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Big DataHealthcareNews

As varied as the utilities of Big Data maybe, new frontiers periodically open up to be explored; fitness, travel, marketing, retail and more recently, medical. Toshiba Group is working in tandem with the Johns Hopkins radiation oncology department to carry out research in treatment of head, neck and lung cancer.

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The story of how Michael Brown lost his life at the hands of the police two days before he was due to head off for college was a tale heard around the world. The incident- and resulting civil unrest- became more than a sum of its parts. They became a

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A Teradata sponsored survey, carried out by Onepoll, revealed that the UK falls behind on its Big Data utilisation capabilities. The survey involved 300 C-level executives at enterprise companies across the U.K., France and Germany. Duncan Ross, director of data science at Teradata notes that, instead of a “holistic view

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Big DataEnergy & EnvironmentNews

Big Data marches towards more imminent expansion this time as Chinese web services outfit Baidu announces that it is working in tandem with The United Nations Development Programme to build a big data lab together. The agenda includes exploring solutions to global issues such as environmental protection, health, education, and

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The U.S. Government’s regulator of federal securities, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly utilising Big Data analytics processes and cloud computing in making records public and sifting/sorting through millions of trading data which in turn is saving the agency upwards of $3 million each year. The SEC’s move

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The idea of the smart and talented in the hinterlands packing their bags and heading for the city is a well-known trope. But a new study investigating the cultural movements of the past 2,000 years using big data reveals that this is a story as old as time itself. The

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US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke on Friday about the risks posed by big data in the criminal justice system. In a speech to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he highlighted the potential of big data tools, as well as the perils- namely, that such programmes could adversely

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Big Data has been making noise in almost every facet of corporate America.  From targeted marketing to reducing manufacturing defects, the promise of Big Data seems like the 21st century version of Warbug’s Tincture – a comprehensive, all-inclusive cure to the gross process negligence and overall corporate excesses of the 1990s.  What

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At Cisco’s recent IoE symposium in Chicago, the commander of public safety information technology for the Chicago Police Department discussed how big data was being used to forecast crime and clean up the streets. Yet, it was another street-cleaning initiative which really captured the audience’s imagination; how big data is

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Last year, 28,594 organs were transplanted in the US. Although this seems like an impressive number, it pales in comparison to the number of people who currently need an organ transplant, which is over 120,000. 18 people die each day waiting for an organ according to United Network for Organ

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