More education needed for big data

posted on Fri, April 27 2012 in Analytics, Big Data, Data Scientists

Although Big Data is a big theme for a lot of companies, there is still a lot of educational work to be done. A recent survey by the Big Data Insight Group shows that a majority of companies are either still unfamiliar with big data or still researching the subject. On the other hand, all companies see a need to do something more intelligent with the vast amount of data they are collecting.

First ever global data science hackathon

posted on Thu, April 26 2012

Data scientists from around the world will come together on the 28th April for the first ever 24-hour global data science hackathon. The challenge – to improve the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index by coming up with better and more accurate predictive models of metropolitan air pollution.

Big Data disruptions need to be tamed with Enterprise Architecture

posted on Tue, April 17 2012 in Analytics, Big Data

Enterprise architecture (EA) practitioners have a major role in ensuring their organizations maximize the business opportunities posed by big data, according to research firm Gartner. Big data does not only bring opportunities, but challenges as well. Enterprise architecture can play a major role in helping solve these challenges.

Big Data means big impact on UK economy

posted on Tue, April 10 2012

Organizations investing in Big Data could add a staggering £216 billion (€261 billion or $342 billion) to the UK economy and contribute towards the creation of ca. 58,000 jobs. This cloud could be realized by 2017, a study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and business intelligence vendor SAS reveals.

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