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Business Models And The Internet of Things

Business Models And The Internet of Things

Business Models And The Internet of Things Recently we looked at how wearable tech was changing the workplace, focussing on how the growth of the industry could improve productivity but also raised questions about employees’ privacy, rights, and ‘downtime’. Wearable tech isn’t the only area of cloud computing that’s changing the workplace, however, as the internet of things is starting to reshape years of received wisdom on business models themselves. Traditionally, the heart of any…

The Real Estate Industry – How Big Data Is Shaping The Future

The Real Estate Industry – How Big Data Is Shaping The Future

The Real Estate Industry – How Big Data Is Shaping The Future Real estate accounts for roughly 17-18% of the US GDP through private residential investment and spending on housing services. That’s a lot of money. Where there’s a lot of money involved, people work very hard to gain a competitive, or rather any advantage at all. Real estate brokers, companies and regular people too use processed data sets to make better decisions when selling,…

The Cloud, The Internet and International Business

The Cloud, The Internet and International Business

The Cloud, The Internet and International Business “It is true that the Internet will change everything. It is not true that everything will change.” — Paul Deninger, CEO of Broadview Capital Partners Cloud computing has been viewed as a game changer by many businesses.  It’s fast, inexpensive and highly scalable.  Well, none of this matters unless you have a secure and reliable Internet connection to access the data. The Internet has been recognized as an…

Can You Use Big Data To Track Your Own Brain?

Can You Use Big Data To Track Your Own Brain?

Can You Use Big Data To Track Your Own Brain? Last week we spent a long time looking at how big data had fantastic uses outside of the stereotypical areas – learning that $1 billion start-up companies could be discovered and the best investors in them could be monitored all by sensible interpretation and analysis of widely available data. Another atypical area in which it has almost limitless potential is that of brain study. For…

Cloud Infographic: Data Protection For The Edge

Cloud Infographic: Data Protection For The Edge

Cloud Infographic: Data Protection For The Edge With the ever increasing role of big data in our lives, protecting data must be a top priority for IT leaders, marketers and executives across enterprises, but the research shows that an increasing number of employees are actually failing to do so, exposing their mission-critical data to significant risks. Provided is an infographic provided courtesy of Code42 which illustrates some of these risks.

Future Tech – Wearables And The Smartphone

Future Tech – Wearables And The Smartphone

Wearable technology seemed like something of a far away future just a few short years ago but is now doing a complete take-over. The market for wearable technology has completely exploded over the past two years or so, and is signaling what could be the end for smartphones. There are still those who are split in terms of  adopting the concept of wearable technology and stick to their smartphones like glue, however. So many different…

Using Big Data To Analyze Venture Capitalists’ Ability To Recognize Potential

Using Big Data To Analyze Venture Capitalists’ Ability To Recognize Potential

Big Data To Analyze Using Big Data to Analyze Venture Capitalists’ Ability To Recognize Potential For those who are regularly involved with SMEs, venture capital, and company valuations, it is common knowledge that start-ups that exit for more than $1 billion dollars are extremely rare – often termed ‘unicorn’ companies. Despite their rarity, it should come as no surprise that venture capitalists are very keen to identify them at the earliest possible stage. The problem…