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How big data helps TV networks respond to viewer demand

The huge rise of technology such as mobile devices and social media in recent years is having a major impact on how many firms interact with consumers and look to boost engagement with their products and services. And nowhere has this trend been more profound than in the entertainment industry. Sites such as Twitter and…

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Advanced analytics to be top business priority – Gartner

Of all the challenges and opportunities facing businesses as we head towards 2015, one of the highest priorities for the year ahead is set to be overhauling data analytics solutions to make them better-equipped for the modern business world. This is according to research firm Gartner, which named advanced analytics as a key area of…

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Big data investments to boom as firms aim to catch rivals

The amount of money organisations are spending on big data analytics solutions is set for a significant increase in the coming year as companies across multiple key industrial sectors aim to ensure they do not fall behind competitors. This is according to research conducted by Accenture and General Electric, which revealed that more than three-quarters…

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Why the data warehouse isn’t dead

One key trend within the big data industry that firms can't have failed to notice is that everything these days is starting to revolve around Hadoop. The technology is increasingly being adopted by firms around the world who are looking for a powerful, low-cost way of processing their data. Indeed, an infographic produced by Solix…

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Are traditional big data dashboards on their way out?

Among the many topics up for discussions at last week's Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York, one area of debate was how firms should go about delivering their insights into the hands of business units in a form that is easy to understand for personnel without huge amounts of technical knowledge. While demand…

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