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How big data supports 2016’s summer of sport

There are now countless examples of how big data can help companies across all industries improve decision-making, boost customer service and give employees a better insight into the wider industry. But the technology is far more wide-ranging than many people realise. In fact, big data will have a key role to play in several of…

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Younger workers most optimistic about big data

Companies remain highly optimistic that big data analytics solutions will have a transformative effect on the way they do businesses, but younger employees are far more confident than their older counterparts, a new survey has found. IDG's 2016 Data and Analytics Survey found that more than half of businesses (53 per cent) plan to implement…

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IoT and cloud ‘the future of Hadoop’

The creator of Hadoop, Doug Cutting, has said that cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) applications will be the basis for the next phase of growth for the platform. So far, most deployments of the big data analytics tool have been in large organisations in sectors such as finance, telecommunications and internet sectors, but…

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How big data helps the hospitality sector

The hospitality sector is a highly competitive part of the economy, with hotels in particular always under pressure to deliver the highest-quality experiences at the lowest cost possible.  A key challenge for this industry is that in the age of constant connectivity, customers have higher expectations than ever before and will demand a personalised experience….

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