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Big data experts among top priorities for 2017 tech hiring

Individuals with proven skills and expertise in big data analytics will be among the top priorities for IT recruiters in 2017, along with those with knowledge of cyber security, a new survey has found. Research by Jobsite and recruitment consultancy Robert Walters found nearly half (47 per cent) of hiring managers expect to increase the…

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Stephen Hawking: Big data vital to scientific advances

Big data analytics will be integral to some of the biggest scientific advances ever seen in the coming years as recognition grows of the potential of this technology. This is according to Professor Stephen Hawking, who was speaking at the launch of Cambridge University's new Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information (CCIMI) last…

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Big data and IoT to drive cloud market

Big data analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments will be among the main drivers of cloud computing traffic in the coming years, which is set to rise nearly four-fold by the end of the decade. This is according to Cisco's latest Global Cloud Index, which forecast that the total amount of traffic using the…

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Facebook blocks social media algorithm to calculate quotes

Facebook has blocked plans by a UK car insurer to use big data analytics to calculate quotes for customers based partly on information gathered from their social media postings. Admiral unveiled the opt-in solution, called firstcarquote, that was intended to analyse the Facebook accounts of first-time drivers in order to identify personality traits that could…

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