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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.

Big data analytics helps with cow herding

Researchers have constructed a digital model that incorporates a financial function to explore the behavior of cow herds. This is an example of how big data analytics and computer modeling can be applied to farming.

Network Theory applied to search for minerals, oil and gas

Finding oil, gas, and mineral deposits, such as gold or copper is time-consuming and costly. But scientists are adopting some techniques used by Netflix and Amazon to sort through vast amounts of data.

Pharmaceutical sector is waking up to big data

Pharmaceutical companies are showing an increased interest in big data, focused on areas like drug discovery and with a realization this can give them a competitive advantage. This might not come so easily, however, without a joined-up strategy.

Understanding how big data can help solve global problems

Big data impacts everything around us today, and it is being used to help us understand and solve world problems. Today, climate change has moved to the top of the list of global risks, affecting every nation and disrupting economies.

Why open data often falls short of business aims

London - For business and academia the idea of open data is a good thing and it allows researchers to share and comment on findings, especially when working in institutions separated hundreds of miles apart. The problem is that such data is often hard to use.

Robot uses deep learning to write its own music

A robot, designed by the Georgia Institute of Technology, has used deep learning, artificial intelligence and big data to write and play its own music.

Going to hospital? Data breaches are an added concern

When you’re in hospital thinking about data breaches and cyber security may not be your top concerns. However a new study has found some 1,800 occurrences of data breaches in patient information have occurred in the past seven years.

HP unveils 'The Machine': a big data computer with 160TB of RAM

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the largest single memory computer ever created. "The Machine" has 160TB of memory within a single bank, allowing it to scale far beyond previous computers. It could help to enable the "big data" age.

Few people are checking their personal data online: Study

Karlstad - Research from Karlstad University suggests that only a few people know how their personal data are collected, used, shared and accessed online. This might change, in Europe at least, with a new data protection regulation set for 2018.

When analyzing images big data beats the brain

When it comes to viewing and interpreting a series of images it seems that big data computing approaches are superior to the human brain. New findings have implications for the way images, such as those from CCTV, are interpreted.

Use of Google's DeepMind questioned for U.K. healthcare

London - A university-led inquiry has raised concerns about a deal between Google's artificial intelligence company DeepMind and the U.K. National Health Service. This relates to so-termed serious "inadequacies."

Op-Ed: Trump's campaign based on Big Data? Yes. Good? No.

Cambridge - U.K. company Cambridge Analytica have taken credit for Brexit and the Trump win. The psycho-data manipulators of 2016 election, they’ve emerged as heroes of the Trump victory.

Big data helps track opioid-fueled HIV outbreak

The use of opioids, a growing concern in the U.S., is connected to a surge in HIV infections. This connection has been shown via big data analytics, a new tool been used by the U.S. CDC.

Op-Ed: Big Data and the Internet of Things — the evolution of analytics

The Internet of Things (IoT) is definitely THE trending topic in any technology-related discussion or magazine. But how is this "technologization" going to affect the evolution of the current Business Intelligence (BI) market?

Essential Science: Call for scientists to open up data

The last week in October has seen the launch of ‘open access’ week, encouraging scientists to open up data for public scrutiny. This has triggered a fresh debate about what this means and how it can be implemented.
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