In a blog post published yesterday, the renowned data scientist Hilary Mason announced the launch of a new startup called Fast Forward Labs. The project is aimed at people and companies that want up-to-date information on the latest data technology and help on how to implement them for their specific
In an article recently published by the Wall Street Journal, it was revealed that Vodafone and Imperial College in London are working on a new initiative to improve data quality and allow for “bigger and faster traffic” for consumers. By placing small data centers near mobile cell towers – effectively
Next month, MIT researchers will present a breakthrough discovery that could change the way Web and mobile apps are written and help large corporations in making their datacentres more efficient. Given that large websites have datacentres that are prone to congestion – “packets of data arriving at the same router
In a report recently published by IDC, it was suggested that cloud technologies are significantly disrupting infrastructure sales in EMEA, with estimates that $3.4 billion was spent on hardware going to cloud environments during 2013 (marking a 21% increase compared to 2012). “Along with big data, social, and mobility, cloud
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Our three part Business Intelligence series has looked at the key developments in BI from the 1960’s all the way to the late 1990’s. In the first edition, we focused on the way data storage changed from hierarchical database management systems (DBMS), like IBM’s IMS in the 60’s, to network
Another eventful week in big data: we have finished our “Understanding Big Data” series; read about the ever growing penetration of data science university courses; and seen a historic partnership announced between IBM and Apple. Below are some of our favourite picks of the week. TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES Understanding Big