impact at scale, and that’s accelerating the organizational adaptation needed to produce results. Continue reading

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The Analytics of Things

The phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) suggests that the most important attribute of distributed sensors is connectedness. While it’s undeniably useful to connect inanimate objects and sensors to the Internet, that’s only a first step in terms of doing something useful with all those connected devices. “The Analytics of Things” (AoT) are just as important, if not more so. Continue reading

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Israel’s Water Ninja

Within a year of adopting the TaKaDu system, Unitywater saved more than 1 billion liters of water. That translated into savings of more than $2 million. The utility also reduced the time it takes to repair problems in its network by more than 60 percent. Continue reading

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So you wanna be a data scientist? A guide to 2015’s hottest profession

Are you good at math? Like, really good at math? Do you also know Python and, oh yeah, have deep knowledge of a particular industry? Continue reading

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Crunch time for big data

Source: http://www.uk.capgemini.com/news-centre/news/crunch-time-for-big-data/ and In a global survey of 600 executives this month by Capgemini and the Economist Intelligence Unit, nine out of 10 respondents identified data as being the fourth factor of production – as fundamental to business as land, … Continue reading

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Big Data – the end of Data Warehousing?

There is a massive amount of hype and buzz in the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence market place surrounding the term ‘Big Data’.  Recently we have even seen talk of Big Data as a replacement for Data Warehousing.  I believe … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a smart city – Data Tsunami

By Heather Clancy A comprehensive analysis from Forrester Research explores the role the information and communications technology (ICT) will play in creating the foundation for smart cities — whether those cities are newer communities being built from scratch or centuries-old … Continue reading

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