Category Archives: Big Data

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…

Sparks Fly As NASA Pushes The Limits Of 3-D Printing Technology

Sparks Fly As NASA Pushes The Limits Of 3-D Printing Technology

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA engineers pushed the limits…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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