The hottest trend in big data right now is to loosen the grasp of data geeks and move analytics to the fingertips of end users. But it's pure folly to think that all business users will be interested in using these new tools. Therefore, adoption cannot be left to chance but instead must be proactively instigated and nurtured.
A collaboration between the University of Oxford and the U.S.-based Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine aims to improve patient care in the National Health System in the U.K. by combining genomics and infomatics in a big data and the Internet of Things project likened in scale to NASA.
Katherine Keefe, leader of Breach Response Services at Beazley spelled out specific perils facing healthcare providers in terms of data breach risk at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management annual conference in Anaheim this week.
Just one week after Apple Pay--a NFC pay system for Apple devices--went into full swing, CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart batted it out of play. But it's not only Apple Pay that's getting slammed; Google Wallet and other contactless pay systems are hit too. What's the fuss about? Data.
Data from mobile phones offers real-time, empirical evidence that can greatly aid researchers' work in stopping the spread of contagious diseases ranging from ebola and flu to polio and measles. If, that is, researchers can get their hands on call data records.
Now big data projects have put the pay disparity in a glaring spotlight. Big data can even be used to identify misogynists in background checks for employment, memberships, and other uses designed to filter out such behavior.
Here's what you need to know about fast-moving big data technologies and practices.
A new Juniper Research report found that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over The Top) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype and will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year, up by 26% on 2013.
Indiana University (IU) has invested $7 million on its new Network Science Institute, or IUNI. The initiative will "bring together many of the university's top minds to explore and embrace the challenge of understanding complex networks that underlie large-scale systems, including the environment, economics, technology and human health," say university officials.
According to a study by Accenture, 77 percent of the C-level executives in chemical companies surveyed think cloud computing and big data analytics are necessary to remain competitive. 87 percent said that failing to use them may lead to a company's extinction.