admin
Author Archive

admin

Chinese Search Giant Turns To Big Data To Forecast Flu Outbreaks
HealthcareNews

In an attempt similar to Google Flu Trends, The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention will be working with online search giant Baidu to use its large user database to help forecast flu outbreaks. The deputy director of the Centre, Gao Fu, suggested that the prediction tool may be

Read More
Intel: Using Big Data To Help Farmers
News

Intel announced recently that it will be tackling two global challenges with Big Data — one project looks at irrigation and the other at snow mapping. Irrigation and Farming Intel’s irrigation project — named ‘Precision Farming’ — will attempt to perfect farming techniques by placing sensors in crops and other

Read More
Uwe Weiss - Ceo Of Blue Yonder
Uncategorized

Uwe Weiss is CEO of Blue Yonder, a leading provider of predictive analytics. He has more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software sector and he is an expert in cloud computing and SaaS. Mr. Weiss was the co-founder and CEO of various successful start-ups and growth companies,

Read More
Statistical Language Wars [Infographic]
infographicsNewsUncategorized

The use of statistical language tools like R, SAS and SPSS is growing at unprecedented rates. Forums are full of questions about which program to learn, is one easier than the other, how popular are they, etc. However, what is the current state of these programming languages? – what companies

Read More
K Young - Ceo At Mortar Data
Contributors

K Young has been CEO of Mortar Data since 2010. Mortar helps data scientists and data engineers spend 100% of their time on problems that are specific to their business—and not on time-wasters like babysitting infrastructure, managing complex deploys, and rebuilding common algorithms from scratch. Mortar’s platform runs pipelines of

Read More
Rob Markovich - Cmo Of Moogsoft
Contributors

As Chief Marketing Officer at Moogsoft, Rob is responsible for global outbound marketing, sales support, and product management. Rob’s 25-year career is all about building successful IT service assurance businesses. Prior to Moogsoft, he was SVP of Sales and Marketing at VSS Monitoring and later Danaher after its acquisition. Rob

Read More
Africa'S Technology Boom: Opportunity Or Myth?
Technology & ITTransportation & Logistics

Only a decade ago, to speak of Africa and technology would have seemed nonsensical. Today, it is part of a growing global conversation. Mobile penetration rates have increased 19 percent annually over the past five years, making the continent’s technological future look especially promising. The use of mobile phones has

Read More
Gartner Report: Big Data Needs A Data-Centric Security Focus
News

In order to avoid security chaos, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) need to approach big data through a data-centric approach, according to a new report by Gartner. Analysts reckon that over 80 percent of organizations will fail to initiate a consolidated data security policy across all their data silos by

Read More
The Week In Big Data - 2Nd June, 2014
Uncategorized

This week we looked at Big Data’s influence around the world: How it is being used by scientists attempting to predict the winner of the 2014 world cup in Brazil, how it is spreading throughout Africa by way of foreign investment, and how it has been used in the US to

Read More
Vodafone Reveals Governments Have Been Tapping Customer Calls
News

Vodafone, the second largest telecommunications company in the world, has revealed that government agencies have installed wires in their system that allow them to listen and track the calls of customers. The Guardian reported in the early hours of the morning that the telecom company, which operates in 29 countries,

Read More