Category Archives: Big Data

When To Use Supervised And Unsupervised Data Mining

When To Use Supervised And Unsupervised Data Mining

When To Use Supervised And Unsupervised Data Mining Data mining techniques come in two main forms: supervised (also known as predictive or directed) and unsupervised (also known as descriptive or undirected). Both categories encompass functions capable of finding different hidden patterns in large data sets. Although data analytics tools are placing more emphasis on self…

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Big Data’s Potential For Social Change

Big Data’s Potential For Social Change

Big Data’s Potential For Social Change A popular article on Huffington Post about homelessness stats sheds light on the fact that providing homeless people with a place of residence would save taxpayers money. It’s easy to understand why the article went viral so quickly. That is, data have proven it’s financially expedient to do what’s…

Big Data And Your Intelligence: Lumosity’s Big Data Insights

Big Data And Your Intelligence: Lumosity’s Big Data Insights

Big Data And Your Intelligence: Lumosity’s Big Data Insights Not only Big Data, but cognitive science as well have evolved dramatically within the past few years. Research and books propelled by it have shown that, contrary to everyone’s expectations, fluid intelligence — a term that translates roughly to an individual’s problem solving ability in novel…

Toshiba Collaborates With Johns Hopkins University On Big Data Healthcare Research

Toshiba Collaborates With Johns Hopkins University On Big Data Healthcare Research

Toshiba Collaborates With Johns Hopkins University On Big Data Healthcare Research TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To further the potential of Big Data to predict and prevent illness, Toshiba Group has established the Toshiba Center for Big Data in Healthcare at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. The Center’s principal project is a collaboration…

Me, Big Data and I: Mapping Personalities With Big Data

Me, Big Data and I: Mapping Personalities With Big Data

Me, Big Data and I: Mapping Personalities With Big Data Ever since OkCupid’s notorious experiments, people must have been thinking: what if computers were able to read your personality accurately? Sure, OkCupid’s matchmaking (which works, by the way) is somewhat ‘out there’, but it operates on a comparative basis, so per se OkCupid doesn’t need…

Big Data Audio Streaming: How Spotify And Pandora Use Data To Better Serve Customers

Big Data Audio Streaming: How Spotify And Pandora Use Data To Better Serve Customers

Big Data Audio Streaming: How Spotify And Pandora Use Data To Better Serve Customers Companies such as Pandora and Spotify are examples of audio streaming services that employ Big Data extensively. It’s nothing new in the entertainment world, as Big Data is shaping the future of the movie industry as well. Similarly to the world…


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What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

Spending And Planning Wisely Overview – Billions of pounds from valuable IT and communication (ICT) budgets are wasted each year due to common mistakes in the market. These are some of the pitfalls you should avoid. With small businesses (especially start-ups with online ambitions) relying more and more on their understanding and utilisation of ICT, it’s…

The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

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…


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