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Posts tagged ‘big data’

The impact of big data in business and the AI revolution, interview with Alex Bordei, Bigstep

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  In this article, Alex Bordei, Head of Product Management at Bigstep, shares his thoughts on the impact of big data in business, the AI revolution and how to manage the Internet of Things. 1. It has become a tradition for Bigstep to be close to BDW, helping us grow from a community events group to a global festival of data. How do you maintain your competitivity on the cloud market? You seem to be one step ahead of even the biggest companies. What are your secrets? It is true that everybody is in a fierce race to provide developers and companies with the easiest, cheapest and fastest possible environment to run their applications. […] Continue Reading

Why Organizing Your Big Data is Important

Guest post by Finnegan Pierson. Big data takes into account all of the many things that need to be measured or monitored, and many organizations find it hard to manage such massive data. Additionally, the amount of data being captured, replicated, or stored is way too high, and measures should be in place to ensure that everything doesn’t blow out of proportion. It’s therefore important for organizations to come up with creative approaches that can corral and optimize their data. A lot of organizations also think that they can do away with big data by discarding the always increasing amount of storage. They would even go ahead and buy additional storage capacity every year that can only result in inflated costs […] Continue Reading

Harvesting Photons for the Highways of the Future

About six years ago, an out-of-the-box idea started making waves all over the web, and its campaign on Indiegogo.com was one of the most successful ever recorded. Not only have they gathered over $2.2 million USD from enthusiasts in all corners of this oblate spheroid we call home, but they also got $1.65 million and some change from several contracts for SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research), from the USDOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) and various personal donations from 2009 to 2015. Where did all this money go? Most of it went into empiric, trial and error, rather expensive R&D for the Solar Roadways® hexagonal panels/pavement blocks. It was a “wild idea” that had conquered Julie Brusaw, a concerned-for-the-environment private counselor […] Continue Reading

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How Can Marketing Agencies Take Advantage of Business Data?

The term “big data” is a phrase born of this century, but the concept isn’t revolutionary. Modern businesses of all sizes already generate data on a daily basis from a variety of sources, including CRM systems, ERP systems, and social media. The primary challenge for most businesses is finding a way to harvest the relevant data from this wealth of available information and using it to provide actionable insights. Marketing is one area that can dramatically benefit from big data analysis. Data-Driven Marketing can improve customer relationships, create a one-to-one conversation between buyer and seller, and drive customer engagement and sales. With data-driven marketing, marketers can deliver the best possible message to the right people at the right time. What is Data-Driven […] Continue Reading

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The Challenges of Machine Searching

Guest post by Lorna Campbell, Nalanda Technology There are a lot of variables and risks when searching disparate sources with different standards, qualities, volumes and potentially duplicated. If 20% of the average workforce is spent searching, are they finding the material they are looking for in a precise and cost effective manner? In the past we used libraries for research and would ask academics for help, to do so we needed to give precise requirements and variables. If we were not precise there was a risk that the researcher would not provide a helpful response. With growth in unstructured data, in general terms, we need to be as precise or else risk having too many results to manage. Some of […] Continue Reading

Why join Big Data Week London?

  You are part of the big data community and haven’t decided yet about joining Big Data Week London? Here are five good reasons and a discount code for your special chance to attend Big Data Week London 2016: Key big data experts and influencers Our conference brings together top big data influencers and a whole suit of big data experts. Join BDW London and get to know them at our VIP networking party! Ready-to-use business solutions Join us in London for a one-day conference showcasing innovative ideas and best practices that you can implement straight away. Big data in real business scenarios This year’s BDW London Conference features awesome talks centred on innovative ways Finance, Healthcare, Retail, IoT, Entertainment […] Continue Reading

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Why we need storytellers AND scientists

Guest post by Katherine Pomfret, Chief Organiser Big Data Week Leeds, originally published on LinkedIn. We all grew up with stories. We loved them as children, when the world was a large and confusing place, because they offered certainty. They delivered powerful messages to our minds, and we learned about the world without realising we were learning, and without having to put in effort. Because images were clear and consistent (all witches are wicked, all princes are handsome, all forests are dangerous), and because of the relentless cause and effect movement of the narrative, we felt confident in drawing conclusions on the basis of stories, and felt confident also in our judgement as to the rightness, or otherwise, of a given course […] Continue Reading

Remote DBA Experts Explain the Impact of Big Data on Database Management

Remote DBA Experts Explain the Impact of Big Data on Database Management by Sujain Thomas from Remotedba Data management has always been part of organizational management. However, with the advent of new data collection and retrieval technologies over the last two decades, the amount of data being generated is in greater volumes and much more diverse. Systems such as RDBMS which had dominated the landscape for decades are now falling by the wayside to give way to NewSQL and NoSQL among others. Data generation today is in virtually every aspect of life from banking, healthcare and education to social life. As an organization with an online presence, data management is no longer a competency but a differentiator that determines winners […] Continue Reading

4 Ways Big Data is Changing the Practice of Advertising in 2016 & Beyond

Are you worried that you haven’t yet mastered all of the ins and outs, ups and downs, and quirky oddities of big data? Don’t fret. Nobody has it mastered 100 percent just yet. But you will need to get on board and begin a data initiative pretty soon so you won’t be left behind. Here are all the ways that big data is changing advertising, so you can be sure your data plans are on the right track. 1. Understanding the Difference in the Right Data, Not Just Big Data The first thing to know is that not all data is even worth your while. You’ll need to assess what data is useful to collect and analyze, and what data […] Continue Reading