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Big DataHealthcareNews

Announcing its first round of grants in the Big Data to Knowledge(BD2K) program, the National Institutes of Health on Thursday awarded approximately $32-million in grants to researchers developing new strategies to analyze biomedical big data sets. Over two dozen institutions were involved. “Data creation has become exponentially more rapid than

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The new but rapidly evolving field of Data Science, seems to be taking its toll on the “gears” of its machinery. As more organisations focus on unlocking the insight held in ‘big data’, data scientists are under a lot of work-related stress reveals a psychometric survey launched by SAS. 600

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The U.S. National Science Foundation wants to tap the benefits “Big Data”. But even with rapidly advancing technical prowess, there remains a “lack of interoperability, missing tools and hardware that is still evolving” to cater to varying demands of scientific communities. In order to upend the situation the NSF has

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The world’s forests are being destroyed at the rate of 50 football fields every minute. Deforestation is a leading factor, triggering climate change. However, a lot remains unknown about it as it occurs, like, ‘where forests are cleared, why it happens and who is responsible.’ By the time, deforestation is

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Big Data

I recently helped out at an access initiative for Oxford University, and the experience got me thinking about how we could bridge the state-private divide in Oxbridge and the Russell Group schools. According to Professor Les Ebdon, director of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), the biggest challenge facing fair

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Big DataInternet of Things

In the latest installment of our expert interviews about the future of the Internet of Things, we discuss the promise of these smart cities with RF Code‘s VP of Worldwide Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Richard Jenkins. As a leading environmental monitoring and asset management solutions provider, RF Code have been

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The International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed in its 2014 Western Europe Enterprise Mobility Survey that Western Europe is relentlessly increasing its utilization of big data, despite the scarcity of an accomplished workforce and growing data security concerns. “Western European organisations are catching up rapidly with their north American peers in terms

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Big Data

Tennis fever is in the air. The U.S. Open tennis tournament recently concluded in New York City’s Flushing Meadows, and fans experienced an electric atmosphere as the biggest stars in tennis faced off. Watching an exciting tennis match provides plenty of entertainment by itself, but the overall experience is getting

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The investment in Big Data technologies is set to continue according to a recent survey by Gartner. The key findings of the survey point out that 73 percent of respondents have either already invested or plan to invest in big data within the next 24 months, compared to last year’s 64

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Big DataCase StudiesRetail & Consumer

Amazon is a big data giant, which is why I want to look at the company in my second post of my series on how specific organisations use big data. We all know that Amazon pioneered e-commerce in many ways, but possibly one of its greatest innovations was the personalized

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