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Using big data to predict the future

Advances with machine learning and big data analytics are helping researchers, and ultimately companies, to make predictions about future trends by analysing patterns. A new application looks at medicine.

Predictive analytics to improve tornado warnings

A new way of examining weather data has been used by researchers to try and predict extreme weather patterns. It is hoped that the big data analytics approach can be used to gain improved predictions for tornadoes.

Big data techniques in auditing

To ensure that quality is maintained throughout an organization, frequent audits, both internal and external, are required to assess the effectiveness of processes and systems. For finance audits, big data analytics can assist.

Toronto is hosting a conference on Big Data and analytics

Toronto - The Canadian data industry convenes in downtown Toronto this week for the two-day Big Data Toronto 2018 Conference & Expo happening June 12 and 13.

Advances in digital marketing analytics: Interview Special

Digital marketing is seeing many changes, especially relating to the importance of data gathering and then using the analysed data for marketing purposes. conDati’s CEO Ken Gardner provides some insights.

Op-Ed: Facebook seeks to gather more data about its users

Facebook has patented an algorithm which, according to the filing, seeks to collect data about its users in terms of their apparent socioeconomic 'class'.

Essential Science: The future of policy making?

Data-driven science, the interdisciplinary field of scientific methods, is increasingly being used by governments and businesses to develop policy and strategy. We look at some examples.

AI is the key to unlocking business data

The first wave of artificial intelligence was targeted at helping companies to automate data collection. The second wave is focused on extracting meaningful value from data, through assessing data patterns.

Op-Ed: AI vs business models — Guess who’s winning

Sydney - The typical perceptions of AI, like any new tech, are now biting, hard, at business models. Also typical is the fact that this demonized new tech isn’t behaving as the negatives suggest, nor exactly as the evangelists describe.

Predicting consumer behavior is key to business success

Customer serving businesses can grow and remain competitive if they can predict what consumers are most interested in and how consumers might react to certain offers or incentives.

Rooting out corporate toxicity by advanced analytics: Interview Special

The company Visier helps customers to root out ‘corporate toxicity’ using advanced analytics. To discover what this entails and what more companies can do to protect their online presence, Digital journal spoke with John Schwarz.

Businesses using big data to track organic food consumers

Big data analytics are vital for retail. One research area has been with the growth in spending on organic produce. Here data analytics have been used by businesses to track and predict consumer shopping patterns.

CVS Health and Aetna come together for big data for healthcare

CVS Health and Aetna have come together to form a new organization that aims to restructure healthcare. The deal between the two enterprises is valued at $69 billion.

Telecoms and finance lead digital transformation strategies

The telecoms and finance industries are leading the charge towards digital transformation, according to a study of digital strategies at thousands of enterprises.

Accenture partners with 1QBit to help create quantum analytics

Accenture has announced an undisclosed minority investment and strategic alliance with quantum computing company 1QBit through its Ventures arm. It expects the partnership to help it "expand its capabilities" in quantum computing analytics.

Big data strategies disappoint with 85 percent failure rate

Big data projects aren't delivering the transformations companies had anticipated. 85% of all big data strategies are failing due to a combination of challenges, including the problems presented by legacy technologies and pre-existing corporate biases.

Google Analytics aids workplace recruitment

Human resources professionals are making use of Google Analytics as a tool for recruitment. This is a reflection of the majority of hiring now being via digital channels and the need for employers to reflect the needs of potential hires.

Google makes it easier to move marketing data to the cloud

Google's announced availability of the cloud migration tool for its BigQuery analysis platform. The service was announced earlier this year and allows data from several apps to be moved into BigQuery's "data warehouse," providing immediate insights.

Salesforce and Google unite to help enterprises unlock their data

Salesforce and Google have announced a new joint partnership intended to help customers utilise the cloud in their business. The firms have integrated several of their products together, creating new "collaborative experiences" for companies in the cloud.

Tenfold investment boom in digital transformation of energy firms

Investments in AI and big data within the energy sector are up tenfold over last year, according to a new report assessing technology's impact on the industry. Despite being constrained by their scale, energy companies are starting to digitally transform.

Apple and GE partnership puts industrial IoT on the iPhone

Apple and GE have announced a partnership that will see GE's Predix industrial IoT platform land on iOS. Developers will be able to build industrial IoT services that can run on the iPhone and iPad, offering a way to access analytics from iOS devices.

How to meet future high speed wireless data challenges

Lancaster - A new research program, looking at the the growing demand of Internet traffic, has developed new wireless data coverage with unprecedented speed across millimeter waves.

Bing for Business helps companies make sense of their data

Microsoft has announced Bing for Business, a new intelligent search service aimed at enterprise users. It expands the company's consumer-facing Bing search engine with Microsoft Graph integration, letting it deliver organisational results.

Dataiku looks to increase its share of the data science market

The company Dataiku Inc., which manufactures Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS), providing end-to-end advanced analytics and collaborative data science tools, has announced plans to strengthening its platform with new integrations and technologies.

APIs recurring theme in digital transformation

APIs are the driving force behind successful digital transformations. They're enabling growing numbers of digital strategies, offering companies "off-the-shelf" tools to build new technologies. Amid a culture of rapid change, APIs give firms leverage.

Adobe to individualise in-car experiences for the big data era

Adobe has announced it's adding in-car analytics to its Experience Cloud. The company wants to pioneer an era of "data-driven personalisation" in the automotive industry. The aim is to help automakers get feedback while giving marketers a new ad platform.

Big data is changing the way startups approach marketing

When a company, regardless of its size, wants to market a product, an old trick used in TV ads still applies — "The more you know..." And with the prevalence of technology in our lives, this saying has proven all the more powerful with today's consumers

Big data analysis demands new tools to create actionable insights

Companies are infatuated with "big data" but they're increasingly finding themselves ill-placed to make full use of their reserves. It's becoming clear the ballooning size of databases isn't always delivering planned benefits, owing to a lack of strategy.

New hair dye and breast cancer risk reported

A new study, based on big data analytics, draws an association between hair dyes and the risk of developing breast cancer in women. Important to note is the study established a correlation not a causative. It suggests the need for further research.

Statistics yields worrying data on sea levels

Baltimore - Applying data science to study the environment provides greater accuracy in terms of understanding global shifts; however, it also produces new aspects of concern. Big data analytics show new trends relating to sea levels.
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