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Follow @DataconomyMedia Accenture announced recently that it has entered into an “alliance agreement” with Cloudera, a leading full-service provider of Apache Hadoop. The partnership will help Accenture give clients access to Cloudera’s enterprise data hub and allow customers to better utilise their big data and “compete in today’s increasingly digital

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Follow @DataconomyMedia A report from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs was released this month aiming to tackle the question of how big data can be used in municipal and government decision-making. Using specific examples from the City of Chicago, the report suggests that as cities become more populated, officials will have to

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Follow @DataconomyMedia According to a recent survey, 67% of companies will move their data to the cloud in the next two years; 1 billion smartphones were sold in 2013, with 1/5th of global internet traffic coming from mobile; and predictions estimating big data to grow at 32.14 percent compound annual

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The list of big data applications is never-ending. This week, we reported on how big data is being used to save California’s farms; empower Taiwan’s SME’s; sell wine and spirits in Asia and give better coverage during this year’s Wimbledon tournament. Here are some other highlights of the week in

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Business intelligence, or BI as it is commonly referred to, has gained considerable popularity over the past decade. Although the term was first introduced in 1865, and picked up momentum in the mid-late 1980’s, it was only up until the early 1990’s that the phrase entered public discourse. Now it

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Follow @DataconomyMedia A recent Gigaom Research and North Bridge Venture Partners survey reported that nearly 67 percent of respondents believed they would move their data to the cloud over the next two years.The survey, which consisted of over 1,300 respondents, also reported SaaS adoption rose from just 13 percent in 2011 to 74

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Follow @DataconomyMedia Tableau Software announced yesterday that Tableau 8.2 is now generally available. The update will not only come with Story Points, a feature that allows companies to create stories through visualising their data, but will also be available to Mac users to have a fully featured analytics application on

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Follow @DataconomyMedia We caught up with Suresh Shankar the Founder of Crayon Data. Suresh is serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of consulting and marketing experience, having fuelled growth for companies such as: Citibank, ABN AMRO, Standard Chartered, HP, Nokia, Motorola, Unilever, Pond’s, Pepsi and McDonald’s. Before founding Crayon, Suresh was

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Follow @DataconomyMedia The All England Lawn and Tennis Club (AELTC) and IBM have announced that big data and the cloud will be leveraged in this years Wimbledon tournament to offer fans better and more advanced coverage over the two-week period. “We continue to look for new ways to innovate and

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Follow @DataconomyMedia ThoughtSpot, a business analytics company aiming to revolutionise the way organisations do business intelligence, announced $30 million in Series B funding yesterday. The funding round was led by Khosla Ventures with participation from existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. ThoughtSpot’s aim is to make searching for enterprise data “Google

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