Category Archives: Big Data

Choosing A Cloud App? Look For a JSON-based API

Choosing A Cloud App? Look For a JSON-based API

Look for a JSON-based API If your company isn’t already using a cloud-based business application, there’s a very good chance that they will be in the next year or so. What makes me so sure? IDC reports that cloud-based application revenues will reach $67.3 billion by 2016 Cisco’s Global Cloud Index reports that global cloud traffic…

The Importance of the Cloud-Based Repository

The Importance of the Cloud-Based Repository

Backup your backup One of the most attractive features of cloud technology for the average user is the ability to store documents, files, photos and everything else of importance in a cloud-based repository. This has become such a normal and reliable part of existence for many that the notion of losing stored files is almost…

Using Big Data To Map Communities

Using Big Data To Map Communities

Community Mapping As Big Data is used to track and measure social phenomena across the world, it’s only natural to turn to the data that users leave behind them in order to better understand and map both virtual and online communities. By doing this, we can not only unearth insights into how and what people communicate,…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Data Storms

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Data Storms

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5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

Mapping Collective Outlooks With Big Data

Mapping Collective Outlooks With Big Data

Mapping Collective Outlooks Imagine if you could, in a matter of minutes, map the fears, the biases, the preferences, the misery and the joy, the collective voice of all the people on the planet. Well, this is apparently what’s happening at the DOLLY project, which sheds light on disparate phenomena across the globe, using Twitter…

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020 The cloud, big data, the internet of things, and wearable technology have all featured heavily in Forrester’s latest list of fifteen technologies to watch before 2020. It is becoming a reality for businesses that they need to adapt and change to an increasingly technologically-minded customer base. Traditional marketing…

Workday Brings Predictive Analytics to Human Resources Management

Workday Brings Predictive Analytics to Human Resources Management

Predictive Analytics In a much-discussed tech San Francisco tech conference, Workday, an on-demand software vendor for human resources and financial asset management, announced new Insight Applications that, inter alia, bring predictive insights to HR tools. In the new suite of tools such as expense controls, aggregated talent listings, as well as additions to the core…